2010 Gas Gas EC450 Desert

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  1. dsm_rally

    dsm_rally The Lorax

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    I searched as best I could but couldn't find a thread on this. Supposed to be coming to the US in 2010. Discuss....

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    <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="bold_08em" valign="top" width="150" align="right" nowrap="nowrap">Model </td> <td rowspan="31" valign="top" width="3"> </td> <td rowspan="31" valign="top" width="3" bgcolor="#ce0810">
    </td> <td rowspan="31" valign="top" width="3"> </td> <td class="plain_08em" valign="top">EC 450 Desert</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="bold_08em" valign="top" width="150" align="left" nowrap="nowrap"> </td> <td class="plain_08em" valign="top">
    </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="bold_08em" valign="top" width="150" align="left" nowrap="nowrap">Engine </td> <td class="plain_08em" valign="top">
    </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="bold_08em" valign="top" width="150" align="right" nowrap="nowrap">Cylinder size </td> <td class="plain_08em" valign="top">449 cc</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="bold_08em" valign="top" width="150" align="right" nowrap="nowrap">Type </td> <td class="plain_08em" valign="top"> 4-stroke single cylinder with 4-valve cylinder head. </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="bold_08em" valign="top" width="150" align="right" nowrap="nowrap">Cooling system </td> <td class="plain_08em" valign="top">Liquid</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="bold_08em" valign="top" width="150" align="right" nowrap="nowrap">Bore x stroke </td> <td class="plain_08em" valign="top"> 97x60.8mm</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="bold_08em" valign="top" width="150" align="right" nowrap="nowrap">Ignition </td> <td class="plain_08em" valign="top"> Integrated in the injection system</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="bold_08em" valign="top" width="150" align="right" nowrap="nowrap">Fuel System</td> <td class="plain_08em" valign="top"> Electronic injection (Battery less EFI) </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="bold_08em" valign="top" width="150" align="right" nowrap="nowrap">Clutch </td> <td class="plain_08em" valign="top">Multidisc hydraulic operated AJP</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="bold_08em" valign="top" width="150" align="right" nowrap="nowrap">Gearbox </td> <td class="plain_08em" valign="top">6 gears. </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="bold_08em" valign="top" width="150" align="right" nowrap="nowrap"> </td> <td class="plain_08em" valign="top"> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="bold_08em" valign="top" width="150" align="left" nowrap="nowrap"> </td> <td class="plain_08em" valign="top">
    </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="bold_08em" valign="top" width="150" align="left" nowrap="nowrap">Frame </td> <td class="plain_08em" valign="top">
    </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="bold_08em" valign="top" width="150" align="right" nowrap="nowrap">Frame </td> <td class="plain_08em" valign="top"> Deltabox build with Cromoly "B" tubes</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="bold_08em" valign="top" width="150" align="right" nowrap="nowrap">Front suspension </td> <td class="plain_08em" valign="top"> 48 mm upside-down Marzocchi fork, 290 mm travel</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="bold_08em" valign="top" width="150" align="right" nowrap="nowrap">Rear suspension </td> <td class="plain_08em" valign="top"> One-piece aluminium swing arm progressive system with
    Sachs shock absorber, 320 mm travel</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="bold_08em" valign="top" width="150" align="right" nowrap="nowrap">Front brake </td> <td class="plain_08em" valign="top"> 260mm. disc, double-piston caliper Nissin. </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="bold_08em" valign="top" width="150" align="right" nowrap="nowrap">Rear brake </td> <td class="plain_08em" valign="top"> 220mm. disc, single-piston caliper Nissin. </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="bold_08em" valign="top" width="150" align="right" nowrap="nowrap">Front tire </td> <td class="plain_08em" valign="top"> 90x90 - 21" Michelin </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="bold_08em" valign="top" width="150" align="right" nowrap="nowrap">Rear tire </td> <td class="plain_08em" valign="top"> 140x80 - 18" Michelin </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="bold_08em" valign="top" width="150" align="right" nowrap="nowrap">Kick starter </td> <td class="plain_08em" valign="top"> Forged aluminium. </td> </tr> <tr> </tr> <tr> <td class="bold_08em" valign="top" width="150" align="left" nowrap="nowrap"> </td> <td class="plain_08em" valign="top">
    </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="bold_08em" valign="top" width="150" align="left" nowrap="nowrap">Size </td> <td class="plain_08em" valign="top">
    </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="bold_08em" valign="top" width="150" align="right" nowrap="nowrap">Wheelbase</td> <td class="plain_08em" valign="top"> 1465 mm</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="bold_08em" valign="top" width="150" align="right" nowrap="nowrap">Seat Height </td> <td class="plain_08em" valign="top">940 mm</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="bold_08em" valign="top" width="150" align="right" nowrap="nowrap">Minimal ground clearance </td> <td class="plain_08em" valign="top"> 370 mm</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="bold_08em" valign="top" width="150" align="right" nowrap="nowrap">Fuel tank capacity </td> <td class="plain_08em" valign="top">17 liters</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="bold_08em" valign="top" width="150" align="right" nowrap="nowrap">Mass </td> <td class="plain_08em" valign="top">133 Kg</td></tr></tbody></table>
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  2. dakardad

    dakardad Not waiting for anyone

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    I like it, not allot of fairing, looks lean. Hell why not, seems like a good move for GASGAS.
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  3. BikePilot

