The brand, owned by KTM parent company Pierer Mobility, appears to be working on a road-legal 400cc dual-sport single cylinder modeled after the Dakar machines.
The next GasGas adventure bike will sport an all-new 400cc single-cylinder engine
A spy photo of the new Dakar-inspired single-cylinder adventure bike first surfaced a few weeks ago and was initially thought to be a tougher rally version of the KTM 390 Adventure. But more details have now emerged, pointing to the possibility that this new bike might not be a KTM after all. The new bike will not be powered by the 373cc engine from the KTM 390 Adventure, but by an all-new liquid-cooled 399cc single-cylinder engine developed by KTM. And the production bike will likely be a road-legal GasGas model, inspired by 400cc Dakar racers.
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The new bike is set to be introduced in production form in 2024 and could even spawn a range of new Supermoto and enduro variants, ranging from 125cc to 700cc. The new 399cc engine is set to be introduced in the next generation 390 Duke, due in 2023, and will also likely find its way to Husqvarna models in the same segment, including a new Husqvarna Norden 401 adventure bike. are likely to be slightly higher than the 373cc unit’s 43bhp at 9000rpm and 37Nm at 7000rpm,
The new GasGas bike will use KTM-owned WP suspension front and rear, along with Indian-made ByBre brakes. The bike will roll on a combination of 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wire-spoke wheels shod in chunky, all-terrain capable knobby tires. The instrument console seen on the prototype appears to be similar to that of the current KTM 390 Adventure, so there could be a few parts shared between sister brands, including the KTM-style tubular treel unit on the GasGas.
The next GasGas adventure bike is expected to be the first model with the new 399cc engine, but it could make way for next-generation KTM and Husqvarna models to be introduced in India. What will be interesting to know is if Pierer will think of introducing the GasGas brand in India? At present, this does not appear to be a possibility, considering that GasGas has no brand recalls in India.
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