Bul­taco – Sherco

Classic Trial - - COMPARISON -

The third and fi­nal ma­chine tested by Justin was the Bul­taco/Sherco model, which is a stock one with no mod­i­fi­ca­tion apart from the sub­sti­tu­tion of mod­ern footrests. This par­tic­u­lar model is a lim­ited edi­tion, ma­chine num­ber 62 of 150, a batch built to cel­e­brate Gra­ham Jarvis win­ning the Scot­tish Six Days Trial in 1999. This is a 250cc and of a ‘new gen­er­a­tion’ us­ing a wa­ter-cooled, sin­gle cylin­der en­gine, mono-shock rear sus­pen­sion with disk brakes fit­ted front and rear. This tri­als ma­chine is very dif­fer­ent from the other mo­tor­cy­cles tested in this fea­ture, as we are sure you can ap­pre­ci­ate. This is the last tri­als ma­chine from Bul­taco to carry the fa­mous ‘Thumbs Up’ em­blem.

Justyn Norek Jnr: “With­out a doubt the su­perb con­tri­bu­tion from Gra­ham Jarvis in the early days of Sherco put it on the tri­als scene as a world beater. In 1998 French­man Marc Tessier started on the ad­ven­ture to de­velop his own tri­als mo­tor­cy­cle brand. He ini­tially named it a Bul­taco but due to some le­gal prob­lems he was forced to change the name to Sherco. As we have al­ready stated this is a lim­ited-is­sue ma­chine, pro­duced to cel­e­brate the win by Jarvis at the 1999 Scot­tish Six Days Trial. It feels very mod­ern af­ter rid­ing the other two Bultacos, with the most no­tice­able dif­fer­ence be­ing the light weight and sus­pen­sion that ac­tu­ally works so well. The power de­liv­ery feels a lit­tle harsh but you could com­pete on this ma­chine in a mod­ern com­pe­ti­tion and it would still be com­pet­i­tive”

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