CFMOTO has confirmed that its all-new 450SR will hit Australian showrooms in April, priced from $7990 rideaway.
The CFMOTO 450SR sits above the current 300SR ($6290) in the brand’s fully faired LAMS sportsbike line-up, distinguished by a larger motor and a higher level of specification.
Powering the bike is a 450cc parallel twin that generates 34.5kW and 39Nm – a significant jump over the smaller capacity 300SR’s 21kW/25Nm 292cc single-cylinder unit.
The 450SR uses a new six-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch, which is capable propelling the 179kg bike to a top speed of 190km/h.
The CFMOTO 450SR maintains much of the styling elements as previewed by the SR-C21, like the aggressive front-end with winglets, integrated mirrors and angry-eyed LED headlights, but drops some of the high-end suspension components for more conventional parts, and trades the concept’s single-sided swingarm for a standard setup.
Notably, the bike features a Brembo brake package with a four-piston caliper squeezing a single 320mm disc at the front end. A single-piston caliper and 220mm disc is utilised at the rear.
Other key features include upside-down front forks, new six-spoke wheels (front 110/70R17 front, 150/60R17 rear), a reversible shift pattern for track riding and adjustable levers.
The 450SR is slightly more aggressive than its 300SR stablemate, with lower clip-on handlebars and raised footrests. It is also 15mm taller with a seat height of 795mm, however, 785mm and 815mm seats can be optioned for.
A 5.0-inch TFT dash comes standard and can be connected to a rider’s smartphone for features like lap timing, vehicle status, over-the-air updates and extra security measures to prevent theft.
The CFMOTO 450SR will be available in April in two colour schemes, Nebula Black and Velocity Grey, backed by a three-year warranty.
Customers who pre-order with a $500 deposit will receive a genuine accessories package valued at $650, which includes a single-seat cover, billet levers, axle sliders and a motorcycle cover.
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