CFMOTO will release its 700CL-X Sport naked bike next month from $10,490 rideaway, as the second variant to be released based on the brand’s new naked bike platform.
The CFMOTO 700CL-X Sport sits above the current 700CL-X Heritage at a $1000 premium as it gains key performance features like Brembo Stylema brakes and sticky Maxxis tyres.
Also distinguishing the Sport from the Heritage is a solo seat (-5mm lower), clip-on handlebars, a small windshield and bar-end mirrors.
Like the Heritage, the Sport uses 41mm KYB upside-down forks and an adjustable monoshock at the rear, however, changes to its setup have raised overall length by 110mm compared to the Heritage, and lowered the bike by 138mm.
CFMOTO will also release a third variant based on the 700CL-X platform, dubbed Adventure, that will add a larger windscreen, touring ergonomics and luggage, among other changes.
The CFMOTO 700CL-X Heritage, Sport and Adventure are based on the previous generation KTM 690 platform, and so they draw power from a familiar 693cc parallel-twin that delivers 55kW and 68Nm.
CFMOTO’s new 700CL-X Sport will hit local showrooms in October, with two colour schemes on offer, Nebula White and Velocity Grey. CFMOTO also offers a three-year unlimited kilometre warranty as standard.
As previously reported, CFMOTO is releasing its all-new 800MT adventure bike this year with two variants, Sport and Touring, priced rideaway from $12,990 and $13,990, respectively.
The base CFMOTO 800MT Sport will be exclusively finished with a Starlight Black livery, while the slightly higher spec Touring is distinguished by an Ocean Blue colour scheme.
CFMOTO says it will lock in an exact launch date in the near future, but promises that the bike will indeed hit showrooms in 2021.
The CFMOTO 800MT will be the brand’s second non-LAMS model to be released Down Under, following the 700CL-X naked bike, as part of its joint venture with Austrian bikemaker KTM.
Motivating the new adventure bike is a KTM-sourced 799cc parallel twin, tuned to produce 70kW and 77Nm, and backed up by a slipper clutch, ride-by-wire system and three rider modes: rain, off-road and road.
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