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ADV NewsGasGas Unveils ES 700 Dual Sport & SM 700 Supermoto For 2022

GasGas Unveils ES 700 Dual Sport & SM 700 Supermoto For 2022

The enduro-focused brand begins its expansion into the street market.

Published on 04.26.2022

Well, we can’t say we didn’t see it coming. Not long after the names of two new plated models from GasGas were leaked in a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration listing, the enduro-focused Spanish brand is now officially unveiling two street-legal bikes — the ES 700 and SM 700.

With these two big-bore, single-cylinder machines, GasGas says they are taking their first modern-era steps into the world of street motorcycles. A move that has been expected for a while now, considering it was purchased in 2019 by the Pierer Mobility group — parent company of KTM and Husqvarna. Not surprisingly, the dual sport enduro ‘ES 700’ and supermoto ‘SM 700’ share many features with the KTM 690 and Husqvarna 701 platform. 

At the heart of both bikes is a 692.7cc engine pumping 74 horsepower at 8,000 rpm and 54.2 ft-lbs of torque @ 6,500 rpm. Beneath the fresh red livery, which aligns these street models with GasGas’ EC and MC line-up, there is plenty of high-tech. State-of-the-art electronics ensure precise throttle response with power on tap, while smooth shifting up and down the six-speed gearbox is delivered by the integrated quickshifter. For maximum control and stability when drifting into the corners, the latest Bosch ABS systems and a PASC slipper clutch balances the bike for precise turning. 

2022 GasGas SM 700 supermoto

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Both models come equipped with two ride modes that can be switched back and forth even while on the move allowing riders to adjust the power delivery whenever they need to. Mode 1 (street mode) comes on both the SM 700 and the ES 700, delivering a crisp throttle response together with cornering sensitive ABS and traction control. Mode 2 ‘off-road mode’ on the ES 700 and ‘supermoto mode’ on the SM 700 – offer more specialized ‘get the job done better’ modes. For the ES 700 you get a more direct throttle response for better off-road traction, so you can spin the rear wheel when needed or lift the front wheel without sacrificing overall performance. On the SM 700, it provides a more aggressive throttle response with Supermoto traction control, which allows for Supermoto-style wheel drifting and the front wheel to lift. Both Mode 2 options disengage the rear wheel ABS for improved rear wheel feedback in off-road conditions and Supermoto slides on the tarmac. 

The crankshaft features a roller bearing to ensure those all-important long service intervals. To keep things smooth, there’s a second counter balance shaft that reduces inertia, lowering engine vibrations. Finally, to maintain reliability, even at the 8,000-rpm limit, the 700 motor features a high strength and wear-resistant combination of a plain bearing type connecting rod, a 105mm aluminum and silicon alloy piston, and a Diamond Like Coating (DLC) piston pin. 

The chromium-molybdenum steel trellis frame of both machines has been designed for razor-sharp cornering and straight-line stability. Further enhancing the riding experience of these super singles, a die-cast aluminum swingarm offers just the right amount of flex to transfer the unrestricted power to the ground, while a 13.5 liter fuel tank integrated into the polyamide subframe keeps the center of gravity as low as possible. 

ES 700

GasGas’ dual sport model features 250mm of suspension travel front and rear. The 48mm WP XPLOR forks are easy to fine-tune by hand, using small dials on the top of each leg – compression on the left, rebound adjustment on the right. At the rear, the WP XPLOR shock features separate high and low speed compression adjustment as well as rebound damping, all three settings simple to adjust.

The 21”/18” wheels are equipped with lightweight hubs, which are laced to proven D.I.D rims using high-quality spokes. Stopping power is delivered by the latest ABS braking technology from Bosch. Up front, the ES 700 is equipped with high performance Brembo brakes with a two-piston floating caliper that clamps onto a 300mm wave disc. In turn, the rear is equipped with a single piston caliper and a 240mm floating wave disc. 

