How Much Power Does the 2024 GasGas MC 250F Make?

Dyno testing GasGas’ 250F motocross bike for horsepower and torque.

One year behind KTM’s 250 SX-F and Husqvarna’s FC 250 in moving to the next-generation Austrian motocross bike platform, GasGas’ MC 250F received a new engine, chassis, shock, bodywork, and more for 2024. All of those components and then some were featured on the MC 250F Factory Edition in 2023, and the standard-model delivers on the promise of better overall performance the special-edition version gave us a preview of last year.

Some of the main engine updates made to GasGas’ 250cc four-stroke motocross bike for 2024 include a 3mm larger bore, 3.8mm shorter stroke, higher compression ratio, and larger titanium exhaust valves. Spinning 41.9 hp and 19.8 lb.-ft. of torque on Dirt Rider’s in-house dyno, the MC 250F not only churns out 1.6 hp and 0.6 lb.-ft. of torque more at peak than the first-generation (20212023) platform, it also produces more of both along the entire rpm range.

“The 2024 GasGas MC 250F has more power than prior-year models, and I was happy with the improvement,” test rider Michael Wicker said. “There’s a slight gain in low-end, but I noticed the biggest difference from midrange to top-end. This bike still shines when rpm is up.”

2024 GasGas MC 250F Dyno ChartRobert Martin

2024 GasGas MC 250F Engine Specs

Engine Type: DOHC, liquid-cooled, four-stroke single-cylinder; 4 valves/cyl.
Displacement: 250cc
Bore x Stroke: 81.0 x 48.5mm
Compression Ratio: 14.5:1
Fuel Delivery: Electronic fuel injection w/ 44mm throttle body