CFMoto 1250MT Reportedly Being Developed

A CFMoto 1250MT is reportedly being developed.

CFMoto is KTM’s partner in producing the engines for several of the latter’s models, namely the 790 and 890 series. What is missing from CFMoto’s lineup is a heavyweight adventure bike. That may be about to change, since their 1250TR-G tourer is already using KTM’s LC8 V-Twin from the previous 1290 Super Duke and Super Adventure.

According to sources, CFMoto’s version of the LC8 is downsized to 1279cc from 1301cc. It produces 140hp in the 1250TR-G guise to rival the BMW R 1300 GS and Triumph Tiger 1200. There is also word that the 1250MT will be road focused only, unlike the KTM 1290/1390 Super Adventure which has two variants.

Nothing is confirmed thus far, although the picture is from CFMoto. As such, it should feature all that are available on the KTM including ride modes, traction control, cornering ABS, cornering lights, quickshifter, TFT screen with smartphone connectivity, etc.

It has to be said that several Chinese motorcycle manufacturers are aiming for the world markets and have moved away from throwaway cheap copies. The country’s automotive industry, especially for EVs is now challenging the best the world could offer. It is just a matter of time.

Wahid's lust for motorcycles was spurred on by his late-Dad's love for his Lambretta on which he courted, married his mother, and took baby Wahid riding on it. He has since worked in the motorcycle and automotive industry for many years, before taking up riding courses and testing many, many motorcycles since becoming a motojournalist. Wahid likes to see things differently. What can you say about a guy who sees a road safety message in AC/DC's "Highway to Hell."

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