While its operations in India are still in question, Chinese motorcycle manufacturer CFMoto has introduced the new 700CL-X Heritage in the Philippines. The motorcycle was introduced in a virtual event online, amidst COVID-19 pandemic. The neo-retro roadster is offered in two colour options – Twilight Blue and Coal Grey.
The CFMoto 700CL-X Heritage is powered by a 693cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin-cylinder motor that produces 75 PS of power and 68 Nm of torque matched to a 6-speed transmission and a slipper assist clutch. The powertrain also features Bosch electronic fuel injection system with throttle-by-wire technology and optimised air intake system to improve fuel atomisation and cleaner tailpipe emissions.
The CFMoto 700CL-X Heritage features a newly-designed tubular-steel split chassis with an aluminium alloy swingarm that boasts responsive handling and keeps the weight in check. The new frame rides on compression and rebound 41mm KYB upside-down front fork suspension, a link mounted KYB single monoshock suspension with compression and rebound adjustability. The 700CL-X Heritage also comes with 18-inch front and 17-inch rear alloy wheels shod in Pirelli dual sport tyres. The CFMoto 700CL-X Heritage features a 1,435mm of the wheelbase, 800mm of seat height, 13-litres of fuel tank capacity and tips the scales at 196 kg on the kerb.
In terms of design, the 700CL-X Heritage features rounded LED headlamps with an X signature mark, raised muscular tank, tank cowlings, leather seats with pleated upholstery, crossed over exhaust pipes, a sleek tail section, retro rounded monochrome 75mm LCD instrumentation, gold-finished front forks, ergonomic handlebars and rounded mirrors. The 700CL-X Heritage also features ambient light sensors for automatic headlamp operation, self-cancelling turn indicators, riding modes, cruise control and multiple protection systems such as Continental ABS, roll-over sensor, ignition protection, limp mode etc.
The CFMoto is likely to make a come back in the Indian market with a new line of BS6 emission-compliant products and it could start with the new 700CL-X Heritage.