2025 CFMOTO 450CL-C Review | First Look

2025 CFMOTO 450CL-C
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.  

2025 CFMOTO 450CL-C

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 

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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
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. 

2025 CFMOTO 450CL-C

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. 

2025 CFMOTO 450CL-C

The 2025 CFMOTO 450CL-C will come in Bordeaux Red and Nebula Black and start at $5,699. 

For more information, visit the CFMOTO website

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

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