Saturday, May 23, 2015

CF Moto TR650 - Middleweight Tourer

Mark Chuidian with a matching Spyder lid, the Xcelerate
As part of the deal with CF Moto, they have provided Spyder Philippines a TR650 bike.  It's now a hand-me-down coming in from Spyder's Marketing Manager Mark Chuidian.  Now, I'm in charge of this bulky machine.

China-made, Ironman Finisher

Just a little over half a decade ago, motorcycle editors have been predicting that the China stigma would be gone in about a decade's time.  And we're halfway through, but CF Moto, I can safely say, is one who has taken the lead in producing quality motorcycles.  The TR650 is no cheap bike!

As an ultimate test, the TR650 I am using now is a BOSS Ironman Finisher, ridden by Mark himself.  Yes, it endured the 1,200 kilometers of road through the northern loop.   

The TR650's naked counterpart, a duo of NK650's are also finishers of a more protracted endurance, the 1600 kilometer Spyder Wheeltek Motorally powered by Petron.  
As of this writing, the bike registered 14k on the odo, and it's still in ok condition.  I will update this post as soon as I tear some roads with the TR650.

Features:

Engine:
Ducati ECU , FCC paper based friction plate, full alloy nickel silicon carbide cylinder, Marelli injector , NTN/NSK imported bearing, and TO Goetze racing piston rings.Adapt double over headed camshaft and 8 valves.Combustion chamber protectors built into design.

Specs:

Engine Type: Twin Cylinders, 8 Valve, 4 Stroke, DOHC w/balance shaft
Cylinder: Nickel-based Silicon Carbide (plated ceramic cylinder)
Engine Displacement: 649.3 cc
Fuel System: Electronic Fuel Injection
Bore & Stroke: 3.27 x 2.36 in (83 x 60 mm)
Max Power Output: 60.35 HP (45 kw) @ 9000 RPM
Max Torque: 41 lb-ft (56 Nm) @ 7000 RPM
Cooling System: Liquid Cooled
Ignition: CDI
Starting: Electric
Transmission: Gear Six-Speed, International Profile, Sprocket Output
Lubrication: Pressure & Splash
Wheels (front): 4.50 ×17 MT [3.50 × 17 MT]
Wheels (rear): 4.50 ×17 MT [3.50 × 17 MT]
Tires (front): 160 x 60R H [120 x 70R H]
Tires (rear): 160 x 60R H [120 x 70R H]
Suspension (rear): Spring, Oil and Gas Hybrid (single damper)
Brakes (front): Hydraulic Double Disc 300 mm
Brakes(rear): Hydraulic Single Disc 220 mm
SRP: P350,000.00

More Photos

The profile is just sexy. 
The side box are not detachable.  
Digital Instrumentation panel with analog speedometer and tachmoter.
The windshield is ok, but I can imagine the TR650 with a taller touring windschield.  Perfect for long-distance riding
The rear grab has three perfectly placed threaded hole that will fit most topbox baseplate.

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