GASGAS knows what's needed for serious offroad performance, which is why the ES 700 is fitted with high-quality hardware and components that deliver reliability, performance, and a playful riding character.
We don’t want the ES 700 to have any limitations when ridden off-road, which is why it comes with a super-strong wheelset. Assembled with lightweight hubs, which are laced to proven D.I.D rims using high quality spokes, the wheels are solid, functional, and lightweight.
Thoroughly tested on a wide variety of terrain, Continental TKC 80 tires are the perfect choice for the ES 700. Not only do they ensure exceptional grip both on the street and off-road, they're also incredibly durable, allowing you to cover some serious distance before it's time to replace them. Up front it's a 90/90-21, at the rear we've fitted a 140/80-18.
Only two things get into the airbox of our ES 700 - fresh air, and your hands, when you need to change the air filter. Easily accessible from under the seat, the airbox is designed to provide the perfect air flow into the motor while ensuring maximum protection from the elements.
It's all well and good creating a fast bike, but we needed to make sure that the ES 700 could stop in a hurry too! This is precisely why we equipped the bike with the latest ABS braking technology by Bosch. We fitted high performance Brembo brakes as they're the best on the market, with a two-piston floating caliper up front that clamps onto a 300mm floating wave disc. For the rear brake we opted for a single piston caliper and a 240mm floating wave disc for controlled and precise braking in all conditions.
Fully loaded with everything that's needed to ensure impressive big-bore performance, the motor in our ES 700 is the most powerful in their class, pumping out 55 kW (74hp) at 8,000 rpm, and pumping out 73.5Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm! With a compact cylinder head design that features a double spark plug for increased motor smoothness, and lower emissions, our motors also ensure long service intervals. Fitted with PASC slipper clutches for a little extra cornering fun, and lightweight 6-speed gearboxes, the EURO 5 compliant stainless-steel exhaust system allows our 700 to breathe freely, while delivering low sound, low emissions, and maximum power output.
We like our 692.7cc motor fully loaded. Fully loaded with everything that's needed to ensure impressive big-bore performance, and long service intervals. Boasting 55 kW (74hp) at 8,000 rpm, and pumping out 73.5Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm, there's plenty of power for serious on-road and off-road riding. Tipping the scales at 43.4 kilograms including the electric start, throttle body, clutch, and coolant lines, weight isn't an issue when it comes to our single-cylinder, single overhead cam power producer!
Reliability is super important to us, which is why the motors feature an active crankcase evacuation system, with forced engine lubrication, that in turn reduces oil friction and pump losses. The main benefits are long 10,000-km service intervals and extremely low fuel consumption for reduced running costs. And who doesn't like that!
Suck, squeeze, bang, blow... isn't that what they say happens inside a four-stroke cylinder? Allowing all that to take place, and ensuring that a ton of usable power is created too, the state-of-the-art four-valve cylinder head fitted to theES 700 has twin spare plugs to guarantee a smooth power delivery. The engine's single overhead camshaft acts directly on the 42mm intake valves via finger followers with 34mm exhaust valves actuated by a rocker arm, which delivers more precise valve timing at higher engine speeds.
CRANKSHAFT, CONROD AND PISTON
The hardworking parts at the heart of the motor that ensure reliability and performance. And, most importantly, those long service intervals. The crankshaft, that features an 80mm stroke, 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.
All about low sound, low emissions, and maximum power output, the stainless-steel exhaust systems allow our ES 700 to breathe freely. Perfectly integrated into the overall design of the bike, the exhaust system is also EURO 5 compliant.
Hands up who wants to get in and out of corners faster? Then it's a good job we fitted an Adler power assist slipper clutch to the ES 700. Maximizing rear wheel grip when accelerating hard out of corners, the slipper clutch also prevents any rear wheel instability when under hard braking and downshifting, ensuring the bike is perfectly balanced when entering corners. The unique design also reduces unwanted vibrations and aids the feel at the clutch lever. Then there's the Magura hydraulic clutch system, which delivers perfect action in all conditions, even from the very moment that the bike is fired into life.
Silky smooth, precise shifting from the lightweight 6-speed gearbox ensures you can accelerate hard and fast and stay in perfect control even in the most extreme conditions - both on track and off-road.
With a specific A2 engine map limiting power to 30 kW, the ES 700 can be ridden by A2 license holders that wish to ride a true 'Big Enduro' bike both on and off-road.
The hidden magic that helps make the ES 700 so much fun to ride! State-of-the-art electronics ensure that all riders can adjust the power delivery to perfectly suit their riding style, allowing everyone to set-up the motorcycle's performance just the way they like it. With switchable ride modes the power characteristics and traction control can be changed on the fly while lean-angle sensitive traction control ensures perfect rear wheel grip in all riding conditions. Or, for those that want full power at all times, traction control can be turned off altogether! And, a Quickshifter ensures super smooth and efficient up and down shifting without the need to use the clutch.
Doing exactly what its name suggests, the Quickshifter ensures super smooth and efficient up and down shifting without the need to use the clutch. Leaving you free to shift whenever needed, two sensors - one to detect movement of the shift lever rod and a second that detects gear engagement - take care of the clever stuff, meaning no matter how hard you're accelerating, you can always hook the next gear. When it comes to downshifting, the system matches the engine speed to the speed of the lower gear for seamless downshifting.
MAP SELECT SWITCH
Two ride modes for double the fun. Even when on the move you can switch from one ride mode to the other, adjusting the power delivery whenever you need to. Mode 1 - street mode - delivering a crisp throttle response together with cornering sensitive ABS and traction control. We like to think of it as the controlled street riding performance mode! Mode 2 - offroad mode on the ES 700 offers more specialized 'get the job done better' modes. For the ES 700 you get a smoother throttle response for better off-road traction, can spin the rear wheel as and when needed, and also lift the front wheel without sacrificing overall performance.
OFFROAD RIDE MODE
Serious off-road fun starts when the Off-road Ride Mode is engaged! Smoothing out the power to give a torquey throttle response, the built-in traction control system has been developed specifically for riding off-road. In tighter turns, this mode allows the rear wheel to spin and break traction for carving sharper lines. When you get straightened up, the front wheel can be lifted, allowing you to attack rough terrain with ease.<br>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.
Lighting up the rear wheel exiting turns is so much fun. But on a day-to-day basis, it’s not always what you want. That’s why the lean-angle sensitive traction control system monitors rear wheel speed and reacts immediately (within milliseconds!) if the rear wheel’s turning faster than the bike’s overall speed. Jumping in to momentarily reduce the engine output, a smooth and barely noticeable reduction in power prevents any unwanted rear wheel sliding. Once things have settled down, full power is restored. For riders looking for total control of their motorcycle, traction control can also be completely switched off.
Getting you stopped, quick! The ES 700 is fitted with the very latest braking technology - a Bosch cornering ABS system. With the ABS switched off more experienced riders can push their limits. But when switched on, the technology ensures strong, progressive braking that removes any unwanted rear-wheel lock-ups or scary over the bars moments! The system also features advanced rollover protection, which works under heavy braking when in standard ABS mode.
Smart technology that results in the perfect power delivery. With a 50mm throttle body, the Keihin electronic fuel injection system does away with the need for a traditional throttle cable! Controlling the throttle valve electronically, the Engine Management System (EMS) continuously compares engine parameters with data from sensors to adjust the throttle valve accordingly, resulting in perfect power delivery and throttle response. Additionally, it also provides a super impressive throttle response, specifically from slower speeds.