Sherco 2016 250 SE-R

Appearing on the market in 2014, the Sherco 250/300 offer next generation 2-stroke technology.

They are fitted with a very light electric starter system. Ideally located to lower the center of gravity, it is no heavier than a kick-start system. An electronic unit governs exhaust valve opening based on the ignition curve to provide an immediate response to the slightest touch on the gas. Progressivity at low throttle, force at mid-throttle, and significant power at high throttle, the Sherco 2-stroke engine block is there when you need it.

The chassis uses the proven formulas that made the brand’s 4-stroke engines famous: rigorous directional stability alongside significant maneuverability for the enduro. This year, fitted with a new FMF exhaust, the 250 and 300 increase yet again their equipment quality.

2016 250 Race Spec

Engine 2 stroke single cylinder with electronically controlled exhaust booster valve
Engine Size 249.32cc
Bore x Stroke 66.4 x 72mm
Fuel System Carburator Keihin PWK 36
Cooling Liquid system with forced circulation
Starting Unique electric starting system
Battery 12 V / 4Ah Yuasa
Ignition system Kokusan DC – CDI ignition with digital advance
Transmission 6 speed sequential gearbox, primary gear drive chain secondary drive
Clutch Hydraulic, multidisc in oil bath
Alternator Kokusan 220 W
Chassis High strength Chrome-Molybdenum steel semi-perimeter
Fuel Tank 9,5 Liter fuel tank / High octane unleaded fuel with 2 stroke engine oil mix
Brakes Brembo front & rear with Ø260mm Front disc and Ø220mm Rear disc
Front suspension WP telescopic fork, Ø48mm tubes rebound and compression adjustable, 300mm of travel
Rear suspension WP Monoshock progressive rear suspension with aluminium control rods, adjustable for high & low speed compression and spring pre-load. 330mm of travel
Front wheel 1.60 x 21″ aluminum rim, steel spokes and Michelin Enduro Competition tube type
Rear wheel 2.15 x 18″ aluminum rim, steel spokes and Michelin Enduro Competition tube type
Weight 105 kg (225 lbs.)
Wheelbase 1480mm (58.27 in)
Ground clearance 355mm (13.98 in)
Seat height 950mm (37.40 in)

2016 Changes:


Silencer evolution

  • Weight reduced by 8 %
  • Rock wool packing life increased

New Configuration fuel petcock and carburetor

  • Fuel petcock relocated for easy access
  • Increased space between the fuel tank and the carburetor

Reinforced subframe

  • Higher resistance
  • optimized Electric wiring integration
  • Adaptation support diagnosis connector
  • Direct access to electric connections and diagnosis plug

New front mudguard design

  • Improved protection
  • Rigidity increased (muddy conditions)
  • New appearance

Sherco designed handguards

  • Dual compound
  • Black polyamide provides support rigidity
  • Blue polyethylene provides a flexible protection with flex and return to position


Cast aluminum cylinder head

  • Higher stiffness and less deformation of the combustion chamber for better performance

Valves system Evolution:

  • New valve timing for low RPM progression
  • Better valve sealing to improve the throttle response and reduce maintenance. Less calamine deposit.
  • Removal of the oil tube from valve cover to reduce emissions

New ignition calibration

  • Optimized startup
  • Better engine progression
  • Optimized traction in low grip conditions
  • Dual mapping: SOFT curve reworked for better progression

Transmission system Evolution

  • Transmission Star selection mechanism modified
  • Pins blocked inside the system
  • Reliability optimized

Evolution water pump system:

  • DLC treatment Shaft & tribo finishing
  • Improved seal life

pdfSherco 2016 Enduro Brochure

Sherco 2016 250 SE-R