French off-road specialist Sherco has unveiled its 2022 model range, with a return to the brand’s original blue enduro livery joined by a mix of technical, aesthetic and ergonomic updates.

On the back of record sales in 2021 and inexorable momentum not only in Australia but globally, Sherco has focussed heavily on its base-model ‘Racing’ range for 2022, headlined by new KYB suspension to bring the two- and four-stroke machines into parity with the company’s top-shelf ‘Factory’ line-up.

The 2022 Racing range – the 250 SE and 300 SE two-strokes and the 300 SEF four-stroke – will now be fitted with a fully adjustable KYB open-cartridge fork, mated to the same KYB shock absorber as the Factory machines.

Other key updates to the 2022 Racing range are:

•    A new graphics kit with in-mold technology;
•    New handlebar grips; and
•    New Brembo brake pads for more progressive engagement.

Standard highlights on the Racing models include a black comfort seat, black frame guards, black Excel rims and Michelin tyres. 

All-out performance is the backbone of Sherco’s Factory enduro line-up, with the moniker a byword for premium components such as a KYB closed-cartridge fork, 6mm AXP skid plate, Galfer front disc, and expansion tank and radiator fan.

There are seven models in the 2022 range: a quartet of four-strokes (250 SEF, 300 SEF, 450 SEF and 500 SEF) and three two-strokes (125 SE, 250 SE and 300 SE). 

The 125 SE has now been fitted with an electronic power valve to bring it into sync with its larger capacity two-stroke siblings, while updates across the entire Factory range include:

•    A new graphics kit with in-mold technology;
•    A new diamond-patters grey Selle Dalla Valle seat;
•    New Brembo brake pads for more progressive engagement; and
•    A new Neken handlebar pad.

In addition, the 450 and 500 four-strokes also receive a new and lighter Sherco exhaust, a new crankshaft and larger bearings, revised ignition mapping and enhanced cooling via tweaks to the cylinder head. 

Pricing for all the 2022 Shercos will be announced shortly, with Factory models beginning to arrive from mid-July 2021 and the Racing models from September 2021.

On the strength of unprecedented demand for Sherco products globally, Sherco Australia encourages customers to pre-order models to secure them as early as possible.

Customers are urged to contact their local dealer for more information, as the availability for each model will vary.

“There is massive momentum behind Sherco, both in Australia and globally, and the 2022 Racing and Factory models will only continue that surge,” said Sherco Australia director, Michael Poynton.

“And with all the Racing models now fitted with KYB suspension, Sherco covers all bases better than ever: the Factory models for those who want the ultimate performance hit, and the Racing range for those who enjoy a ‘Sunday saunter’ mixed with more demanding trails.”

To watch the official 2022 Sherco model launch, click HERE