Perfectly placed between our much-loved 250 and awesome 300cc trial bikes, the TXT RACING 280 offers the perfect blend of 2-stroke power, low weight, and maneuverability - precisely what improving riders looking for increased power and super-agile handling need. And as with all our trial bikes, it's fitted with high-quality parts like a BRAKTEC hydraulic clutch and brakes, as well as leading suspension to ensure reliability and, most of all, a whole lot of riding fun.
Restyled and red, red, red! What's really cool about our new graphics is that they're embedded into the bodywork making them super durable. The fresh look is applied onto our slim, ergonomic plastics, which ensures unrestricted movements and allows riders to perform at their very best. As all trial riders hit the deck from time to time, all bodywork is made from a special blend of Polypropylene, which is super flexible and returns to its normal shape after impact, even if bent 180 degrees or more!
There aren't many bikes that have an airbox with a such a clever design, but ours do! Not only does it house the top-quality Twin Air filter, but the overall structure also plays a vital role in allowing our trial bikes to be super slim. With easy access to the airbox, filter changes are made quick and easy with just one bolt safely securing the filter in place.
HANDLEBARS & GRIPS
Strong, lightweight, and tapered Neken handlebars are fitted with Renthal grips for the best in both strength and comfort. With the bars mounted in the new forged aluminium handlebar clamps, the entire front-end is super stable and confidence inspiring. The whole front end set-up refines the rigidity and feedback from the front wheel while a new bar pad provides a little extra protection.
Redesigned for enhanced ergonomics while fitting seamlessly within the frame and bodywork, the compact 2.4-liter fuel tank is held in place with just one bolt, ensuring fast removal and quick re-installation.
Strong, but with just the right amount of flex. That's how we build our trial frames, using tubular, 1.5mm 25CrMo4 chrome-moly steel for exceptional levels of rider feedback! Using advanced manufacturing processes, each one is crafted with laser cutting and robot welding. The end result is frames that are incredibly durable and ensure true trial performance. Weighing just 6kg, all frames are complete with a robust GASGAS-red powder coating. Lateral hangers made of forged aluminium connect the steering head zone while a new, larger skid plate provides better protection for the engine, lower frame rails, and linkage.
CNC MACHINED TRIPLE CLAMPS
Super cool and guaranteed to ensure front-end stability! Our silver anodized CNC machined triple clamps not only look the business, but they're incredibly lightweight and play a huge role in delivering precise handling.
Smooth and progressive for the very best handling, the 39mm low-friction front forks are 7.5mm shorter for 2023, to improve the bike's overall agility. To prevent unwanted bottoming, an adjustable spring and End Stroke adjustment can be found inside the left leg, while rebound can be fine-tuned on the right-side fork leg. Connecting the forks and ensuring positive rider feedback from the front wheel is a lightweight, 160-gram aluminum axle.
Making sure our TXT RACING line-up retains its best-in-class performance across all classes and displacements, a new TECH shock is fitted for 2023 for the highest levels of comfort and, most importantly, delivering rear wheel traction! With easily adjustable rebound damping, everyone can dial in the shock to suit their riding style and ability.
Our mid-sized superstar! Built with the latest 2-stroke technology and designed to be powerful, light, clean burning, and compact, the TXT Racing 280 shares much of the proven architecture as found across the GASGAS trial bike line-up for guaranteed performance. 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.
The exact same high-quality manufacturing as goes into each and every one of our trial bikes, the TXT RACING 280 cylinder head features cooling ducts that keep the motor's temperature down and a specifically calculated internal dome shape to keep power up!
CYLINDER & PISTON
The specially developed high-performance piston fitted inside the TXT RACING 280, together with the 76mm cylinder that features precisely positioned intake and exhaust ports, provide excellent torque and overall motor performance. Attached to the bike via aluminum brackets, the cylinders stays help reduce motor vibrations as well as further strengthening the compact steel frame.
Giving our 2-stroke motors all the fuel they need for a wide spread of smooth, strong power is the Keihin PWK 28mm carburetor.
Redesigned to be stronger and more efficient, the new kickstarter fires the bike into the life easily with an assertive kick. Adding further durability, the new footpeg has a beefed up section where the kickstart meets it for improved longevity.
For complete control, trial specific BRAKTEC brakes are fitted with the monoblock 4-piston caliper and 185mm NG waved front disc delivering unrivalled performance and accurate braking in all conditions. Together with a 2-piston caliper and a 150mm NG waved disc at the rear, the overall stopping power on the TXT RACING range is next level. A smoother profile front brake lever also offers a more comfortable feel.
FAN AND RADIATORS
The seriously clever integrated cooling system on our TXT Racing trial bikes is further improved for 2023 with a redesigned fan that increases air flow and reduces sound. And with the radiator neatly tucked away between the new aluminum engine mounts, the whole system is well protected from crash damage for continued 2-stroke performance.
They're built to last. Strength and reliability combine to create high performing wheels that will stand the test of time. With a CNC machined hub connected to the cool, black anodized aluminum rims from MORAD with lightweight spokes, this wheelset is capable of soaking up the hardest of hits. Up front, the aluminum axle is low in weight, high in strength, and plays a huge part in ensuring the front-end has a lightweight feeling.
|Clutch||BRAKTEC hydraulics - diaphragm GG 1/3|
|Design||1-cylinder, 2-stroke engine|
|Weight (without fuel)||69.4 kg|
|Tank Capacity (Approx.)||2.4 l|
|Front Brake Disc Diameter||185 mm|
|Rear Brake Disc Diameter||150 mm|
|Front Brake||Monoblock 4 pistons BRAKTEC caliper, NG WAVE floating|
|Rear Brake||2 pistons BRAKTEC caliper, autostand system, NG WAVE|
|Frame Design||Chrome-moly tubular space frame, powder-coated|
|Front Suspension||TECH aluminium bar Ø 39|
|Ground Clearance||325 mm|
|Rear Suspension||REIGER hydraulic shock absorber with linkage|
|Seat Height||630 mm|
|Steering Head Angle||67 °|
|Suspension Travel (Front)||160 mm|
|Suspension Travel (Rear)||174 mm|
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