2024 GasGas EX 250F Technical Information

Features and specifications of GasGas’ 250cc four-stroke off-road model.

For 2024, GasGasmotocross, cross-country, and enduro bikes received a complete makeover. Not to mention the fun Austrian brand added two new dual sports to its growing lineup. One of GasGas’ extremely popular models is the EX 250F. It’s designed to bridge the gap between a 250cc four-stroke motocrosser and an enduro racer, making it perfect for off-road competitions like hare scrambles, sprint enduros, and GNCCs. We took static and detail photos of this versatile motorcycle to highlight its technical updates for 2024 as well as its off-road features.

The 2024 GasGas EX 250F has been completely revised from axle to axle.Jeff Allen
GasGas uses the same strong powerplant that debuted on the KTM 250 XC-F in 2023 with a Pankl Racing Systems six-speed gearbox. This fuel-injected liquid-cooled DOHC four-stroke engine has an 81.0mm bore and 48.5mm stroke, giving it a 250cc displacement and compression ratio of 14.5:1.Jeff Allen
The fun Austrian brand’s 250cc four-stroke cross-country racer churns out 41.9 hp and 20.0 lb.-ft. of torque at the rear wheel, as measured on our in-house dyno.Jeff Allen
With its 2024 redesign, the new engine and chassis reposition the intake tract. A new intake means a new Twin Air air filter shape.Jeff Allen
These windows on the side panels are closed off. Opening them might allow more airflow into the airbox.Jeff Allen
GasGas’ airbox cover on its MY24 dirt bikes is much longer than its Austrian cousins’.Jeff Allen
On the 2021–2023 models, GasGas’ MC 250F and EX 250F used a straight-through header. For 2024, both quarter-liter four-stroke models have been upgraded to a header featuring a resonance chamber to help broaden power curve and potentially reduce exhaust decibels.Jeff Allen
This off-road competition model uses the same unrestricted muffler as the MC 250F.Jeff Allen
As of 2024, all Austrian-built bikes have been switched to this newly shaped 1.8-bar radiator cap. It can be challenging to remove and install, so much that some companies sell special tools to make it easier.Jeff Allen
The EX 250F comes equipped with a generously sized 2.4-gallon see-through gas tank that’s as slim as the MC 250F’s, keeping the cockpit as narrow as possible.Jeff Allen
Off the showroom floor, the EX 250F doesn’t have the new engine map/traction control/launch control/quickshift switch, but it’s preprogrammed into the ECU and can be plugged in and used after purchasing through GasGas Technical Accessories. On the right side of the handlebar is the new two-in-one engine start and stop switch (pictured).Jeff Allen
A new chassis means new suspension. Up front is a WP Xact 48mm closed-cartridge coil-spring fork with 11.8 inches travel. It features compression and rebound damping adjustability on both legs.Jeff Allen
Triple clamps are new, but remain a forged design with a 22mm offset. The main difference is the top and bottom clamps have some finish machining to mimic a split-finger design.Jeff Allen
The new WP Xact shock is shorter and lighter than the previous version with tool-free low- and high-speed compression, and rebound damping adjustability.Jeff Allen
Shock valving is softer on the EX 250F than it is on the MC 250F, but both use a 42 Nm spring.Jeff Allen
Even though the shock is shorter (15mm or 0.6 inch, to be exact), the revised linkage still allows the rear suspension to have 11.8 inches of travel.Jeff Allen
The new hollow, die-cast swingarm complements the new double-cradle chromoly steel frame to provide the best comfort and performance. It’s also 190 grams (0.4 pound) lighter than the outgoing design.Jeff Allen
Rear wheel now uses a smaller 22mm axle to match the reworked chassis flex characteristics.Jeff Allen
GasGas switched from Brembo to Braktec for hydraulic clutch and brakes. Rotor sizes remain the same with a 260mm front and 220mm rear.Jeff Allen
One key feature of the new-for-2024 frame is the more inboard footpeg mounts. They help keep mud from packing in the pivot area and allow for a larger footpeg surface, improving the rider's feel of the bike.Jeff Allen
All three Austrian brands use a one-piece lower handlebar mount for more precise steering. A handy hourmeter is standard equipment on the EX 250F.Jeff Allen
The red Austrian brand’s quarter-liter cross-country thumper hits the Dirt Rider scales at 248 pounds wet.Jeff Allen

2024 GasGas EX 250F Specs

MSRP: $10,099
Engine: DOHC, liquid-cooled single-cylinder
Displacement: 250cc
Bore x Stroke: 81.0 x 48.5mm
Compression Ratio: 14.5:1
Transmission/Final Drive: 6-speed/chain
Dirt Rider Measured Horsepower: 41.9 hp @ 13,200 rpm
Dirt Rider Measured Torque: 20.0 lb.-ft. @ 9,400 rpm
Fuel System: Keihin EFI w/ 44mm throttle body
Clutch: Wet, multiplate Diaphragm Steel (DS); hydraulic actuation
Frame: Central double-cradle chromoly steel
Front Suspension: WP Xact 48mm closed-cartridge coil-spring fork, compression and rebound damping adjustable; 11.8 in. travel
Rear Suspension: WP Xact shock, spring preload, high/low-speed compression damping, and rebound damping adjustable; 11.8 in. travel
Front Brake: Braktec 2-piston caliper, 260mm disc
Rear Brake: Braktec 1-piston caliper, 220mm disc
Front Tire: Dunlop Geomax MX33; 80/100-21
Rear Tire: Dunlop Geomax AT81; 110/100-18
Rake/Trail: 26.1°/NA
Wheelbase: 58.6 in.
Ground Clearance: 13.5 in.
Dirt Rider Measured Seat Height: 37.5 in.
Fuel Capacity: 2.4 gal.
Dirt Rider Measured Wet Weight: 248 lb.
Availability: Now
Contact: gasgas.com