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Gas Gas 2018 EC300 "Six Days"

I had just a brief squirt on the bike (Close Motorcycles demo) today & immediately a few things stood out -

* Weight - felt a fair bit lighter than a '15 EC300 I rode a few weeks back.
* Motor - quiet, zero vibrations, very strong yet smooth bottom end. Didn't have the room to go above the mid-range, which was definitely not soft.
* Gearbox - gears seemed well spaced and shifting was very slick.
* Ergos - not a fan of the sweepy 'bar but the pegs and seat felt good and the standing position was comfy immediately.
* Suspension - whaddya reckon?! Superb straight out of the box (1hr), of course! A bike to make riding longer easier because of the boingers. Softer valving than my mx-spec SSS, but more forgiving. Shock was excellent.
* Button - worked for me in or out of gear, but I did see the bike struggle a bit to start on the button earlier in the day. Could've been a stone cold motor or stock jetting.
* Brakes - awesome.
* Visuals - a very sexy bike to eyeball, no doubt.

Gas Gas most definitely back in the game!
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I rode one with 5klms on the speedo. The starter took a bit to get going until about 30 or 40 klms. Must be nice and tight from new.


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Do they have a kick-starter?
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Do they have a kick-starter?
Yes, they do.

It appears there's a minor fix to the earthing that will resolve the intermittent starting issue, so I'll put that in place this week - the bike is Close Motorcycles demo bike, feel free to PM me if you'd like to book a test ride anywhere around Sydney. The bikes are based in Marrickville, but I'm happy to come out and meet you somewhere.

I'm impressed with the bike, and with the support that I've received so far from the importer so you can see what the fuss is about.

I'm impressed, but as a dealer and with a username like ggchris there's a fair chance that I would be!
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5 weeks since i ordered my footpegs and nussing , still no parts then ?
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5 weeks since i ordered my footpegs and nussing , still no parts then ?
No idea, who did you order from?

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No idea, who did you order from?

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