Cleveland Cyclewerks has announced a new model that won’t be street-legal. However, we hesitate to call it a dirt bike, because they’re saying it isn’t one.
According to their website, the new FXX “is not a dirt bike, it is not a mountain bike, it is a cross between the two. A small, lightweight bike that can take you to places and allow you to do things that heavier and bigger bikes can’t.”
The FXX is powered by a 110 cc motor, with kick start. They may not call it a dirt bike, but it has knobby tires, and trials bike lines. Front and rear wheels are both 21-inchers. The swingarm is steel, so we imagine the frame is as well (and it would seem from photos that the gas is stored in the frame).
So if this isn’t intended to be a dirt bike, what’s the market? We’re guessing this is CCW’s answer to the Honda Grom – a fun minibike that can be used for hooning around vacant lots and other urban playgrounds. The Grom has a $3,000 price tag in the US, but CCW will be selling this machine for $2,100 in the US, so they may grab a few customers on price point.
We don’t know anything about the FXX’s future in Canada.