GAS GAS PAMPERA 250 (2001 - 2005) Review
At a glance
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Overall ratingNext up: Ride & brakes
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 & brakesNext up: Engine
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.
EngineNext up: Reliability
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.
Reliability & build qualityNext up: Value
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.
Value vs rivalsNext up: Equipment
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.
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.
|Engine type||Two-stroke single , 6 gears|
|Frame type||Tubular chromoly cradle|
|Fuel capacity||9 litres|
|Front brake||Single 240mm disc|
|Rear brake||200mm disc|
|Front tyre size||90/90 x 21|
|Rear tyre size||130/80 x 18|
Mpg, costs & insurance
|Average fuel consumption||32 mpg|
|Annual road tax||£44|
|Annual service cost||-|
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How much to insure?
|Warranty term||Two year unlimited mileage|
Top speed & performance
|Max power||20 bhp|
|Max torque||14 ft-lb|
|Top speed||81 mph|
|1/4 mile acceleration||-|
|Tank range||65 miles|
Model history & versions
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.
Owners' reviews for the GAS GAS PAMPERA 250 (2001 - 2005)
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.
Summary of owners' reviews
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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.
Very nimble brakes are great.
Plenty for me.
Plastics impossible to get.
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.