In the Philippines, CFMOTO is perhaps best known for its NK400 series of motorcycles. Well, that’s the brand's best-selling motorcycle in the country, largely thanks to the NK400’s very much expressway-legal 400.4cc parallel-twin powerplant, a sporty design, and more importantly, its very affordable price tag of PHP 219,800. That pegs it as being way more affordable than Yamaha’s R3 (321cc) and Kawasaki’s Ninja 300.
Ever wonder what’s CFMOTO’s 2nd best-selling motorcycle here in the country? It’s the 300SR.
According to Ms. Camille Lu, marketing boss of Motostrada – the official distributor of CFMOTO motorcycles here in the country – the 300SR is very popular in the Visayas and Mindanao region, where an expressway like NLEX or SLEX is non-existent. In Mindanao, for example, most of their national roads are 6-lanes wide and are very well paved.
For those who are not familiar, the CFMOTO 300SR is the brand’s entry-level sportsbike. Launched here in the country in August of last year, the 300SR is packed with a potent 292cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that churns out 30 Ps of power at 8750 rpm, and 25 Nm of torque at 7250 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
The SR – which stands for “Sport Racing” – is claimed by CF Moto to be one of the company’s “high-value products”, and will be offering riders a “unique and sophisticated design, combined with excellent handling and agility”.
Additionally, the 300SR is equipped with a fuel management system from Bosch (Germany), a dual-coated piston that improves efficiency by minimizing friction loss, and a built-in balancer shaft to reduce vibration.
Staying true to being an abled sportbike, the 300SR also boasts clip-on handlebars, a sporty seat, and upside-down forks. Stopping power is provided by a single 292mm disc for the front, with a dual-piston floating caliper, while the rear has a 220mm disc (with a single-piston caliper), both equipped with Anti-lock Braking System or ABS.
These are complemented by the 300SR's sporty lines, CNC fuel cap, all-LED lighting, and a fully-digital panel screen.
More affordable than ever
Our friends from CFMOTO PH have made the 300SR even more affordable to Pinoy riders. Before, the 300SR is offered with an SRP of PHP 165,000 + LTO registration. Now, you can get your hands on a brand new CFMOTO 300SR at only PHP 162,000 – which is already inclusive of LTO registration good for 3 years.
The new CF Moto 300SR’s price could be considered a steal if we include Honda’s CBR 150R and Yamaha’s R15 – both of which are only 150cc bikes – on the equation. The CBR 150R, has an SRP of PHP 152,900 (our review here), with the MotoGP-inspired, ABS-equipped Repsol variant costing a whopping PHP 165,000 for a 150cc motorcycle. On the other hand, Yamaha’s R15 would set buyers back PHP 164,000 and it is not yet ABS-equipped.