GasGas has updated its trials motorcycles for the first time since being purchased by KTM in September 2019. For 2023, the rock-hopping lineup includes the TXT Racing 250, TXT Racing 300, TXT GP 250, and TXT GP 300.
According to GasGas, the ‘23 TXT Racing and TXT GP models are pretty much all-new and were developed over the last two years. Everything on the outgoing generation was thoroughly analyzed and then refined or replaced with components said to be better, stronger, or lighter.
2023 GasGas TXT Racing 250
Shared chassis updates between the TXT Racing and TXT GP machines include a new chromoly steel frame made from cast and tubular parts, new aluminum front hangers to create a strong connection between the steering head and larger skid plate, and new bodywork with in-mold graphics.
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There is also a new Neken handlebar, revised footpeg design for improved control, and shorter levers to decrease the chance of their catching on trees and branches. It’s worth noting the levers retain the same classic design and finger feel from the prior models.
2023 GasGas TXT Racing 300
Suspension-wise, both lines feature a new Tech 39mm conventional fork offering 175mm (6.9 inches) of travel, which is 7.5mm (0.3 inch) shorter than the outgoing model’s for improved handling. A Kashima coating is applied to the TXT GP model’s fork for enhanced sensitivity. Also, the aforementioned new Neken handlebar’s height is increased by 7.5mm to retain a familiar cockpit feel.
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The TXT Racing models feature a Tech shock adjustable for spring preload and rebound damping, while the TXT GP machines are spec’d with a Tech TJ3 shock with spring preload, compression damping, and rebound damping tunability.
2023 GasGas TXT GP 250
Engine revisions common between the TXT Racing and TXT GP bikes include a new cylinder head with interchangeable inserts for customized power, new header pipe and silencer, stronger kickstarter, and more durable clutch cover.
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A few features unique to the TXT GP model include a lighter-weight rear rim, FIM-approved rear brake disc, and GasGas Factory Racing-inspired handlebar pad. There are some cosmetic differences between it and the TXT Racing as well. While the CNC-machined aluminum triple clamps on the TXT Racing are anodized silver, the TXT GP’s are anodized black. Likewise, the new forged aluminum frame hangers are more apparent on the TXT Racing model being that they are left bare, while the TXT GP model’s are anodized black.
2023 GasGas TXT GP 300
Shared features of GasGas’ four MY23 trials bikes include a patented six-speed transmission design, Braktec hydraulic clutch and brakes, and Morad rims with CNC-machined hubs and Michelin Trial Competition X11 tires. The TXT Racing range will land in dealerships from July 2022 onward, and the TXT GP models will follow this fall. Suggested retail prices are as follows:
TXT Racing 250: $8,399
TXT Racing 300: $8,699
TXT GP 250: $9,399
TXT GP 300: $9,699