Gas Gas EC 450 FSE — Cycle Torque Magazine

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Injection of fury

Test by Ray Pics by Nigel Paterson

THE new EC 450 FSE looks fast standing in its black livery. You can feel running through its veins the moment you sit on it.

A quick look the bike and it doesn’t take to see all the lightweight trick quality that make this race ready out of the box.

the lightweight alloy muffler to the fuel injection and hydraulic brakes and clutch it’s bit performance thoroughbred. If it’s a enduro race bike you the EC 450 FSR Gas Gas has the goods.

A quick once

The 450 Gas Gas engine in the FSE has always used injection. Last year it was from the Magneti Marelli to the Kokusan battery-less EFI so the bike run without a battery. If that you will have to kick it but it will run.

Unlike the version and other fuel dirt bikes out there the system uses a sensor in the air and so will adjust the mapping to for different exhausts and intake so it runs more efficiently.

The plastic 7.5 litre fuel is slim and great to manoeuvre but the range it offers is a little impressive. The fuel injected is very fuel efficient so it need as big a fuel tank as a donk.

Once the fuel level below full the design of the makes it very difficult to see how fuel you have left and you can be surprised when the low fuel comes on, leaving you around 1.5 to 1.8 to find more fuel.

We had the low light come on after 70km of tight single Between 90 and 100 km will probably this bike up on a good ride.

Years ago enduro came with long tanks. What happened to But it is light and very slim and be big enough to get you between fuel on race days.

For those who a longer ride between stops I believe Safari in Victoria offer a replacement almost double the capacity of the tank.

There are two holes in the top of the clamps so there is plenty of allowing you to get the handlebar mounts you feel comfortable.

Sitting stage of the tapered alloy the multipurpose digital readout and works the part. It is backlit, and easy to read.

There is no ignition but there is a steering to make things a little easy for thieves.

I didn’t ride in the dark but the halogen headlight looks it should do a pretty good

The 48mm forks are USD Sachs 290mm travel. The Sachs shock has a 320mm …. All fully adjustable compression and with high and low speed on the rear and as we found when you get right the front in particular a huge difference to the way this comes together.

Each of the adjustment on the Sachs forks quite a difference to the way the suspension in comparison to the Marzocchi’s used on the brother EC 250 FSR.

The front tube of the chromemoly perimeter also acts as the oil reservoir for the dry engine, using a rear made from alloy.

covers protect the frame your boots to stop wearing the paint off your new

At the rear of the seat a single allows removal to access the air filter. A finger operated cam would have been a touch here to make a change a tool free operation.

The alloy gear lever has a flexible tip and the foot lever has an adjustable and replaceable

Everything is lightweight and built and it is a joy to run your eye over.

Swinging a leg the EC450 you notice the height of the seat. It feels tall but and commanding. The footpegs are a decent and feel nice and high making you feel cramped.

travel felt light and but needed to be pulled almost in all the way to the and tended to drag a little

Nissin brakes felt good both front and and never had an issue pulling the up effectively and providing good when you need it.

Like the these were hydraulically with nice steel hoses to keep the fluid under control.

The lightweight proved surprisingly more than they first and successfully kept the greenery off the Of course they won’t your levers if you stuff into the ground.

When we took the bike out the suspension noticeably firm and the compression felt harsh on any bumps. Any jolts made the steering a bit of a causing forearm pump kicking the handlebar out of my left coming down a quick stepped section.

This left me riding one handed a rodeo rider and lucky not to off.

The steering was sharp, light and which was great in tight track, but hard hits on the suspension made it very to control.


Chasing a fix we backed the screw on the bottom of the forks all the way out leaving the rebound and rear adjusters set at mid setting.

The transformation was with my forearm pump straight away. Suddenly the had manners, response and felt

After that it just all together. If you set the suspension up right it reward you in spades, get it wrong and you hate it so take the time to get it

The engine is a star. The magic fires it into life a nice deep and muffled through a very great alloy silencer that all its horses run free.

The bottom end of the range pulls away and gives the engine great maybe not as strong as some low but the power progresses to a very midrange and hard hitting top end great legs

It’s a flexible engine born to The harder this engine the more this bike you.

Powering through six spaced gears you can find arriving faster than mind so make sure you pay There always seemed to be a for the job. Top gear has long and will sit comfortably at 110kmh on the road.

A great feature of fuel is even after the bike over it will fire into life without a no fuel leaks, no fuel no flooding, no problems.

The twin keep the water cooled happy but if the going gets tough and you move so slow the don’t blow there’s a fan on the right side to keep cool.

Some riders tend to catch on the side over the airbox which can be a irritating at times.

It really what boots you are wearing as it is the armour patches sewn on that can cause the problem. It can be an but not a deal breaker.

Considering bike had only done and about 20hours I was disappointed to see great looking stickers to come off in several places.

annoyance was the nice alloy which only has a very foot and seemed to sink almost anything that anything less than hard dirt allowing the to fall if you don’t watch it.

It does tuck nicely out of the way up so it won’t come down you bottom out.

This definitely feels fast and has built to ride hard and at feels very light and The engine just wants to go and once the suspension has been out everything else will into place.

At $11,950.00 GST, + ORC) and with a 12 warranty this is a bike to seriously. The 2010 EC 450 FSR will prove the pedigree that has won the so much respect in the trials world. It bristles with and has looks to kill.

Always a in the technology and performance I’d expect to be this bike at the pointy end of the come race day.



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