TXT RACING 250 2023
Perhaps the most iconic trial bike in the GASGAS line-up, the TXT RACING
250 is well known for its perfect mix of usable 2-stroke power and
nimble handling. Revving up to 10,500 rpm, the 250cc 2-stroke is
easy-to-use, incredibly versatile, and leads the way in tough, technical
terrain thanks to its strong, controllable torque curve. Adding to the
awesome riding experience are the selectable engine maps, BRAKTEC
hydraulic clutch and brakes, and class leading suspension. The TXT
RACING 250 always delivers day-long fun.
Restyled and red, red, red! What’s really cool about our new graphics is
that they’re embedded into the bodywork making them super durable. The
fresh look is applied onto our slim, ergonomic plastics, which ensures
unrestricted movements and allows riders to perform at their very best.
As all trial riders hit the deck from time to time, all bodywork is made
from a special blend of Polypropylene, which is super flexible and
returns to its normal shape after impact, even if bent 180 degrees or
There aren’t many bikes that have an airbox with a such a clever design, but ours do! Not only does it house the top-quality Twin Air filter, but the overall structure also plays a vital role in allowing our trial bikes to be super slim. With easy access to the airbox, filter changes are made quick and easy with just one bolt safely securing the filter in place.
HANDLEBAR & GRIPS
Strong, lightweight, and tapered Neken handlebars are fitted with Renthal grips for the best in both strength and comfort. With the bars mounted in the new forged aluminium handlebar clamps, the entire front-end is super stable with a confidence inspiring. The whole front end set-up refines the rigidity and feedback from the front wheel while a new bar pad provides a little extra protection.
Redesigned for enhanced ergonomics while fitting seamlessly within the frame and bodywork, the compact 2.3-liter fuel tank is held in place with just one bolt, ensuring fast removal and quick re-installation.
Strong, but with just the right amount of flex. That’s how we build our
trial frames, using tubular, 1.5mm 25CrMo4 chrome-moly steel for
exceptional levels of rider feedback! Using advanced manufacturing
processes, each one is crafted with laser cutting and robot welding. The
end result is frames that are incredibly durable and ensure true trial
performance. Weighing just 6kg, all frames are complete with a robust
GASGAS-red powder coating. Lateral hangers made of forged aluminium
connect the steering head zone while a new, larger skid plate provides
better protection for the engine, lower frame rails, and linkage.
CNC MACHINED TRIPLE CLAMPS
Super cool and guaranteed to ensure front-end stability! Our silver anodized CNC machined triple clamps not only look the business, but they’re incredibly lightweight and play a huge role in delivering precise handling.
Smooth and progressive for the very best handling, the 39mm low-friction front forks are 7.5mm shorter for 2023, to improve the bikes overall agility. To prevent unwanted bottoming, an adjustable spring and End Stroke adjustment can be found inside the left leg, while rebound can be fine-tuned on the right-side fork leg. Connecting the forks and ensuring positive rider feedback from the front wheel is a lightweight, 160-gram aluminum axle.
Making sure our TXT Racing line-up retains its best-in-class performance across all classes and displacements, a new TECH shock is fitted for 2023 for the highest levels of comfort and, most importantly, delivering rear wheel traction! With easily adjustable rebound damping, everyone can dial in the shock to suit their riding style and ability.
Slim, lightweight, and super-strong! Cast from a single piece of aluminum, the swingarms fitted to the entire TXT RACING range are manufactured with proven rigidity and optimal flex, to soak up the biggest of rear wheel hits with ease.
To improve comfort on the bike, the foot pegs have been fully redesigned with an increased surface area closer to the frame. This unique design includes a new fixing bolt hidden inside the frame and allows riders to grip the bike more effectively for considerably enhanced control when compared to previous models. The same tried and tested special micro-casting process is retained for continued low weight and maximum grip.
Built to be compact. Built to be lightweight. Built with the latest
2-stroke technology. These three important attributes combine to deliver
awesome performance and guarantee day-long fun! And just like with all
of our trial bikes, the TXT RACING 250 motor packs a serious punch,
mixing low weight and high performance to ensure a next level riding
It’s a simple looking part but the exact shape of the TXT RACING 250 cylinder head plays a significant role in ensuring rider-friendly power that can be used to tackle the toughest sections. Ensuring the best engine performance, the cylinder head features cooling ducts to keep temperatures down.
