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LONG TERM TEST | SHERCO 300 SEF FACTORY #3 | Bike Reviews

ADB's Enduro Editor Geoff Braico finds he can ride the Sherco 300 SEF Factory Long term test Bike for hours and come up smiling.

Another month with the 2024 Sherco 300 SEF Factory machine and I’m still smiling. I’ve managed to get out and about on the new beast a few times and I’ve been pleasantly surprised every time I’ve ridden it. We’ve also had some rain so that makes for some really good riding. I have even gone on a trailride with a few of the older, die hard enduro guys which is something I don’t usually take part in.

Now, it’s not that I don’t like trail riding, it’s more that I struggle to enjoy going on a trailride in the heat and sucking in lung fulls of dust. I think it stems back from some of the Aussie Four and International Six Day enduros that I did back when I was racing full time. I remember riding in dust for days on end and after a while, it gets really old and boring.

This recent trailride, however, was not that. We had some primo conditions and the crew we rode with was solid, we barely stopped all day, and the pace was fast and fun. The little 300 SEF was right at home on the flowing trails and I really enjoyed the day out.

I found the power of the new motor to be really nice and strong and in the super technical sections, it was really useable and very rider friendly. Even after five hours on the bike, I never felt like the bike was too much and the KYB suspension behaved nicely on just about every bit of the ride. I loaded up the bike in my van with a big smile on my face.

I have also managed to sneak a few rides in on some old faithful test loops and in comparison, to the other bikes of mine I’ve ridden there in the past, the Sherco 300 SEF ranks right up there with the best of them. One thing that I have noticed every time I have ridden the bike is that I can hop on it, and just ride and ride and ride. It’s extremely easy to just go out and cut laps on and it feels stable and predictable, and I really enjoy the motor package. Sure, it’s not as responsive and grunty as my old KTM 350 SX-F but what it lacks in aggression, it makes up in rideability and comfort. Everything just seems easy on this bike, and I really like that feeling.

As far as mods go, I don’t have a lot planned apart from some personal preference items such as Pirelli tyres, Holeshot graphics, Motul oils and maybe some lock on grips, but other than that, I’m happy with the stock products. I have found the rear chain guide a little soft and flimsy so I might try and get a heavy duty one. That’s all I’ve discovered up to this point and now I’ve written about it, and I can hear the rain on my roof, I’m getting even more keen to throw a leg over the 300 SEF this weekend.

GEOFF BRAICO

PRICE & CONTACTS

RRP $15,249

BROWSER Sherco.com.au

BLOWER 03 83631600

Warranty 6 months

SO FAR

TOTAL HOURS: 0

MODS THIS MONTH: Getting it home

MODS NEXT MONTH: Watch this space