The splendid metamorphosis of the greatest bike in the history of trial
GasGas presents its revolutionary new TXT Racing 2019 range. This iconic trial model shows off great new features in both its looks and on its inside too, without losing the accent on the racing style of all its models. A firm commitment to renovation that will convince trial enthusiasts and has become the most powerful weapon of the official GasGas Trial Factory Team riders making them winners in the top international competitions.
Thanks to the experience of the GasGas Trial Factory Team in the highest level of international competition and the direct feedback given to the R&D department from its official riders, Jaime Busto and Jeroni Fajardo, and its Team Manager, Marc Colomer, the Trial World Championship has become the best test bench to push forward the evolution of the production bikes from the factory in Salt.
A guarantee of success for the latest generation of the GasGas TXT Racing 2019, with models that combine the high performance and reliability of all components plus a new attractive, radical look. Significant changes have been made on the external level, in terms of looks and graphic design, and also internally, both in the engine and in other parts of the bike. A profound renewal that means the greatest transformation in the history of a model, the TXT, which marks a before and after in this discipline since its birth now two decades ago.
Chassis: new swingarm and rear section highlight a host of changes
The rear section shows the remarkable changes that have been incorporated in the new GasGas TXT Racing 2019, with the debut of a new aluminium swingarm and the revision of most of the additional components associated with the rear section.
An absolute redesign of the swingarm and linkage gives improved feel and progressiveness to the TXT Racing 2019 range. Paired with a two-way Öhlins hydraulic monoshock with 174mm (6.85”) travel, the new rear suspension setup provides a perfect balance between stability, traction, and reaction capacity in the most demanding and uncompromising trial sections. The junction between the swingarm and frame was redesigned and incorporates double-sealed bearings to keep out dirt and grime and extend maintenance intervals.
The long list of other new features at the rear of the bike include a new, more effective brake cylinder, a new disc protector fixed directly to the calliper, a new guide for the rear brake hose, and a new sprocket protector. In addition, the side stand now incorporates a new protrusion to make it easier for the rider to operate with the sole of their boot. The new chain slider can now be removed without first removing the swingarm, and the improved chain tensioner is easier to assemble and now has even greater protection.
If we look at the mid-section of the bike, the biggest changes were to the frame to incorporate the new rear suspension design. This redesign has also allowed small details such as the replacement of the old conical-head bolts of the previous models with much more robust and durable Allen-type bolts. We also used new bearings in the brake pedal, with the aim of eliminating any type of play while maintaining smooth feel, even after sustained use.
The front mudguard was completely redesigned and now integrates the fork brace. The excellent 39mm Tech fork with 180mm (7”) of travel were retained, as were components such as Michelin Trial tires, NG brake rotors, and Braktec callipers, meaning a guarantee of quality in terms of traction and braking.
Engine: Maximum reliability and great performance
Often external changes are a reflection of an internal renewal, as in the case of the new TXT Racing 2019, where this season’s models adopt highly relevant developments in the engine. If we delve into its heart, we find one of the main modifications of this model: new crankshaft bearings that ensure the correct lubrication of the engine, ensure the hermetic fit of the assembly and, in turn, allow its easy and convenient maintenance from the exterior.
The new trial range from the company in Girona will be manufactured in the usual engines sizes of 300, 280, 250 and 125 cc, counting on its compact, light single-cylinder water cooled 2 stroke engines with six-speed gearbox.
In addition to the proven reliability and resistance of its engines, new kevlar clutch discs are incorporated in this range with a new spring and new variable preload. In this same section, the clutch cover constitutes one of the remarkable new features of this edition. A cover divided in two parts in order to simplify access and maintenance, and facilitate the removal of the clutch discs, a job that now requires only the simple operation of removing the outer cover.
Looks: cutting edge, stylized, racing image
GasGas has completely reinvented its great trial icon. The TXT Racing 2019 range with numerous new features is now unveiled before all trial lovers. The first of these, evident to the naked eye, is on an aesthetic level with completely renewed graphics and a markedly ‘racing’ appearance. All this thanks to the stylization of its lines and the originality of elements such as the new front mud guard, integrated into the fork brace, or the combination of basic colours such as black, red and white in the plastic and the embellishment of parts such as the new aluminium swingarm or the clutch cover.