2023 GasGas ES 700 and SM 700 First Look
Street legal dual sport and supermoto from GasGas
GasGas officially revealed two new single-cylinder streetbikes, the ES 700 dual sport and the SM 700 supermoto. Both models will be released internationally as 2022 models, but North American consumers will have to wait for the 2023 model year.
With GasGas now under the ownership of Pierer Mobility, the 700 models share much in common with their counterparts from KTM and Husqvarna. From the image juxtaposition below, you can see the similarities, and differences, between the GasGas SM 700 and the KTM 690 SMC R. The GasGas ES 700 is likewise based on the KTM Enduro R.
The engine remains a liquid-cooled 693cc Single claiming peak performance figures of 74 hp at 8000 rpm and 54.2 lb-ft.at 6500 rpm. Both GasGas 700 models are fitted with PASC slipper clutches, six-speed transmissions, and up-and-down quickshifters.
Both models offer two selectable ride modes. Mode 1 offers crisp throttle response and corner sensitive ABS and traction control programed for regular street riding. The SM 700 offers a supermoto mode which offers a smoother throttle response, disengages the rear wheel ABS and adjusts the traction control to allow more rear wheel drifting and front wheel lift. The ES 700’s second mode is a similar, but fine-tuned for off-road use, with the corner-sensitive function disengaged.
The frame is likewise similar to the KTM chassis, with a chrome-moly tubular space frame, powder-coated in red instead of orange. According to GasGas, the frame alone weighs just 18.5 pounds, which goes a long way to producing the claimed dry weights of 321.8 pounds for the ES 700 and 327.4 pounds for the SM 700.
The SM 700 is equipped with an inverted WP APEX 48 fork with 8.5 inches of front wheel travel and a WP APEX linked rear shock with 9.4 inches of travel. The ES 700 swaps these out for more off-road capable WP XPLOR suspension, with 9.8 inches of travel for both front and rear wheels.
The Brembo-supplied braking system is also different for the two models. The SM 700 uses a Monoblock four-piston caliper and a 320 mm rotor on the front wheel while the ES 700 uses a two-piston floating caliper and 300 mm disc. The two models have a common rear brake, comprised of a single-piston caliper and 240 mm rotor.
The SM 700 runs on 17 inch cast wheels (which appear to be the same wheels used on the KTM 890 Duke) clad with Continental ContiAttack SM EVO tires. The ES 700 uses wire-spoke wheels and Continental Twinduro TKC 80 tires, with a 21-inch front wheel and 18-inch rear wheel. The ES 700 is the taller of the two, with its saddle height of 36.8 inches compared to the SM 700’s 35.4 inches.
Other features common to both 700 models include a 3.6-gallon fuel tank, underseat airbox, handguards, mirros and a single headlight with integrated cable management.
In GasGas’ home market of Spain, the ES 700 and SM 700 are each priced at 10,749 euros (US$11,440), the same MSRP as the KTM 690 Enduro R and 690 SMC R. We’ll have to wait for U.S. pricing, but if they remain the same as the KTM bikes, we’re looking at an MSRP of US$12,499 for either model.
2023 GasGas ES 700
2023 GasGas SM 700
|Engine Type||Liquid-cooled, Single-cylinder, 4-stroke engine|
|Bore x Stroke||105 mm x 80 mm|
|Horseower||74 hp at 8000 rpm (claimed)|
|Torque||54.2 lb-ft. at 6500 rpm (claimed)|
|EMS||Keihin EMS with RBW, twin ignition|
|Clutch||APTC slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated|
|Lubrication||Forced oil lubrication with 2 oil pumps|
|Frame Design||Chrome-moly tubular space frame, powder-coated|
|Front Suspension||WP XPLOR-USD, Ø 48 mm, 9.8 inches of travel||WP APEX 48 fork, 8.5 inches of travel|
|Rear Suspension||WP XPLOR with Pro-Lever linkage, 9.8 inches of travel||WP APEX with Pro-Lever linkage, 9.4 inches of travel|
|Front Wheel||21-inch wire spoke wheel||17-inch cast wheel|
|Rear Wheel||18-inch wire spoke wheel||17-inch cast wheel|
|Front Tire||Continental Twinduro TKC 80, 90/90 MC 21||Continental ContiAttack SM EVO, 120/70 R 17|
|Rear Tire||Continental Twinduro TKC 80, 140/80 MC 18||Continental ContiAttack SM EVO, 160/60 R 17|
|Ground Clearance||9.3 inches|
|Front Brake||Single Brembo two-piston floating caliper with a 300 mm disc||Single Brembo four-piston monoblock caliper with a 320 mm disc|
|Rear Brake||Single-piston floating caliper with a 240 mm disc|
|ABS||Two-channel Bosch 9.1 MP ABS with cornering ABS and off-road mode; disengageable||Two-channel Bosch 9.1 MP ABS with cornering ABS and supermoto mode; disengageable|
|Tank Capacity||3.6 gallons (approx.)|
|Fuel Consumption||57.4 mpg (claimed)|
|Dry Weight||321.8 pounds (claimed)||327.4 pounds (claimed)|
|Seat Height||36.8 inches||35.4 inches|
|Steering Head Angle||62.3°||63.6°|
|Service Intervals||6,200 miles|
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