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Cycle News 2019 Issue 44 November 5

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2020 SHERCO 300 SEF FACTORY R I D E R E V I E W P88 SOMETHING EVERYONE E arlier this year, we traveled to Italy to sample Sherco's latest batch of 2020 off-roaders, and one of those models that impressed us most was the 300 SEF. It's the French company's four-stroke version of its popular 300 SE two-stroke. We had just one day to ride all six models, so our time on the bikes in Italy was limited. Of all the bikes we rode that day, we left Italy wanting to get more acquainted with the 300 SEF, so not long afterward, we traveled to Kentucky, the home of Ryan Young Products (RYP), the new U.S. importer for all of Sherco's off-road models, to spend more time on its middle- weight thumper. Once again, our time was limited in Kentucky, but at least we were able to focus all of our attention on just one bike this time, the 300 SEF—more spe- cifically, the 300 SEF Factory. The 300 SEF (and most of Sherco's off-road models) comes in two variants: Factory and Rac- ing. The difference between the Factory and Racing models are few but are significant. The main thing you need to know is that the more expensive Factory model is fitted with higher-end suspension components and exhaust system. But the critical thing is the suspen- sion. The Racing model comes equipped with WP components and the Factory with upgraded 48mm closed-cartridge KYB com- ponents, which includes a stouter 50mm shock. And the Factory comes with an Akrapovic exhaust THE SHERCO 300 SEF HAS A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE BY KIT PALMER PHOTOGRAPHY BY RON LAWSON AND PALMER

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