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2025 CFMOTO 450CL-C Review | First Look

2025 CFMOTO 450CL-C in Bordeaux Red

Following up on the addition of the new 450NK naked sportbike to the 2024 lineup, CFMOTO has announced two other new bikes based on the same platform: the 2025 CFMOTO 450CL-C cruiser and the Ibex 450 adventure bike.  

Although the CFMOTO website says that the 700CL-X has elements of a cruiser, when we tested it in 2022, we felt it was more naked sportbike with scrambler styling. However, the new 450CL-C firmly plants its flag in cruiser territory. 

Related: 2022 CFMOTO 700CL-X | Road Test Review 

The 450CL-C features a liquid-cooled 449cc parallel-Twin with DOHC, a 270-degree crank, and dual counterbalancers all working together for a claimed 40 hp at 8,000 rpm and 30 lb-ft of torque at 6,250 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission, a slip/assist clutch, a Gates belt final drive, and a dual-chamber exhaust coated in a matte ceramic finish. 

2025 CFMOTO 450CL-C in Nebula Black

Braking is provided by J.Juan components, with a 4-piston caliper and single 320mm front disc and a single-piston caliper and 240mm disc in the rear. For suspension, the 450CL-C has a 37mm inverted fork and central monoshock. ABS and traction control are standard. 

The 450CL-C rides on a 58.5-inch wheelbase and has a 28-degree rake and 4.25 inches of trail. The curb weight is listed at 399 lb with its 3.2-gallon fuel tank full. The bike rolls on 16-inch rims wrapped in chunky tires (130/90-R16 front, 150/80-R16 rear) and has a 27-inch seat height.

It has full LED lighting and a 3.6-inch round TFT display with Bluetooth and CFMOTO Ride app connectivity. 

The 2025 CFMOTO 450CL-C will come in Bordeaux Red and Nebula Black. Pricing has not yet been announced. 

For more information, visit the CFMOTO website

Check out more new bikes in Rider’s 2024 Motorcycle Buyers Guide 

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