Discussion in 'Gas Gas' started by Dave.Smtih, Dec 19, 2017.
should be interesting to see how the GG pans out, it looks good and has great suspension stock.
I've had new bike fever for a while now and I'm all over the map on what to get next. I can get a real good price on a 2018 GG, My only reservation is parts availability and aftermarket support. It's taken the aftermarket 5 years to get "almost" up to speed on the Beta. Heck, you couldn't even get aftermarket plastic until last year.
My closest dealer is 2.5hrs away, although my local KTM dealer may begin to carry them again.
having a good local dealer and good parts/aftermarket support is important to me. I know a lot of guys are sick of KTM for various reasons but one nice things is parts availability (both new and used) and aftermarket out the azz.. If you want a seat for a KTM you probably have about 20 choices....Beta about 5, GG probably 1-2.
Yea Beta is more an exotic on steroids. Not alot are even made and brought into the US or anywhere around the world. Still it’s got the best warranty by far and parts come super fast.. for me at least. I figure if it can get to me real fast it’s gotta get to others as. Fast. Im further away than everyone but I am lucky to have a dealer that is great and close. I get way better service than with any other brand of dirt bike. Ktm included. We had a great Ktm dealer but the owner passed away some years ago and no other Ktm dealer now matches up. Gasgas is brand new and is seeming to position itself well in the race side of things. They got some great riders working for them. It would be great if they had comparable price and service etc. it’s in the ballpark in price. It’s around $500 more expensive than Beta and around $400 less than husky or ktm?? Something like tat anyway for 2018 msrp. I guess can verify the local prices to be sure depending ...msrp might not count so much???
FYI- don't let MSRP trick you. I got a price on a 2018 300EC that was slightly less Than Beta or KTM.
Yea it’s just an initial starting point.. prices are different in different parts of the country for different models. Shopping around can make big price swings. Some guys here buy ktm in the mainland or outwr island
A simple idea is to just look on cycle trader for all the different 300 2 t enduro bikes. I looked recently at gasgas 300, beta, husky , ktm. There a general spread of prices between each . Gasgas was the cheapest. Im thinking that will reflect more for resale for a brand new company shows. Good side is you can negotiate or buy a new or year old gasgas for super cheap. . I have an old gasgas 300 that is still good for an old bike but I can barely give it away. Parts? I think Id make more money parting it out. Whats the parts availability for gasgas? Ktm,Beta and Husky are about tied now in resale locally for newer used prices. Sherco has been making a presence lately. Got a few friends buying those but no kicker .. still I guess they’re ok with crossing their fingers that they won’t have battery or starting problems. Not me
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