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Sherco Boss on Two-Stroke Fuel Injection | Bike Reviews | Features

Sherco has seen steady growth in enduro sales over the past few years and with a new, bigger factory and a new line-up for 2018, that growth is set to continue into the future.

We sent ADB’s Mat Boyd all the way to France to sample the new range.

Despite KTM and Husqvarna offering fuel-injection on their two-strokes for 2018, Sherco is holding out for now. Boydy had the chance to ask Mr Sherco himself, Marc Teissier, why?

“Initially we were afraid of the EU homologation, so that’s why we began to develop the fuel-injection system for two-strokes,” explained Marc. “But we also worked to find ways to keep the system we have and are now able to pass the Euro 4 homologation with the carburetor. And for me that is better. Carburetion is the two-stroke mentality. It has simplicity and ease of use and maintenance for the customer, with less cost. Fuel injection will add an extra cost on the bike.

“I don’t see the need to rush things right now. I feel we made that mistake by being the first four-stroke fuel-injected bike on the off-road market. It was all very new then and the customer was afraid of the changes. So this is why we will wait a little… The bike is ready, the system is ready and we are ready, but it is not yet necessary to put it on the market.”

You can read Boydy’s full story from the 2018 Sherco International launch in ADB issue #456.