It seems that the Chinese motorcycle manufacturers are all set to challenge their Japanese, American and European counterparts with the recent launching of their biggest-displacement motorcycle to date – the CFMoto CF1250J Police Special.
Yes, you read it right. Police Special. For now, the China-based manufacturer will deploy its largest-displacement motorcycle for law enforcement use. But, as with any motorcycle, a civilian version might not be that far from becoming a reality.
Besides the obvious BMW R 1200 RT looks, the CF1250J is packed with goodies of what a flagship motorcycle should have. These items include Brembo brake calipers, WP shock absorbers, an adjustable electric windshield, a 12.3-inch TFT display, and many more. Being a top-shelf motorcycle for CFMoto, it is expected to have riding modes, traction control, or even a cornering ABS. Unfortunately, more detailed info about the CF1250J is still limited at the moment.
It is also no secret that KTM's LC8 engines, through a strategic partnership, are produced by CFMoto in China, and sources indicate that CFMoto engineers did a great job of looking at every bit and piece of the LC8 to finally produce their own "liter" engine. The result is a 1279.8cc that is claimed to be able to churn out 142 Ps of power and 120 Nm of torque.
As for the price, Xcar.com claims that the model may exceed CNY100,000 or about PHP710,000.