2023 GasGas MC 250F Technical Information

Features and specifications on GasGas’ 250 four-stroke motocrosser.

Since being purchased by KTM in September 2019, GasGas has increased its market share in the off-road motorcycle world with entries into segments such as motocross and dual sport, while expanding its presence in cross-country, enduro, and trials. Save for radiator shroud graphics, the full-size MXers haven’t been given any revisions since hitting the market in 2021, but that is a positive in some ways as the MC 250F and MC 450F have been praised for having nearly all of the Austrian bike benefits with some added comfort in the suspension and chassis. That may serve them well in the shootouts once again this year. While we’re waiting for the comparison tests, let’s take a look at some of what makes the MC 250F unique, and not so unique

Unlike KTM and Husqvarna, GasGas left its 250 four-stroke motocross bike alone for 2023. It’s mechanically identical to the 2021 and 2022 models.Mason Owens
With a claimed weight of 218 pounds without fuel, the MC 250F is one of the lightest bikes in its class.Mason Owens
The fuel-injected liquid-cooled 250cc four-stroke engine is designed to be ridden at high rpm thanks to its DOHC cylinder head and finger followers between the cam lobes and valve stems.Mason Owens
A unique characteristic of the MC 250F is that its header pipe doesn’t feature a resonance chamber.Mason Owens
According to GasGas, the MC 250F’s engine weighs 57 pounds.Mason Owens
You won’t find a map/traction control switch on the Neken handlebar, but it can be purchased separately for $169.49 through GasGas’ Technical Accessories catalog.Mason Owens
Beginning in 2020, KTM and Husqvarna began offering an optional vented airbox cover with its four-stroke motocross bikes for riders looking for a sharper power delivery. The MC 250F does not come with one, but there are aftermarket companies that offer them.Mason Owens
Air filter access is quick, easy, and doesn’t require tools.Mason Owens
One of the few components the MC 250F shares with the new-generation 2023 KTM 250 SX-F is its WP Xact 48mm air fork, but settings are different between them.Mason Owens
Fork air pressure is handled by the left leg and can be adjusted with the air fork pump that’s included with the bike (part No. 79412966100). For easier access to the Schrader valve, we use Works Connection’s No Air Loss Adaptor.Mason Owens
OEM baseline fork air pressure, compression damping, and rebound damping settings for the MC 250F and other WP Xact 48mm air fork-equipped GasGas models are conveniently listed on a sticker applied to the left fork leg.Mason Owens
Both fork damping adjusters are designed to be turned by hand. The compression clicker is at the top of the right fork leg and rebound is on bottom.Mason Owens
KTM and Husqvarna have gone to toolless tuning on the all-new WP Xact shock spec’d on its respective full-size motocross and cross-country models. Meanwhile, GasGas retains the prior-generation WP Xact shock that requires a flat-blade screwdriver to adjust low-speed compression and rebound damping, and a 14mm socket to turn the high-speed compression adjuster.Mason Owens
Standard shock spring rate is 42 Nm, which is the same as the MC 450F’s.Mason Owens
Do these forged triple clamps look familiar? They’re not only featured on GasGas’ dirt bikes, but also on KTM’s XC-W, XCF-W, and EXC-F models.Mason Owens
The MC 250F’s swingarm is the same component that was spec’d on the prior-generation (2019–2022) Husqvarna FC 250, while the KTM 250 SX-F’s was unique to it.Mason Owens
Although it boasts an identical 1.9-gallon capacity like the previous-generation KTMs and Husqvarnas, the MC 250F’s fuel tank has a different shape to accommodate the GasGas-specific plastic.Mason Owens
Maxxis Maxxcross MX-ST tires are OEM equipment on GasGas’ full-size motocross bikes, while KTM’s and Husqvarna’s feature Dunlop Geomax MX33 rubber.Mason Owens
Aside from different radiator shroud graphics this year, the MC 250F hasn’t changed since it hit the market in 2021. Perhaps we’ll see all-new special-edition bikes from GasGas this year that will carry into 2024 for the standard models?Mason Owens

2023 GasGas MC 250F Specifications

MSRP: $9,199
Engine: DOHC, liquid-cooled single-cylinder
Displacement: 250cc
Bore x Stroke: 78.0 x 52.3mm
Compression Ratio: 14.4:1
Transmission/Final Drive: 5-speed/chain
Fuel System: EFI w/ 44mm throttle body
Clutch: Wet, multiplate Diaphragm Steel (DS); hydraulic actuation
Frame: Central double cradle chromoly steel
Front Suspension: WP Xact 48mm inverted fork, air pressure, compression damping, and rebound damping adjustable; 12.2 in. travel
Rear Suspension: WP Xact shock, spring preload, high-/low-speed compression damping, and rebound damping adjustable; 11.8 in. travel
Front Brake: Brembo 2-piston caliper, 260mm disc
Rear Brake: Brembo 1-piston caliper, 220mm disc
Tires, Front/Rear: Maxxis Maxxcross MX-ST; 80/100-21 / 110/90-19
Rake/Trail: 26.1°/NA
Wheelbase: 58.5 in.
Ground Clearance: 14.6 in.
Claimed Seat Height: 37.4 in.
Fuel Capacity: 1.9 gal.
Claimed Weight (Without Fuel): 218 lb.
Availability: Now
Contact: gasgas.com