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Motorcycles 2020 GasGas TXT Racing 250 First Ride Review

16:56  10 august  2020
16:56  10 august  2020 Source:   motorcyclistonline.com

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Trial TXT RACING TXT GP. Renowned for their minimal weight, usability, high-performance and ease of maintenance, for 2020 GASGAS Motorcycles underline their trial model range as the ultimate trial machines.

Gas gas txt racing range features and benefits. The GasGas TXT Racing can be order with 125cc, 250 cc, 280cc or 300cc two-stroke engines. GasGas North America is proud to introduce its TXT Racing 2020 model lineup with the announcement of new TXT Racing 125, 250

Trials motorcycles offer a riding experience unlike anything else on two wheels. These competition-spec machines are designed to traverse crazy obstacles, whether they’re boulders, huge logs, or monster truck tires. This genre of motorcycle is capable of crazy acrobatics that most wouldn’t think possible. For the 2020 model year, GasGas leverages the growing North American dealer network from its new Austrian owner, KTM.

We swing a leg over the 2020 GasGas TXT Racing 250 trials bike in this review. © Jeff Allen We swing a leg over the 2020 GasGas TXT Racing 250 trials bike in this review.

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2020 . Trial. Manual. Exploded. TXT 250 Racing E4 / TXT 280 Racing E4. Non-contractual images: due to gasgas constant improvements, the specifications and equipment may vary without prior notice.

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We swing a leg over the 2020 GasGas TXT Racing 250 trials bike in this review. © Provided by Motorcyclist We swing a leg over the 2020 GasGas TXT Racing 250 trials bike in this review.

Built in Spain, the TXT Racing 250 ($7,599) is a liquid-cooled 250cc-powered trials bike. It is a competition-spec machine designed for someone who wants to compete in a trials competition or ride recreationally in lieu of a conventional enduro bike.

“Trials has always been an underground sport in the US,” 10-time AMA trials champion and GasGas team manager Geoff Aaron says. “It’s a difficult sport to do so it’s a little bit humbling.”

a close up of a motorcycle: The TXT Racing 250 is powered by a 248cc liquid-cooled two-stroke single. A manual kickstarter and a twist of the throttle (it is carbureted) let the engine fire. © Provided by Motorcyclist The TXT Racing 250 is powered by a 248cc liquid-cooled two-stroke single. A manual kickstarter and a twist of the throttle (it is carbureted) let the engine fire.

The GasGas TXT 250 is powered by a water-cooled 248cc two-stroke single. As opposed to fuel injection, it employs an old-fashioned carburetor that feeds the engine premix (80:1 ratio). A kickstarter and good ol'-fashioned prod of the twistgrip get the engine lit.

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Year: 2020 . Make: Gasgas . Model: TXT RACING 250 . Category: Dirt Bike. Type: Motorcycle. This Gasgas TXT RACING 250 may not be available for long. Located in Thousand Oaks, California, visit, email, or call Thousand Oaks Powersports at 1 -866-363-7555.

The new TXT RACING 2020 model range accumulates years of evolution and experience with a careful balance of adjustments that have been giving shape and While the TXT RACING 125 is the smallest capacity 2-stroke in the GASGAS trials lineup, it includes the same performance features as its larger

a person riding a bike down a dirt road: The riding stance on a trials bike is much different than a traditional off-road motorcycle. A more mountain bike-like stance applies to trials. © Provided by Motorcyclist The riding stance on a trials bike is much different than a traditional off-road motorcycle. A more mountain bike-like stance applies to trials.

Compared to a two-stroke moto bike, the GasGas runs leaner in terms of mixture. That’s because the engine isn’t designed to operate at the lofty rpm of its dirt-jumping brethren. Instead the TXT is about low-end, immediate torque. From the moment the clutch lever is released, the engine has an astounding level of torque for a single-cylinder dirt bike. That muscle allows you to get up and over obstacles easily.

a man riding a bike down a dirt road: Patience and balance are the primary skills required for trials riding. © Provided by Motorcyclist Patience and balance are the primary skills required for trials riding.

Although equipped with a six-speed transmission, the working man gears are first, second, and third. Fourth, fifth, and sixth gears are utilized for transferring to other parts of the trials course.

