2013 Gas Gas XC

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2013 Gas Gas XC

2013 Gas Gas XC 250

Intro

Gas Gas is a Spanish made bike and the company has been evolving very dramatically in recent years. The last bike they have released is the Gas Gas XC which is a endure style bike specially made for long-distance cross-country time trial competition. Because of their design for this type of riding, they are built to be extremely durable and reliable and the XC doesn’t break that mold by any means.

This bike comes equipped with a Two-stroke, single-cylinder, 249.3cc engine. The bike starts out smooth and steady, ramps up during the midrange and is followed by a strong surge of power at the top-end. This is due in part to the Vforce3 Reed Valve. Even though this bike starts out a bit sluggish, the tractability of the bike is superb at low revolutions per minute (rpm). The clutch is very smooth and very easy to pull, providing a very quick response once engaged. The transmission is surprisingly smooth and its even spacing allows for comfortable riding in the peak of the mid-range surge. This makes it easy to control the power and carry an appropriate amount of power throughout the turns. The lower gears do not provide a substantial amount of power and speed however the higher gears deliver a copious amount of both.

The XC is built to be an off-road bike however the company’s tradition of a long-range, smooth riding bike is not lost in this model. The suspension is comprised of a Marzocchi inverted front fork while the rear is an Ohlins twin sided wing arm with an adjustable shock and pre-loaded spring, both equipped with adjustable rebound damping. The front end retains a lightweight feel and the seat is lower than most, giving the bike a lower center of gravity for more rider control and easier handling. This also gives the rider an ease of access to foot-plant turns and direction changes. Low-speed wheel positioning is incredibly precise however during fast, flat turns, the rear tends to slide. Despite this inconvenience, they bike still has impeccable traction control.

The XC is designed to be ergonomically friendly, allowing the rider to slide up on the tank during twists and turns. The handlebars are spaced comfortably apart to keep the shoulders relaxed while riding but the seat does tend to feel rigid after a long day of riding. The bike does give the rider a decent amount of torque despite its lack of low end power. This, combined with the low-mounted seat for a reduced center of gravity and the overall ergonomic design of the bike, gives the rider a plethora of control while traversing unpredictable and rugged terrain.

New For 2013
  • Six degree increase in the turning angle which gives the rider much more maneuverability which is very convenient since this bike is made for all types of off-road terrain.
  • Revised shock linkage and a lower seat height together provide much greater grip, stability and better general performance.
  • The suspension is fine-tuned by HRG suspension specialists give the Marzocchi inverted front fork and the rear Ohlins twin sided swing arm more travel and smoother responses to a challenging terrain that will be unavoidably ridden.
  • New one bolt filter access which gives the rider much more ease of access to the intake components as well and less time spent fixing the bike or simply doing routine maintenance.
  • New top roller guide for the chain with built-in bearings give the chain more protection and less obstruction during use.
  • Stronger reinforced shrouds that now use a bolt to attach rather than a snap-on design. This helps protect venerable components of the bike.
  • New clutch hub with oil holes allow the bike to cool in a more efficient manner which is a necessity during long distance rides. It also makes the clutch much more durable which is always a positive.
  • A new brake line guide to clear the fork guard and a riveted cover to prevent the front wheel from pulling.

2013 Gas Gas XC Specs

  • Model: Gas Gas XC 250
  • Engine Type: Two-stroke, single-cylinder, 249.3cc
  • Bore and Stroke: 2.61 inches and 2.83 inches
  • Compression ratio: N/A
  • Valve Train: Reed Valve
  • Induction: Liquid
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: six-speed gearbox with foot control
  • Final Drive: chain
  • Fuel Capacity: 2.9 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy:
  • Brakes (Front): 10.24 inch Galfer wave disc with Nissin two-piston caliper
  • Brakes (Rear): 8.66 inch Galfer wave disc with Nissin one-piston caliper
  • Suspension (Front): Marzocchi inverted fork with adjustable rebound damping and an adjustable pre-loaded fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Ohlins twin sided swing arm with adjustable rebound damping, an adjustable shock, and a pre-loaded spring
  • Wheelbase: 58.1 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 37.4 inches
  • Curb Weight: 225 pounds
  • Tires (Front): Metzeler Six Days Extreme 90/90-21
  • Tires (Rear): Metzeler Six Days Extreme 140/80-18

Accessories

  • Protective indoor cover to shield your bike from the hazards of a garage and any dirt or dust.
  • Premium leather seat that can replace the factory seat
  • Side compartment bags

Key Competitors For The 2013 Gas Gas XC

  • Kawasaki F8 Bison 250cc
  • KTM Enduro 250XC
  • Husqvarna TE 250R
  • Husqvarna Wr250

Available XC Sub Models

2013 GAS GAS XC 250 Buyer's Guide 2013 GAS GAS XC 250
Bodystyle:
Off-Road
HP/Torque:
N/A / N/A
Base MSRP:
2013 GAS GAS XC 250 E Buyer's Guide 2013 GAS GAS XC 250 E
Bodystyle:
Off-Road
HP/Torque:
N/A / N/A
Base MSRP:
2013 GAS GAS XC 300 Buyer's Guide 2013 GAS GAS XC 300
Bodystyle:
Off-Road
HP/Torque:
N/A / N/A
Base MSRP:
2013 GAS GAS XC 300 E Buyer's Guide 2013 GAS GAS XC 300 E
Bodystyle:
Off-Road
HP/Torque:
N/A / N/A
Base MSRP:
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