GAS GAS PAMPERA 250 (2001-2005) Review

Published: 23 November 2006

"One of the great trai motorcycles of modern times"

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"One of the great trai motorcycles of modern times"

  • At a glance
  • 248cc  -  20 bhp
  • 32 mpg  -  65 miles range
  • Insurance group: 7 of 17
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  • High seat height (860mm)

Overall Rating 4 out of 5

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.

Ride Quality & Brakes 4 out of 5

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.

 

Engine 3 out of 5

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.

Build Quality & Reliability 4 out of 5

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 /www.gasgasuk.com 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.

Insurance, running costs & value 4 out of 5

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.

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Equipment 2 out of 5

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.

Owners' Reviews

1 owner has reviewed their GAS GAS PAMPERA 250 (2001-2005) and rated it in a number of areas. Read what they have to say and what they like and dislike about the bike below.

Review your GAS GAS PAMPERA 250 (2001-2005)
Summary of Owners' Reviews
Overall Rating 5 out of 5
Ride Quality & Brakes 5 out of 5
Engine 5 out of 5
Build Quality & Reliability 4 out of 5
Value & Running Costs 5 out of 5
Equipment 4 out of 5
5 out of 5

Pampera parts where ?????

07 June 2015 by Dave Brambill

Very good for me as I am short. But finding it very hard to get parts in the UK I am now needing a rear silencer. wouldn't sell mine for the world. Read more

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
Very nimble brakes are great.
Engine
5 out of 5
Plenty for me.
Build Quality & Reliability
4 out of 5
Plastics impossible to get.
Value & Running Costs
5 out of 5
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Equipment
4 out of 5
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Buying experience

Hard to find. If Gas Gas brought them back as a 2 stroke they would be onto a winner lots of older guys love them for enduro. I would have a new one.

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Facts & Figures

Model info
Year introduced 2001
Year discontinued 2005
Original price -
Used price -
Warranty term (when new) Two year unlimited mileage
Running costs
Insurance group 7 of 17
Annual road tax £38
Annual service cost -
Performance
Max power 20 bhp
Max torque 14 ft-lb
Top speed 81 mph
1/4-mile acceleration -
Average fuel consumption 32 mpg
Tank range 65 miles
Specification
Engine size 248cc
Engine type Two-stroke single , 6 gears
Frame type Tubular chromoly cradle
Fuel capacity 9 litres
Seat height 860mm
Bike weight 102kg
Front suspension Preload
Rear suspension Preload
Front brake Single 240mm disc
Rear brake 200mm disc
Front tyre size 90/90 x 21
Rear tyre size 130/80 x 18

History & Versions

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.

 

Other versions

None

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