The exciting new 700CL-X retro-inspired motorcycle from CFMOTO is due to arrive in UK dealerships this month and we’ll be getting our hands on one to take a closer look. The new model combines stunning styling with impressive specifications and technology for the superb value price of £6,299 plus on the road charges.
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 tires. The modern X elements of the 700CL-X break convention by integrating classic design aesthetics.
Powered by an all-new liquid-cooled 693cc parallel twin engine, the 700CL-X produces up to 55kW (73.75 hp), plus 68 Nm of smooth, flowing power. 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.
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The newly designed split frame and aluminium alloy swingarm make the curb weight of 700CL-X only 196kg, which ensures a high power-to-weight ratio, responsive handling and precise control.
The round 75mm retro classic style LCD dashboard provides simple and clear 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, with just one touch, the system controls the speed of the bike tailored to your needs.
KYB 41mm USD front forks and a link-mounted KYB single rear shock provide a smooth ride. Dial in your ideal setting for comfort and terrain with preload, compression and rebound adjustability on the front, plus preload and rebound adjustability in the rear shock.
The 700CL-X is equipped with J.JUAN brake system. Together with the low centre of gravity and flexible steering, the 700CL-X offers you smooth, powerful braking control. The 700CL-X is equipped with multiple protection systems, such as Continental ABS, ignition protection, limp mode, rollover sensor and more.
The CF-SC slipper clutch helps provide smooth, effortless clutch control, which also reduces the rear-wheel chatter when 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 safer riding experience.
The LED headlight of 700CL-X adopts a self-adaptive assist system, which can be automatically turned on or off according to the ambient brightness. The turn signals automatically turn off as the direction is adjusted. The retro-style round headlight and embedded taillight proudly display the recognisable features of the 700CL-X.
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 optimum comfort, with the 800mm seat height and upright handlebars to keep your riding experience more relaxed.
The new 700CL-X is available in striking blue or sliver colour options and as with all CFMOTO motorcycles, it’s backed up with an excellent 4-year parts and labour warranty and is available on 0% APR Representative finance at participating dealerships. See cfmoto.co.uk for more information.