Upgraded new models now available in Australia.
Following on from the strong success of the 2016 models, Sherco’s newly released 2017 Enduro Racing range has received a number of upgrades for the new year.
The entire range has an exciting fresh appearance with new plastics, in-moulded graphics, new frame protectors and new clips for holding the front brake and speedo cables. The translucent fuel tanks also come with larger capacities for 2017, with the 250cc and 300cc two-strokes going from 9.5 litres to 10.4 litres, while the 250cc, 300cc and 450cc four-stokes have gone from 8.5 litres to 9.7 litres.
Sherco enduro bikes are renowned for their handling capabilities, and for 2017, the frame geometry has been modified on all models to offer increased grip and better steering control. The frame has been reinforced in specific areas to increase overall strength and durability.
The rear suspension linkage has been adjusted for improved lifetime with 14mm axles and greater sealing. New materials have also been used to make the swingarm pad 40 percent stronger as well as a new reinforced rear wheel axle.
A new preload adjustment ring has been fitted to the rear shock to assist with easier adjustment, while lighter and stronger front wheel spokes and a more robust rim tape have been added. Factory dual-colour and dual compound grips are now fitted as standard equipment across the range.
The highly capable 300 SEF-R has been on show all year in the hands of mulit-time world enduro champion Matthew Phillips, who has highlighted how capable Sherco’s small capacity four-stroke engines really are. With a machine already on top of the game, very little was required for improvement on the 2017 model.
The 300 SEF-R and 250 SEF-R have new transmission gears derived from Sherco’s Dakar racing technology. The gearing improves bearing lubrication and increased lifespan. New fuel pumps and starter relays are fitted to the two four-strokes, while new battery terminals and wiring sheath on the complete wiring harness improves the keyless injection wiring system. The 250 SEF-R has also been fitted with a new piston.
The Sherco 450 SEF-R has shown that a 450cc enduro bike can be mighty powerful yet mildly mannered. Being an already amazing performer in its category, Sherco worked on refining this machine to make further improvements for 2017. When you combine the following upgrades with the new styling, modified frame, it results in a class-leading 450cc enduro bike right where you want it.
Improvements for 2017 include the design of the cylinder head which has been modified for improved durability, reduced weight and simplified assembly. Clutch lubrication has been optimised for better temperature control and stronger durability. The fuel pump has also been redesigned for increased reliability.
The 2017 Sherco two-stroke models have received a new cylinder head with reinforced mounting support. These models also have a new balance crankshaft for smoother power delivery and stronger power at low revs with less vibration. A new V Force 4 reed block increases low speed power and greater reed life, while new carburettor settings offer a smoother power delivery.
The 250 SE-R has a new piston for better efficiency and longer life, while a new combustion chamber produces a more linear power delivery.
The full range of 2017 Sherco Enduro Racing models include the 250 SEF-R ($11,990 inc GST), 300 SEF-R ($12,990 inc GST) and 450 SEF-R ($13,590 inc GST) four-strokes, as well as the 250 SE-R ($11,590 inc GST) and 300 SE-R ($11,990 inc GST) two-strokes.
For more information on Sherco’s range or to locate your nearest dealer, visit www.sherco.com.au.