GasGas is preparing to introduce its first street legal motorcycles with a new ES 700 enduro and a SM 700 supermoto. Motorcycle.com can confirm those two models will be coming to the U.S.
The confirmation comes from vehicle identification number (VIN) decoder information submitted to the U.S. by. The VIN decoder was recently amended on Feb. 16, with a noting the only changes were to add the “GG ES 700” and “GG SM 700” for 2022 and 2023, with both models marked specifically as being street legal. The decoder includes the two new bikes with models dating back several years from KTM, and its sister brands GasGas (labeled in the document as “GG”), (“HQV”) and the shuttered Husaberg (HSB).
While GasGas getting into streetbikes is a big shift, the choice of its first two models should come as no surprise. Since GasGas became part of the Pierer Mobility family in 2019, the brand has adopted technology from KTM and Husqvarna, with only its trial bikes retaining its pre-Pierer Mobility tech.
The ES 700 will share much in common with the KTM 690 Enduro R and the Husqvarna 701 Enduro. Likewise, the GasGas SM 700 will similar to the KTM 690 SMC R and Husqvarna 701 Supermoto.
How much the red bikes will differ from their cousins remains to be seen. The three brands share common platforms, but the models receive some changes to differentiate from each other. The 690 SMC R, for example, has a larger fuel tank, a taller seat height and a longer wheelbase than the 701 Supermoto. It also comes standard with Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport tires while the Husqvarna model comes with Continental ContiAttack SM EVO tires.
The VIN decoder only covers models intended for the U.S., but we can confirm that the GasGas ES 700 and SM 700 will also be sold in other markets. A dealer in Ukraine has already listed the. Pierer Mobility probably won’t be happy about that, but the dealer probably has more important things to worry about right now…
The GasGas SM 700 is currently listed at 375,020 Ukrainian hryvnia (UAH), or about US$12,549. That’s about $420 less than what the same dealer asks for a KTM 690 SMC R and $1,300 less than the Husqvarna 701 Supermoto’s price. The listed prices for the enduro and supermoto models as of this writing are listed below.
|Comparison of the Ukrainian dealer’s listed prices|
|GasGas SM 700||KTM 690 SMC R||Husqvarna 701 Supermoto|
|375,020 UAH||$12,549||387,600 UAH||$12,969||413,780 UAH||$13,845|
|GasGas ES 700||KTM 690 Enduro R||Husqvarna 701 Enduro|
|371,960 UAH||$12,446||387,600 UAH||$12,969||404,600 UAH||$13,538|
|Listed prices and currency rates accurate as of Feb. 23.|
It’s not clear when GasGas will announce the ES 700 or SM 700 but we suspect both models will be confirmed soon. We’ll have the latest information as it becomes available.
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