Street Legal GasGas ES 700 Photos Leak Ahead of Official Announcement

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

GasGas SM 700 supermoto also expected April 26

GasGas is preparing to reveal its first street-legal models tomorrow, but photos of one of the models have already leaked online.

As we were first to confirm back in February, GasGas will be adding two street legal models to its lineup, the SM 700 supermoto and the ES 700 dual-sport. Over the last week, GasGas has been teasing an announcement on social media, hinting at two new models. Most notably, the teaser shows one bike equipped with mirrors, which suggests a street legal model, a first for the Spanish brand.

Later posts confirmed a reveal set for April 26, showing more details including a headlight. Though the launch isn’t until tomorrow, it appears GasGas’ web team has already been prepping its official site. A landing page for new GasGas “Travel” models popped up online last week and was quickly taken down again. Italian site was first to publish the leak, but its post has also been taken down. Thanks to Google, we’ve been able to pull up a cached version of the page and get our hands on it, including the first photos.

Official specs and details were not revealed, but the text confirms the ES 700. Translated from Italian, it reads:

On the road, off the road … go everywhere!

A commuter bike ready for the road, super competent off-road and full of GASGAS DNA! Combining high-quality, road-approved performance with proven off-road capability, the ES 700 proudly brings GASGAS’s playful and vibrant attitude to the road. Perfect for mixed-surface adventures and to liven up any daily commute, the GASGAS ES 700 is a playful and versatile dual-sport artist.

The photos reveal a model that looks very similar to the ES 700’s Pierer Mobility cousins, the KTM 690 Enduro R and the Husqvarna 701 Enduro dual-sports. The engine, frame look nearly identical to the KTM and Husqvarna models, which are also categorized as “Travel” models by their respective brands.

We can therefore assume the ES 700 will use a similar 693cc Single, which claims 74 hp and 54.2 lb-ft on the 690 Enduro R. The suspension is provided by WP, another Pierer brand, but it remains to be seen if they are the same spec as the KTM or Husqvarna models.

We haven’t been able to find a similar landing page for the GasGas SM 700, but we have been able to find mentions of Supermoto wheels in Google searches of GasGas’ website. The excerpts in the search results indicate two Supermoto wheel options in GasGas’ accessories. After visiting the pages themselves, it appears the Supermoto references have been removed.

The “Technical Accessories” page has been scrubbed completely while the “Front wheel” page remains up, and it still says “supermoto” in the URL.

We expect the GasGas SM 700 will be the red brand’s take on the KTM 690 SMC R and Husqvarna 701 Supermoto.

All will be confirmed tomorrow, but the evidence says we should expect GasGas to announce the new street-legal SM 700 and ES 700.

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Dennis Chung
Dennis Chung

Dennis has been a part of the team since 2008, and through his tenure, has developed a firm grasp of industry trends, and a solid sense of what's to come. A bloodhound when it comes to tracking information on new motorcycles, if there's a new model on the horizon, you'll probably hear about it from him first.

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  • LookinKool LookinKool on Apr 26, 2022

    What's the story of the "GasGas"
    name anyway?

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    • LookinKool LookinKool on Apr 26, 2022

      OK well I did find this...(Wiki)..."Gas Gas began manufacturing trial motorcycles in 1985, enduro and motocross motorcycles in 1989, and quads in 2002. The name Gas Gas literally means "to gas it" (to accelerate, give it the gas, turn the throttle - to go faster.) The Gas Gas founders have, at times, expressed misgivings about the chosen name inasmuch as it causes confusion outside Spain. Others have joked that Gas Gas are so good that they had to name them twice. The slogan "Gas Gas = Fast Fast" was used by the US importer, GasGas North America, from 1999–2002 to try to help people understand the unique name."

  • Mart Faura Mart Faura on Apr 26, 2022

    That is not a first for the Spanish brand, Gasgas made street legal models in Europe for years..., just do a quick Google search on their Pampera series, they also had the GasGas-Merlin Nomada 500. First for the KTM-Gasgas foray Yes, first for the Spanish Brand..., hell NO!