2023 GasGas MC 250F Factory Edition Technical Information

Features and specifications of GasGas’ special-edition 250F motocrosser.

Special-edition motocross bike testing season for 2023 is coming to an end as 2024 models continue to roll out, and one of the final motorcycles in that list is the GasGas MC 250F Factory Edition.

An all-new motorcycle to the market and in terms of updates over the standard model, the MC 250F Factory Edition was released this year to allow Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GasGas Factory Racing riders Michael Mosiman, Pierce Brown, and Caden Braswell to race what is essentially the 2024 GasGas MC 250F several months before it’s unveiled. It also gives consumers an opportunity to purchase this new platform with plenty of trick items from GasGas’ Technical Accessories catalog.

Before we publish our test of this exciting new model and while we anxiously await the release of the 2024 GasGas dirt bike lineup, let’s take a look at some of the features and specifications of the Austrian brand’s first-ever special-edition 250cc four-stroke motocrosser.

GasGas is the only motorcycle manufacturer offering a special-edition 250cc four-stroke motocross bike in 2023. It’s also the MC 250F Factory Edition’s first year on the market.Jeff Allen
Engine has been updated to the same spec as the 2022 KTM 250 SX-F Factory Edition, 2022 Husqvarna FC 250 Rockstar Edition, 2023 KTM 250 SX-F, and 2023 Husqvarna FC 250. A Hinson Racing Billetproof clutch cover with GasGas Factory Racing logo is wear-resistant and a tasteful aesthetic add-on.Jeff Allen
Spinning the drum on Dirt Rider’s in-house dyno, GasGas’ special-edition 250F motocrosser churns out 40.8 hp at 12,900 rpm and 19.7 lb.-ft. of torque at 9,200 rpm.Jeff Allen
Unlike the standard model, header pipe features a resonance chamber, and muffler is an Akrapovič Slip-On Line titanium unit with a United States Forest Service (USFS)-approved spark arrestor.Jeff Allen
Engine start and stop buttons are combined on a single unit.Jeff Allen
Two engine maps, traction control (TC), quickshift (QS), and launch control are reserved for GasGas’ Factory Editions as the standard models don’t have any of those functions in stock trim.Jeff Allen
GasGas even places a sticker on the frame to remind riders which engine map is which and how to activate launch control.Jeff Allen
WP’s Xact 5448 48mm air fork handles front suspension duties, but settings differ from the regular MC 250F to suit the Factory Edition’s new chassis.Jeff Allen
Standard fork air pressure, compression damping, and rebound damping settings are conveniently listed on a sticker placed on the right fork leg.Jeff Allen
Even spoke nipples get the red anodize treatment.Jeff Allen
You won’t find many dirt bikes with this nice of a front brake disc guard in stock trim. Made of carbon fiber and plastic, this GasGas Factory Racing item retails for $209.99.Jeff Allen
A new chain guide, gold D.I.D X-Ring chain, and black rear sprocket are a few other up-spec parts on the MC 250F Factory Edition.Jeff Allen
Protecting the underside of the double-cradle chromoly steel frame and fuel-injected liquid-cooled DOHC four-stroke 250cc engine is a high-end 2K carbon-composite skid plate.Jeff Allen
Black engine hangers are a nice touch in the aesthetics department.Jeff Allen
A two-tone gripper seat is employed, but doesn’t have ribs like the KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition and Husqvarna FC 450 Rockstar Edition.Jeff Allen
For the all-important start, GasGas includes a WP Factory holeshot device with the bike.Jeff Allen
The ODI lock-on grips on the standard GasGas models are nice, but the Factory Editions take it a step further with gray soft-compound grips.Jeff Allen
At 238 pounds wet on our automotive scales, the MC 250F Factory Edition weighs 7 pounds more than the standard MC 250F.Jeff Allen