New for 2024, the EC 500F is a serious piece of kit! Big on power, big on fun, and big on guaranteeing good times in the dirt, our biggest capacity enduro bike is built for big-bore fun. While the half-litre hero might sound like a real powerhouse, modern electronics, and the combination of an agile chassis and supple WP suspension, make the EC 500F a really nimble bike despite its 500cc motor.
BODYWORK - Redesigned bodywork offers improved ergonomics, featuring larger contact surfaces and an optimized rider triangle for enhanced control. The rad shrouds aid in gripping the bike while accelerating, accompanied by a highly grippy seat cover to maintain positioning.
EXHAUST SYSTEM - Our exhausts combine enduro-specific power with competition compliance, adhering to FIM sound regulations. 4-stroke header pipes, tightly wrapping around the motor, optimize performance at minimal weight. Two-piece design allows easy removal without rear shock disassembly. The rear features a compact aluminum silencer with a raw finish, prepared for eventual scratches.
AIRBOX - The airbox simplifies filter maintenance, promoting quick changes through a tool-free system. Precisely positioned inlet ducts direct airflow to the Twin Air filter, maximizing horsepower.
NEKEN HANDLEBAR, GRIPS, THROTTLE ASSEMBLY - Neken handlebars, ODI grips, and an improved throttle assembly enhance riding comfort and control. Redesigned bar mounts reduce resistance to twisting, while lock-on style, medium compound ODI grips cater to diverse riders. A stronger, impact-resistant throttle housing bolsters durability.
FUEL TANK - The new fuel tank with a nine-liter capacity maintains a slim profile. Transparent polythene construction facilitates fuel level monitoring, and a threaded filler cap ensures secure sealing. An integrated fuel pump enables extended rides without refueling concerns.
FOOTPEGS - Amplified footpeg platforms offer superior control, supported by an inward frame placement to prevent catching in challenging terrains.
2024 FRAME - Retaining the agility and stability of its predecessor, the new frame advances handling. Enhanced anti-squat behavior boosts traction, while selective wall thickness adjustments improve rider feedback and energy absorption. The frame sports a robust red powder coating with protective guards that also enhance boot grip.
SUBFRAME - The lightweight, all-aluminum subframe synergizes with the new frame, centralizing mass and elevating handling excellence.
FORGED TRIPLE CLAMPS - Freshly designed forged aluminum triple clamps offer optimal flex via a modified steering stem. These clamps align fork tubes precisely for smoother action, enhancing front wheel feedback and ensuring consistent handling. Adjustable bar mounts with increased contact area minimize bar twisting, and a glass bead blasted finish maintains their appearance.
WP FORKS - Updated WP XPLOR Open Cartridge forks retain the trusted design but feature refined settings for improved performance. Longer fork legs enhance bike balance, and manual adjustment for rebound and compression allows easy tuning.
WP SHOCK - The new WP XACT rear shock is shorter and lighter yet offers 300mm travel. Technical upgrades, including a new piston, enhance initial comfort and maintain shock position during hard acceleration. Hand-adjustable like the forks, quick tuning is at your fingertips.
SWINGARM - Cast from a single aluminum piece, the new swingarm is lighter and slightly stiffer. A sturdier chain slider and rounded guide prevent ground contact in rugged conditions. A 22mm rear wheel axle complements refined chassis flex. Clear chain adjustment markings facilitate swift maintenance.
2024 EC 500 MOTOR - The EC 500 motor, our largest and most powerful enduro bike engine, delivers a thrilling riding experience. Combining advanced engineering and a lightweight design, this SOHC motor produces a remarkably smooth and broad power delivery, ensuring an enjoyable ride.
CYLINDER & PISTON - Engineered for peak performance, the high-strength aluminum cylinder and bridged-box-type CP piston combine to produce substantial torque and power, ensuring reliability.
