Dolly the sheep has a lot to answer to… Cynicism aside we welcome the new GasGas ES 700 (there’s a supermoto version too) – the latest variant on the KTM 690 Enduro R platform, joining the orange one and the white one (Husky 701).
There’s not too much to add other than to say on the basis of the spec sheet and short press release it would seem to be pretty much the KTM painted red. There are slight differences in the spec sheet but these might be creative measuring as against divergent design. For instance seat heights: KTM 929mm, Husky 920mm GG 935mm. Ground clearance: KTM 269mm Husky 270mm GG 269mm. Fuel tank: KTM 13.5l Husky 13l GG 13.5l. Suspension travel: all 250mm F&R.
Suspension is still WP XPLOR, the motor is the same, too. Same goes with rider modes, ABS etc.
Having back-to-back tested the KTM with the Husky (in LR-guise) – see RUST #46) we know each brand can come up with different settings and so a different feel for each model, so we’ll still be curious as to the character of this version.
For now though – a few images and a reprint of the press release for you…
GET ON THE GAS WITH THE NEW GASGAS SM 700 AND ES 700!
INTRODUCING A NEW FLAVOR TO THE STREETS WITH OUR VIBRANT NEW SINGLE-CYLINDER SUPERMOTO AND ENDURO BIKES
Say hello to the two new red-hot singles in town – the GASGAS SM 700 and the GASGAS ES 700! Introducing the playful and vibrant GASGAS character to the street, these high-performance siblings deliver a distinct, upright, and inviting approach to riding. With powerful single-cylinder motors, razor-sharp handling, and the latest rider aids, enjoying city streets and offroad adventures has never been so much fun!
- GASGAS hits the streets with SM 700 and ES 700!
- Confident and inviting offroad-inspired centered riding position
- GET ON THE GAS with playful, big-bore, single-cylinder bikes
Just like with our offroad bikes, the introduction of the GASGAS SM 700 and the GASGAS ES 700 is all about bringing something a little different to the party, bringing bikes that put a smile on people’s faces. With distinct, reliable, high-performance bikes that reflect our Spanish heritage and fun-loving personality, we welcome every kind of rider and encourage them to GET ON THE GAS!
Re-establishing ourselves as a leading force in offroad racing and riding during the last two years, in successfully introducing a complete offroad line-up we quickly went from being the new kids to picking up race wins and championship trophies. But it’s not just the offroad world we’re interested in. Just like we did in the dirt, we’re again looking to re-establish ourselves, and have some serious fun on the street!
GASGAS street bikes benefit from an agile, high-performance technical base. Designed to deliver the very best handling, and constructed at the lowest possible weight, the chromium-molybdenum steel trellis frame ensures 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 unrestricted power to the ground, while a 13.5 liter fuel tank integrated into the polyamide subframe keeps the center of gravity as low as possible. For total control and stability when drifting into the corners, the latest Bosch ABS systems and a PASC slipper clutch balances the bike perfectly for precise turning.
The beating heart of these bikes is undoubtedly the motors! Producing a peak 74 horsepower at 8,000 rpm and pumping out serious torque numbers, you can ride these versatile bikes your own way. Beneath the fresh red livery, which aligns these street models perfectly with our EC and MC line-up, there’s plenty of hidden magic going on. State-of-the-art electronics always ensure precise throttle response with power on tap, while smooth shifting up and down the six-speed gearbox is assured thanks to the integrated quickshifter.
Complete with the latest EURO 5 compliant exhaust systems, advanced Ride Modes, and assembled with quality components throughout, the GASGAS SM 700 and ES 700 deliver pure riding pleasure, both on and off the road.
Delivering versatility to the max to ensure every ride is an enjoyable one, on the ES 700 all riders can explore remote trails, enjoy mixed-surface adventures, or simply add a little more fun to their daily commute. A playful, do-it-all dual-sport performer, the GASGAS ES 700 mixes high-quality, street-legal performance with proven offroad capabilities to proudly bring the playful and vibrant GASGAS attitude to the street. And with its 13.5 liter fuel tank, comfortable riding position, high-spec equipment, and proven 74hp single-cylinder motor, there’s nowhere the ES 700 won’t go. How far you take it is up to you!