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TXT RACING 2020 . The splendid metamorphosis of the greatest bike in the history of trial. All the GASGAS Factory Team riders are going to help you get there with their advice. Listen to the recommendations of the riders who race week-in week-out on their GasGas bikes at the elite level of

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Riding this style motorcycle is all about balance and patience. If you’re an off-road rider who likes to go fast and hit obstacles hard, this type of riding style doesn’t apply as well to trials. Instead calculated maneuvers are the name of this game.

a close up of a motorcycle: The TXT Racing 250 is equipped with a tiny LED head- and taillamp that’s used to help navigate transfer sections during twilight. © Provided by Motorcyclist The TXT Racing 250 is equipped with a tiny LED head- and taillamp that’s used to help navigate transfer sections during twilight.

Although designed for competition, all TXTs come with a LED head- and taillamp so one can navigate transfer sections during twilight.

This category offers a unique riding experience, including the absence of a rider seat. It’s more mountain bike-based in terms of riding stance. For example, the rider stands upright and centered on the footpegs. And you don’t squeeze it like you would on a traditional moto bike. Your knees are apart—as are your feet. The idea is to let the bike move beneath you. Like a mountain bike over treacherous terrain, you want the suspension to work and let the motorcycle do the heavy lifting.

a clock hanging from a wire: Powerful front and rear disc brakes aid in low-speed maneuvers. Although plenty powerful, the front brake didn’t offer the amount of feel we expected. © Provided by Motorcyclist Powerful front and rear disc brakes aid in low-speed maneuvers. Although plenty powerful, the front brake didn’t offer the amount of feel we expected.

Hydraulic disc brakes deliver suitable power, however we expected the front brake to offer more lever feel sensation—especially considering the delicate maneuvers a trials bike is capable of. The fork and shock employ nearly 7 inches of travel, and suspension calibration is more springy-feeling compared to a traditional off-road bike. This facilitates a degree of pop so experienced riders can use suspension energy with the torque of the engine to hop over obstacles. The suspenders offer rebound damping control, so you can set spring return action to your desire.

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All GASGAS TXT GP models are fitted with carbon fibre airboxes, ensuring reduced weight as well as increased strength and a true factory look. The 26-year-old German is known the world over for his incredible skills and showmanship on a trial bike. With Adrian riding a GASGAS TXT RACING 300

Gas Gas Racing Norway – Gravfossveien 15, 3360 Geithus, Buskerud, Norway – rated 4.8 based on 12 reviews GASGAS Motorcycles announce the TXT GP range. The factory edition, flagship trial machines feature an Available in four capacities - 300cc, 280cc, 250 cc and 125cc - TXT GP models

a man flying through the air while riding a motorcycle down a dirt road: Like a mountain bike, riding loose and letting the motorcycle do the work for you is the name of the game in trials. © Provided by Motorcyclist Like a mountain bike, riding loose and letting the motorcycle do the work for you is the name of the game in trials.

It rolls on a 21-inch front, 18-inch rear spoked wheels, just like an off-road bike. But the Michelin Trial Competition X11 tires, especially the rear, are incredibly gummy. This boosts traction over a variety of terrain and obstacles including hard granite rock and slippery wet logs.

a close up of a motorcycle: As opposed to a conventional motorcycle the kickstand is located on the right-hand side of the motorcycle. This makes it easier for someone to grab the motorcycle during a competition. © Provided by Motorcyclist As opposed to a conventional motorcycle the kickstand is located on the right-hand side of the motorcycle. This makes it easier for someone to grab the motorcycle during a competition.

Also of note is the rear tire’s tubeless design. Conversely the front is designed to be run with a tube due to the tire’s short sidewall. The tube helps give the tire support so it doesn’t fold in on itself during extreme compression. Both tires are designed to operate around 5 psi.

a man flying through the air while riding a motorcycle down a dirt road: Multitime US trials champ, Geoff Aaron shows what a production GasGas trials bike is in a professionals hands. © Provided by Motorcyclist Multitime US trials champ, Geoff Aaron shows what a production GasGas trials bike is in a professionals hands.

