GasGas Unveils ES 700 Dual Sport and SM 700 Supermoto for 2022
Well, we can’t say we didn’t see it coming. Shortly after the names of two new plated models from GasGas were leaked in a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration listing, the Spanish enduro-focused brand is now officially unveiling two road-legal bikes – the ES 700 and the SM 700.
With these two big-bore single-cylinder machines, GasGas says they are taking their first steps into the modern era in the world of street motorcycles. A move long overdue, given that it was acquired in 2019 by Pierer Mobility Group, parent company of KTM and Husqvarna. Unsurprisingly, the ‘ES 700’ dual-sport enduro and ‘SM 700’ supermoto share many features with the KTM 690 and Husqvarna 701 platform.
At the heart of both bikes is a 692.7cc engine that puts out 74 horsepower at 8000 rpm and 54.2 lb-ft of torque at 6500 rpm. Beneath the fresh red livery, which aligns these street models with GasGas’ EC and MC range, there’s plenty of high tech. State-of-the-art electronics ensure precise throttle response with power on tap, while smooth up-and-down shifting of the six-speed gearbox is provided by the integrated quick-shifter . For maximum control and stability when drifting through corners, the latest Bosch ABS systems and a PASC slipper clutch balance the bike for precise cornering.
Both models are equipped with two riding modes that can be switched back and forth while on the move, allowing riders to adjust the power delivery when needed. Mode 1 (street mode) is available on both the SM 700 and ES 700, offering crisp throttle response as well as corner-sensitive ABS and traction control. Mode 2 “off-road mode” on the ES 700 and “supermoto mode” on the SM 700 – offer more specialized “do the job better” modes. For the ES 700, you get more direct throttle response for better off-road traction, so you can spin the rear wheel when needed or lift the front wheel without sacrificing overall performance. On the SM 700, it offers more aggressive throttle response with Supermoto Traction Control, which allows Supermoto-style wheel drift and the front wheel to lift. Both Mode 2 options disengage rear-wheel ABS for better rear-wheel feedback in off-road and Supermoto conditions sliding on tarmac.
The crankshaft is equipped with a roller bearing to ensure those very important long service intervals. To keep things smooth, there’s a second counterbalance shaft that reduces inertia, lowering engine vibration. Finally, to maintain reliability even at the 8,000 rpm limit, the 700 engine features a high-strength, wear-resistant combination of a plain bearing-type connecting rod, a 105mm aluminum-silicon alloy and diamond-like coating (DLC) gudgeon pin.
The chrome-molybdenum steel trellis frame on both machines has been engineered for razor-sharp cornering and straight-line stability. Further enhancing the riding experience of these super singles, a die-cast aluminum swingarm offers just the right amount of flex to transfer the unlimited power to the ground, while a 13.5 liter fuel tank integrated into the Polyamide subframe keeps the center of gravity just as low. as possible.
GasGas’ dual-sport model features 250mm of suspension travel front and rear. The 48mm WP XPLOR forks are easy to adjust by hand, using small dials on the top of each leg – compression on the left, rebound adjustment on the right. Out back, the WP XPLOR shock has separate high- and low-speed compression adjustment as well as rebound damping, with all three settings simple to adjust.
The 21″/18″ wheels feature lightweight hubs, which are paired with proven DID rims using high quality spokes. Braking power is provided by Bosch’s latest ABS braking technology. Up front, the ES 700 features high-performance Brembo brakes with a two-piston floating caliper that mounts to a 300mm wave disc. In turn, the rear is equipped with a single-piston caliper and a floating 240 mm wave disc.
Off-road driving mode:
With off-road riding mode selected, the lean angle functionality is fully disengaged allowing for power slides, allowing riders to really push the limits when riding off-road, especially when the terrain gets tough. a little more extreme. There is also an off-road specific ABS mode built into this setting, which only applies to the front wheel. This not only ensures excellent braking on loose surfaces, but also allows the rear wheel to be locked, for controlled and quick changes of direction.
And for the more adventurous, ABS can be turned off completely, giving riders full control over their braking for a true connection with the terrain. To turn it off, you just need to press and hold the ABS button on the dashboard for about three seconds.
The Gas Gas Supermoto features 215mm front suspension travel and 240mm rear suspension travel. The 48mm WP Apex spring forks offer easy-access clicker dials that can be adjusted by hand with a compression setup in the left leg and a rebound setup in the right leg. The WP APEX rear shock offers high- and low-speed compression adjustment as well as the ability to fine-tune rebound settings.
The 17-inch tubeless black wheels offer a racing bike look as standard and are said to be very light. Braking is provided by a radially mounted, CNC-machined, four-piston Brembo Monoblock front brake caliper that grips the floating 320mm front disc. Out back, a smaller floating caliper and 240mm disc only add to the bike’s stopping power. Both brakes are equipped with Bosch ABS systems.
