The roots of the brand
TXT RACING 280
Sitting perfectly between our much-loved 250cc and awesome 300cc trial bikes, the TXT RACING 280 offers the perfect blend of 2-stroke power, weight and maneuverability - the ideal steppingstone for improving riders looking for increased power and super-agile handling. Like all our trial bikes it's fitted with high-quality parts, Braktec hydraulic clutch and brakes, as well as leading suspension to ensure reliability and a whole lot of riding fun.
Minimalist. Lightweight. Durable. As well as giving our bikes a distinctive, modern and super-slim look the bodywork of all GASGAS trial bikes ensures riders feel comfortable and confident during every ride. And because no rider goes more than a few weekends without a fall, we use Polypropylene when injection molding our plastics, which doesn't mark when bent more than 90 degrees. All front mudguards feature an integrated fork brace.
We like to build our frames strong, out of chrome-moly steel. Tubular, 1.5mm 25CrMo4 chrome-moly steel to be exact! Robot cut and laser welded to ensure precision, toughness and long-lasting durability, they provide precise rider feedback and importantly highly effective energy absorption, too. Weighing just 6kg, all frames are finished with a tough red powder coating.
The 2-stroke single cylinder, liquid cooled 280cc engine (272.2cc) features the latest 2-stroke technology and is built to be powerful, light, clean burning, and compact. Sharing much of its architecture with the other bikes within our trial line-up, thanks to years of continued development the cylinder features thermodynamic intake and exhaust ports, which contribute massively to making the engine the most competitive in its class.
High-performance Braktec braking systems that are specifically designed and built for trial use ensure our bikes have more than enough stopping power. Giving riders a controlled action for complete confidence, a front monoblock 4-piston caliper with a 185mm NG waved disc is used together with a 2-piston Braktec system and a 150mm NG waved disk. The rear brake system features patented magnetic brake pads, which stay open when the wheel is removed. Pretty neat, right!