Sherco 300i Race First Ride

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Sherco 300i Race – Ride

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2013 Sherco 300i

It is a rare occasion when we get to something absolutely new, just something new to me, but new to everybody. It get much newer than a French built Sherco bike in the USA.

It was nearly 10 ago when the first Sherco 450 to the states.  As far as I know, there only a handful of those imported. Now, Gas Gas Importer Stuckey has taken on the line up for the US.

the 4t bikes in stock and forthcoming two Sherco will soon a complete line up of models to For 2014, there will be mx models available.

Where we start? First of all, is a 300cc four …. it seems like it should be so to a 250 or 350, it is neither. This has its own very distinct feel and On paper it sounds almost we are splitting hairs.

I guess in a way is true, but it has a nice balance of Husky has worked very to convince buyers of the benefits of displacement. It is easy to see their

There is also something familiar about everything on the Visually it is very reminiscent of a Gas It is not so surprising, Sherco was founded by GG engineers.

That also there is a trials like to much of the bike.

But the familiarity goes further. It is of like a Gas Gas mated to a KTM. all the chassis components are the same, in make or a style. The overall quality appears to be at the same as the orange bikes.

Not to call it a KTM it is just my way of giving it a very compliment.

In some ways, are things I like even For example, the airbox is very laid out. The battery in the bottom, below the air filter. puts the weight down low and plenty of room to work. The itself is the old GG/Honda/Kawasaki style

But it uses six pins to hold the and align into the airbox. It is fool proof to install.

The fits up against a nice metal rim that keeps from falling directly the airbox when the filter is The seat has a single twist in the rear, no tools required.

The tank is just as easy to on. The fuel pump and connections sit on the top of the The fuel line is simple to just push down on the ring and gently lift the out.

The tank comes off than a two ….

As is my way, I had much of the motorcycle apart I cannot find too much to about from a service point. The shock comes out of the It requires removing the right cover and muffler as well as top bottom bolt and one linkage Overall it is not bad for a linkage bike.

Oil changes are easy and follow the KTM of two screen filters, both the motor and one oil filter. The magnetic bolt is on the left side the countershaft.

I really like the that Sherco did not set out to reinvent the They took some of the design ideas and either or improved upon them. of the parts look like are sourced from the same as KTM.

What is a 300 like to

As I said, the 300i is very its own bike. It is distinctly lighter than the 350. It is most while braking and turning.

On the I am still working to get the most out of the I constantly feel like I am too soon and then going too through the corner. I have to my braking points deeper and get to carrying the extra speed a corner.

I am still not quite to the as the 300i seems to have traction and loves to lean into the corner.

On the trail the changes a bit. The front is still very planted to the You can brake hard and not lose

By comparison, jumping on a KTM 250xcw, the force easily breaks the loose and the front starts to away.

But there is always a side too. The front stays planted when you to lift it. This is not a big torque and it takes more than a blip to get the wheel in the air. For a light feeling bike, it to plow through things.

But the forks are good enough to it.

I have to characterize the chassis as closer to the 250f than a bike. It is very light and It almost makes the 350 feel But the 350 feels like a torque too.

We did one full day of trail in Tecate. The Sherco felt in the technical conditions. The 300 motor to rev. It has a nice sweet just at the top of the midrange too.

So you absolutely have to keep it but don’t let it fall too far or it will flat.  To keep a fast many times I would twice coming into One downshift and little clutch often work just as

There is very little braking, just one more to ride aggressively with the throttle and brakes.

The fuel is super smooth. The 300i with a two position map switch with the start switch. I did not much for the mild position, but in it felt race ready.

Not did I suffer from any type of The motor will pull down low without hesitation. The clutch feel and six speed make it easy to keep the in its happy place.

Shifting is just a bit hard, on aggressive downshifts.

You will in the photo gallery link I have an FMF Powercore muffler for bike. I also have a new  injection map from Bazazz. We get to testing both shortly.

For report, we are just focusing on the Sherco in stock condition. But for the I don’t really find lacking in the stock specification.

I to confess that I am going to over the suspension. I am sure the WP components on this bike add a few to the price tag. It is money well spent. The open fork and linkage shock are a combination.

The valving is significantly than the similar KTM pieces. WP to make progress with fork. Even with light .42 springs, it rides well for my 200lb weight. just a couple of clicks it from trail plush to ready.

It also exhibits bottoming characteristics that similar to the new 4cs fork.

The shock is nice too. It seems better feedback than the KTM I needed to add some preload to get in the range. The 5.1 spring is still a light, but not bad. Unfortunately, it removing the shock to change the setting.

  Overall this package is equal to, or better, any stock enduro suspension I tried.

The fork clamps are not cast. They use two bolts, top and They are different in design KTM, but have similar leading me to believe they are the manufacturer.

They have similar bar mounts and two position mounting

The clutch is Brembo, as are the brakes. pull is very light. are DID with Japanese style The tires are Michelin FIM, for most European bikes. The plate is the nice French AXP

On the oversize bars there is a kill switch and an on/off  It is important to remember to flip the off, or the battery will run I removed the kill switch as it is and to remind myself to use of the off switch.

The is small. I find myself right near the rear much of the time. The seat is not but the padding drops significantly at the rear. The overall smallness of the means that some are a tight fit. To reach the top bolt, it requires navigating the through a mass of wiring.

the airbox wraps tight to the and  it is necessary to remove the shock to the spring. The wiring harness particularly well thought All of the connections are water tight and

The complaint list is small. The is very light looking, but the is small and it is hard to flip with a boot. There are no or warning lights to let you know the is low. The black tank it difficult to see the fuel level.

no kickstarter, the concern about the battery from leaving the on is very real.

We are really just getting to the Sherco. So far there is plenty to and plenty of reason to expect good things to come to with time and miles. The is very nice at both and high speeds.

We hit some stuff going fast and it … straight. In the tightest it will pivot on a dime.  It ready to race.

Give me a set of handguards and I would be ready to up for the Tecate Hare Scrambles.

The question is just deciding this bike will fit in the chain. Like the 310 Husky, it is not in the same group as the 350exc it comes to torque. But it is almost as in pure speed. If we refer to the 350 as a 450”, then the 300i have to be called a “big They are not worlds from other, but it has the distinct 250 kind of

That is a good thing, it packs a little extra to boot.

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