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CFMOTO pulls the covers off the CLC 450 Bobber in China

CFMOTO’s retro motorcycle range finally includes a rugged cruiser.

CFMOTO pulls the covers off the CLC 450 Bobber in China

Chinese motorcycle maker CFMOTO is once again making waves in the industry. Following the recent unveiling of their sportbike, the 450 SR S, CFMOTO has now introduced another model specifically designed for vintage enthusiasts. Known as the CLC 450 Bobber, this motorcycle embraces the classic cruiser style, complete with a distinct custom appearance straight from the production line.

CFMOTO is actively expanding its presence worldwide and has been diligently upgrading its range of motorcycle models to offer a greater variety of options. The lineup already includes the 450 SR, the 800 MT, and most recently, the eye-catching 800 NK, indicating that CFMOTO's model range is likely to expand further. The CLC 450 Bobber, in particular, presents an intriguing option, particularly for novice riders seeking a motorcycle that is both user-friendly and aesthetically appealing.

CFMOTO CL 450 Bobber
CFMOTO CL 450 Bobber

The CLC Bobber appears to be positioned as a competitor to motorcycles like the Honda Rebel 500 and possibly the Royal Enfield Super Meteor. While it may seem logical for the CLC Bobber to utilize the powerplant of the 450SR, which is a 443cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine with a 270-degree crank, it turns out that this is not the case. According to multiple sources, the CLC Bobber will feature an engine based on the 400NK model. As a result, it will be equipped with a less impressive 180-degree crank configuration, producing around 45 hp and 35 Nm of torque.

It’s quite a shame that CFMOTO didn’t go for the 270-degree crank engine, as its power delivery and sound would have been a great match for the Bobber's vintage and rugged aesthetics. However, it is likely that this motorcycle will be positioned as one of CFMOTO's more affordable options, given its basic components. It features inverted telescopic forks at the front and a laterally mounted rear monoshock for suspension. The braking system consists of front and rear disc brakes with dual-channel ABS, providing effective stopping power.

The CLC 450 Bobber is anticipated to be released in China by the end of June. As for its availability in other regions, such as locally through Motostrada, specific details have not yet been revealed, and we will have to wait for further updates to know more about its availability in different markets.

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