GasGas MC 450F 2022
Get ready for an excellent! Packed with innovative technology and pumping out awe-inspiring performance, the MC 450F sure knows the meaning of fast. But with its precise and easy handling, super compact engine, and class-leading electronic magic it’s a big bike that’s easy to ride and great for banging bars.
GasGas MC 450F BODYWORK
Red with a splash of white. That’s the way we like it! The bodywork fitted to all GASGAS motocross bikes not only reflects our vibrant, Spanish personality but also ensures complete harmony between rider and bike. Considered ergonomics allow unrestricted movement while our flat, high-grip seat profile delivers comfort and control in all conditions.
The technology in our frames ensures riders enjoy playful handling and an energetic feeling on any motocross tracks. Underneath the red powder coating, there’s a lightweight chromium molybdenum steel, hydro-formed, laser-cut, and robot-welded chassis that’s built to perform. Designed to be rigid where it needs to be rigid and to flex where flex is needed, it provides exceptional rider feedback, energy absorption, and straight-line stability.
With a short and compact profile, all GASGAS motocross subframes are made from lightweight aluminum. The profile helps centralize mass while also keeping weight down.
Big power and monstrous amounts of torque from a compact SOHC motor that weighs just 27kg, including the electric starter! The MC 450F rips but thanks to centralization being key to the motor’s design, the 62 hp power unit is positioned more centrally within the frame, ensuring a positive effect on the bike’s overall handling.
The MC 450F cylinder head is compact, and lightweight and benefits from a short profile that locates the single camshaft as close to the center of gravity as possible. Why? To significantly improve the handling. With lightweight 40mm intake and 33mm exhaust valves activated by rocker arms coated in a low-friction Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC), the SOHC cylinder head provides both torque and precise throttle response.
44MM THROTTLE BODY
The MC 450F uses a 44mm Keihin throttle body with an injector positioned to ensure the most efficient flow of fuel mixture into the combustion chamber. But what’s most important to all riders is the fact that the direct cable mounting system ensures an immediate throttle response.
Transferring power to the rear wheel, the 5-speed transmission is built tough and features motocross-specific ratios. Allowing riders to easily hook the next gear and use the bike’s serious torque, the shifting fork features a low-friction coating to ensure silky smooth gear changes each and every time.
Fast is fun but slowing down is essential, which is why all GASGAS motocross bikes are fitted with Brembo calipers and controls. With 260mm front and 220mm (solid) rear disks, braking is easy, inspiring riders to push harder and ride faster.
ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM – EMS
Super small but the best there is when it comes to processing engine data. Used to control all parameters linked to the fuel-injection system, the Keihin EMS unit also features a gear sensor that allows a tailored power delivery for each gear.
ELECTRIC START AND LI-ON BATTERY
No need to kick, kick, kick! All GASGAS 4-stroke motocross bikes are fitted with an electric starter as standard. Saving time at the start of a day when a motor’s cold, or near the end of a race when the motor’s hot, with the simple press of a button the MC 450F fires into life. Using a lightweight Li-Ion 2.0 Ah battery together with a robust starter motor from Mitsuba and a reliable starter drive guarantees reliable starting. Always.
GasGas MC 450F ENGINE
STARTER Electric starter
STROKE 63.4 mm
BORE 95 mm
CLUTCH Wet, DDS multi-disc clutch, Brembo hydraulics
DISPLACEMENT 449.9 cm³
EMS Keihin EMS
DESIGN 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
WEIGHT (WITHOUT FUEL) 100 kg
TANK CAPACITY (APPROX.) 7 l
FRONT BRAKE DISC DIAMETER 260 mm
REAR BRAKE DISC DIAMETER 220 mm
FRONT BRAKE Disc brake
REAR BRAKE Disc brake
CHAIN 5/8 x 1/4″
FRAME DESIGN Central double-cradle-type 25CrMo4 steel
FRONT SUSPENSION WP XACT-USD, Ø 48 mm
GROUND CLEARANCE 370 mm
REAR SUSPENSION WP XACT Monoshock with linkage
SEAT HEIGHT 950 mm
STEERING HEAD ANGLE 63.9 °
SUSPENSION TRAVEL (FRONT) 310 mm
SUSPENSION TRAVEL (REAR) 300 mm