CFMoto officially launces 1279cc Grand Tourer

Unveiled at the recent 2020 Chongqing Motor Expo and on sale in China in the first half of 2021, the 1250TR-G is a luxury-appointed civilian version of the 1250J police and state guest escort motorcycle, which debuted in May as a successor to the 650TR-G.

The civilian version of the 650TR-G attracted a large number of Chinese motorcyclists for its innovative design, high-end configuration and all-day comfort. Research showed, however, that the 650TR-G was attracting younger customers looking for a more powerful and sophisticated model to upgrade to, thus the CFMOTO 1250TR-G was born.

JBL multimedia sound system; an electrically adjustable windscreen; heated grips and seat; a tyre-pressure monitoring system

The 1250TR-G is powered by a 1279cc liquid-cooled V-twin derived from CFMOTO’s partnership with KTM. As such, the largest-capacity and most powerful motorcycle in China has impressive outputs of 105kW (140hp) of power at 8500rpm and 120Nm of torque at 7000rpm – well ahead of the nearest competition – onto a top speed of 220km/h.

Powered by a KTM-derived 1279cc V-twin producing 105kW (140hp) and 120Nm

Running gear comprises a six-speed transmission, a slipper clutch and chain final drive. The 1250TR-G has a fuel capacity of 22.7 litres and a kerb weight of 300kg.

In addition to its pulsating V-twin heart, the 1250TR-G features semi-active WP electronic suspension with electrically adjustable damping and preload as well as a ride-by-wire throttle with four ride modes.

Semi-active WP electronic suspension with electrically adjustable damping and preload as well as a ride-by-wire throttle with four ride modes.

Stopping power comes courtesy of Brembo radial-mounted calipers, which integrates with the surety of cornering traction control and cornering ABS systems for maximum stability when faced with road debris while leaning.

Brembo radial-mounted calipers

In keeping with its GT virtues, the 1250TR-G features a premium JBL multimedia sound system; an electrically adjustable windscreen; heated grips and seat; a tyre-pressure monitoring system and a generous luggage capacity via hard panniers and a topbox, which includes a pillion seat backrest as standard.

premium JBL multimedia sound system; an electrically adjustable windscreen; heated grips and seat; a tyre-pressure monitoring system

Furthermore, in a motorcycling first, the 1250TR-G features a massive 12.3-inch colour TFT dash, which provides an unobstructed display of vehicle information and Bluetooth connectivity.

Features a massive 12.3-inch colour TFT dash – the largest of any production motorcycle

CFMOTO has always been first to market with new technology and the greatest advancement of product – first with liquid-cooled engines, first with EFI and first to develop larger-capacity engines. This includes 650cc parallel-twin for motorcycles, 800cc V-twin for ATV/UTV, and now the 1280cc V-twin for the 1250TR-G,” CFMOTO Australia director Michael Poynton says.

The joint venture with KTM gives CFMOTO a massive injection of experience and expertise from the best in the business, all of which will help accelerate CFMOTO’s growth in R&D, manufacturing, marketing, aftersales and, of course, the products themselves. The 1250TR-G is just a taster of that.

CFMOTO has sold more than 25,000 vehicles since its 2005 Australian debut through its Australian-owned distributor, Mojo Motorcycles, and network of more than 80 dealers. Mojo Motorcycles is based in Altona, Melbourne. Its head office comprises a 5000sqm, company-owned custom-built office and warehouse.

CFMoto 1250TR-G Specifications
Engine KTM derived 1279 cc V-Twin
Bore x Stroke 108 x 69.8 mm
Compression Ratio 12.5:1
Claimed Power 140 hp
Claimed Torque 120 Nm
Induction Bosch EFI
Gears Six-speed, chain drive
Clutch Wet, slipper
Frame Tubular-steel diamond frame employing engine as stressed member
Forks Semi-active WP fork with electronically adjustable damping
Shock Semi-active WP monoshock, with electronically adjustable preload and damping
Tyres 120/70 ZR17 (f), 190/55 ZR17 (r)
Front Brakes Twin 320mm floating discs with four-piston Brembo calipers, Bosch cornering ABS and traction control
Rear Brake 240mm disc with twin-piston caliper, Bosch cornering ABS and traction control
Electronics Fly-by-wire four ride modes, cornering ABS, lean angle sensitive traction control. JBL stereo system
Instrumentation 12.3-inch colour TFT dash
Dry Weight 300 kg
Kerb Weight /
Seat Height 820 mm
Wheelbase 1482 mm
Rake / Trail /
Fuel Capacity 22.7 litres
Service Intervals /
Warranty /
Available Mid 2021
Price /

Source: MCNews.com.au

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