Fine China? - Triumph675.Net Forums
Home Forum Browse Members Calendar Register Today!  
New Posts Faq / Help? XBOX Live Modifications Classifieds
   
Not A Member Yet? Register today and become part of the community.
Go Back   Triumph675.Net Forums > Daytona 675 Racing Forums > General Racing Discussions

General Racing Discussions Discussion area for any non 675 related racing (Moto GP, World Superbike, etc) & general race set up / questions.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-12-12, 19:43   #1
old blue
Senior Member
 
old blue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: South of most people.
Posts: 5,446
Thanks: 0
Thanked 36 Times in 29 Posts
Default Fine China?

Long story short;

I ran into a guy at a bike expo a few weeks ago. His shop sells Chinese CFMoto 650NK's, a parallel twin knock-off (in many ways) of the Kawa ER-6.

I suggested that his bike would fit into a couple of race classes, and that if he wanted to prove its reliability, he should take it to the track. He offered me the bike on the spot.

Fast forward to last weekend (does that make sense?) and I find myself racing the bike in Bracket 2, while wearing a Santa suit. The bike held up perfectly...the suit less so.

My race club has since purchased the pic to use for Christmas cards...thought this shot might give you all a chuckle.


O.B


Status: Offline
 
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-12-12, 19:47   #2
stickem189
Senior Member
 
stickem189's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Denver
Posts: 782
Thanks: 1
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

have any better pictures of the bike so we can see what she looks like?
Status: Offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-12, 20:12   #3
old blue
Senior Member
 
old blue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: South of most people.
Posts: 5,446
Thanks: 0
Thanked 36 Times in 29 Posts
Default

Here she is on the trailer.






O.B
Status: Offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-12, 21:00   #4
nthngwthout
Member
 
nthngwthout's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Posts: 232
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Interesting... forks aren't inverted. There seems to be some discrepancy about whether it is 45kw or 52kw (60 or 70hp). About 41ft-lbs of torque. Definitely looks better with the girl in leathers on the back... So are you allowed to give a recap on the bike's riding characteristics?

And that is a good pic for a Christmas card. How long before the knees were completely torn through?

Edit: My specs reference - http://www.cfmoto-us.com/onroad/deta...x?productId=31
__________________
2008 Daytona 675 with a 2009 identity crisis.
Performance - BMC Street filter, Leo Vince full exhaust, TuneBoy w Flux's tune, Anti-slosh tank foam, APE CCT, Pitbull 520 sprockets w DID ERV3
Cosmeticish - Watsen indicators front and rear, CRG levers, Techspec's, LSL sliders, Gilles axel adjusters, Evotech fender, Triumph clear brake
Expendables - Pilot Pures, Straight distilled w water wetter, Motul 300v 15w50 oil, CL C59 brakes, Motul brake fluid
Status: Offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-12, 21:26   #5
old blue
Senior Member
 
old blue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: South of most people.
Posts: 5,446
Thanks: 0
Thanked 36 Times in 29 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nthngwthout View Post
Interesting... forks aren't inverted. There seems to be some discrepancy about whether it is 45kw or 52kw (60 or 70hp). About 41ft-lbs of torque. Definitely looks better with the girl in leathers on the back... So are you allowed to give a recap on the bike's riding characteristics?

And that is a good pic for a Christmas card. How long before the knees were completely torn through?

Edit: My specs reference - http://www.cfmoto-us.com/onroad/deta...x?productId=31

Knees on the suit were gone by end of Lap 1. Pretty sure the pic must have been taken during the first lap - the pants were actually in tatters by the end of that race. I had to get special dispensation from the Clerk of the Course to race with the suit over my leathers.

The bike surprised me. I was half expecting a hopeless bouncy castle with no brakes, but it was much better than that.

Definitely closer to 60 or 70bhp, having jumped straight off my race SV onto this bike. It's no slug, but it doesn't have the torque of the SV. Revs out nicely, though.

Suspension is a bit soft - especially at the front - but by no means a disaster. The strong points of the bike are it's chassis geometry - beautifully stable and trustworthy - and decent front brakes that simply refuse to fade, even after many racing pace laps.

I actually had a ball on the bike, and I thought it was surprisingly capable for a bog-standard Chinese road bike. I had fears the brakes would go away or the engine would overheat, but the bike raced hard all weekend without missing a beat.

Over here they cost $5,900 brand new. I imagine that stateside they'd cost a fraction of that price. An interesting little package.




O.B
Status: Offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-12, 22:20   #6
Smoke
Senior Member
 
Smoke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: France
Posts: 3,318
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I see a sponsorship in your future
__________________
The slower you move, the more dangerous your bike is... I'll let you work out the conclusion from there

If you find wearing proper gear's too hot, you're just not fast enough !


Dual Desert Eagle EBB ? MER IL ET FOU !
Viendez nolifer avec nous sur le salon #Airsoft sur IRC !
Et jouer avec Ploubalairsoft entre le 22 et le 35
Status: Offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-12, 23:04   #7
stickem189
Senior Member
 
stickem189's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Denver
Posts: 782
Thanks: 1
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

I actually like the way it looks.
Status: Offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-12, 22:46   #8
old blue
Senior Member
 
old blue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: South of most people.
Posts: 5,446
Thanks: 0
Thanked 36 Times in 29 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by stickem189 View Post
I actually like the way it looks.

Wanna know something weird?

Over the two days at the track a lot of people commented and said that they liked the look of the bike. Stripped down, it has a kinda purposeful, front-heavy pitbull look to it.

I reckon that with a USD front end and a few little tweaks it'd look pretty good.




O.B
Status: Offline
 
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump





Forum SEO by Zoints
Copyright 2009 TRIUMPH675.NET Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Forum Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum Ninja H2 Forum Ducati Scrambler Forum Kawasaki Ninja 250SL Forum