Bike Test: 2010 Sherco 3.0F & 2.5F Dirt Action Magazine

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Bike Test: 2010 3.0F 2.5F

DA TESTED: Sherco 3.oF 2.5F


Taking Sherco’s new and 2.5f for a tree dodging


As another range of new and improved land on the floors of dealers the country, comes the excitement of up revised models, revamped and in some cases a new bike into the market. For 2010, has taken another step mimicking their trials in the off-road market, releasing a new to their range. Thus the companies off-road motorcycle to six displacements in their ever effort.

Last year we both the 2.5 and 4.5 machine in our 250cc and enduro shootouts and the bikes quite a positive rating. The 2.5 was an bike to ride with an electric feeling motor, but from a soft suspension limiting how hard the top guys push the then black So with a host of updates to the 2.5 and the of the 3.0 we headed to Braidwood in NSW for some dodging fun in search of how the Sherco’s up to a fun trail ride at the hands of two and a clubman.

With mainly terrain with the odd rocky thrown in amongst the whooped out trails, the Sherco’s would be and truly put to the test. After some time aboard bikes, we sat down to nut out the ins and outs of two Sherco weapons.

What are they like to ergonomics wise? Do they a quirky trial’s style to them?

Ben Grabham – Pro: The on the Shercos are definitely getting You still know you are hopping on that is from Europe and is a little bit different. It isn’t way out or or anything wired but you can still they have their own of brakes and clutch and all that of thing. Also one thing I have noticed is that you can that they do have a trials background.

There are a few when you ride the bike reminds you of that trials

Shane Booth – Pro: I say they are too quirky. They’ve got a light nimble feel to but nothing like the feel of an actual trials bike for sure. The bars are a fairly bend and you can notice it when you are on the bike, which is sort of a but as soon as you are up on the pegs they you into a comfortable trail position.

They have a flat profile along the top of the which is pretty common days and makes it easy to around on the bike.

Matt – Clubman: When I first aboard the Sherco, I felt comfortable. Although it is fair to say do have a more Euro to them than some of the out there. To me, the handlebars felt a fair reach when in the position, but ergonomic preferences as handlebar positioning do come to personal preference, but to me it did stand

The seat on the thing is very making it nice and easy to around on and the gripper seat is a addition.


Last years bike it had a strong engine but it was pretty a let down suspension in the suspension That really was the only thing that let down the Sherco 2.5, it was a good bike, it lacked in the handling due to the suspension. year, it is a big improvement; I feel I can it at a decent pace and not feel I am too close to the edge.

Shane: worked well on the trails at a riding speed, I felt as as I pushed any harder than I started to bottom the suspension easily. This is pretty to be expected on a trail bike and to the credit even when it did out it didn’t spike or do anything too The fork set up allowed the bike to well without needing any effort and I didn’t find chasing the front end at all.

I the crew at Sherco have a good job of setting up a bike would work well for trailriders out there.

Matt: the updated suspension on these I feel it has given the bike a race orientated feel. the Sherco at the 250 enduro shootout year, I enjoyed the motor, and it to be an easy bike to ride, but the going got rough, I struggled to it on the boil. It actually bucked me off I tried to push into a

No such feelings this the bike feels like it firmer in its … and around the trail, it handles between the without a problem at all for a rider of my


The 300 is defiantly for someone that is a little bit too heavy on a 250 but doesn’t too much power. As you can expect, the is a little stronger off the bottom and in the but they both feel on top. Riding in the sand the 300 was certainly easier to ride coming out of corners just to a taller gear; you don’t to work as hard on it.

As in handling, you tell the difference, they feel the same.

Shane: isn’t massive amounts of here, but I liken it to the new 2-… The 300 just allows a rider to be a lazier with the clutch it has that extra torque. The 300 feel any heavier than the so for most trail riders couldn’t go wrong with it.

The only reason you’d the 250 over it would be to qualify for the 250 in competition. If you aren’t a racer, riding on the weekends, then the 300 is the

Matt: I guess it’s obvious, but the 3.0 is just a bit more to make it that bit easier to get the trail. There isn’t to rip your arms out, nor is it for trailriding, I’d find the 3.0 simply to ride. A 450 would wear me out too and I’d be working hard to ride a 250 while the 3.0 is just enough to you that easy to ride

My old man is a 40 something trailrider who loves to a good go, but really doesn’t enough to be riding on the edge a small-bore. For someone like I think the 3.0 would be good.


Ben: If you are an over 35 or I’d say go the 3.0. But for National Off-road, as you you would be up in the E2 against 450s and I think I’d go that way. struggle a little on a fast

But the 2.5 would be pretty competitive in its after you strip the excess off it and fine-tuned the suspension to suit the and the conditions.

Shane: I think it be a bit of an up hill battle in the pro class. I the 3.0 would struggle to hang in especially on a fast test or However, at a clubman level it may work, it would be easier to on to for longer periods than a 450 and you have to be as precise with the

Matt: At my level, I think I ride the 3.0 faster for longer. not nearly as much to hang as a 450. If it was purely based on the of the bike, say a really open style track, I’d probably away from it a little bit and about a 450 if I would be lining up to a heard of fire-breathing big-bores.


Ben: bikes still aren’t to the level of the Japanese or well European bikes, but they are very close. I thought were more so for a trail last year. But I think year a club level or racer could jump on it and it without wanting to change to at all and be a pretty comfortable bike to

Shane: I have no doubt in my they are both great bikes. Like I mentioned the 300 is a size powerplant for probably 80 per of weekend trailriders. When it to racing, the 250 is probably a little out of the box, but with a little and some beefed up suspension be right there.

The 300 is a great that just doesn’t have a home as far as racing at the moment, but it may just work for a in the E2 class.

Matt: I think so, the new are more race orientated the previous model. In saying a trail rider wouldn’t like a fish out of water the bikes. They are both bikes to ride, the suspension is without being unforgiving and the are set-up to be ridden aggressively, being so race-orientated that a couldn’t spend the day in the saddle one.

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