CFMOTO has revealed a number of new products at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, including a new 800MT Sport R, a road-focussed version of its most popular adventure bike model.
While as yet confirmed for production, there appears to be nothing stopping CFMOTO from further developing the 800MT Sport R, which swaps large wire-spoked wheels and dual-sport tyres for 17-inch lightweight cast wheels with grippy road rubber.
Also distinguishing the concept bike is sportier ergonomics, an extended wheelbase, Brembo brakes and upgraded KYB suspension. CFMOTO designers have also given the bike a racing livery treatment with bright blue-and-pink graphics.
Alongside the 800MT Sport R was unveiled the platform-sharing NK-C22 concept, which will certainly make its way to the production line in the form of a new 800NK naked sportsbike.
It is unlikely that the concept’s single-sided swingarm, SC Project exhaust, aerodynamic wheels and winglets will make it to the production-ready 800NK, however, the concept bike does provide clues as to what can be expected.
Critically, the bike appears to be based on the same platform as the CFMOTO 800MT adventure bike, suggesting that the new 800NK will use a version of its KTM-sourced 799cc parallel twin, and may carry over its KYB suspension and J-Juan brakes. The 800NK may also borrow the 800MT’s 7.0-inch TFT screen, ride-by-wire electronics package and up/down quickshifter.
While the 800NK will likely get a unique tune compared to the platform-sharing 800MT, it should deliver similar outputs (70kW/77Nm).
At its reveal event at the EICMA motorcycle show, CFMOTO also lifted the covers on updated version of its CL-X and SR ranges, as well as its first electric bike to be built under the CFMOTO umbrella, dubbed Papio Nova.
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