If you’re seeking a motorcycle that’s going to teach you how to balance, paired with precise handling skills, these GasGas motorcycles are a great option.

“You don’t always have to go on a competition to get a smile,” Aaron surmises. “You can take these things on trails and use them as mountain bikes, throw them on the back of the motorhome and go camping. It has a lot of potential as a playbike and of course as a serious competition bike.”

Will GasGas Take Trials To New Heights?

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a motorcycle parked on a dirt road: The TXT Racing 250 is positioned as the “all around” trials bike in GasGas’ four-bike lineup. © Provided by Motorcyclist The TXT Racing 250 is positioned as the “all around” trials bike in GasGas’ four-bike lineup.

GasGas also offers a 125cc, designed for entry-level trials riders; a 280cc version for clubman; and the top tog of them all, the TXT Racing 300 designed for competition in the premier class by top pros, including Aaron. Yet bang-for-the-buck-wise, for the average weekend warrior this GasGas TXT Racing 250 is the best all-around option.

2020 GasGas TXT Racing 250 Technical Specifications And Price

a motorcycle parked on the side of a dirt field: Made in Spain and distributed by KTM, the 2020 GasGas TXT Racing 250 retails at $7,599. It’s designed for trials competition and play riding, in lieu of a traditional enduro bike. © Provided by Motorcyclist Made in Spain and distributed by KTM, the 2020 GasGas TXT Racing 250 retails at $7,599. It’s designed for trials competition and play riding, in lieu of a traditional enduro bike.

PRICE $7,599
ENGINE 248cc liquid-cooled two-stroke single
BORE x STROKE 72.5 x 60.0mm
COMPRESSION RATIO TBD
FUEL DELIVERY Carburetor
CLUTCH Wet multiplate slipper clutch; cable actuation
TRANSMISSION/FINAL DRIVE 6-speed/chain
FRAME Chrome-molybdenum tubular frame
FRONT SUSPENSION 39mm fork, two-way adjustable for compression and rebound damping; 6.6-in. travel
REAR SUSPENSION Öhlins gas-charged shock, three-way adjustable for spring preload and rebound damping; 6.9-in. travel
FRONT BRAKE 4-piston caliper, 185mm disc
REAR BRAKE 2-piston caliper, 150mm disc
WHEELS, FRONT/REAR Die-cast aluminum; 21 x 1.6-in. / 18 x 2.15-in.
TIRES, FRONT/REAR Michelin Trial Competition X11; 2.75 x 21 / 4.00 x 18
RAKE/TRAIL TBD
WHEELBASE 52.0 in.
SEAT HEIGHT 24.8 in.
FUEL CAPACITY TBD gal.
CLAIMED DRY WEIGHT 149 lb.
WARRANTY 30-day
AVAILABLE August 2020

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a man riding a motorcycle down a dirt road: Momentum, balance, and patience are all key techniques to trials motorcycle riding as multitime AMA trials champ Geoff Aaron explains. © Provided by Motorcyclist Momentum, balance, and patience are all key techniques to trials motorcycle riding as multitime AMA trials champ Geoff Aaron explains.

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a close up of a motorcycle: The TXT Racing 250 is powered by a 248cc liquid-cooled two-stroke single. A manual kickstarter and a twist of the throttle (it is carbureted) let the engine fire. © Jeff Allen The TXT Racing 250 is powered by a 248cc liquid-cooled two-stroke single. A manual kickstarter and a twist of the throttle (it is carbureted) let the engine fire.

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a person riding a bike down a dirt road: The riding stance on a trials bike is much different than a traditional off-road motorcycle. A more mountain bike-like stance applies to trials. © Jeff Allen The riding stance on a trials bike is much different than a traditional off-road motorcycle. A more mountain bike-like stance applies to trials.

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a man riding a bike down a dirt road: Patience and balance are the primary skills required for trials riding. © Jeff Allen Patience and balance are the primary skills required for trials riding.

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The TXT Racing 250 is equipped with a tiny LED head- and taillamp that’s used to help navigate transfer sections during twilight. © Jeff Allen The TXT Racing 250 is equipped with a tiny LED head- and taillamp that’s used to help navigate transfer sections during twilight.

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