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CFMoto 250 CL-X: The Husqvarna Svartpilen 250’s Chinese Cousin


It is a scaled-down version of the gorgeous CL-X 700

CFMoto had the world swooning over its neo-retro scrambler, the CL-X 700, and now the Chinese bikemaker is almost ready with a smaller sibling. The CFMoto 250 CL-X has been type-approved in China, and it is only a matter of a few months before the bike makes it to the European market, albeit in a 300cc avatar, and perhaps even in India.

The CL-X 700’s styling has been widely appreciated, thanks to the tasteful blend of neoteric and retro elements, and with the 250cc model, CFMoto has just scaled it down a bit. Right from the LED headlight with the distinctive ‘X’-shape to the single-piece seat and the tyre-hugger-mounted license plate holder and indicators, everything takes inspiration from the 700cc sibling.

Under the neo-retro scrambler garb, it is the same 250NK (or even the 300NK we have). So, it gets the same braking setup as well as suspension components. It even shares the same 249cc single-cylinder engine developing 27.8PS with the 250NK. That said, CFMoto has made some changes to the neo-retro scrambler.

The 1365mm wheelbase of the CFMoto 250 CL-X is 5mm longer than the 250NK’s. Not only does the bike use different alloys, but also a fatter rear tyre. Instead of the 140/60 R17 unit, the new bike flaunts a 150/60 R17 tyre. CFMoto has even done away with the rectangular instrument console from the NK for a single pod unit, like the one on the CL-X 700.

The CFMoto 250 CL-X may debut in the coming weeks in China, and the European market may get it as the 300 CL-X, due to emission and license restrictions. Will it come to India? CFMoto certainly has some exciting products lined up for our market, which you can read about in our exclusive stories:

EXCLUSIVE: CFMoto Plans To Launch The 300SR In India Between October And December 2021
EXCLUSIVE: CFMoto Plans On An Electrifying Comeback

With such ambitious plans, it would be only fair to expect CFMoto to bring its neo-retro scrambler to take on the Husqvarna Svartpilen 250.

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