Back in January, we reported that a 400cc prototype of CFMOTO’s 300SR was being developed and soon enough, a road-legal version will become available. Now, this bigger brother of the 300SR will become available in China and its bore was bumped to 450cc.
To make the new bike viable for the big bike entry-level market, CFMOTO has updated the production model without going too far off from the SR-C21 prototype. Some of the obvious changes include (and to make it street legal), the ditching of the single-sided swingarm in favor of the more traditional swingarm, thinner cast wheels, signal lights, side mirrors, single disc brake in the front, and a standard exhaust replaces the SC-Project exhaust system.
Also, CFMOTO ditched the more expensive Öhlins suspension system for a generic suspension system. An entry-level Brembo caliper also replaces the race-spec calipers from the prototype.
As for the engine, the production model 450SR retains the parallel-twin powerplant with a 270-degree crank which is expected to have a characteristic similar to a 90-degree V-twin in terms of power delivery. This 449cc twin is claimed to be capable of churning out 52 Ps of power and about 40 Nm of torque.
Currently, the new 450SR will only be available for domestic sale in China and bookings are underway. The base price in China starts at CNY 31,980 (approximately PHP 258,000).
We’ve asked Motostrada – the exclusive country distributor of CFMOTO motorcycles – for feedback about the 450SR and shared that the new 450cc bike will be available very soon. We’ll update you as soon as they give us more information about its availability, as well as estimated SRP for Filipino riders.