    BikePilot Long timer

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    I've never quite understood the point of dakar-like fairings (well, for use other than long distance ralleys) on dirt bikes, but it looks mighty cool! I'm afraid I'd have all that pretty stuff broken off in short order though:lol3

    Nearly four and a half gallons of fuel is pretty sweet for a stock bike. I imagine the fairing and low fender would make it better on the road than most dirt bikes - why you'd wanna ride a dirt bike on the road though... Perhaps it'd be a great mostly-off-road touring bike, like something to ride from San Diego to Cabo and back:)

    I do hope that weight figure is wet weight, ready to ride with full fuel, otherwise it may be a bit on the porky side.
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  4. edgy

    edgy Been here awhile

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    Looks really sweet!.....Now if it were something a bit more,well Yamahaish.....
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  5. Zecatfish

    Zecatfish XTique Rider

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    fugly!
    That fairing from the side looks like it has a hard on. :puke1
    Same too, cause I really like the GasGas in he past I've had a chance to ride. :cry
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  6. dsm_rally

    dsm_rally The Lorax

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    The smaller ones have Yamaha engines. :D
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  7. Durden

    Durden Freak!

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    Looks good, but everything looks designed to be a light single tracker like the KTM 450 (huge clearance, narrow seat, knobbies etc..), if that is the case why have a huge front faring?

    I like how it looks, but dont see it as a trail or touring ride...? Personally I prefer the Yammy, but I havent seen either in person.
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  8. CodyY

    CodyY ADVenture Capitalist

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    :tb
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  9. Santa

    Santa Focused on the Future

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    4 1/2 gallons where? maybe 3 or 2.5
    The little wings on the tank appear to be just wings.
    I see something that looks like an inlet tract going to an airbox under the seat.
    Gotta have a battery, likely under the seat.
    Not much fuel there with the other stuff in the way.
    It just looks like a mx bike with a rally fairing and low fender.
    Must be for those small euro deserts?
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  10. Mtncrzr

    Mtncrzr Just Kidding, not really

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    The fairing is so that you can put the rollbook, gps, radio, etc... up front.

    Duh...
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  11. cross-country

    cross-country .

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    I love it, can't wait to see one in person! It looks like the fairing may be made out of a more flexible plastic material, like a shroud rather than a fragile hard plastic like on the 640's fairing? very cool :eek1

    Wait, that's weird, do you have to remove the front fender to pull the axle?
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  12. Mleaky

    Mleaky Been here awhile

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    I like it. No e-start, but 6 speeds!
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  13. Mo-Tarded

    Mo-Tarded Been here awhile

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    Does the fairing roll back in angle ? Dang... I'd hate to be going into a 50 mph headwind. ...and with the guys I ride with throwing baseball size rocks at me it better be cheap because it isn't going to last a W/E.
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  14. 666

    666 Agnostic and Orange

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    It says "Electronic injection (Battery less EFI)" , just like some kawi and suzuki in last few years.
    Did you notice kickstart lever?
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  15. ALMONDOG

    ALMONDOG Adventurer

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    i think the fairing is far away like that because when you ride off road and stand up, the windshield wont slam into your face on hard hits.
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  16. error cooled

    error cooled anything but asphalt

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    17 liters = 4.49092489 US gallons :norton
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  17. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    Theoretically that's a cool bike. Unfortunately, the closest desert is 1k+ miles away, which means that fairing wouldn't last one ride in eastern woods. If it has a quick detatch system, then it would be tempting.
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  18. Juntura

    Juntura Obsessive Lurker

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    I am absolutely smitten :evil.
    Funny, guys on this site are always bitching about not getting hard core dual sports with fairings and large fuel tanks, yet here is a very nice looking example and what do we do- bitch. If this bike is for real my hat is off to GG as it seems they have been reading any one of hundreds of pages on Thumpers that roughly describe this ride as the dream bike. Now only if it were a Husaberg.
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  19. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

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    Me, too. A lektrik laig would be reeeal nice, tho.
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  20. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad n00balicious

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    Perhaps they will sell a coupe of them. Rally for scooters here in the US is a pretty small market. No way in the world a bike like that would be bought for AMA D-37 or D-38 dezert racing. I guess you might see 1 or 2 at a race like V2R or Baja. Still I think the market is just too small for that bike to be successful.
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