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TXT GP 280

TXT GP 280

Our TXT GP 280 offers the perfect blend of 2-stroke power, low weight and easy maneuverability – the ideal steppingstone for improving riders looking for increased power and super-agile handling. Sitting perfectly between our much-loved 250cc and awesome 300cc trial bikes, the TXT GP 280 is fitted with high-quality parts, Braktec hydraulic clutch and brakes, as well as leading suspension. It’s a bike that ensures smooth, clean power, reliability and a whole lot of riding fun!
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Features & Benefits

STYLE

STYLE

BODYWORK

Minimalist. Lightweight. Durable. We love our bikes’ distinctive, modern and super-slim look. The bodywork of all GASGAS TXT GP trial bikes ensures riders feel comfortable and confident during every ride. And because no rider goes more than a few weekends without a fall, we use Polypropylene when injection molding our plastics, which doesn’t mark when bent more than 90 degrees. All front mudguards feature an integrated fork brace.

AIRBOX AND AIR FILTER ACCESS

A piece of art and an industrial design masterpiece! The carbon fiber airbox fitted to the TXT GP line-up ensures maximum airflow and the best filter protection. Featuring a clever, patented design, the airbox is a structural part of each bike yet feature no additional sub-assemblies. The Twin Air filter is easily accessed and can be removed by taking out just one bolt.

GRAPHICS

Finishing the look of our TXT GP models, a set of factory graphics gives each bike a clean, distinctive appearance.

HANDLEBARS & GRIPS

When you push the limits you make mistakes, which is why the TXT GP line-up is fitted with tapered Renthal handlebars – the best in the business when it comes to strong dependable ‘bars. Finished with a central protective pad, Renthal grips ensure riders get the very best hold of their TXT GP bike

FUEL TANK

Fully integrated into both the frame and bodywork, our 2.3-liter fuel tank is so compact it almost doesn’t exist! Featuring a simple removal system, it feeds the Keihin PWK 28mm carburetor that in turn ensures all 2-stroke motors receive the fuel they need to deliver a wide spread of smooth, strong power. A J.Juan throttle cable ensures quick and easy adjustment.

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HANDLING

HANDLING

FRAME

Just like the TXT RACING models, we build our TXT GP frames to be super strong, using tubular, 1.5mm 25CrMo4 chrome-moly steel! They ensure precise rider feedback, deliver highly effective energy absorption as well as long-lasting durability, thanks to the fact they’re robot cut and laser welded. Weighing just 6kg, all frames ensure precision and toughness and are finished with a robust red powder coating and a unique special edition plate with serial number.

CNC MACHINED TRIPLE CLAMPS

Red (we like red!) CNC machined triple clamps help deliver a super stable front-end on all TXT GP models, and look great, too. Aiding overall handling and ensuring perfect fitting of the front forks, the 35mm offset clamps are made from the highest quality aluminum for ultimate reliability and minimal weight.

TECH FORKS

Similar to the TECH forks fitted to our TXT RACING models, just a little better… and golden! The 39mm Golden TECH forks feature 167mm of travel to ensure the entire TXT GP range offers the very best handling. A low friction coating on the stanchion tubes, combined with progressive rate springs and hydraulic compression and rebound adjustment ensure an incredibly smooth and stable ride. A 160 gram aluminum front axle guarantee riders have absolute front wheel confidence.

REIGER 3-WAY SHOCK ABSORBER

With high/low compression adjustment as well as a hydrostop – internal shock magic that makes compression damping incredible progressive when close to fully compressed – and bottom rebound, which keeps the shock compressed for an adjustable amount of time in order to boost traction, the REIGER 3-way shock is one of the stand out features of all TXT GP models. Delivering serious performance, the REIGER shock ensures maximum traction, every time.

SWINGARM

Ready to take those big rear wheel hits, our hollow, one-piece cast aluminum swingarms are both slim and super solid. Developed together with our vastly experienced manufacturing partner, we’ve increased the already proven rigidity to ensure additional stiffness, reliability and perfect flex behavior. Additionally, a new linkage system ensures a super progressive rear suspension action.

Features & Benefits

MOTOR

MOTOR

MOTOR

Built to be powerful, light, clean burning, and compact, the single cylinder, liquid cooled 280cc engine (272.2cc) features the latest 2-stroke technology. Sharing much of its architecture with other TXT RACING and GP bikes, thanks to years of continued development the cylinder features thermodynamic intake and exhaust ports, which contribute massively to making the engine the most competitive in its class. The light and compact design ensures the TXT GP 280 is super agile and a master at changing direction.

CYLINDER HEAD

Forged from the best quality aluminum, the S3 cylinder head fitted to the TXT GP 280 is manufactured with thicker walls and a higher coolant flow to ensure a maximum cooling rate. Increasing compression, it ensures more torque, even when riding in ‘thin air’ at higher altitudes.

