Starting at $5,699
+ Freight, Setup
+ $250 Freight Surcharge
Those winglets create 1.6 times more downforce. You’ll need them to keep you grounded when you find the limits of this all-new engine. The 450cc parallel twin features a 270° crankshaft angle, giving it a torque curve, power output, and sound profile more like that of a V-twin. These engine characteristics also contribute to better rear wheel traction under acceleration. If the engine is one reason to love this bike, just wait until you hear about the Brembo brakes, multi-link rear suspension, and reverse shifting option. Who is this bike made for? Anyone and everyone born in the tucked position.
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Here’s a 50-hp wake-up call to every 500-class sport bike. This in-house developed, compact, 450cc, parallel-twin, DOHC engine is built to take the lead. The all-new design is characterized by a 270° crankshaft angle. Precision-engineered double balance shafts effectively counteract the inherent vibrations of a parallel-twin engine, ensuring smooth operation across the rev band. Here are the stats: 50 hp @ 9500 rpm. 28.8 lb-ft torque @ 7600 rpm. Bosch® EFI.
Continental ABS continuously adjusts braking pressure to each wheel individually, allowing for precise and effective deceleration while avoiding wheel lock up. Up front a 4-piston Brembo® caliper bites down on a 320mm, single floating disc. The floating design allows the disc to expand and contract, reducing the risk of warping or deformation. The rear brake features a 220mm single disc with a single piston caliper.
A sport-oriented front and rear suspension system provides exceptional stability and control. The rear swing arm and rear suspension are connected by a multi-link structure inspired by professional superbikes. This distributes forces and reduces rear-end squat and suspension compression, improving stability and control especially when pushing the limits.
Reverse shifting is commonly seen in professional motorcycle racing because allows for quicker gear changes and acceleration through tight corners. Moving one bolt on the 450SS shifter changes the position of the linkage, flipping the shift pattern. This setup allows for faster and smoother gear changes: push down for upshifts and pull up for downshifts.
Every curve and contour exude quality and sophistication. Aerodynamic winglets generate 1.6 times more downforce at higher speeds, improving traction and enhancing the bike's overall stability. The signature split front face line cowling design features enlarged grooves, strategically placed to minimize drag. A pair of flowing LED headlights with exclusive lighting animation, create an intense and captivating gaze.
“A liquid-cooled 450cc DOHC engine with a 270-degree crank and a bore and stroke of 77.0mm x 55.2mm produces a claimed 50 hp at 9,500 rpm and 28.8 lb.-ft. of torque at 7,600 rpm. With a claimed curb weight of 370 pounds, the power-to-weight ratio looks promising.” -Evan Allen, Cycle World
“As far as design, the 450SS was put through “extensive aerodynamic wind tunnel testing,” and GP racing-derived winglets enhance stability by providing a claimed 1.6 times downforce at higher speeds.” -Rider Magazine
“Among the most important features on any motorcycle is the motor, and the CFMOTO 450SS packs a pretty impressive one. It is a 450cc, dual overhead-cam, Inline Twin that produces 50 horsepower at 9,500 rpm and an equally impressive 28.8 lb-ft of torque at 7,600 rpm. And yes, this makes it the most powerful stock motor in the sub-500cc sportbike category.” -Motorcycle.com
“The chromoly steel frame, aluminum alloy wheels, and a 3.8-gal fuel tank contribute to a trim 370-lb wet weight. It has a 53.5-inch wheelbase and a 31-inch seat height.” -PowerSports Business
“CFMOTO is carving out a space in the U.S. market with motorcycles that don't skimp on features but cost less than Japanese and European competitors.” -Lance Oliver, RevZilla
“The CFMOTO 450SS has an exciting design. It flaunts an edgy fascia with sleek LED headlights up top, flanked by sporty fairings and faux carbon fiber aerodynamic winglets. This is complemented by an equally splendid tail end featuring a unique tail lamp paired with aerodynamic spoilers.” -Punya Sharma, TopSpeed