Gas Gas EC 250 Six Days Edition Moto Review — Ultimate MotorCycling

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Intended to take on the Six Days Enduro, the 2010 Gas Gas EC 250 Six Edition is as serious as the race Although four-… motorcycles are the of choice these days in two-strokes are enjoying a European Powering the Six Days is a brutal motor that is untouched by

Gas Gas touts the kickstart EC 250 Six Days as a motorcycle, and the motor best the Spanish company’s focus. its power valve and undersquare (66.4mm bore and 72mm the EC 250 is anything but a torquer. With a that reminds one of a 125cc motocrosser, the EC 250 eschews low-end for blistering acceleration once in the

While timid low-rpm may seem counterproductive for off-roading, is a racing machine. The ISDE is won or in the motocross-like special sections, and the EC 250 Six Days delivers the high-performance in those closed-course quarters to the gold medal to those who can the power it has to offer.

To help the EC 250 high in the rev range, the Six Days a lightened flywheel. Yes, makes the bike even difficult to manage for the casual but that is not who this demanding bike is designed to please. Gas Gas describes the engine setup as so there is no confusion about you are buying.

Yes, there is a wet weather option, but that does not add down low–it only the midrange hit.

Even our test rider, Jess got spit off of the EC 250 Six Days. If you are not serious riding, the Six Days does not you in the saddle–go big or go home. For the rider of riding the EC 250 to its potential, the chassis is to assist.

From the ground up, the Six is properly equipped.

Learning the lessons of mass the EC’s fuel tank an empty spot between the and the rear shock. This the EC 250 Six Days to have amazingly ergonomics, while still as much tank capacity as Of course, the top of the tank rests the chromoly frame’s perimeter

Handling is as sharp as the engine, as the (claimed dry weight) can be thrown at will. FIM-approved Michelin Competition tires (M12 S12 rear) are employed, with a de 18-incher on the rear, offering traction, especially considering are eco-friendly meats. They the rider in both turns and accelerating at a high rate out of

The Sachs rear shock with a remote reservoir easy adjustability, and controls inches of travel, helped by aluminum progressive linkage. In the upside-down Sachs forks are units. The forks have inches of travel, and are only for damping, while the rear spring preload adjustment.

The is initially plush, yet ready for big We had a motocross track handy to the EC’s special tests and it reminded us that you must be a rider. If you cannot keep the buzzing in the powerband, you must down to tackle any serious

The torque that can be friendly to the guy is not available–no quarter is given to the but this is for a rider who gives no


On tight trails, the engine much of your attention, as you manage it carefully. This the chassis must be neutral and and it is. If you can hold on, the Six Days will go you point it.

But, ultimately, is the question: Can you hold on?

The Gas Gas EC 250 Six Days is as as the event it is named after. it comes time to decide if the is right for you, make you aren’t fooling yourself.

Jess McKinley contributed to review. Test bike by LewisportUSA. Photography by Don Williams.

Riding Style

Helmet: VFX-W

Goggles: Utopia Pro

Jersey, gloves and pants: Assault


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