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2009 Gas Gas EC300 Review Photo Gallery

Gas Gas is well-known in the small trials community, but it make a full line of enduro machines as well. The Gas Gas EC300 is the largest 2-stroke available from the Spanish company and we put it through one of the hardest races on the West Coast to make it prove itself. Check out the full review in our 2009 Gas Gas EC300 Dirt Bike Review.

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There are still a few quirky things with the Gas Gas, but maybe that’s all just part of the character, the allure of something that dares to not be completely mainstream.
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This Gas Gas EC300 is a pretty amazing bike in the corners. It rides as if on a rail with the front tire very planted and the whole bike follows the arc carved by the front.
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The technical and challenging terrain of Idaho's ISDE qualifier was a great proving ground.
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The heavy flywheel gives this 2-stroke surprising chuggability.
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Handling is a strong point on the Gas Gas, but suspension woes hold it back in stock form.
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Racing a stock bike is always a gamble, but the Gas Gas proved worthy right out of the box.
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We're trying to get some work done on the front end to bring it up to par.
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The Gas Gas EC300 is really designed for pure enduro use, sort of what we would call an 'east coast' bike.
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There's nothing commonplace about the 2009 Gas Gas EC300, but the performance can rival industry norms.
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For the initial break in and set up, I headed off to the local vet moto track to log some seat time.
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We plan to leave our bike with Javier Gonzales of Trail Tricks and hope to be able to report back with some improvements in the Sachs components.
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We picked up our bike in a crate which allowed special consideration for the build quality and craftsmanship.
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The EC300's mill is a willing race motor. Access to the carburetor and spark plug remind us of the 2-stroke benefits.
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This is a very precise bike and the overall handling is quite impressive. It’s a very compact package that doesn’t have to be muscled though corners.