Lightweight CFMoto 675cc triple set to push 100bhp

The three-cylinder engine that will be used in the CFMoto 675SR was showcased at EICMA, with promising performance including more than 100bhp

CFMoto three-cylinder engine

CFMoto will reveal a new engine at the EICMA show next week - three-cylinder unit expected to be used in supersports machinery.

The CFMoto 675SR was partially revealed a few months ago at the CFMoto Day in China, where it was shown off as a faired sports bike dressed in camo.

Its engine was said to be a three-cylinder unit by the Chinese brand, and that engine was finally revealed at EICMA earlier this week.

Back at the CFMoto Day earlier this year, CFMoto said the 675SR would produce 74lb ft per litre, working out to around 50lb ft in total for the 675cc engine, which was confirmed  at the engine’s EICMA appearance. In terms of power, that’s been revealed to be “over 100bhp,” according to CFMoto. The engine will rev out to 12,300rpm, and can achieve a 0-62mph time of three seconds, the Chinese brand claims.

The 675cc triple is made from forged aluminium, which CFMoto says will save 10 per cent in weight compared to “similar motors,” as well as increase strength in the pistons by eight per cent. CFMoto says the total weight for the engine is 55kg.

The new engine will take the brand into a distinctly European field. MV Agusta’s original F3 675 and Triumph’s Daytona 675 have been the most prominent examples of 675cc, three-cylinder sports bike machinery in recent times, but both of those models have been binned by their respective manufacturers in recent years as the demand for middleweight sports bikes has declined.

The reveal of the 675SR at CFMoto Day in China of course left doubts over whether the bike might be seen in markets outside of the manufacturer’s home nation, or even Asia, but the motor’s appearance at what is the largest motorcycle show in Europe surely increases that possibility.

As for the 675SR itself, CFMoto describes it as having a “monstrous delivery to the rear wheel” which is “accompanied by other first-class features when it comes to brakes, chassis, equipment, design and all aspects needed for a thrilling ride on the road and a sharp tool for the track.”