Sherco Australia has announced the 2017 Factory edition Sherco enduro models. Arriving in Australia and available on dealership the first week of May, the 2017 Factory models are sure to impress with high performance and Factory styling, let’s take a look at some of the updates
New front suspension: This is a big one for the Sherco Factory Editions. The 48mm WP Xplor fork with rebound, pre-load and compression adjustment has been developed by Sherco and features Sherco Factory valving. The pre-load, rebound and compression adjusters are all located at the top of the fork. This is very similar to the Xplor fork on other European enduro models, however, the Sherco’s have specific valving developed by Sherco test rider Jordan Curvalle. The 2016 version of the Factory models came with the 48mm closed chamber fork which has received high accolades from riders who know how to push it, in particular MX style tracks, fast enduro racers and especially in the desert for Finke and Hattah. Meanwhile, the Racing and Six Days versions have both continued to run the very popular and versatile 48mm WP open chamber fork. The Xplor fork is a big move for Sherco and early testing here in Australia has proved the Xplor is very good and on par with the closed chamber fork and maybe even better because you don’t have to lay on the ground to make any adjustments.
Factory in-moulded graphics.
Pyramid anti-slip seat.
This seat is also slightly taller than the on the Racing and Six Days models.
Solid rear brake disc
Blue anodised wheels that look trick!
Akrapovic exhaust system to all four-stroke models
Special injection mapping (four-stoke models)
Full FMF pipe and silencer on all two-stroke models
300 SEF-R Factory $14,490 4-stroke
450 SEF-R Factory $14,990 4-stroke
250 SE-R Factory $13,090 2-stroke
300 SE-R Factory $13,490 2-stroke
You get some serious bang for buck purchasing a Factory Edition, when you compare it to the pricing of the standard Sherco models.
300 SEF-R Racing $12,990 4-stroke
450 SEF-R Racing $13,590 4-stroke
250 SE-R Racing $11,590 2-stroke
300 SE-R Racing $11,990 2-stroke
WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT THE SHERCO ENDURO RANGE
Dual-map switch located in the start switch block right at your right thumb
Category leading fuel capacity with 10.4-litres for the 2-strokes and 9.7-litres on the 4-strokes.
Tool-less air filter access.
Low centre of gravity and precise handling.
Very smart battery location.
4-way handlebar adjustment
If you are trailriding the Sherco range, you’ll like this nifty little feature. The coolant over-flow bottle is out of the way under the rear guard. If you cook your bikes coolant on most makes and models, it’s boiled and drained and out onto the ground. With a Sherco, it boils into the over-flow bottle, the bike then draws in back into the cooling system once it cools off. Off you go onto the next trail without any damage to your bike.
DUAL ACTION THROTTLE
A nice little feature on the Sherco two-stroke range is a dual-action throttle. Pop off the end of the tube and reverse it. Put the cable back in and reassemble and you have a fast-pull throttle action. The cam that the cable runs on is much steeper in the reverse position so you get full throttle in half the amount of twist. It’s awesome for MX tracks but be mindful, it can be lethal in the bush on the 300.
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