CYLINDER & PISTON

The specially developed high-performance piston fitted inside the TXT GP 280, together with the 76mm cylinder that features precisely positioned intake and exhaust ports, provides excellent torque and overall motor performance. Attached to the bike via aluminum brackets, the cylinders stays help reduce motor vibrations as well as further strengthening the compact steel frame.

CARBURETOR

Equiped with a Keihin PWK 28mm carburetor that in turn ensures all 2-stroke motors receive the fuel they need to deliver a wide spread of smooth, strong power. A J.Juan throttle cable ensures quick and easy adjustment.

TRANSMISSION

The lightest transmission 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 GP bikes are technologically advanced, they reduce weight and allow for super compact crankcases.

CRANKSHAFT

Spinning endlessly to ensure all elements of the 2-stroke TXT GP 280 motor combine to produce smooth, tractable power, the perfectly balanced crankshaft delivers a 60mm stroke that features a closed main bearing made by SKF, and uses a strong, lightweight connecting rod that uses two needle bearings to ease lubrication and increase durability. It also drives the water pump impeller. Neat, huh!

CRANKCASE

All of the internal motor parts on the TXT GP 280 are held within our super-strong, light-weight crankcases. Not only are the cases incredible durable, by housing all moving shafts close to the bike’s center of gravity the design is both hugely compact and aids bike maneuverability and handling.

CLUTCH

To ensure a perfect, progressive action each and every time, all TXT GP models are fitted with the GASGAS 1/3 compact hydraulic clutch, which consisting of 3 Kevlar friction plates, 2 steel plates and a Belleville spring system for a guaranteed perfect operation each and every time. Allowing riders to build revs and deliver exact amounts of power to the rear wheel, the reliable, high-quality system also guarantees even wear, near maintenance-free operation and perfect action on every ride and in all weathers.

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PARTS

PARTS

BRAKTEC BRAKES

Complete braking confidence with a sensitive and progressive feel. That’s what the Braktec braking systems fitted to all TXT GP models ensures. The front 4-piston caliper features a 185mm front waved disc by NG while the rear 2-piston caliper features a 150mm NG FIM disc. Both deliver impressive stopping power. The rear brake system features patented magnetic brake pads, which stay open when the wheel is removed. Pretty neat, right!

FOOTPEGS

Offering three different options, the adjustable, large platform Hard Rock pegs from S3 offer standard, forwards and backwards positioning options. Ensuring riders can fine-tune their bike depending on personal preference and riding conditions, they allow for a precise, individual set-up.

INTEGRATED COOLING SYSTEM, FAN AND RADIATORS

Cool running motors produce the best power, that’s why our TXT GP bikes use an aluminum radiator together with a 115mm electrical, and waterproof, fan, with a thermostat to ensures a stable and constant coolant temperature. Red, double-layered silicone cooling hoses complete the robust and effective cooling system.

WHEELS

We use a simple but effective recipe when making our trial wheels. Mix CNC machined hubs with lightweight spokes and zinc plated steel nipples and connect them to high-strength aluminum rims. The result is super strong wheels that ensure an ultimate combination of strength, performance and reliability. A super lightweight 160 gram aluminum front axle guarantees riders have absolute front wheel confidence.

TYRES

Michelin’s super-light X11 tires connect all of our TXT GP bikes to the rocks, mud and obstacles beneath them. The best in the business, they feature super-pliable knobbles that together with low pressures offer exceptional grip.

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ELECTRONICS

ELECTRONICS

IGNITION / ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Fitted as standard with a map switch that changes engine character according to rider preference, weather and terrain type, and an AC Alternator that delivers more energy for a better spark, the TXT GP ignition and electrical system also uses no battery. Both the Engine Control Unit (ECU) and ignition coil are specifically positioned to be well protected and out of sight. A 3.4 kilogram rotor helps ensure maximum motor torque.

Technical Details

Engine

  • Transmission 6-speed
  • Starter Kickstarter
  • Stroke 60 mm
  • Bore 76 mm
  • Clutch BRAKTEC hydraulics - diaphragm GG 1/3
  • Displacement 272.2 cm³
  • EMS HIDRIA ECU
  • Design 1-cylinder, 2-stroke engine

Chassis

  • Weight (without fuel) 67.9 kg
  • Tank capacity (approx.) 2.4 l
  • Front brake disc diameter 185 mm
  • Rear brake disc diameter 150 mm
  • Front brake Monoblock 4 pistons BRAKTEC caliper, NG WAVE floating
  • Rear brake BRAKTEC caliper, autostand system, 2 pistons NG (FIM)
  • Chain 520
  • Frame design Chrome-molybdenum steel tubular space frame, powder-coated
  • Front suspension TECH aluminium bar Ø 39
  • Ground clearance 325 mm
  • Rear suspension REIGER hydraulic shock absorber with linkage
  • Seat height 630 mm
  • Steering head angle 67 °
  • Suspension travel (front) 167 mm
  • Suspension travel (rear) 174 mm