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$7,990 PROMOTIONAL RIDE AWAY*

For 2023, CFMOTO has brought the futuristic SR-C21 Concept to reality with the launch of the all-new CFMOTO 450SR.

Purposely designed to deliver the performance of a premium Supersports motorcycle, the CFMOTO 450SR is set to redefine the mid-capacity sports segment with its fusion of golden engine displacement, wind tunnel-developed aesthetics, race-derived components, and advanced intelligence.

Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme (LAMS) certified in all states and territories.

*Offer available on MY23 450SR motorcycles purchased between 07/03/2024 to 30/06/2024. From participating dealers, while stocks last.

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INJECTING PERFORMANCE INTO PLAYFUL

CFMOTO engineers were tasked with elevating the Sports Racing ‘SR’ moniker from being solely associated with fun-orientated, beginner-friendly commuters to encompass track-focussed performance suitable for novices through to advanced track day riders.

To achieve this, a completely new compact 450cc parallel-twin cylinder DOHC engine was developed in-house. After testing multiple options, the engineers concluded that the 270° crankshaft angle offered exciting characteristics like a 90° V-Twin but with additional smoothness. Once they settled on the crankshaft design, the engineers matched it with a double balance shaft for superior power delivery, rider connection and vibration suppression.

Lightweight forged pistons and split connecting rods were also employed to enhance the engine’s responsiveness and improve durability under extreme track conditions.

An FCC slipper clutch was added to provide an exceptionally lighter clutch lever pull with a broad engagement range for greater confidence and comfort. The ‘slipper’ function aids in keeping the motorcycle steady during sharp downshifts by reducing back-torque, keeping the rear tyre from hopping, and locking up.

SCULPTED PERFORMANCE

The 450SR’s exquisite styling was meticulously perfected through extensive aerodynamic wind tunnel testing, which saw more than twenty design optimisations assessed over thirty hours of aero simulations.

The SR line’s signature split front face line cowling design was carefully sculpted with enlarged grooves to minimise drag-loses and encloses a pair of flowing LED headlights with exclusive lighting animation evoking an aggressive gaze.

GP racing-derived aerodynamic winglets enhance stability by providing 1.6 times downforce at higher speeds.

The front indicators have been integrated within the rear-view mirrors for a streamlined appearance. The mirrors also automatically retract upon impact, either by being hit or during a fall, to help avoid additional injury.

HIGH STRENGTH, LOW WEIGHT DESIGN PHILOSOPHY

The CFMOTO 450SR is not just a standard commuter motorcycle with a striking fairing kit bolted on; it’s a performance-orientated motorcycle to the core. 

The high-strength, lightweight chromium-molybdenum alloy steel frame weighs less than 11kg, offering superior stability and comfort with agile handling characteristics.

The removable subframe weighs less than 4kg, is lighter than standard welded designs and is easily replaceable in the event of a crash. 

The machine also sports a lightweight swingarm and high-strength aluminium alloy wheels (front 110/70R17 & rear 150/60R17) with a unique 6-spoke design.

TUNED FOR PERFORMANCE AND COMFORT

The sports-oriented front and rear suspension deliver exceptional stability and controllability.

Up front, the CFMOTO 450SR is equipped with inverted front forks. Unlike the conventional front forks found on many competitors, inverted forks are lighter and stronger, offering superior compression and rebound damping, and improved support (hold-up) under hard braking.

Handling-wise, steering response and feedback to the rider is enhanced, resulting in less effort and greater confidence.
A rising-rate multi-link system (linkage) connects the rear shock instead of being bolted directly (non-link) to the swing arm providing improved bump absorption and greater control.

REFINED ERGONOMICS

Combining slightly higher footrest positioning and lower clip-on handlebars compared to the 300SR results in a sportier riding position but not too aggressive to be detrimental for daily street riding.

The revised rider triangle allows the rider to efficiently ‘tuck in’ behind the fairing and screen with their elbows and knees integrating with the fuel tank.

Both clutch and brake levers feature adjustable span dials, enabling the rider to optimise the distance between the levers and the handlebar for consummate comfort and control.

The rider’s seat features a 45mm thick synthetic leather-wrapped cushion for enhanced comfort on longer stints. The standard 795mm seat height, combined with the seat’s narrow profile, promotes confidence in reaching the ground. Alternative 785mm and 815mm seats are available as genuine CFMOTO 450SR  accessories for shorter and taller riders.

