Motorcycles New Models Wheel2Wheel November 09, 2019 By Maynard Marcelo Photos by CFMoto Press
CFMoto Reveal New Modern Classic Model Range for 2020: The 700CL-X
Milan, Italy, the international fashion and design capital, is the city where amazing art pieces were born throughout the ages. A day before the EICMA show, CFMOTO held an exclusive new product launch conference in Milan’s historic location Officine Del Volo, where it officially announced its first modern retro model; the 700CL-X.
This reveal announced a brand new CFMOTO product segment designed in Italy, to riders after the street motorcycle NK series, the racing SR series, the touring GT series, and the multi-function MT series.
With its continuing pursuit of creating products of performance and quality, CFMOTO strives to bring more high-value products to consumers with unique and sophisticated design, combined with excellent handling and agility. The 700CL-X targets consumers with riding experience and in the pursuit of quality life and fashion trends.
The design of the 700CL-X is an expression of pure simplicity, using modern technology and craftsmanship to interpret the retro atmosphere. Naturally, a large number of vintage elements are present: round headlights, round gauges, round rear-view mirrors, relatively exposed frames, slim fuel tank and retro seat cushions.
The lightweight design of the 700CL-X frame weighs 16.5kg and the swingarm weighs 6.7kg for a more relaxing ride. The comfortable ergonomic adjustments allow you to enjoy the ride as you please. Standard Pirelli tires that provide outstanding grip, fully-adjustable front and rear suspension system, and performance braking system will allow you to confidently travel in different road conditions and environments. Not only that, but the potential for customization is another pleasing aspect. The 700CL-X offers plenty of customization points, allowing you to express yourself and pass your unique taste through personalized touches. ABS, electronically controlled throttle, slipper clutch, cruise control, electronic protection control unit and other industry-leading configurations will be equipped on the new 700CL-X models.
The design style of the 700CL-X is decidedly modern, and the bike carries a sense of futuristic appeal. However, its retro appearance also provides it a café racer feel that blends well with sports and adventure. The model can embody various styles effortlessly and uses a large number of retro motorcycle elements in its product design: round LED chrome-plated headlights and tachometer, muscular trellis frame, metal matte-finished steel tank, retro-style leather cushion, and dynamically embedded taillight, multi-spoke aluminum alloy wheels, all-terrain tires, etc. The engraved “X” logo can be seen everywhere, which immediately communicates a unique family DNA. Certainly, a new era of CFMOTO motorcycles beckons.
The “X” design element of the headlights and the “H” design element of the rear taillights enhance the model recognition. The 700CL-X possesses the innovative lighting system that automatically switches on/off according to ambient brightness.
The 700CL-X has an all-new round retro LCD instrument with a 75mm surface diameter. The information center can also display fuel consumption and incoming call.
The newly developed 692cc parallel twin-cylinder liquid-cooled engine on the 700CL-X embodies over thirty years of refinement, and is the latest evolution of the CFMOTO 150/250/400/650 displacement platforms, featuring split-type connecting rods, forged pistons, electronic throttle, and slipper clutch. The optimized intake system improves efficiency and increases the peak power of the engine to 74 bhp and 49 lb-ft of torque.
USB charging plug: The 700CL-X is equipped with a USB charging port under the seat, allowing the rider to charge electronic devices on the go.
Ignition protection: The bike can only be started at neutral gear or clutch held when gears engaged and side stand released.
Limp Home Mode: In case of an engine control unit failure, the Limp Home Mode will effect and driver can still drive at a limited safety speed without being left on the road.
Rollover Sensor: When the bike is tilted to a certain degree, the sensor reacts and shuts off the engine.
Cruise Mode: A touch of cruise button will remain the vehicle at cruise speed, a very helpful function to reduce the operation pressure of the right hand, typically during long trips.
Easy Maintenance: By simply removing the right plastic panel, air filter can be easily replaced. Oil draining and refilling can also be easily done at home.
The 700CL-X allows you to enjoy endless creativity and dive into the joy of DIY.
CFMOTO has brought three modified versions including HERITAGE, ADVENTURE and SPORT. Each has its own style from the application of various colors to the details of the modified parts. You can now create your own unique style and make your bike unique to you. This perfectly fits the brand concept of EXPERIENCE MORE TOGETHER, which is a way of enjoying life.
According to CFMoto they will start the production of the 700CL-X in the first quarter of 2020. The 700CL-X Heritage will probably arrive in the Philippines first sometime in July or August 2020, and the 700CL-X Sport and 700CL-X Adventure shortly thereafter.
Engine: Liquid-cooled, efi, parallel-twin cylinders, dohc, 4 valves, 4 stroke
Displacement: 692.2 cc
Max Power: 74 bhp
Max Torque: 49 lb-ft
Seat Height: 800 mm
Fuel Capacity: 13.5 Liters
Tire, Front: 110/80 18
Tire, Rear: 180/55 17
Front fork: USD, adjustable
Rear shock: central shock absorber, adjustable
Brakes, Front/ Rear: 320mm Disc/ 260mm Disc ABS
Dry Weight: 183 kg.
Price: To be announced at Philippine launch