Off-Road Ride Mode:

With the Off-road Ride Mode selected, the lean angle functionality is fully disengaged, which allows for power slides, permitting riders to really push the limits when riding off-road, especially when terrain becomes a little more extreme. There’s also an off-road specific ABS mode integrated into this setting, which only applies to the front wheel. This ensures not only great braking on loose surfaces but allows for the rear wheel to be locked, for controlled and quick changes in direction. 

And for those who are a little more daring, the ABS can be switched off completely, which allows riders to have total control over their braking for a real connection with the terrain. To turn it off, all you need to do is press and hold down the ABS button on the dashboard for approximately three seconds. 

SM 700

The Gas Gas supermoto features 215 mm of front and 240 mm of rear suspension travel. The 48mm WP Apex spring forks offer easy access clicker dials that can be adjusted by hand with compression set-up in the left leg and rebound set-up in the right leg. The WP APEX rear shock offers both high- and low-speed compression adjustment as well as the option to fine tune the rebound settings.

The 17” tubeless black wheels offer a race bike look as standard, and are said to be very lightweight. Braking is provided by a four-piston, CNC-machined radially mounted Brembo Monoblock front brake caliper, which grabs hold of the 320mm floating front disc. At the back, a smaller floating caliper and a 240mm disc only adds to the bike’s stopping power. Both brakes are complete with Bosch ABS systems.

Supermoto Ride Mode:

If you prefer riding with a more-aggressive throttle response, the Supermoto Ride Mode puts all the power in your right hand with just a touch of traction control stepping in if things get a little wild. With Supermoto Ride Mode engaged, drifting into corners comes easily as the ABS system only functions on the front wheel, giving you total control of the bike into each turn.  

Availability and Pricing

Availability of the new SM 700 and ES 700 will differ from country to country with pricing for both models set at 10,749 €. Unfortunately, GasGas has announced that these models won’t come to North America for 2022.

For more information visit www.gasgas.com.

