The first pillar in CFMOTO’s all-new 700CL-X neo-retro range – the Classic – will go on sale in Australia in July 2021 for $9490 rideaway. Recently launched in China’s domestic market, the CL-X range is a watershed for CFMOTO as it breaks out of the learners-only segment for the first time.

CFMOTO are finally breaking into the full-power market with their 2021 retro styled 700CL-X.

The 700CL-X Classic will be the first variant to hit Australian shores followed by the wire-spoked-wheeled Adventure and solo-seated Sport guises in late 2021. Over 8000 700CL-X units have already been produced in China, with the family powered by a 693cc parallel-twin engine that delivers 73hp@8500rpm and 68Nm@6500rpm.

The 700CL-X’s performance amounts to an increase of 18hp (13kW) and 6Nm over CFMOTO’s existing 649cc LAMS-based parallel twin found in the two 650NK variants as well as the 650MT and 650GT. The hike in capacity for the 693cc engine over the 649cc unit has been achieved by a 3mm increase in stroke, and other technical highlights for the updated powerplant include Bosch fuel-injection, split connecting rods, a slipper clutch, and forged pistons for strength and reduced weight and inertia.

They have boosted the power from their usual 650 parallel twin by giving it 3mm more stroke, making it in a 693cc engine.

Styled by their European design team, CFMOTO say the 700CL-X Classic represents an amazing value-packed proposition in the middleweight road bike segment, with standard features including a ride-by-wire throttle, cruise control, dual-channel Continental anti-lock braking, Spanish J.Juan brakes, ‘Sport’ and ‘Economy’ riding modes, full LED lighting, USB charging and an adaptive headlight that automatically adjusts to ambient brightness.

The 700CL-X tracks on 18-inch front and 17-inch rear wheels, mated to Pirelli MT60 dual-purpose tyres. Suspension is by KYB including a fully adjustable upside-down 41mm fork as well as a monoshock rear with rebound and preload adjustment. Travel front and rear is 150mm.

There is plenty of tech goodies, you can expect to see the new CFMOTO 700CL-X on the showroom floor in July.

The accessories catalogue includes two seats – in brown and black trim – that have 825mm reach, while other customisation treats include bar-end mirrors, radiator protection and soft panniers. All accessories will be available when the 700CL-X Classic is launched in July 2021.

The 700CL-X Classic will arrive Down Under in two liveries: Coal Grey and Charcoal Blue. The model comes with a standard two-year unlimited-kilometre warranty, which will be extended a further 12 months if scheduled servicing is performed through a CFMOTO dealer.

At a rideaway price of $9490, it seems like a bargain on paper. Jump onto the CFMOTO website to check out more info.

For more information on the all-new 700CL-X Classic, visit or contact your local CFMOTO dealer.


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