Street Legal GasGas SM 700 and ES 700 Confirmed for 2022

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

Will share common platform with KTM 690 and Husqvarna 701 models

GasGas is preparing to introduce its first street legal motorcycles with a new ES 700 enduro and a SM 700 supermoto. can confirm those two models will be coming to the U.S.

[UPDATE: We’ve gotten our hands on a price list from two separate GasGas dealers in Spain confirming the SM 700 and ES 700. Prices in euros added below.]

The confirmation comes from vehicle identification number (VIN) decoder information submitted to the U.S. by KTM. The VIN decoder was recently amended on Feb. 16, with a cover letter 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”), Husqvarna (“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.

The 2021 Husqvarna 701 Enduro.

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 2021 KTM 690 SMC R.

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 two new models for sale. 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 700KTM 690 SMC RHusqvarna 701 Supermoto
375,020 UAH$12,549387,600 UAH$12,969413,780 UAH$13,845
GasGas ES 700KTM 690 Enduro RHusqvarna 701 Enduro
371,960 UAH$12,446387,600 UAH$12,969404,600 UAH$13,538

Listed prices and currency rates accurate as of Feb. 23.

371,960 UAH$12,446387,600 UAH$12,969404,600 UAH$13,538

UPDATE: a price list from two separate Spanish dealers has both the ES 700 and SM 700 priced at €10,749. That’s about US$12,000, but direct currency conversions don’t always provide an accurate picture of local pricing. The price list has the 700 models somewhere between the MSRPs of the MC450F (€10,169) and its Troy Lee Designs version (€11,719). The MC450F is listed in the U.S. at $9,999, so a price of around $10,500 to $11,000 may be a reasonable estimate.

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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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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  • David K David K on Feb 24, 2022

    So sad that KTM has to buy these small brand companies out and basically create duplicates of themselves with another name. Other than the Japanese brands, it can get kind of boring or meaningless if the winners of the races were all KTM based rebadged brands.

    • DickRuble DickRuble on Feb 24, 2022

      The bigger concern is that, as KTM becomes bigger and bigger, the quality will begin slipping.. Some will say that it was slipping to begin with. Chrysler used to have Plymouth, Dodge, and Chrysler models that were different only in name. Same for GM with multitude of brands on identical platforms. And we know how "good" those manufacturers are.

  • Patriot159 Patriot159 on Feb 26, 2022

    Same bike with GasGas livery. Not that I'm complaining as these big S/M machines are bonkers. My license would be in jeopardy.