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Gas Gas PAMPERA 250 Trail Motorbike Review

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MCN overall verdict rating is 4

The Gas Gas Pampera 250 MK III is one of the great trail motorcycles of modern times. It’s particularly suitable for shorties and more inexperienced riders, thanks to its combination of easy manners and low seat height (for a trail bike). Spanish factory Gas Gas has a good history of making quality off-roaders and they have a string of world titles to their name.


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With just 103kg to haul about the Gas Gas Pampera's 250cc, two-stroke motor has an easy time of it. Forget ideas of peaky, hard to ride motocross motorcycles – the Gas Gas Pampera has good torque, a gentle, progressive power delivery and it’s quite reliable, too. It runs on pre-mix, so remember to carry a bottle of stroker oil with you on longer journeys.

Ride and Handling

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Because it’s so short and light the Gas Gas Pampera feels almost like a trials motorcycle. The dimensions work well whether you’re pottering along on standing on the pegs, with a decent reach from both pegs to bars. The Gas Gas Pampera's Marzocchi forks and Boge shock can cope with quite tricky trails easily and flatter the abilities of newer riders.



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The Gas Gas Pampera doesn't have many creature comforts, but it is fully-road legal and you do get quality component names like Marzocchi and Boge.

Gas Gas Pampera (2001-2005)

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Engine size 248 cc
Power 20 bhp
Top speed 81 mph
Insurance group 7 of 17
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Quality and Reliability

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Gas Gas aren’t well known in the UK outside of the specialist off-road motorcycle market. But they do have a decent dealer network (visit / for details), a good reputation and a healthy spares stock. Being a two-stroke the Gas Gas Pampera is cheap to fix should any engine woes raise their head.


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Compared to something like Honda’s CRF230 or Yamaha’s TT-R250 the Gas Gas Pampera does well. It’s cheaper and better than the other two in sheer terms of rideability, especially for anyone new to off-roading. Prices are lower than its Japanese rivals, but in terms of build quality the Gas Gas Pampera gives little away. Find a Gas Gas Pampera for sale.


Insurance group: 7 of 17

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Model History

2001: MKIII Gas Gas Pampera introduced. A much-improved bike on the previous Gas Gas Pampera motorcycles, which lacked its flexibility and ease of use. Discontinued in 2005.


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Top speed 81 mph
1/4-mile acceleration secs
Max power 20 bhp
Max torque 14 ft-lb
Weight 102 kg
Seat height 860 mm
Fuel capacity 9 litres
Average fuel consumption 32 mpg
Tank range 65 miles
Annual road tax
Insurance group 7 of 17
Engine size 248 cc
Engine specification Two-stroke single , 6 gears
Frame Tubular chromoly cradle
Front suspension adjustment Preload
Rear suspension adjustment Preload
Front brakes Single 240mm disc
Rear brake 200mm disc
Front tyre size 90/90 x 21
Rear tyre size 130/80 x 18

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also the bike in the picture with the rider is an EC, maz forks, ohlins shock and nissin 4 pots on the front, nissin 2 pots on the back, solid ali swing arm, the frame is said to be ali but is actually only partially ali. you can see the EC has been made by a company that makes trials bikes.Fuel tank only holds 10l but the uprates enduro tank holds much more.

27 April 2010 20:50


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Its OK........BUT

Go and ride the EC250, much much better, gas gas are quality - Roatx engines too so dont worry about the engines. Ultra relaible but parts can be expensive form gas gas UK, ebay does come up well sometimes for spares. plenty of servicing parts though, not a lot to go wrong. great off road. premix is a pain but youll get used to it.

27 April 2010 17:25

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