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Sherco 2013 ST Trials series

16th Aug, 2012 | Don Murray

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The 2012 Sherco ST Series  really was a state of the art motorcycle and the improvements made to last year’s model put it in a league of its own. This was borne out by the fantastic results of Albert Cabestany in this year’s world Indoor and Outdoor Championships ( one of only 2 riders to topple Toni Bou for a World Round win) and Alex Ferrer’s superb Junior World Championship. So there can be no doubt that the bike really lived up to the task in hand. Credit must go to Cabestany for many of the improvements made to the 2012 model and, once again, he has brought his perfectionist requirements to the 2013 bike.

The Sherco factory have been so successful this year that they have been noted as one of the only companies in Catalan to have made big improvements in their sales. As such they have had television companies and national newspapers going to the Caldes de Montbui factory to film and interview the General Manager, Victor Colomer and the Export Manager, Arnau Viradell to find out the secret of their success. As everyone is aware Spain are suffering great turmoil in their economy at present so anyone who is succeeding really must have got it right!

The most striking characteristic of the new Sherco 2013 Trials series must be the overall quality of the bike. Boasting the superb Tech Forks, technically improved Formula brakes and an upgraded Keihen carburettor Sherco have really pulled out all the stops to bring an exquisite bike to the market.

ST2013 1aThe new Sherco ST2013 goes one step further in the evolution of trials bikes. In addition to the spectacular new appearance, there are many technical enhancements housed in the new bike that makes it much better than its predecessors. The new appearance of the ST is more in tune with racing which gives it a unique character, breaking with the trend of recent years and gives the new Sherco motorcycle a completely different look. The bikes continue to maintain the Sherco corporate colors of blue and yellow, but the latter has assumed a more prominent position, giving more color to the chassis and various decorative details. An example of the attention to detail is confirmed by the new yellow hubs and Morad rims that are anodized a graphite matte-finish which adds elegance to the wheel assemblies. The base decoration is complemented with a completely redesigned set of decals that are made from a material that is highly abrasive resistant to help protect sensitive areas of the bike from abrasive damage, such as the front fork tubes, the swing arm and the frame near the foot pegs. The motor has also received a touch of color with many details in Matt Black, which completes the homogeneous image of the dynamic attractive new Sherco ST2013.

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Small details make the new ST2013 an exquisite bike, a considerable improvement in quality has been achieved which sets a standard for the competition. Numerous evolutions have taken place in the engine. Outward changes include the redesign of the kick start lever and the gearshift lever, they are more ergonomic. The right side of the crankcase has been redesigned as well as the skidplate in order to provide greater protection to the underside of the engine from large impacts. A new carburetor setup in conjunction with an adjustment to the thermodynamics of the cylinder have increased engine performance at all speeds and under every condition. The clutch has also received some minor improvements, such as the inclusion of an additional radial bearing to more effectively transfer power from the engine which results in increased performance.

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The ST2013 models are equipped with the new Formula brake kit that is the result of a joint effort by the technical departments of both Sherco and Formula. The result is a new unit that includes new internal parts, piston, rod and ball joint (link) that have been perfected to permit smooth movement of the lever in any position, maintaining the pressure and force necessary for effective brake operation. This new set is the most advanced and evolved ever to be installed on a trials bike, it also incorporates an adjustable neutral position that allows the rider to adjust the lever position to suit their individual requirements. The actual lever has an ergonomic geometry that fits perfectly in your hand. The entire Formula package is completed with the latest evolution of the rear brake caliper.

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NEW for 2013:

NEW FORMULA clutch, front and rear brake unit has completely new internal parts, piston rod and ball joint link for smooth movement of the lever in any position, whilst maintaining the pressure and force necessary for effective brake operation. These new Formula kits are the most advanced units ever to be installed on a trials bike. 

NEW MORAD: anodized graphic matt finish wheels are complimented by wheel decals in black and yellow.

DECALS: New, highly abrasive, top quality, decals have been made and positioned in the most sensitive areas of the bike to resist abrasion.  Most noticeably they are fitted on the front forks, swinging arm and the frame near the footrests.

NEW designed kickstart

NEW redesigned gearshaft lever

NEW redesigned gearshaft lever

NEW redesigned bashplate to protect the underside of the engine

NEW bashplate rubber

NEW Racing clutch for improved performance

NEW strengthed inner clutch case

NEW redesigned KEIHEN carburretor to improve performance

The 250 model will still sport the 26mm Dellorto carburretor

NEW improvements to the chassis giving greater rigidity and stability

The new R16V rear suspension unit incorporates a new spring lock washer

The new forged aluminum footpegs are adjustable by means of a unique new socket design for the riders individual riding position.

 

For more information go to www.sherco.com

or call Moto Central 02-62480229email: sales@motocentral.com.au

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