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Sherco’s Factory Edition models have landed ready for a fresh start in 2018. The upgraded Factory models sit alongside the standard ‘Racing’ and ‘Six Days’ range released last year.

The Factory Editions see a number of changes over standard Racing models including upgrades to sprockets, triple clamps and full exhaust system and other details.

The biggest upgrade is surely the full exhaust system to each model. On the SE 125, SE 250 and SE 300 two-strokes the header pipe and muffler are care of FMF. The SE 250, 300 and 450 four strokes upgrade to an Akrapovic header and muffler.

 

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The SE 125 model was the big story for MY 2018, it was great to see Sherco investing in a fresh 125 two-stroke model. Check out the Factory edition film clip, not least because it was shot at one awesome playground!

 

 

When we tested the 2018 Sherco range back in July 2017 and wrote "the devil was in the detail" and found a host of small changes made a big difference to the overall 2018 package. Changes to engine, exhaust, clutch and mapping developments were all aimed at improving performance and reliability.

You can read that test report here:

 

 

 

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125 Factory highlights:

  • Neken fork triple trees: weight gain of 15%
  • "Diamante" Sella Dalla Valle gripper seat cover
  • Ultra-strong in-mold graphics Factory kit
  • New Galfer front brake disc
  • New neon yellow handlebar pad
  • Dual material rear sprocket

 

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250/300cc 2T Factory highlights:

  • Neken fork triple trees: weight gain of 15%
  • "Diamante" Sella Dalla Valle gripper seat cover
  • Ultra-strong in-mold graphics Factory kit
  • New Galfer front brake disc
  • New neon yellow handlebar pad
  • Dual material rear sprocket
  • Optimized engine cooling system
  • New regulator for the battery charging system
  • Electrical harness: stronger and more flexible
  • New Ignition coil: more powerful which produces better engine performance
  • New FMF exhaust system
  • New engine cylinder: 15% weight reduction, new cylinder porting which improves traction and control.
  • New combustion chamber: optimizes engine flexibility
  • New water temperature sensor to control ignition timing based on engine temperature
  • New exhaust valve: Tighter control of the piston-valve clearance to guarantee a better fit.
  • Reduction of the number of moving parts.

 

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250/300/450 4T Factory highlights:

  • Neken fork triple trees: weight gain of 15%
  • "Diamante" Sella Dalla Valle gripper seat cover
  • Ultra-strong in-mold graphics Factory kit
  • New Galfer front brake disc
  • New neon yellow handlebar pad
  • New regulator for the battery charging system
  • Dual material rear sprocket

 

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jon.pearson enduro21 april 2017
Jon Pearson

Enduro21 Tester of Things
jon.pearson@enduro21.com