CYLINDER AND PISTON
Ensuring the TXT RACING 250 delivers strong, torquey power each and every ride, it features a professionally engineered cylinder and piston with specifically designed intake and exhaust ports to make the motor the best in its class. A high-performance forged piston is fitted into the 72.5mm bore, guaranteeing maximum performance and durability.
Giving our 2-stroke motors all the fuel they need for a wide spread of smooth, strong power is the Keihin PWK 28mm carburetor.
The lightest gearbox in any trial bike on the market and another patented GASGAS part! The 4/6 system allows riders to select from 6 gears when there are only 4 gears on the internal transmission shaft. Ensuring all TXT RACING bikes are technologically advanced, the gearbox reduces weight and allow for super compact crankcases.
The TXT RACING 250 crankshaft is key to the motor delivering great traction as well as helping give the bike it’s much-loved handling. Perfectly balanced to deliver optimized inertia, its low weight and positioning within the crankcases ensures riders can rely on instant power and enjoy a super agile ride. To increase durability, we use a closed main bearing made by SKF with the strong aluminum connecting rod using two needle bearings.
Designed so that the internal parts and shafts within the motor are carefully positioned to boost the bike’s overall handling characteristics, the high-pressure die-cast process used to make the crankcases ensures they are super lightweight and extremely tough. Also, the clutch cover includes the clutch master cylinder, further highlighting the overall compact nature of the motor.
A redesigned front pipe and an all-new rear silencer maximizes the power and torque from our compact 2-stroke motors! Both components are low in weight for uncompromised handling yet high in strength for incredible durability. Our engineers also worked on a new style silencer endcap which reduces the risk of potential crash damage. One thing we didn’t change is the well-known and loved easy-access design on the silencer which allows super quick and easy packing changes as and when they’re required.
Release all the torque and power you need with just one finger thanks to our super light BRAKTEC hydraulic clutch! Reliable and designed to ensure even wear, it delivers smooth operation and exceptional performance at all times. Consisting of three Kevlar friction plates, two steel plates, and a Belleville spring design, hours and hours of maintenance free riding is guaranteed. A stronger clutch cover prevents damage from rocks and boot wear while a smoother profile lever provides a more comfortable feel.
Redesigned to be stronger and more efficient, the new kickstarter fires
the bike into the life easily with an assertive kick. Adding further
durability, the new footpeg has a beefed up section where the kickstart
meets it for improved longevity.
For complete control, trial specific BRAKTEC brakes are fitted with the monoblock 4-piston caliper and 185mm NG waved front disk delivering unrivalled performance and accurate braking in all conditions. Together with a 2-piston caliper and a 150mm NG waved disk at the rear, the overall stopping power on the TXT Racing range is next level. A smoother profile front brake lever also offers a more comfortable feel.
FAN AND RADIATORS
The seriously clever integrated cooling system on our TXT Racing trial bikes is further improved for 2023 with a redesigned fan that increases air flow and reduces sound. And with the radiator neatly tucked away between the new aluminum engine mounts, the whole system is well protected from crash damage for continued 2-stroke performance.
They’re built to last. Strength and reliability combine to create high performing wheels that will stand the test of time. With a CNC machined hub connected to the cool, black anodized aluminum rims from MORAD with lightweight spokes, this wheelset is capable of soaking up the hardest of hits. Up front, the aluminum axle is low in weight, high in strength, and plays a huge part in ensuring the front-end has a lightweight feeling.
Michelin’s super-light X11 tires connect all our TXT RACING bikes to the rocks, mud, and obstacles beneath them. The best in the business, they feature super-pliable knobbles, which together with low pressures offer exceptional grip.
IGNITION AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
New HIDRIA ignitions generate stronger power, which stabilizes idling and creates a cleaner response from the bottom end. Depending on your riding style and weather conditions, the handlebar mounted map switch allows for a choice of two ignition curves, which can be selected for tailored power in every section.