CFMOTO targets the fun market with mini retros

Your minimoto options just expanded thanks to the new CFMOTO XO Papio machines being launched in Australia. There are two models to choose from: the XO Papio Racer or Trail. With styling from the 20th century, the Papio Racer will appeal not just to youngsters who love retro, but older riders looking for something lightweight and cool.

There’s a quarter-fairing, clip-on ’bars, belly-pan and twin round headlights. The Trail model is a retro scrambler that is equally at home in the city or country.



CFMOTO has designed these bikes to appeal to the gaming generation, the “XO” moniker being borrowed from gaming consoles and the bikes built to make a connection between the activities of youth (gaming) and the fun of riding. At just 114kg and with a low seat height (760mm), nearly everyone can play, too.

Cost is also a big part of youth riding bikes: not only are these machines cheap to buy at $4290, the seven-litre tanks will last around 350km, so running costs will be really low — cheaper than public transport for many riders.

The engine is a 126cc four-stroke, but unlike most minimotos, the gearbox is a six-speed — which should mean better acceleration in the low gears and more comfortable cruising near top speed.

Both bikes have YUAN suspension with a decent 96mm of travel, ABS brakes and 12-inch wheels. The Trail is available in Galaxy Grey, the Racer in Fiery Red.

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