Seven months ago the Gas Gas Company famous for its Trials and Enduro models was taken over by the large Spanish Tarrot organisation. In the intervening months their engineers reconfigured the brand to launch their 2018 range 3 months ahead of schedule.
Gas Gas already incorporated the OSSA and part of the Bultaco Marques famous throughout the world and are multi time world winners in recent years. The revised GasGas models add to the growing European dominance of the Trials and Enduro market where KTM, Husqvarna (Austria), Beta (Italy), TM( Italy) and Sherco ( Spain ) all produce homologated bikes. For some reason the big Japanese have lagged behind the Europeans in this area.
Euro 4 legislation has added a big hurdle for all Off Road manufacturers ; its complicated ;expensive and requires new engineering to meet the criteria for compliance and registration.
Most European countries require registration prior to any sale; the UK uses a pre registration nova system; Ireland is one of the odd man out with VRT… Finland, Greece follow something similar. Like it or not is it not better that all Enduro bikes are registered.