You may not have heard of CFMoto yet, but the chances are you will soon as the Chinese brand aims to increase its presence in the UK motorcycle market with a new 700CL-X range.
Unveiled at Eicma, in Milan, earlier this week, the range will consist of three cool new models in Heritage, Adventure and Sport guises, all built around a 692cc parallel-twin engine producing a claimed 73.5bhp and 49.4ftlb of torque, which should be more than enough for some fun on the road.
The Adventure features high bars, chunky tyres, a touring screen and soft luggage for a retro adventure feel.
The Sport uses clip-ons and a cool two-tone paintjob to give a retro-custom muscle bike feel, coupled with a thoroughly modern tail unit with flashes of flouro paint for good measure.
Meanwhile, the Heritage uses its brown leather seat and understated silver paint to create a retro-futuristic scrambler finish.
All three bikes use a ride-by-wire throttle with cruise control and a neat, round 75mm LCD display that can show fuel consumption. You even get a USB port to charge your phone under the seat.
For many, there will be a question mark over reliability, but CF have been producing KTM’s engines for the Asian markets for a while now and say they’ve never had a warranty for an engine in their own bikes.
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