CFMOTO USA has been busy focusing on the two-wheel variety in powersports lately, with its newest addition being the 2023 CFMOTO 450SS. The company says the light-midweight sportbike is “poised to be a flagship in one of the most popular and fast-growing modern motorcycle segments.”
PSB's sister publication, Rider Magazine, gave readers a first-look review of the guts of this sporty bike powered by a liquid-cooled DOHC 450cc parallel-Twin with a 270-degree crankshaft making a claimed 50 hp at 9,500 rpm and 28.8 lb-ft of torque at 7,600 rpm. The engine has an 11.5:1 compression ratio and Bosch EFI and is mated to a 6-speed gearbox with a slip/assist clutch.
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