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Sherco 4.5i Enduro

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Test by Ray Pics by Chris Pickett

2006 4.5i is an enduro built to compete at an elite but with the philosophy that also fine for the amateur rider. That’s not a bad philosophy to when a large portion of that buy this bike probably be trail riders or rather than expert

For a Spanish manufacturer that out building Trials bikes in progressing to its first production machine in a new purpose-built French in 2005, they have a long way in a very short For a manufacturer so young it’s the company has employed people the right experience and knowledge. Our ride on this bike had us with the bike’s flexibility, and build quality.

And that’s that doesn’t come by luck.

A major feature of bike is the fuel injection. by Magneti Marelli, as is the system Gas Gas use on FSE, it’s a totally and pressurised circuit which the fuel tap and choke. Fuel is directly from the tank to the controlled injector on the throttle

Being computer controlled, sensors, it adjusts to suit breathing modifications to exhaust and as well as weather conditions and Any modifications deeper than to the engine such as cams may require remapping the fuel

Fuel injection has made a big to our cars and road bikes and a lot of promise for dirt bikes its ease of operation and low maintenance. The cooled 448cc engine a single overhead cam and four transferring power through a wet and six-speed gearbox. Neutral was a hard to find with the running though the gearbox smooth to use with revised 2nd and 3rd ratios from last

Valves, guides and springs also been revised, a new pinion gear for the electric which fires the engine life easily with a for backup.

Exhaust gases through a large diameter header to a quiet alloy that looks light and Unfortunately there is no guard on the pipe and no bashplate under the for those that value nylons and engine casings. The air is accessed by removing the seat a single-cam lock release, to a Husky, that looks a small Pogo stick holds the foam element in and then pull the filter out the No tools, simple, easy and

The battery sits in the bottom of the air box the filter. It gets covered in oil, yet it’s out of the way and keeps the low, and is easy to get to if needed you remove the air filter. Spark access looks a little where the tank comes over it, but drain plug and access makes oil changes like they’d be a breeze.

The fires into life with fuel injection chokes and hot start buttons The bike pulls away a nice smooth clutch into a good bottom-end seamlessly into a powerful The engine really is designed for a mid-range, traction and control than an outright power

Fuel range is good competitive within its class and an 8.5 litre tank.

The frame is a chrome-moly double with an aluminium sub-frame and a cast aluminium swing At the pointy end the Paioli /Kayaba USD forks have 295mm of with compression and rebound adjustment. At the rear 300mm of through the progressive spring and bodied Paioli shock is actuated through a linkage and is fully adjustable with and rebound damping and high- and adjustment.

During the test we we had blown the rear shock but on closer inspection it appears it was excess air filter oil leaking the bottom of the air box.

The suspension nice and plush with a amount of compression shock on the front forks – on big hits our 75 to 85kg weight – but overall and adjustment were great. felt precise with no of headshake. Brakes are both AJP Disc units that are strong and have excellent

Sherco 4.5i Enduro
Sherco 4.5i Enduro

The only problems we had with the was 10 minutes into our first the rear brake lever off completely and was lost, so I had no rear for the rest of the day.

At the end of the ride I went back the first section of the track and it! The culprit was the lever pivot that came loose and out. The bolt head is out of under the frame and easy to

Just goes to show it to check and Locktite your A Brake-Snake or zip tie between the lever and may have kept it from lost, not to mention keeping us out of the The radiator shrouds curve in at the to keep width down on we would describe as a handsome, finished motorcycle in its blue and livery.

A tidy plastic guard extension to mount the plate incorporates a sleek light and a lightweight headlight up has the horn sensibly mounted it to keep it out of the mud.

There are mounted next to the left for easy operation of the reasonably multifunction display unit. The is backlit in red for night vision and an feature is the electronic sensor calculates speed mounted the swingarm reading off the rear The sensor looks a little there but probably no more so if it was mounted on the front, with the that the wires don’t get all over the place like do when mounted on the front cable or forks.

Moving around is easy a slim feel and nice seat that gets you up on the tank. Handle bars are alloy units on rubber perches that offer adjustment and a comfortable position. are no brush guards and I would fitting a good set of Barkbusters or to protect both clutch and brake master cylinders.

weight of 109kg is pretty and it feels reasonably light to with nice seat that doesn’t feel tall. One thing we found a annoying and, to be careful of, was the lightweight alloy sidestand liked to shoot into the up a little too well as soon as a bit of was lifted from it, allowing the to fall over easily fiddling around.

Our overall impression was it’s to believe this manufacturer has around for such a short and produced such a nice If you’ve got a dealer nearby a bike you would have to We loved its great manners, and very usable power. The RRP is and warranty is three months only.

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Sherco 4.5i Enduro
Sherco 4.5i Enduro
Sherco 4.5i Enduro
Sherco 4.5i Enduro
Sherco 4.5i Enduro
Sherco 4.5i Enduro
Sherco 4.5i Enduro
Sherco 4.5i Enduro
Sherco 4.5i Enduro
Sherco 4.5i Enduro

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