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CFMoto 300SR supersport revealed

CFMoto moves into the pocket rocket small displacement supersport market with the striking new CFMoto 300SR

Chinese firm CFMoto has finally pulled the wraps off its Yamaha R3 and KTM RC390 rival, the 300SR, which will hit Asian markets in the coming months.

The bike was previewed with a series of promo videos and spy shots some time ago but the machine – which will be offered in 250 and 300 capacity – has now made its official bow.

Showcasing a new design direction for the firm, the CFMoto 300SR is based on the 300NK but while that models bears a close resemblance to that of its KTM cousin, the new supersport goes its own way on the styling front and has changed very little from the concept revealed last year.

With the silhouette bearing all the necessary hallmarks that put it in direct competition with its Yamaha competition, the 300SR adds a striking front-end with headlight cowls that sweep up around the nose cone to give it a distinctive appearance.

Under skin is a 300cc single-cylinder motor making 29hp at 8,750rpm and 23.5Nm of torque at 7,250rpm putting it on a par with the 30hp R3 to ensure some nippy performance figures.

However, as the engine is for now only EuroIV compatible, it’s unlikely we will see it come to UK or Europe in the near future unless CFMoto is developing a more emissions-friendly unit.

That said, its close relationship with KTM means this is certainly possible and would neatly fit into CFMoto’s attempts to crack the European market as shown by the launch of its CL-X 700 range at EICMA.

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