CYLINDER HEAD - The SOHC cylinder head is designed for enduro excellence, featuring machined intake ports for enhanced torque and a durable setup. A Diamond-Like Carbon-coated rocker arm and fine-punched cam chain maximize reliability.
COUNTER BALANCER SHAFT - A compact, multifunctional counter balancer shaft counters crankshaft rotational force, reducing vibrations and driving the water pump and timing chain.
CRANKCASE & CRANKSHAFT - Lightweight crankcases are achieved through high-pressure die casting, centralizing mass for an exhilarating ride. The crankshaft's role in traction, agility, and rideability is vital, supported by plain big end bearings and force-fitted bearing shells, ensuring durability and long service intervals.
DDS CLUTCH - The EC 450F utilizes a compact Dampened Diaphragm Steel (DDS) clutch, accompanied by a hydraulic Braktec system. A single diaphragm steel pressure plate and damping mechanism provide better traction and durability, enhancing rider control.
TRANSMISSION - The 6-speed wide-ratio Pankl Racing Systems transmission is tailored for enduro challenges, offering durability and reliability across terrains. Refinements to the shifting mechanism improve gear changes, while a new gear lever prevents dirt accumulation.
BRAKTEC BRAKES - GASGAS enduro bikes feature top-quality BRAKTEC brake calipers and controls to ensure efficient braking. Equipped with a 260mm front and 220mm rear disc, the braking system delivers impressive performance, inspiring riders to ride more aggressively and brake confidently.
BRAKTEC HYDRAULIC CLUTCH - GASGAS enduro bikes boast BRAKTEC brake calipers and controls for impressive braking with 260mm front and 220mm rear disks, instilling confidence in deceleration.
RADIATORS - Efficient cooling systems eliminate excess hoses, enhancing ergonomics. High-strength aluminum radiators, situated close to the center of gravity, contribute to optimal handling.
WHEELS - Robust silver CNC machined hubs, lightweight spokes, and durable EXCEL rims offer strength and durability, capable of enduring tough impacts and tracks.
TIRES - Continuing from the previous generation, Maxxis MaxxEnduro tires provide versatility and durability across terrains, minimizing tire changes.
LED LIGHT - The updated bodywork includes an all-new LED headlight, nearly three times brighter, providing superior nighttime visibility. A two-piece design enables individual replacement of damaged components.
ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (EMS) - The compact and swift Engine Management System continually optimizes motor performance, allowing riders to focus on the trail. A rollover sensor halts the motor if the bike overturns, enhancing safety.
THROTTLE BODY - The 4-stroke enduro bikes use a 42mm Keihin throttle body for instant response. The throttle cable's direct mount without a linkage further ensures efficiency. Precise injector placement maximizes combustion chamber flow, ensuring peak performance.
MAP SELECT SWITCH - The redesigned Map Select Switch offers two maps for adaptable power delivery. Map 1 suits technical sections with mellow power, while Map 2 excels in muddy and soft conditions with direct response.
OCU - The new Offroad Control Unit streamlines electrical components, replacing relays and fuses. It's safely positioned under the seat, and a color-changing LED promptly alerts riders to electrical issues for quick diagnosis and resolution.
HAPPY BUTTON - Equipped with an electric starter powered by a lightweight Li-Ion battery, the GASGAS effortlessly starts every time. This electric start feature maintains low overall bike weight, combining convenience with efficiency.
|Design||1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine|
|Displacement|| 510.9 cm³|
|Bore|| 95 mm|
|Clutch||DDS wet multi-disc clutch, Braktec hydraulics|
|Primary Drive||520 X-Ring Chain|
|Frame Design||Central double-cradle-type 25CrMo4 steel|
|Front Suspension||WP XPLOR-USD, Ø 48 mm|
|Rear Suspension||WP XACT Monoshock with linkage|
|Front Brake||260 mm Disc brake|
|Rear Brake||220 mm Disc brake|
|Weight (without fuel)||111.7 kg|
|Seat Height||956 mm|