Gas Gas Pampera Review from NZ (Red Nova)

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Gas Gas Pampera Review from NZ Nova)

By NASH, Mike

bikes specialising so much easy to find a grunter of a

bike, a workhorse farm an entry-level traily.

But something a bike experienced riders can or a

learner can grow into? with a bit of breadth? You’ll

hard. But Gas Gas, better in world trials circles, may the

answer. And it’s also the to short-arse riders who don’t to

lug a stepladder wherever they go, or the running- jump route to

The Pampera is an astonishingly talented for one apparently so

small. This is a bike, but so light and well that owners

have club trials.

Its gearing is low to plug slowly down trails, yet

stretches high to reach the open road There’s a 248cc,

single-cylinder, two-… motor, but you can peaky response.

It’s tractable and practically unstallable, as I

when negotiating some sand.

Yes, I got the technique all and flailed around at first, but

when I stopped in the thick it was just a matter of shifting

the back and pulling away. No down, no spinning up and

digging confidence-inspiring stuff.

And of course I got it right, the engine’s just as to skim

across the sand at speeds, the bike barely beneath you.

The light tips the scales wet at just -and low

(860mm) seat be appreciated in harder-going.

The seat is low for a five foot-six short-arse to ground,

yet the standing position is good for most riders.

The is beautifully balanced and the combination you go

further, for longer, before you get Shame, then, that the

tank’s only six litres. severely restricts range you ride

short trails or understanding mates (and a or work out

how to carry an emergency

This would be a great on which to learn, yet it is skilled

for experts. That point was at the adventure ride (hence the

sheet-holder bolted to the bars) on I rode it.

Several expert top enduro aces—popped up to say they’d

one for club trials and fun on boggy rides, and they all

praised the engine, light weight and

Most had worked around the fuel range and were to

carry oil for each petrol And owners had overcome the minor

an over-long spring-back sidestand, is easy to fix, and

a temperamental trip meter—buy an clip on, is their

Buyers fix those minor irritations once the Pampera is

underway so good at what it does you can forgive these

foibles. Of my judgements were made just a week with the

Would the irritations eventually the relationship?

Former NZ Enduro and trials rider Jack has had his

Pampera 250 for 18 months, and has done 6000km of hard riding on

it. included extensive trail and bush- bashing, plus a

observed-section trial. What he think of it now the

Getting second in the class after 26 years riding a

trial went well. You should have the comments when I pulled

it out of the as it still had all the road fruit on it.

not bothered by the small fuel I get 100 to 120km out of

it, and that’s ridden quite at open road speeds.

not worried about the electrics They’ve proved very

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and mine’s had a hard time: the easiest bike I’ve

ridden in Maratoto, a notorious ride that’s swallowed

riders whole.

The last we rode the loop is the worst we remembered it.

Conditions were the ruts were deeper rider and bike in

places, and boulders had been exposed by caused by heavy

rain and 4WD we were photographing it for DOC.

they up by morning tea? It take us long. It wasn’t

raised a sweat. A pure bike would have got up, but not

a bike. That gives you an of the Pampera’s ability.

Even you’re half off it, it keeps it just doesn’t stop.

It’s just brilliant. I even changed a spark it starts

immaculately even sitting in the shed for a month or six

Any quibbles? I fixed the springback immediately, but though

the gear is brilliant, it took the gearbox a wee to settle.

It was quite notchy but nice now, and the clutch a little in

these bikes but I fiddled with it, as it hasn’t a


The only place it fall short is fast over whoops. If

you’re one, you can’t take at 120kmh as you can on

a DRZ; the rear isn’t designed for it.

But otherwise, the man occasionally asked to put the hard

to cross-country bikes for a specialised magazine says

The Pampera is one of the best bikes of type I’ve ever as

it covers such a range of

You can trial it, and ride it on the road at 100kmh, and there’s

almost no that will do that. riders love them, as

super-light and the engine’s a gem.

that light weight and that makes the Pampera a

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