CFMoto has made their future track-centric goals very clear – unveiling a new SR-C21 sportsbike concept at the Eicma trade show in Milan.
The Chinese bike firm, the latest to enter the highly competitive Moto3 Grand Prix Paddock, unveiled the bike’s cover on November 23, citing its arrival in October.
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Although concrete details are still scarce, a press release issued on October 25 states that the sporty new arrival will go into production in the Chinese market in 2022, marking the year ‘C’, the ‘concept’ and the ’21’ year. Its manifestation.
So, what else do we know about SR? OK, the bike will be powered by a parallel-twin engine of at least 400cc.
The CFMoto may not be drawn to the right size at the moment, but we expect a middleweight unit to compete with the Yamaha R7 and Honda CBR650R – Hangzhou firm has access to many twin-pot units featuring the current KTM machine.
Away from the engine, the concept machine has premium parts. The front has a fully adjustable inverted fork from Öhlins, complete with a four-piston Brembo radial caliper. There is also a master cylinder and clutch lever from the Italian firm.
By snatching roadside furniture such as mirrors, reflectors and a numberplate housing, the SR also gets a complete SC project exhaust system to inject some noise and reduce weight. It comes out of the back of the bike through two stubby silencers.
Away from the noisy cans, the concept machine is covered in a large amount of carbon fiber finery, including the front shaking winglet and brake disc cover – probably used to protect the rotors from kick debris from other machines.
What’s more, hidden behind the tinted front screen is a colorful TFT dash, which sits directly in front of the clip-on bar – placed under the upper yoke for a more focused riding position.
Closing the topping things is a one-way swingarm, which emphasizes the design of the six-spoke rear wheel. Both rims are also shod with Pirelli supercarsa tires.
CFMoto SR-C21 concept explored:
- Don’t shy away from the fact that while this concept bike certainly looks great, it’s unlikely that a finished bike will fit into all of these premium components.
- Lack of road trim Adding to CFMoto’s beautiful appearance is the lack of need to go to the roadside. Expect a long number plate bracket, lots of reflectors, and more silent exhaust in any street version.
- The KTM tie-up Although the parallel-twin engine remains a mystery, it could be supplied by the Austrian brand, thanks to a business partnership that began between the two companies in late 2017.
- Hot wings will not be complete without a sportsbike released winglet in 2021. The SR-C21 gets two sets – a large pair coming out of the nose and a small set in the middle of the side fairing.
- Europe bound? CFMoto says the idea will create a new model for the Chinese market, but it is unclear if anything will come to the European market