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2025 CFMOTO Ibex 450 Review | First Look

When the 2024 CFMOTO lineup was announced last October, notably absent was the 650 ADVentura middleweight street-adventure bike. However, added to the company’s lineup...

2025 CFMOTO 450CL-C Review | First Look

Following up on the addition of the new 450NK naked sportbike to the 2024 lineup, CFMOTO has announced two other new bikes based on...

2024 CFMOTO 800NK, 450NK, and Papio CL/SS Announced

CFMOTO has announced some changes to its 2024 motorcycle lineup. The CFMOTO 800NK naked sportbike joins CFMOTO’s Ibex 800 S and T adventure bikes...

2023 Motorcycle of the Year

If Rider’s Motorcycle of the Year, now in its 34th year, were a person, it would have graduated from college or completed military service,...

2023 CFMOTO 450SS | First Ride Review 

Earlier this year, we tested the 2023 CFMOTO 300SS, a small and capable sportbike that is the company’s bestseller worldwide. Next up the ladder...

2024 Motorcycle Buyers Guide: New Street Models

This 2024 motorcycle buyers guide highlights new or significantly updated street-legal models available in the U.S. We will continually update this guide as new...

2023 CFMOTO Ibex 800 T | Road Test Review 

CFMOTO is no stranger to off-road vehicles. In fact, many of you may be more familiar with CFMOTO ATVs and side-by-sides, which the company...

2023 CFMOTO 300SS | First Ride Review 

Last year, CFMOTO returned to the U.S. market with a seven-model lineup. The company’s list of models has since grown to 10, ranging from...

Best Motorcycles for Smaller Riders: Seat Height 31-31.9 Inches

Choices for smaller, affordable motorcycles are growing, and that’s good news for riders looking for a fun bike that won’t break the bank. Whether...

2023 CFMOTO 450SS | First Look Review

CFMOTO USA has announced the newest addition to its 2023 lineup: the CFMOTO 450SS. The company says the light-midweight sportbike is “poised to be...

Best Motorcycles for Smaller Riders: Seat Heights 30-30.9 Inches 

Walking into a dealership as a shorter rider, or as someone who just wants a smaller ride, can feel a little limiting. You stroll...

2023 CFMOTO Ibex 800 S | First Look Review

At a CFMOTO press launch in late June 2022, we got a few laps in with the Ibex 800 T (formerly the 800 ADVentura...

2022 CFMOTO 700CL-X | Road Test Review

Last summer I traveled to Minnesota, home of the CFMOTO U.S. headquarters, to test the company’s new lineup of motorcycles. On a flat, paved,...

2022 Motorcycle of the Year

For the past 32 years, Rider has selected a Motorcycle of the Year. With the exception of two years when we made a People’s...

2023 Motorcycle Buyers Guide: New Street Models

This 2023 motorcycle buyers guide highlights new or significantly updated street-legal models available in the U.S. We will continually update the guide as new...

2023 CFMOTO Ibex 800 T | First Ride Review

We recently posted our first-ride review of the seven-model 2022 motorcycle lineup from CFMOTO, which ranges from the 126cc Papio to the 700CL-X Sport....

2022 CFMOTO Motorcycle Lineup | First Ride Review

With more than a decade of motorcycle testing experience under my belt, it’s rare to get a first ride on a motorcycle built by...

Chris Peterman, CFMOTO USA | Ep. 40 Rider Magazine Insider Podcast

Our guest for Episode 40 of the Rider Magazine Insider Podcast is Chris Peterman, Director of Motorcycles for CFMOTO USA, which manufactures and sells...

CFMOTO Returns to U.S. with 7 Models for 2022

After a short hiatus, CFMOTO is again importing its motorcycles to the U.S. It is offering seven bikes as part of its 2022 lineup....

2022 Motorcycle Buyers Guide: New Street Models

This 2022 motorcycle buyers guide highlights new or significantly updated street-legal models available in the U.S. It includes cruisers, sportbikes, retro-styled bikes, scooters, touring...

CFMoto 650TK | First Ride Review

The Chinese motorcycle industry’s long march into the global marketplace with a range of full-size models aimed at Western customers finally got under way...

CFMoto: Affordable But Well Made

CFMoto only began manufacturing motorcycles in 2000, and in 2007 it expanded into its present 1.6 million square-foot plant in Hangzhou, south of Shanghai,...

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