2010 Gas Gas EC450 Desert

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by dsm_rally, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. Hoder

    Hoder Card carrying greeny

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    It's got both electric and kick start as do all GG enduros.
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  2. Wattner

    Wattner Long timer

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    Cool then!!! I just jumped to that conclusion because it said Kickstart and Batteryless EFI???

    Schwing A Ling then!!!! The cool factor is off the charts for 10k. Try and build any bike that is purpose built like this beauty and the $$$$ is WAY up there, plus, it appears to be a gas and ride ordeal. I dig it.
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  3. duxrneet

    duxrneet Been here awhile

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    BMW wishes they could build this bike
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  4. vuugti

    vuugti Pretty much...

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    BMW wishes they could keep a world class rider....:rofl
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  5. wide

    wide Been here awhile

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    Sexy bike:eek1
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  6. Cruiser

    Cruiser Long timer

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    That is one sweet bike,, I think I might have to make a trip out to the importers when they get one in to test ride.. 17L is 4.5 gallons plus? and the newer GG Fi bikes have had the kinks worked out of the Fi rather well.. They get good reviews,, especially compared to the older(pre 07) fi bikes.. And that fairing doesnt stick out much different than the KTM rally ones like mecca systems,, so I dont see an issue there...
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  7. Zerodog

    Zerodog Long timer

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    Boing!!

    I wish it was a 600 though.... 450s are cool for racing but in the long run for long distance, more is always better for durability. But I might have to get one of these suckers this year. That thing screams badass.

    For all of those guys doubting a fairing, go 70mph all day long on an unfaired bike in the wind. It sort of sucks. The fairing on my 640 does just enough to make a difference on long rides. It needs long travel and high clearance to do what it does, haul asssssssss in the desert. You can't haul ass offroad with a bike that has 10" ground clearance.
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  8. Cruiser

    Cruiser Long timer

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    They also have a 515,, I'm sure you can get it in this flavor too..
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  9. vander

    vander full-time dreamer

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    This 450cc bike did the Dakar last year (as developing prototype):

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    Dutch team with the 515cc:

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  10. Iceveign

    Iceveign Been here awhile

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    this bike looks to be race oriented..does that mean maintenance as far as oil changes would be by the hours or miles?
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  11. Cruiser

    Cruiser Long timer

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    I would say hrs.. most likely,, just like the KTM 450/530..
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  12. vuugti

    vuugti Pretty much...

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    Anyone have guess as to why these guys do NOT run the rear tanks?

    Quinn's CRF 450x has them, wondering why they are absent from all of the team pictures above.
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  13. vander

    vander full-time dreamer

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    They don't ned them? If they did last Dakar without...
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  14. SwitchThrottle

    SwitchThrottle Bring da amber lamps

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    I like it a lot. :D

    :thumb to GG for a cool ride and offering it in the US market.
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  15. GOT DIRT?

    GOT DIRT? Been here awhile

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    +1 also I went on GG website there is a dealer in Canaan:eek1 must be a guy out of his garage.Some Saturday when i have a couple of minutes I plan to take a ride up there to check it out.I will let you know.
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  16. vuugti

    vuugti Pretty much...

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    Call first! I know at least 4 dealers on that list that don't even exist. That portion of their site hasn't been updated forever.
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  17. exlogger

    exlogger Adventurer

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  18. veetwo _tls

    veetwo _tls RENOVATIO:

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    what can i say :drool
    if i was going back to a single pot thumper this would be it i think :) perfect bike for oz outback country riding.
    hits our dealers floors in australia on december 2010.
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  19. Zerodog

    Zerodog Long timer

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    My dealer knows about it. And it sounds like he is willing to bring a few in. So line up. :deal We will see if they actually happen though.
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  20. Juntura

    Juntura Obsessive Lurker

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    I have been getting emails on this bike from the Boise GG dealer. I have tried a couple of times to post his responses to me but ADV won't let me for some reason. Anyway, on Wednesday he wrote and told me the bike will be a special order model with a wider front frame to support the fairing. It will be street legal with upgraded electronics. The bikes will be made in December for a January/February delivery. Previously he said pricing was to be $10,499, but the importer may lower that.

    Mike at the Trialsource here in Boise has been great to talk to on this bike, if you want to contact him he is a listed dealer on the GG site.
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