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NEWS brought to you by Gas Gas News: In case you missed the initial reports, those in the off-road world will be especially happy to hear that Spanish motorcycle maker Gas Gas has been saved from the deadpool. Infusing €13 million into the failing motorcycle brand, Torrot is our unlikely hero, the Spanish firm a producer of electric bicycles and urban mobile two-wheelers. The cash infusion will come into Gas Gas over the next three years, with a focus on updating the company’s product lineup. This will include bringing Gas Gas back to the trials market in a big way, as well as developing new enduro models. Even electric models in the works. Gas Gas production is expected to continue in Salt, Spain – part of the Catalunya region of the country – with a goal of 2,000 Gas Gas bikes to be produced there in 2016. Reportedly, 55 employees at Gas Gas will see their jobs saved, with Torrot hoping to expand that number to 80 by 2018. Seemingly only the R&D portion of Gas Gas will operate out of Torrot’s HQ, though some Torrot production will occur at the Gas Gas factory. Torrot’s roadmap sees the revamped trials line being the priority, with Gas Gas aiming to produce 4,000 units in this segment, thus becoming the volume leader in trials. Torrot also has eyes on fixing Gas Gas’s failed enduro offering, and the company seemingly has an eye for starting the project over with new development and production. It is not clear when an electric offering would arrive from Gas Gas, though it would obviously leverage the technology that Torrot is working with in the market. Watch this space… Arai helmets distributed by BMW reveals Iconic 100 special editions. Four limited edition BMW models will celebrate 100 years since the beginning of Bayerische Motoren Werke AG in 2016. The BMW R1200RT, R1200RS, R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure all get limited edition paint schemes and will be limited to just 100 examples. The RT will be available in Candy Burgundy Smoked Effect, inspired by the R100RT from the 1970s. Both GS model paint schemes are inspired by past BMW Dakar bikes and both come with red diamond-stitched seats. The RS will be available in Black/Silver Smoke Effect, inspired by the 1976 R90S. READY FOR ANYTHING The Tour-X 4 must be one of the most versatile helmets ever: adventure, grand touring or off road, and without the peak looks pretty good on a naked bike too! No matter the riding conditions, the Tour-X 4 is ready for it. Can be used without visor with goggles, without peak but with visor, any way that suits you. Full range available now from your nearest dealer. 1603 DT news.indd 4 2016/02/21 3:18 PM

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