The all-new CFMoto's SR-C21 sports bike (2022 model) got some interesting new features.

Chinese motorcycle manufacturer CFMoto presented a sportbike concept at EICMA 2021 that certainly grabbed the attention of the audience both in person and online. The SR-C21 was one of the most revolutionary sportbike concepts to come out of the Chinese company's design studio. CFMoto didn't reveal anything about the bike at the time, except what was visible to the naked eye.  Naturally, this led to speculation as to what might lie beneath the machine's fairings. However, CFMoto told me that the engine will be at least 400cc. Due to its ultra sleek looks, premium SC Project exhaust system and Brembo braking components, it was expected that the bike would have a bit of firepower. In addition, as a result of its partnership with KTM, CFMoto now owns the rights to KTM's 800cc LC8 V-twin engine, which powers the CFMoto 800MT and the recently unveiled limited edition KTM RC 8C Supersport.  The details of the CFMoto SR-C21 have been revealed after testing in China. It appears to have lost a lot of its premium features, at least in its test-mule phase. Most concept bikes that make it into production fall short of things, and the SR-C21 is no exception. The test mule no longer has the SC Project's twin under-tail exhaust system. Instead it features a more traditional breadbox on the right side of the bike. It seems, there are dual Brembo brakes at the front. In his place is a single disc similar to what we see in its smaller brother, the 300SR.  The most disappointing thing about the SR-C21 is that it won't have an LC8 800cc motor. Despite how many aerodynamic bits and pieces are on display, it gets a modest 450cc parallel-twin engine. Granted, this bike was never meant to compete in the large-displacement hypersport segment, but rather as a premium, mid-capacity sportbike to compete with the likes of the Kawasaki Ninja 400 and Honda CBR500R.

Chinese motorcycle manufacturer CFMoto presented a sportbike concept at EICMA 2021 that certainly grabbed the attention of the audience both in person and online. The SR-C21 was one of the most revolutionary sportbike concepts to come out of the Chinese company's design studio. CFMoto didn't reveal anything about the bike at the time, except what was visible to the naked eye.

Naturally, this led to speculation as to what might lie beneath the machine's fairings. However, CFMoto told me that the engine will be at least 400cc. Due to its ultra sleek looks, premium SC Project exhaust system and Brembo braking components, it was expected that the bike would have a bit of firepower. In addition, as a result of its partnership with KTM, CFMoto now owns the rights to KTM's 800cc LC8 V-twin engine, which powers the CFMoto 800MT and the recently unveiled limited edition KTM RC 8C Supersport.

The details of the CFMoto SR-C21 have been revealed after testing in China. It appears to have lost a lot of its premium features, at least in its test-mule phase. Most concept bikes that make it into production fall short of things, and the SR-C21 is no exception. The test mule no longer has the SC Project's twin under-tail exhaust system. Instead it features a more traditional breadbox on the right side of the bike. It seems, there are dual Brembo brakes at the front. In his place is a single disc similar to what we see in its smaller brother, the 300SR.

The most disappointing thing about the SR-C21 is that it won't have an LC8 800cc motor. Despite how many aerodynamic bits and pieces are on display, it gets a modest 450cc parallel-twin engine. Granted, this bike was never meant to compete in the large-displacement hypersport segment, but rather as a premium, mid-capacity sportbike to compete with the likes of the Kawasaki Ninja 400 and Honda CBR500R.

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