CLASS-LEADING BRAKING

For controllable and track-worthy stopping power, the CFMOTO 450SR has been outfitted with a four-piston radially mounted Brembo M40 monobloc caliper with Ø32mm pistons matched with a single 320mm floating front brake disc. Rear braking duties are taken care of by a single-piston caliper paired with a 220mm disc.

The lightweight, one-piece BOSCH 9.1 Antilock Brake System (ABS) is the same unit found on the 800MT adventure tourer, featuring advanced settings for a more natural braking feel and secure activation.

STAY CONNECTED

A 5-inch TFT curved display has a wealth of information available at a glance via an easy-to-read layout, including a shift indicator for perfectly timed gear changes.

It is equipped with CFMOTO’s advanced T-Box system that enables smartphone connection via Bluetooth and the CFMOTO RIDE App.

Through the CFMOTO RIDE App, the rider can access an array of features, including tracking lap times, ride history and statistics; remote vehicle status, including a fuel indicator; the ability to conduct over-the-air software updates; new security features, including movement sensors, vehicle location and even set up a virtual electric fence to alert you of vehicle movement or theft.

When on the move, a convenient USB port is included for charging devices, including smartphones.

GP-SHIFT OR ROAD-SHIFT

Track day enthusiasts will appreciate the 450SR’s ability to change between the standard road-shift pattern and the reverse GP-shift by simply changing the position of the linkage rod.

GP-Shift allows for slightly quicker upshifts and slower, more controlled downshifts with improved balance when cornering, especially when needing to shift while at lean on the track.

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FEATURES

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Racing Technology

GP racing-derived aerodynamic winglets enhance stability by providing 1.6 times downforce at higher speeds.

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Lightweight Package


179kg Wet Weight

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Seat Height

- The standard 795mm seat height, combined with the seat’s narrow profile, promotes confidence in reaching the ground.

- Optional genuine CFMOTO accessory 785mm (-10mm) and 815mm (+20mm) seats are available for shorter and taller riders.

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Premium Brake System


- Four-piston radially mounted Brembo M40 monobloc caliper with Ø32mm pistons matched with a single 320mm floating front brake disc.

- Lightweight, one-piece BOSCH 9.1 Antilock Brake System (ABS)

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Owners Convenience 


- A convenient USB port is included for charging devices, including smartphones

- Quick Release Air Filter

06

Smart Nature

- 5-inch TFT curved display with gear shift indicator

- Advanced T-Box system that enables smartphone connection via Bluetooth 

- CFMOTO RIDE App includes navigation, track lap times, ride history and statistics, remote vehicle status, including a fuel indicator, the ability to conduct over-the-air software updates, new security features, including movement sensors, vehicle location and even set up a virtual electric fence to alert you of vehicle movement or theft.

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Premium LED Lighting


- LED headlights with exclusive lighting animation

- The front indicators have been integrated within the rear-view mirrors for a streamlined appearance

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FCC Slipper Clutch


- Lighter clutch lever pull 

- Increased stability and rider confidence

- Reduced possibility of rear wheel lockup

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Golden Engine Displacement


Max Power: 34.5kw/10000rpm

Max Torque: 39.3Nm/7750rpm

Power-To-Weight Ratio: 0.19

270° crankshaft angle with a double balance shaft for superior power delivery, rider connection and vibration suppression.

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UNBEATABLE WARRANTY:
THREE YEARS
UNLIMITED KILOMETRES

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SPECS: 2023 CFMOTO 450SR

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449cc INLINE TWIN-CYLINDER, DOHC, LIQUID-COOLED ENGINE

The 272MQ engine is an all-new powerplant designed entirely in-house by CFMOTO engineers and the first CFMOTO engine to feature a 270° crankshaft firing order.
A 270° crankshaft imitates the sound and feel of a 90º V-twin. In contrast to the 360° and 180° parallel twin variants, the 270° crank provides a striking compromise between rocking couple and inertial forces with better primary balance than the 360° and a lower rocking couple than the 180°.

So what does that mean?

Regarding real-world rider feeling, a 270°crankshaft-equipped parallel-twin engine has power delivery characteristics like a 90° V-twin engine. This means maximum power and torque output is produced lower in the mid RPM range instead of in the high RPM range like a 180° crankshaft equivalent. This translates to a more eager and responsive ride, especially around town. Additionally, the exhaust note of a 270° parallel twin is thumpier, sounding remarkably like a regular V-twin engine, as well.