Europe has recently witnessed the testing of mysterious-looking motorcycles roaming its roads, sparking excitement among enthusiasts. These test mules, based on the KTM 790 Duke platform, are believed to be prototypes of upcoming GasGas models set to hit the market soon.

While the details are still shrouded in mystery, there are some intriguing features visible on these prototypes. Firstly, they are powered by KTM’s proven 799cc parallel-twin engine, delivering the same robust performance seen in the 790 Duke. Interestingly, the headlamp unit resembles that of the CFMoto 800 NK, suggesting a blend of design elements from various sources.

GasGas, the renowned Spanish motorcycle manufacturer, recently trademarked two model names in Europe: ES 800 and SM 800. It’s speculated that the ES 800 will be an enduro motorcycle, equipped with a 19/17-inch wheel setup, while the SM 800 is likely to be a supermoto sporting 17-inch wheels on both ends.

Beneath the distinctive bodywork lies the familiar Chromium-Molybdenum steel chassis, ensuring stability and agility. The parallel-twin powerplant churns out 105bhp and 87Nm of torque, mated to a six-speed gearbox for dynamic performance on and off the road. Both models feature KTM-branded J.Juan brake calipers, promising reliable stopping power.

While the supermoto variant appears production-ready, sporting sleek lines and well-integrated components, the enduro model seems to be in the midst of its testing phase. A large, unfinished radiator hints at ongoing refinement. Nonetheless, both bikes boast USD forks at the front and a monoshock at the rear, ensuring capable handling over diverse terrain.

Additionally, the differences extend to the tires, with the enduro model equipped with dual-sport rubber for versatile off-road performance, while the supermoto variant flaunts road-biased tires for enhanced grip on tarmac.

With such distinctive features and apparent readiness, the official European launch of these GasGas models appears imminent.

Source: Motorrad via Bikewale