If you prefer to ride with more aggressive throttle response, Supermoto Ride mode puts all the power in your right hand with just a touch of traction control kicking in if things get a little crazy. With Supermoto Ride mode activated, drifting around corners is easy as the ABS system only works on the front wheel, giving you full control of the bike through every turn.
Availability and prices
The availability of the new SM 700 and ES 700 will differ from country to country with the price for both models set at €10,749. Unfortunately, GasGas has announced that these models will not be coming to North America for 2022.
For more information, visit www.gasgas.com.
Specifications GasGas ES 700 and SM 700 2022
|MODEL:||ES 700||SM 700|
|TYPE OF ENGINE:||Single cylinder, 4 stroke||Single cylinder, 4 stroke|
|SHIFT:||692.7 cc||692.7 cc|
|POWERFUL:||55 kW (74 hp) at 8000 rpm||55 kW (74 hp) at 8000 rpm|
|COUPLE :||54.2 ft-lbs (73.5 Nm) @ 6,500 rpm||54.2 ft-lbs (73.5 Nm) @ 6,500 rpm|
|STARTER/BATTERY:||Electric starter/12V 8.6Ah||Electric starter/12V 8.6Ah|
|TRANSMISSION:||6 speeds||6 speeds|
|FUEL SYSTEM:||Keihin EFI (50mm throttle body)||Keihin EFI (50mm throttle body)|
|CONTROL:||4V/OHC with inlet cam levers and exhaust rocker arm||4V/OHC with inlet cam levers and exhaust rocker arm|
|LUBRICATION:||Pressure lubrication with 2 oil pumps||Pressure lubrication with 2 oil pumps|
|ENGINE OIL:||Motorex, SAE 10W-50 Power Synthesizer||Motorex, SAE 10W-50 Power Synthesizer|
|COOLING:||Liquid cooling||Liquid cooling|
|CLUTCH:||APTC slipper clutch, hydraulically operated||APTC slipper clutch, hydraulically operated|
|ENGINE/IGNITION MANAGEMENT:||Keihin EMS with RBW, dual ignition||Keihin EMS with RBW, dual ignition|
|TRACTION CONTROL:||MTC (2 modes, disengageable)||MTC (2 modes, disengageable)|
|FRAME:||Chrome-molybdenum steel trellis frame, powder coated||Chrome-molybdenum steel trellis frame, powder coated|
|SUBFRAME:||Self-supporting polyamide tank||Self-supporting polyamide tank|
|HANDLEBAR:||Aluminium, conical, Ø 28/22 mm||Aluminium, conical, Ø 28/22 mm|
|FRONT SUSPENSION:||WP XPLOR-USD Ø 48 mm||WP APEX-USD Ø 48 mm|
|ADJUSTABILITY:||Compression, rebound||Compression, rebound|
|REAR SUSPENSION:||WP XPLOR-Monosock with linkage||WP APEX-Monoshock with linkage|
|ADJUSTABILITY:||Compression (high and low), rebound, preload||Compression (high and low), rebound, preload|
|SUSPENSION TRAVEL (FRONT/REAR):||250/250mm (9.8/9.8 inch)||215/240mm (8.5/9.5 inch)|
|FRONT BRAKE:||Brembo two pistons, floating caliper, brake disc Ø 300 mm||Brembo four pistons, radial caliper, brake disc Ø 320 mm|
|REAR BRAKE:||Brembo single piston, floating caliper, brake disc Ø 240 mm||Brembo single piston, floating caliper, brake disc Ø 240 mm|
|ABS:||Bosch 9.1 MP (Cornering-ABS, disengageable)||Bosch 9.1 MP (Cornering-ABS, disengageable)|
|WHEELS (FRONT/REAR):||Spoked wheels with aluminum rims, 1.85 x 21″; 2.50×18″||3.50 x 17″ cast tubeless rims; 5.00 x 17″|
|TIRES (FRONT/REAR):||90/90-21″; 140/80-18″||120/70 ZR17; 160/60 ZR17|
|CHAIN:||Ring X 520 5/8 x 1/4″||Ring X 520 5/8 x 1/4″|
|QUIET:||Stainless steel silencer with regulated catalyst||Stainless steel silencer with regulated catalyst|
|STEERING HEAD ANGLE:||62.3°||63.6°|
|TRIPLE CLAMP OFFSET:||24 millimeters (22 millimeters)||35 millimeters (33 millimeters)|
|TRACK:||120 millimeters||110 millimeters|
|WHEELBASE:||1506 +/- 15mm||1,476 ± 15 millimeters|
|GROUND CLEARANCE :||269 mm (10.6 in)||237mm (9.3 in)|
|SEAT HEIGHT :||935mm (36.8 in)||898 mm (35.4 in)|
|TANK CAPACITY (APPROX):||13.5L / 1.4L reserve||13.5L / 1.4L reserve|
|WEIGHT (WITHOUT FUEL, APPROXIMATELY):||147.5 kg (325.2 lbs)||148.5 kg (327.4 lbs)|