Sherco has managed to do a pretty nice job with the 2013 version of its 300 enduro bike. Sherco’s engineers have borrowed the best ideas found at other top enduro bikes, improved some of them and in the end, they finished the job by bringing some of the best motorcycle parts into the mix. The end result looks quite promising, the 2013 Sherco 300 being able to keeping its head up even when it sits next to a KTM.
For 2013 the motorcycle’s 303cc, 4 stroke DOHC, 4 valve unit has received a new crankshaft, a redesigned cylinder head, new camshafts and a strengthened crankcase. The improved engine is paired with a 6 speed sequential gearbox that comes with a lighter hydraulic clutch.
To make the motorcycle more agile than ever, Sherco equipped it with a new radiator tank which gives you a shorter turning radius. You also get revised suspension settings, new handguards and redesigned radiator scoops.
Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Sherco 300.
Forerunners, the Nîmes technicians were the first to develop a 4-stroke enduro 300 cm3. A cylinder which is now recognized ideal for the practice of modern enduro. Other manufacturers now offer intermediate displacements, but Sherco keeps ahead with a vintage 2013 "long run" even better.
New crankshaft and cylinder (long stroke)
Redesigned cylinder head
Crankcase - strengthened
New radiator tank - redesigned to reduce the turning radius
Frame (double reinforced front section and shock absorber mount)
New suspension settings to improve comfort on small bumps
Redesigned radiator scoops for improved cooling
Redesigned wiring harness, equipped with waterproof connectors
New non metallic skidplate
|Engine||4 stroke DOHC, 4 valve Sherco technology|
|Engine size||303.68 cc (18.53 cu in)|
|Bore & Stroke||84 x 54.80 mm (3.31 x 2.16 in)|
|Fuel system||Synerject digital electronic fuel injection|
|Battery||12 V / 4Ah Yuasa|
|Cooling||Liquid system with forced circulation|
|Start||Unique electric starting system|
|Exhaust||Stainless steel header pipe, aluminum muffler with catalytic converter meets Euro 3 stds.|
|Transmission||6 speed sequential gearbox, primary gear drive chain secondary drive|
|Clutch||Hydraulic, multidisc in oil bath|
|Ignition||Shihlin alternator 220 W|
|Frame||Half perimeter frame Chrome-Molybdenum|
|Fuel Tank||8.5 Liter fuel tank (2.25 US gal)|
|Brakes||Brembo Hydraulic Ø 270 mm (10.63 in) (front) Ø 220 mm (8.66 in) (rear)|
|Front suspension||Ø 48 mm (1.89 in ) tubes rebound and compression adjustable 300 mm (11.81 in) of travel SACHS «OR» telescopic fork|
|Rear suspension||WP progressive, multiadjustable rear shock utilizing a linkage and rod system 330 mm (13 in) of travel|
|Front wheel||1.60 x 21” DID aluminum rim, steel spokes and Michelin Enduro Competition tube type|
|Rear wheel||2.15 x 18” DID aluminum rim, steel spokes and Michelin Enduro Competition tube type|
|Weight||102 kg (224.87 lb)|
|Wheelbase||1480 mm (58.27 in)|
|Ground clearance||355 mm (13.98 in)|
|Seat height||950 mm (37.40 in)|