Gas Gas TXT eTrail Pro Electric Trials Motorcycle


Gas Gas Dieter Rudolf Electric Trials

Austria’s Gas Gas distributor BLM Motorrader converted a TXT Pro petrol engine Gas Gas to electric and had trials rider Dieter Rudolf take it for a ride over a few cars and crates. The motor looks like an Agni or Lemco but Google translation of the Motorrad-Reporter article mentions the motor is a brushless DC. Batteries of undisclosed chemistry are tucked nicely between the frame spars and everything is packaged nicely. The electronics appear to be nailed down enough for Rudolf to scale cars and wheelie with out too much drama. However, there was no mention that I could find of Gas Gas changing their name to Electric Electric and mass producing the bike.

Find out more and see the video of Dieter on the electric Gas Gas TXT after the break.

Gas Gas TXT eTrials

Observed Trials is a low speed test of balance and throttle control on a closed course. The Upper Midwest Trials Association explains trials this way:

Observed Trials is the cheapest and safest form of off-road motorcycle competition. It’s easy to get into the sport, and you can compete at any level comfortable to your skills. The whole family can enjoy this form of riding. Most basic skills can be practiced in a small back yard. In the Advanced, Expert, and Champ classes, Trials can be as intense and challenging as any two-wheeled sport. Trials is not a race, but instead it is a sport that emphasizes balance, traction sensitivity, boldness, split second reactions, and execution of all of your riding skills. Trials will improve your riding performance and skill in any motorcycling activity. Think about giving it a try!

A quiet, cool running electric drive trials bike could join pitbikes in making the backyard the next frontier for motorcycling. The low energy density and reletively short range would not be a problem for low speed riding close to the truck or garage. OSET saw this potential and has been selling electric trials bikes since 2006, but for kids. However, no electric motorcycle companies are selling a full sized electric bike for the sport.

Trials riding is not as popular in the United States as it is in other countries but this may be a good place for some existing manufacturers to make their inevitable entry into the electric drive.

Source: Motorrad-Reporter Via: Electric Motorcycle Forum

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  1. Written by Kevin Wildeman
    on April 21, 2010 at 8:08 pm
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    Is there a contact name or website or e-mail address I can reach for more information on the electric motor for the gas gas trials bike?

    Kevin

  2. Written by Laurens
    on September 7, 2010 at 6:39 am
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    Is this bike alredy in production or is this just a test bike? What is the price of a new one?

  3. Written by martin dahle
    on December 3, 2010 at 8:35 pm
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    I have a 06 gasgas 300 trials I would like to convert to electric . can you help me ?

  4. Written by John Adamo
    on December 3, 2010 at 10:14 pm
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    I personally would not be a lot of help but check out the homebrew section of http://electricmotorcycleforum.com/

  5. Written by max kellner
    on March 9, 2011 at 4:37 pm
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    Have a look on http://www.eta-motors.com. We will come up with an electric conversion kit to GASGAS TXT modells 2003-2011. AC (brushless) motor and LiPo battery. Energy enough for 2 hours fun on the track.

  6. Written by Levowen
    on May 10, 2011 at 1:09 pm
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    Is this the same Bike motor combo used in this video? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbECu2fnnMo&feature=player_embedded#at=51

  7. Written by John Adamo
    on May 10, 2011 at 1:33 pm
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    @Levowen looks like it to me. I was wondering the same…

  8. Written by max kellner
    on May 11, 2011 at 3:59 pm
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    Yes, Adam drove one of our prototypes in this lovely valley.

  9. Written by Todd
    on August 18, 2011 at 10:23 am
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    how much is a new trails bike like that?

  10. Written by Kevin Wildeman
    on September 9, 2011 at 10:49 am
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    Are these motors available yet for conversion and if so how much are they and where would I order one?

    Kevin Wildeman

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