Legacy GasGas

In 1973, Narcìs Casas and Josep Pibernat began operating a Bultaco motorcycle franchise in Salt (Girona, Spain). With the financial demise of the Bultaco factory in 1979, Casas and Pibernat began importing Italian SWM motorcycles until 1984 when, the manufacturer ceased operations.

Casas and Pibernat then embarked on a program to manufacture trials motorbikes for sale in their shop. Gas Gas began manufacturing trials motorcycles in 1985, enduro models soon followed.

The name Gas Gas literally means "to gas it" (to accelerate, give it the gas, turn the throttle - to go faster.) The Gas Gas founders have, at times, expressed misgivings about the chosen name inasmuch as that name causes confusion outside Spain. Others have joked that Gas Gas are so good that they had to name them twice. The slogan "Gas Gas = Fast Fast" was used by the US importer, GasGas North America, from 1999–2002 to try to help people understand the unique name

In 2014, Gas Gas merged with the Spanish motorcycle manufacturer Ossa before being absorbed by the Torrot Group in 2015. In 2019, Gas Gas was purchased by KTM motorcycles. 

GasGas sells enduro platform to Rieju MARCH 2020

CPD will support GasGas models that are 2019 and older for the North American Market and will be classified as GasGas Legacy.

 

GasGas sells enduro platform to Rieju MARCH 2020

Rieju S.A. acquires the Enduro platform that manufactured the Gas Gas models. An agreement has been reached between the two Catalan companies that facilitates the sale by TORROT ELECTRIC EUROPA, S.A. of the intellectual and industrial property of the well-known Spanish enduro motorcycle platform that will now be manufactured and marketed under the RIEJU brand.

Models designed specifically to perform at the highest level in enduro and cross country competition, the result of which saw prestigious riders such as Christophe Nambotin, Antoine Basset, Jonathan Barragán, Danny McCanney and Alex Snow accomplishing international sporting successes such as the Enduro World Sub-Championship and the national championships of Spain, France and Italy, amongst others.

RIEJU, S.A. will manufacture the very latest enduro models at its plant in Figueres, and will begin distributing them from June 2020.

From this agreement and reinforcing its position in the off road sector, RIEJU, S.A. will expand its current range of engines with larger displacement models.