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.
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Not street legal, made in China POS – don’t break it ’cause there ain’t no parts to fix it.
Yup, makes me want to run right out and buy one – NOT…
I can’t speak specifically on this bike, but I suspect it actually would prove fairly fun. Not much to break, the 110cc motor is likely actually pretty tough, and if the parts are universal, like most China bikes, brakes etc would be easy to fix. Chinese bikes are easy to keep on the road as long as you know where, and how, to find parts.
“as long as you know where, and how, to find parts”
And that would be where….?
Chinapartscanada … or eBay … or enthusiast’s forums … or alibaba … a lot of this stuff is mix-and-match with existing Japanese OEM parts. CCW MIGHT be a bit trickier because their bikes diverge from a lot of the basic patterns for Chinese machines, but I was able to order most of the needed parts for my 200cc Lifan GY5 over the counter at my local Honda dealer (not that I needed many parts).
It’s certainly not as convenient as working with a Japanese machine, but it’s not generally impossible. And if you’re ordering most of your stuff online anyway, it’s not that big of a difference. Call up Arthur and co. at Chinapartscanada, and you can actually send them a photo of the broken part for them to match up.