I arrive at this beautiful estate overlooking Sansepolcro in the province of Arezzo (Tuscany, Italy), 380 hectares of fenced woodland, an incredible place. As soon as I get there, I see the new Gas Gas 300 2018 and I immediately start checking out the final version of the new Spanish enduro which I already saw at the EICMA 2017 exhibition and on various websites. At a first glance, the bike looks well made with top notch technical partners, Kayaba forks and mono, Magura clutch system, Nissin brakes, Excel rims, V-force 4, good quality combination of seat, tank, plastic bodywork and a pleasant look that is unique even if it takes after various motorbikes.
ON THE BIKE
As I sit on the bike, I note the good riding position with everything at hand, and the nice feel of the bike under me, the seat height, the footpeg-seat distance; I can move from the tank to the rear mudguard without interference from any superstructure. The handlebars are nice and straight and not too high, just as I like them - a “true” enduro rider would probably prefer them higher but this isn’t my case – the feeling with triggers, levers and buttons is excellent, the bike is slim and transmits a sense of lightness that I will also find during the dynamic test. It is time to leave.