Sherco’s new 300cc enduro

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Sherco have developed a new 300cc fuel-injected enduro machine to suit the trail rider. The SE 3.0i-f was launched at the Dirt Bike Show, Stoneleigh today.

Sherco’s Martin Rathmell told MCN: “The new bike is based on the 250 we launched last year , but with a 85.5mm bore instead of the 250’s 78mm (both bikes have a 52.2mm stroke).

The 300 will suit the trail rider more because, although it’s got a bit more power than the 250, it’s got more torque to play with so you can run a taller gear to get a smooth power delivery – but there’s still enough power to get out of trouble.

“The 250s are very revvy and are designed to be screamed, which can be daunting for a trail rider and an inexperienced rider can easily get into bother with the more brutal power of a 450.”

The 3.0i-f features a six-speed, DOHC, four-valve, single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine with stainless exhaust header, fitted with a catalytic convertor which meets Euro 3 legislation.

The frame is fabricated from chrome moly tubing and aluminium to form a double cradle.

Forks are Ceriani 46mm and shock is by Sachs. Excel rims are shod with Michelin Enduro tyres. Weight is 109kg and retail price is £6499 (the 250 sells for £6399).

Sherco also produce 450cc and 510cc fuel-injected, four-stroke enduro machines.

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Gary Pinchin

By Gary Pinchin