- CFMoto 450SR S unveiled in China
- Gets single-sided swingarm
- Bodywork updated with new livery and winglets
CFMoto has unveiled the new S variant of its fully-faired offering, the 450SR, for the international markets. This iteration of the bike boasts a few mechanical and visual changes over the standard trim.
The new CFMoto 450SR S gets a single-sided swingarm instead of the conventional unit that’s present on the standard version. This lends the motorcycle a much cleaner right-side profile by fully exposing the stunning red alloy wheel at the rear. Notably, such a setting was seen on the SR-C21, the concept the 450SR is based on.
CFMoto has also tweaked the bodywork of the motorcycle. While the standard 450SR is already a handsome piece of machinery, the S variant looks even more bonkers thanks to the revised fairing. The front section now looks more aggressive courtesy of the addition of new winglets. On higher-performance bikes, these winglets help in delivering additional downforce at high speeds. However, on the 450SR, these are purely aesthetic elements. What’s more, a stubby underbelly exhaust has also been plonked down. Completing the visual changes are two new liveries which go by the name - Zircon Black and Starlight White.
Mechanically, the 450SR S remains the same as the standard trim. It is powered by a 450cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine with a 270-degree crankshaft. The power and torque outputs stand at 50bhp and 39Nm, respectively, while the kerb weight is an impressive 168kg. Suspension duties are handled by USD forks and a monoshock while a single disc at both ends bring it to a halt.
CFMoto has already launched the new 450SR S in China. It might enter other countries too but its India launch is unlikely as of now. However, if it ever comes to our shores, it will go head-on against the KTM RC 390 and Kawasaki Ninja 400.