I'm still on my 2017 Factory 250, which has a 125 model amount of clutch spring preload, and a modified Ohlins shock that is a dream. I have been very pleased with this bike! I skipped over 2018, and may or may not skip over 2019 as well. But the 2019s are out, apparently including also the Factory model, provided early. That's a welcome change as many of us find the Factory models to be a bargain for what you get. If I did get a 2019, someone is going to get a brand new Reiger on my 2017 TodoTrial did a summary and first ride of the models and reported this (in Spanish first, then translated): Mejoras Sherco Trial Racing • Nuevo Kit de decoración Racing 2019 con el color azul en el chasis • Horquilla Tech aluminium de doble regulación • Amortiguador OlléV de hierro R16V Mejoras Trial Factory • Nuevo Kit de decoración Factory 2019 con el color blanco en el chasis • Espuma del manillar Neken trial Factory 2019 35824588 1840176149397548 3• Amortiguador Reiger de 3 vías • Horquilla Tech de aluminio con regulación • Nueva culata para las cilindradas 125, 250 y 300. Relación de compresión y forma del cierlo de la culata, mejores prestaciones en el motor. En la 125 17,7 diferente perfil, en la 250 de 10,72 a 10,91 y en la 300 de 11,34 a 11,63. • Modificaciones en el cigüeñal, factor de equilibrado, para lograr una disminución de las vibraciones. Rumorosidad del motor reducida. • En la 300cc nuevo culatín intercambiable EVO. • Nueva curva CDI, que logra un aumento de la fuerza del motor a bajo régimen, y ahora sí una más apreciable diferencia entre el mapa soft y el hard. • La principal novedad en las Factory es la evolución del embrague de diafragma. English: Sherco Trial Racing improvements • New Racing Decoration Kit 2019 with blue color on the chassis • Tech aluminum double regulation fork • OlléV damper for iron R16V Trial Factory improvements • New Decoration Kit Factory 2019 with white color on the chassis • Foam handlebar Neken trial Factory 2019 35824588 1840176149397548 3 • Reiger 3-way shock absorber • Aluminum Tech fork with adjustment • New cylinder head for 125, 250 and 300 displacements. Compression ratio and shape of the cylinder head lock, better performance in the engine. In the 125 17.7 different profile, in the 250 from 10.72 to 10.91 and in the 300 from 11.34 to 11.63. • Modifications in the crankshaft, balancing factor, to achieve a reduction in vibrations. Reduced motor noise. • In the new 300cc interchangeable EVO nozzle. • New CDI curve, which achieves an increase in engine power at low speed, and now a more noticeable difference between the soft and hard maps. • The main novelty in the Factory is the evolution of the diaphragm clutch. A friend just bought a 2019 250 Factory and reports a SUBSTANTIAL change in the clutch lever pull force for 2019 (he rode many a 2018 competitions including #1 Senior 60 in the west). He reports, "The clutch is so easy to pull in it's like there's nothing there." Hmm. I wonder what, exactly, they changed? I'll find out later.... As for the change of crank balance, that did not stand out so much to him like the clutch change did. With engines having no counter balance shaft you can't get rid of all the vibration. It's more like where in the rpm range you want it to be. Overall, he prefers the 2019 over his 2018. IF the ST model did not get this new group of parts for 2019, and the Factory did, it will be the first time in a long time that the ST and Factory engines are slightly different. What the heck is an interchangeable EVO nozzle? There is also the intro of the budget 125 4T. I wish it were a 200, but the 125 will make a fine bike for the kiddos and some new riders.