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Old 07-29-2010, 03:30 PM
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Default 2011 Preproduction models in July

I have heard that GasGas Spain are starting back up from Summer holidays next week and will be making some preproduction EC300's & EC250's with electric start to air freight out to several countries for magazine reviews.

The starter will be more substantial than the flimsy KTM one.

Australia will get 2 of these bikes late next month. They also get a blinged up 200cc as standard (kick start only) which will make the KTM200 look very under-spec'd for the same price, and an Australian only spec'd EC450....but I couldn't get any more info on that.

Anyone hear any more gossip on what is coming to other parts of the world?


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Old 07-29-2010, 04:11 PM
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A very, very, limited amount of pre-production 2011 EC300 model electric start bikes we're in production for testing as of today, July 29th, 2011.

The photo link has been temporarily removed....sorry

This year GasGas has made a substantial effort to produce 100s of 2011 enduro motorcycles before the traditional August holiday break.
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Old 07-29-2010, 04:36 PM
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interesting solution. definitely looks retrofittable. but i'll stick with a kicker..
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Old 07-29-2010, 04:49 PM
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Cool pics!

What's this 200???

Ummm...I don't see any 250/300 F's in the pic.
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Cool thanks for posting these pics Steve!
Starter looks very beefy and looks like it can endure alot of use. All be it a bit ugly and large. May be a bit of extra weight, but if its reliable thats worth the trade off. If you rode a bike with one and without one probably can't feel the difference until you stab the little red magic button. Then you and rail away before the other can pull his kick start lever out.

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Old 07-29-2010, 05:00 PM
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Without spending a lot of time looking over the pre-production models while it was in production today it looks like you will need the following parts if you're going to try and convert your kick start Gasser:

1) ring gear for EC ignition flywheel, 2) special ring gear nut, 3) "new e-starter" clutch cover, 4) "bendix" drive assembly, 5) "bendix" drive cover / holder, 6) PV cover w/ starter mounting bracket, 7) starter, 8) plastic starter protector sleeve, 9) starter button, 10) wiring harness, 11) battery tray for subrame or new subframe w/ battery tray, 12) starter relay, 13) new seat base, 14) battery.......

Did I miss anything?
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Old 07-29-2010, 05:01 PM
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Thanks for the photos. The bikes look amazing! Wish I had money to buy one.
The e-start looks interesting. I can't wait to read the reviews of the bikes.
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Old 07-29-2010, 05:26 PM
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WOW. That starter looks like it could fire up an Evirude 300hp outboard.

Thanks for the pics Steve!
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e start looks ugly ....

I want to know more about this gas gas 200???
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definitely ugly, but the ktm one is no beauty queen either....
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