CFMOTO revealed a number of bikes at this month’s EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, though it was perhaps its future-model-previewing SR-C21 concept that received the most attention.
The CFMOTO SR-C21 was initially shown in studio images and renderings in October, however, it was not physically revealed to the public until last week.
While INFO MOTO previously speculated that the SR-C21 would be a full-size supersports model, it now appears that the bike is a middleweight offering powered by an unknown parallel-twin engine.
CFMOTO has yet to reveal specification details, or given away information on its production-ready successor, though it has reportedly confirmed to journalists that the bike will be no less than 400cc in capacity.
A likely powertrain candidate is the brand’s 799cc motor that will motivate its upcoming 800MT adventure bike, although it could utilise its KTM tie-up and borrow the Austrian brand’s previous-generation 990cc V-twin when it reaches production.
Another possible engine candidate is its 55kW/68Nm 693cc parallel-twin found in its 700CL-X naked bike range, although we’d expect power-boosting upgrades given its sporting focus.
In concept form, the new supersports model is reminiscent of high-end Italian models, like the Ducati Panigale V4 and Aprilia RSV4, while its big-winged front-end could have borrowed from KTM’s MotoGP racing machines.
It features aggressive aerodynamic bodywork and carbon-fibre brake covers, as well as performance parts like Brembo brakes, Ohlins suspension and a twin SC Project exhaust system.
The new CFMOTO SR-C21 is also distinguished by its large TFT dash, futuristic LED lighting signature, a single-sided swingarm and racey Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa tyres.
Currently, CFMOTO offers just one fully faired sportsbike, the 300SR, which is available locally from $5790 rideaway, with its 700CL-X naked sportsbike its largest capacity offering.
CFMOTO’s local distributor, Mojo Motorcycles, previously told INFO MOTO that it is always looking to expand its portfolio and would welcome the opportunity to offer the production supersports model in Australian showrooms.
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