With the World Enduro Tremendous Collection (WESS) kicking off in Portugal on Could 10–12, we thought it could be an ideal time to take a look at Exhausting Enduro specialist Mario Roman’s 2019 Sherco 300 SE Manufacturing unit. We spoke to the Spaniard at this 12 months’s RevLimiter Excessive Enduro in Decatur, Texas, again in March, and he gave us some perception into how he units up his bikes.
Roman had Phillip Graham of Sopro Suspension in Chattanooga, Tennessee, valve his KYB suspension entrance and rear, which he units up very mushy for Exhausting Enduro racing. Graham ready Roman’s suspension finally 12 months’s Tennessee Knockout and Roman preferred it a lot that he requested Graham to prep it for the RevLimiter.
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“I’m working with actually, actually mushy suspension,” Roman mentioned. “Sopro did a superb job final 12 months, so I referred to as him and mentioned, ‘I’m coming over to the RevLimiter—are you able to put together the identical factor?’ So principally it’s arrange like a trials bike. Once you sit down, it’s tremendous low and you’re feeling all of the rocks. It’s [getting] traction [all the] time.”
In accordance with Roman, the sag is about between 122mm and 127mm, so it’s fairly low. A low seat is one other merchandise he insists on operating, which permits him to “foot” his means by way of the more durable sections.
“I need to make it possible for I arrive with each toes on the bottom,” Roman mentioned. “Additionally, my seat is low. I put a small bump within the center so I don’t slide [back on] actually steep uphills.”
The triple clamps are Neken with the usual Sherco offset. The inventory handlebar that comes on the Shercos are made by Oxia, however Roman swapped them out for a Renthal 996 bar with the crossbar eliminated to permit for a bit of extra flex.
“I like the pliability of the handlebar like that with out the pad,” Roman informed us. “[That way] it’s extra snug, [and you do] not hit the handlebar so [much] when you’re within the entrance of the bike.”
Different objects Roman provides to his 300 SE Manufacturing unit are a TM Designworks skid plate with a linkage guard, a TM Designworks chain information, a cooling fan, and entrance and rear rotor guards. On the fork he additionally mounts an X-Grip Sling Quick, which is a tool he can use to drag himself out of powerful spots.
On the rear, Roman runs a Mitas tire with the double inexperienced stripe, which is the super-tacky mannequin. Up entrance, he ran a Michelin that’s not obtainable in the US. The mousse Roman ran regarded prefer it had been by way of the shootout on the O.Ok. Corral due to all of the holes he had drilled in it. It regarded prefer it had extra holes than rubber!
Roman does little or no to the engine. The FMF header pipe and silencer are inventory parts on the 300 SE Manufacturing unit, and he works with the manufacturing facility throughout the low season to provide you with the settings.
“I labored [with] the manufacturing facility earlier than this engine was prepared,” Roman mentioned. It’s a brand new engine and I actually love [it] so much. It’s tremendous easy. From the start, you possibly can go and win. It’s good.”
The clutch is totally normal. Roman is just not a fan of computerized clutches.
“I don’t like [auto clutches] a lot,” Roman mentioned. “I feel it’s good for amateurs or for [an] straightforward trip, however not for us [pro racers].