Chinese two-wheeler brand CFMoto has teased the '250SR', its upcoming quarter-litre, fully-faired motorcycle. This model could be launched as a rival to the likes of KTM RC200, Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 (TBA) and Honda CBR250R, for a price of under INR 2 lakh (ex-showroom).
The 250SR will most definitely share its chassis, engine and other hardware specifications with the 250NK naked roadster. However, the SR badge will bring more aggressive ergonomics and better aerodynamics. The styling of the motorcycle in the teaser video reveals that the 250SR will come with twin-pod LED headlight, along with a full-fairing design and a tall windscreen that will enhance the aerodynamics as compared to the naked roadster. The tail light and the blinkers, too, will be full LED.
The upcoming CFMoto 250SR will be built around a trellis frame, and it will feature a steel swingarm. Shock absorption department will comprise a monoshock and upside down forks at the back and front respectively. Anchoring department will include disc brakes on both wheels while the safety net, will most likely imclude dual-channel ABS.
Mechanical specifications will include a 249.2 cc liquid-cooled, single cylinder, 4-valve, DOHC, fuel-injected engine with a balance shaft. Do note that KTM AG had entered a joint venture with CFMoto in October 2017. CFMoto holds the majority stake in the CFMoto-KTMR2R joint venture. The motor, as in the 250NK, will produce a maximum power of 26.5 PS at 9,000 rpm and 22 Nm of peak torque at 7,500 rpm. It will be paired with a six-speed gearbox.
The motorcycle in the teaser video is seen with a single-seat setup with a rear cowl replacing the pillion seat. The road-ready model, on the other hand, will have a split-style, step-up saddle.
The fuel tank capacity of the CFMoto 250SR is likely to be similar to that of the CFMoto 250NK - 12.5 litres. A customisable TFT display similar to that of the 250NK is also expected. The fully-faired motorcycle will use 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 110/70R17 front and 140/60R17 rear tyres.