CFMOTO has been hard at work at bringing us more new and exciting motorcycles. In the Philippines, the Chinese manufacturer has seen massive success thanks to its 400 NK, which is arguably the best value for money expressway-legal motorcycle currently on offer in the market. Overseas, the company has begun making waves, too, with the launch of its KTM-derived 800 MT adventure bike, which is expected to make its Philippine debut very soon, too.
Last year, CFMOTO also unveiled the 1250 TR-G, a 1,250cc equipped grand-tourer which was meant to go up against the likes of the BMW R 1250 RT and the Kawasaki Concours. Initially unveiled in the China International Motorcycle Trade Exhibition (CIMA), the 1250 TR-G was a head-turner with its high-end equipment consisting of a KTM-derived engine, WP suspension, Pirelli tires, and Brembo brakes. CFMOTO then promised to launch the bike into the market by the start of 2021. However, we’re already approaching the end of the year, and still no 1250 TR-G.
As it would turn out, the company experienced some delays to the production of the bike, and has since re-launched the bike in the 2021 CIMA, and revealed its official price tag, too. For just CN¥99,980, which translates to around P800,000, you can buy yourself a completely decked out touring bike capable of covering great distances in utmost comfort. Beneath the bike’s massive bodywork resides an iteration of KTM’s LC8 V-twin motor. With a displacement of 1,279cc, the 1250 TR-G makes use of a similar motor as that of the KTM 1290 Super Duke R, albeit tuned to offer more practical performance.
As such, the 1250 TR-G is rated at an impressive 140 horsepower and 89 ft-lbs of torque. The production version, however, does lose the electronic WP suspension in favor of slightly more affordable Marzocchi components. Braking continues to be provided by radial-mounted Brembo brakes.