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    Re: CFMOTO CL-X 700 Sport
    Reply #50 on: Jan 17, 2023, 01.02 pm
    Jan 17, 2023, 01.02 pm
    BMW motorcycle,  many of their engines now in China Factories and subcontractors parallel twins and fours only the flat twins still produced in Germany
    Ducatis and Triumphs made mostly in Thailand
    All KTM engines now made for KTM by CF Moto  and another  company in China
    Many Big Hondas , Kawasakis and Yamahas made in Thailand

    I have thrashed a few Benellis in Thailand  lovely engines   360 cranks  not 270   they are great bikes

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    Re: CFMOTO CL-X 700 Sport
    Reply #51 on: Jan 18, 2023, 09.34 am
    Jan 18, 2023, 09.34 am
    *Originally Posted by zed9 [+]
    I wonder if it has a cassette style gearbox like the Versys? I'm not sure about the z650 but it quite possibly has one.

    The Versys, Z650, Ninja 650 and Vulcan S all use the same motor/gearbox albeit with different cams, gears, electronics etc so yes all of these motorcycle have a cassette style gearbox.

    Below is a photo of both motors, styling differences of course but it's the same motor / gearbox.


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    Re: CFMOTO CL-X 700 Sport
    Reply #52 on: Jan 18, 2023, 04.23 pm
    Jan 18, 2023, 04.23 pm
    A cassette style gearbox in a budget bike is something youíd expect to see in only the highest spec exotic sports bikes and MotoGP. Yet the lowly Versys has one and nobody seems to either know about it or care. Except me.

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    Re: CFMOTO CL-X 700 Sport
    Reply #53 on: Jan 19, 2023, 09.55 am
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    *Originally Posted by MaverickAus [+]
    The Versys, Z650, Ninja 650 and Vulcan S all use the same motor/gearbox albeit with different cams, gears, electronics etc so yes all of these motorcycle have a cassette style gearbox.

    Below is a photo of both motors, styling differences of course but it's the same motor / gearbox.



    *Originally Posted by zed9 [+]
    A cassette style gearbox in a budget bike is something youíd expect to see in only the highest spec exotic sports bikes and MotoGP. Yet the lowly Versys has one and nobody seems to either know about it or care. Except me.

     :087: :211: :138: Say what?

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    Re: CFMOTO CL-X 700 Sport
    Reply #54 on: Jan 19, 2023, 11.35 am
    Jan 19, 2023, 11.35 am
    *Originally Posted by MaverickAus [+]
    :087: :211: :138: Say what?
    Can you name another bike, budget or no, with such a feature outside of purpose built race engines? There may be one but I canít remember.

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    Re: CFMOTO CL-X 700 Sport
    Reply #55 on: Jan 19, 2023, 11.46 am
    Jan 19, 2023, 11.46 am
    *Originally Posted by zed9 [+]
    Yet the lowly Versys has one and nobody seems to either know about it or care. Except me.

    This part was what I was questioning, in light of my post above

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    Re: CFMOTO CL-X 700 Sport
    Reply #56 on: Jan 19, 2023, 12.08 pm
    Jan 19, 2023, 12.08 pm
    *Originally Posted by MaverickAus [+]
    This part was what I was questioning, in light of my post above
    Oh, ok. Well that makes two of us then.  :821:
    One of my biggest fears of owning a motorcycle is bending a shift fork. So when researching the 650 Versys for purchase, I was positively delighted to find out it had a cassette style gearbox. In case the dreaded shift fork ever happened, instead of having to pull the engine and split the cases to repair, I could simply pull the gearbox out of the side of the engine with the engine still in the frame! Great feature, all bikes should have them. 👍
    My second biggest fear is rounding off the dogs.
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    Re: CFMOTO CL-X 700 Sport
    Reply #57 on: Jan 19, 2023, 12.26 pm
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    Yet the lowly Versys has one and nobody seems to either know about it or care. Except me.

    It's because at the time the same engine was designed to help racers compete competitively in twin series events (such as Minitwins) with the Z650/ER6 bikes. Versys benefited by inheriting the engine.  :038:

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    Re: CFMOTO CL-X 700 Sport
    Reply #58 on: Jan 19, 2023, 12.39 pm
    Jan 19, 2023, 12.39 pm
    *Originally Posted by MattR [+]
    It's because at the time the same engine was designed to help racers compete competitively in twin series events (such as Minitwins) with the Z650/ER6 bikes. Versys benefited by inheriting the engine.  :038:
    Thatís what I figured as well when I saw them running at the IOM TT a few years ago.
    My Versys was a great bike but I grew tired of its ADV looks. I wish, rather than selling it, I had stripped it down and lowered it to make a naked with a round headlight. I doubt thereís a more reliable bike made than the 650 V.

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    Re: CFMOTO CL-X 700 Sport
    Reply #59 on: Jan 20, 2023, 08.01 am
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