2022 GasGas ES 700 & SM 700 Specs

MODEL:ES 700 SM 700
ENGINE TYPE:Single cylinder, 4-strokeSingle cylinder, 4-stroke
DISPLACEMENT:692.7 cc692.7 cc
BORE/STROKE:105/80 mm105/80 mm
POWER:55 kW (74 hp) @ 8,000 rpm55 kW (74 hp) @ 8,000 rpm
TORQUE:54.2 ft-lbs (73.5 Nm) @ 6,500 rpm54.2 ft-lbs (73.5 Nm) @ 6,500 rpm
COMPRESSION RATIO:12.7:112.7:1
STARTER/BATTERY:Electric starter/12V 8.6AhElectric starter/12V 8.6Ah
TRANSMISSION:6 gears6 gears
FUEL SYSTEM:Keihin EFI (throttle body 50 mm)Keihin EFI (throttle body 50 mm)
CONTROL:4 V/OHC with intake cam levers and exhaust rocker arm4 V/OHC with intake cam levers and exhaust rocker arm
LUBRICATION:Pressure lubrication with 2 oil pumpsPressure lubrication with 2 oil pumps
ENGINE OIL:Motorex, Power Synth SAE 10W-50Motorex, Power Synth SAE 10W-50
PRIMARY DRIVE:36:7936:79
FINAL DRIVE:15:4616:42
COOLING:Liquid coolingLiquid cooling
CLUTCH:APTC slipper clutch, hydraulically operatedAPTC slipper clutch, hydraulically operated
ENGINE MANAGEMENT/IGNITION:Keihin EMS with RBW, double ignitionKeihin EMS with RBW, double ignition
TRACTION CONTROL:MTC (2-mode, disengageable)MTC (2-mode, disengageable)
FRAME:Chromium-Molybdenum-Steel trellis frame, powder coatedChromium-Molybdenum-Steel trellis frame, powder coated
SUBFRAME:Self-supporting polyamide tankSelf-supporting polyamide tank
HANDLEBAR:Aluminum, tapered, Ø 28/22 mmAluminum, tapered, Ø 28/22 mm
FRONT SUSPENSION:WP XPLOR-USD Ø 48 mmWP APEX-USD Ø 48 mm
ADJUSTABILITY:Compression, ReboundCompression, Rebound
REAR SUSPENSION:WP XPLOR-Monoshock with linkageWP APEX-Monoshock with linkage
ADJUSTABILITY:Compression (High and Low), Rebound, PreloadCompression (High and Low), Rebound, Preload
SUSPENSION TRAVEL (FRONT/REAR):250/250 mm (9.8/9.8 in)215/240 mm (8.5/9.5 in)
FRONT BRAKE:Brembo two piston, floating caliper, brake disc Ø 300 mmBrembo four piston, radial caliper, brake disc Ø 320 mm
REAR BRAKE:Brembo single piston, floating caliper, brake disc Ø 240 mmBrembo single piston, floating caliper, brake disc Ø 240 mm
ABS:Bosch 9.1 MP (Cornering-ABS, disengageable)Bosch 9.1 MP (Cornering-ABS, disengageable)
WHEELS (FRONT/REAR):Spoked wheels with aluminum rims, 1.85 x 21″; 2.50 x 18″Casted tubeless rims 3.50 x 17″; 5.00 x 17″
TiRES (FRONT/REAR):90/90-21″; 140/80-18″120/70 ZR 17; 160/60 ZR 17
CHAIN:X-Ring 520 5/8 x 1/4″X-Ring 520 5/8 x 1/4″
SILENCER:Stainless steel silencer with regulated catalytic converterStainless steel silencer with regulated catalytic converter
STEERING HEAD ANGLE:62,3°63,6°
TRIPLE CLAMP OFFSET:24 mm (22 mm)35 mm (33 mm)
TRAIL:120 mm110 mm
WHEEL BASE:1506 +/- 15 mm 1,476 ± 15 mm
GROUND CLEARANCE:269 mm (10.6 in)237 mm (9.3 in)
SEAT HEIGHT:935 mm (36.8 in.)898 mm (35.4 in.)
TANK CAPACITY (APPROX.):13.5 L/1.4 L reserve13.5 L/1.4 L reserve
WEIGHT (WITHOUT FUEL, APPROX):147.5 Kg (325.2 lbs)148.5 Kg (327.4 lbs)
CO2 EMISSIONS:99 g/km96 g/km

Author: ADV Pulse Staff
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13 thoughts on “GasGas Unveils ES 700 Dual Sport & SM 700 Supermoto For 2022

  1. I guess you can now get these bikes in orange, white or red now. Red would be my last choice considering the lack of dealership network.

  2. Please send me the new gas gas it looks awesome bike and I have always been a fan of how the gas gas looks and perform

  3. I wish KTM would do a little more differentiation between brands. Like the GasGas is the budget 700 made in Taiwan with no electronics and budget parts for like $8k, the KTM is the middle of the road with updated parts and made in Austria and the Husqvarna is the cadillac of the bunch with the highest price tag and all the expensive goodies (or some variation of that). It’s like VW owns audi and porsch and they are all incrementally more expensive because of the features even though they are basically the same. I don’t see the purpose of having the exact same bike with 3 different badges.

    • We have a couple of Gasgas dealerships here in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas. But this 700 is not coming to the US in 2022.

  4. So Pierer Mobility can keep up with current demands for their 690 and 701??? Maybe more of a dealership thing to have a market presence in areas that have gasgas but no ktm or husky.

  5. Are there ANY differences between the GasGas 700 Enduro and the KtM 690 Enduro? For the supermoto version obviously the wheels are different, but anything else? Except color of course?

  6. So what I’m hearing you say is there is no money for R&D in the motorcycle industry therefore we have to be parasites on workable existing (old) designs? Am I hearing you right?

  7. Seat height looks huge. And the seat itself looks very enduring,.. not suitable for a long trip. They both look like cool bikes but not for me.

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