CFMOTO debuts first full-powered motorcycle range with all-new 700CL-X
CFMOTO will start 2021 with an even-bigger bang with the arrival of the first of three full-power 700CL-X modern-classic models. It follows hot on the heels of CFMOTO’s first full-fairing sportsbike – the sharply-styled 300SR, which has just arrived in local showrooms with a rideaway price of $5750.
Unveiled at the 2019 EICMA motorcycle show in Milan and launched recently in CFMOTO’s Chinese domestic market, the 700CL-X will be available in Australia in Adventure, Heritage and Sport guises, kicking off with the 700CL-X Heritage naked bike from February followed by the 700CL-X Adventure and 700CL-X Sport soon after.
The 700CL-X Heritage will also launch a wide range of accessories, including classic-style panniers, a diamond-stitched seat, protection and bar-end mirrors, to encourage customisation as well as a rider apparel and lifestyle collection.
CFMOTO Australia director Michael Poynton says the 700CL-X is a watershed model for the brand as its first full-power bike to take on Australia’s middleweight naked segment.
“The 700CL-X is extremely important to us. It will be the company’s first non-LAMS model, and it’s just the tip of the iceberg of what we can expect from CFMOTO as a result of its relationship with KTM,” Poynton says.
“Underscoring that relationship is a significant joint venture built on bricks and mortar. This comprises an all-new office and R&D building, in Hangzhou, China, which officially opened this month, as well as a new manufacturing facility nearby, which will be operational later this year.”
Pricing for the 700CL-X range will be announced at a later date.
Eye-catching angles and smooth body lines come together for a fresh take on classic style. The 700CL-X is marked by the retro-inspired round headlight, fuel tank aluminium side panels, leather feel seat, multi-spoke alloy wheels and Pirelli tyres. The modern X elements of the 700CL-X Heritage break convention by integrating classic design aesthetics.
Powered by an all-new liquid-cooled 693cc parallel-twin engine, the 700CL-X produces 55kW (73hp) of power at 8500rpm and 68Nm of usable torque at 7000rpm. The non-LAMS-approved engine features forged pistons for strength as well as reduced weight and inertia, and a split connecting rod also for robustness and simplicity. The optimised intake system improves the airflow efficiency for quick-revving power. Bosch EFI and electronic throttle technology, integrated with high-precision sensors to produce clean, efficient fuel atomisation.
The newly designed split frame weighs just 16.5kg while a 6.7kg aluminium alloy swingarm give the 700CL-X Heritage a dry weight of just 183kg. This ensures a high power-to-weight ratio, responsive handling and precise control.
In order to meet the needs of daily riding and off-road travel, CFMOTO not only carefully crafted the handling capabilities of the 700CL-X Heritage, but also paid great attention to the ergonomics. The engineers carefully considered the rider triangle for a comfortably neutral, upright riding posture, with the 800mm seat height and upright handlebars to keep your riding experience more relaxed.
KYB 41mm upside-down forks and a link-mounted KYB rear shock provide the 700CL-X with a smooth ride. Dial in your ideal setting for comfort and terrain with single-sided adjustability on the front (preload and compression on the left, and preload and rebound on the right) plus preload and rebound adjustability at the rear.
The CF-SC slipper clutch helps provide smooth, effortless clutch control, which also reduces rear-wheel chatter during aggressive downshifting. Put the quick-revving power of the 700CL-X to optimum use, with smoother acceleration and reduced engine braking. The slipper clutch gives you improved handling performance while providing a better safety riding experience.
The LED headlight of the 700CL-X features a self-adaptive assist system, which can be automatically turned on or off according to the ambient brightness. It also features a daytime-running light and auto-cancelling turn signals. The retro-style round headlight and embedded tail-light proudly display the recognisable features of the 700CL-X.
RIDE MODES & CRUISE CONTROL
The round 75mm retro classic-style LCD dash provides simple and real riding information. The on-board computer has two on-the-fly riding modes: Economy and Sport. In addition, the 700CL-X is equipped with cruise control – a segment first – as well as a USB charging input.
The 700CL-X features a J.Juan braking system and Continental ABS. This comprises a large 320mm disc with J.Juan four-piston radial-mount caliper and a 260mm rear disc with twin-piston caliper. Together, with the low centre of gravity and flexible steering, the 700CL-X provides smooth, progressive and powerful braking control.
Make it your own by customising the 700CL-X. Available in Coal Grey and Twilight Blue, the 700CL-X can be customised with changeable modular bodywork so you can embrace your style and showcase your creativity. Every rider should have a motorcycle as unique as they are. Make your own statement as you enjoy each moment of the journey.
TAILORED TO YOU
The 700CL-X can be tailored with a vast array of accessories. These include:
- Handlebar-end mirrors made from black aluminium
- 10-litre saddlebags featuring a lockable, quick-mounting system and water resistance
- Comfort seat with diamond cross stitching, a 3D structural mesh foam for increases comfort and an additional 20mm seat height
- Headlight protection made from laser-cut aluminium
- Radiator protection (laser cut) to prevent stone impact
- Chainguard made of premium-quality carbon with a satin surface finish
CFMOTO 700CL-X Heritage
TYPE Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 12-valve, parallel twin
BORE & STROKE 83 x 64mm
COMPRESSION RATIO 11.6:1
FUEL SYSTEM EFI
POWER 55kW (73hp) at 8500rpm
TORQUE 68Nm at 7000rpm
CLUTCH Wet with slipper function
FINAL DRIVE Chain
CHASSIS & RUNNING GEAR
FRAME Aluminium alloy
FRONT SUSPENSION 41mm KYB inverted fork, adjustable for rebound and compression, 150mm travel
REAR SUSPENSION KYB monoshock with preload and rebound adjustment, 150mm travel
FRONT BRAKE 320mm disc with J.Juan four-piston radial-mount caliper, Continental ABS
REAR BRAKE 260mm rear disc with twin-piston caliper, Continental ABS
WHEELS & TYRES
WHEELS 18 x 3.0-inch (f), 17 x 5.5-inch (r)
TYRES 110/80 R18 (f), 180/55 R17 (r), Pirelli MT60 RS
DIMENSIONS & CAPACITIES
SEAT HEIGHT 800mm
DRY WEIGHT 183kg
FUEL CAPACITY 13.5 litres
COLOURS Twilight Blue / Coal Grey
For further information on the all-new 700CL-X range please contact your CFMOTO motorcycle dealer or head to the CFMOTO Australia website, www.CFMOTO.com.au