CFMoto Releases Ibex 450 Adventure Motorcycle in the US Market
CFMoto, one of the most respected Chinese motorcycle manufacturers, is known for its impressive technology, performance, and value. After unveiling several exciting models at EICMA 2023, some of these bikes are now making their way to the international market in 2024.
The lightweight and off-road-capable ADV bike, 450MT, which was launched at EICMA 2023, is now available in the US market under the name Ibex 450. This naming convention aligns with CFMoto's ADV bikes for the North American market. The Ibex 450 shares the same specifications, features, and technology as the 450MT available in the rest of the world.
Specifications and Features
The Ibex 450 is powered by CFMoto's new parallel-twin engine, also found in the 450SS (450SR for the rest of the world) and the 450NK. This 449cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine with a 270-degree crankshaft delivers 43.6 horsepower and 32.5 pound-feet of torque. With its full-on enduro-ADV underpinnings, the Ibex 450 is comparable to the Tenere 700.
The bike features a chromoly steel tube frame that offers the right balance of flexibility and rigidity for off-road riding. It is equipped with a fully adjustable KYB front fork and a multi-link KYB monoshock, providing eight inches of suspension travel both front and rear. The 21-inch front wheel and 18-inch rear wheel emphasize its enduro-inspired design.
Despite its impressive wheel and suspension setup, the Ibex 450 has an approachable seat height of 31.5 inches in the low setting and 32.3 inches in the highest setting. It also offers 8.7 inches of ground clearance, surpassing some of its competitors. Additionally, the bike boasts a large 17.5-liter (4.6 gallons) fuel tank, ensuring ample range between fill-ups.
The Ibex 450 is equipped with modern electronic features. It includes a large five-inch TFT display with Over-The-Air functionality. MotoPlay allows for easy navigation settings adjustment while on the move, and a USB-C charging port enables device charging during rides.
Pricing and Availability
The CFMoto Ibex 450 is an appealing option for both beginner and experienced adventure riders. With a claimed dry weight of approximately 385 pounds (expect a wet weight just over 400 pounds) and a compact wheelbase of 59.3 inches, it offers agility on technical trails. The bike is available in two colors, Tundra Grey and Zephyr Blue, with an MSRP starting at $6,499 USD. It is expected to be available in the fall of 2024.