CFMOTO’s single-cylinder roadbike range has been strengthened with the arrival of the classy 300CL-X.

The learner-approved 300CL-X adopts the same neo-retro styling as its larger-capacity parallel-twin sibling, the popular 700CL-X Heritage.

The unique design not only represents a major point of differentiation from the two other CFMOTO 300cc singles – the 300SR sportsbike and the 300NK street fighter – but it also has an air of individuality compared to its more traditionally styled opposition.

The success of the 700CL-X Heritage since its Australian release two years ago provides an ideal launching pad for the compact 300CL-X, which is powered by a flexible and responsive 292cc, fuel-injected, DOHC, single-cylinder engine.

Power and torque are the same as the 300NK: 20.5kW (27.9hp) at 8750rpm and 25Nm at 7000rpm. The 300CL-X also benefits from upgraded engine mounts for even less vibration, and it has a forged piston to reduce weight and inertia. There’s a light-action slipper clutch for even smoother down changes.

The 300CL-X has a nimble and responsive chassis, an upright and commanding riding position, grippy CST tyres, striking ‘X element’ LED lighting, a round LCD dash, and built-in T-Box technology to monitor vehicle status alongside the complimentary CFMOTO app.

Pillions are also pampered with an expansive plush seat, which adds a ‘weekend capable’ element to the 300CL’s already commuter-friendly characteristics such as the low 795mm seat height and 150mm of ground clearance. Fuel capacity is 14.5 litres, which is extremely generous for a small-capacity single-cylinder machine.

The 300CL-X tracks on aluminium-alloy cast wheels and 17-inch rubber. The machine’s tail is also taut, adding to the classy posture.

Colours are Nebula White and Nebula Black, and the retail price is $5990 ride away – yet another example of CFMOTO’s exceptional value proposition.

Customising options also abound and include an engine guard, side bags, radiator cover, clip-on mirrors and a lightweight sprocket.

“We are rapt with the impending arrival of the 300CL-X,” said Michael Poynton, the director of CFMOTO Australia. “We first saw this neo-retro design language in the 700CL-X Heritage, and to extend it into the LAMS domain with the 300CL-X makes perfect sense.

“There’s really nothing quite like it in the smaller-capacity classes and, with a proven chassis, engine and electronics thanks to all the hard work already done on the existing 300cc models, we are confident the 300CL-X will create a lot of interest.”

The all-new 300CL-X will go on sale in late March 2023. Contact your local CFMOTO dealer for more information.


Type: Liquid-cooled, DOHC, four-valve single-cylinder with balance shaft
Capacity: 292.4cc
Bore x stroke: 78mm x 61.2mm
Compression ratio: 11:1
Fuel system: Bosch electronic fuel-injection (Euro 5)
Maximum power: 20.5kW (27.9hp) at 8750rpm
Maximum torque: 25Nm at 7000rpm
Gearbox: Six-speed with slipper clutch

Front suspension: 37mm USD (Upside down) telescopic fork
Rear suspension: Single centre aligned rear shock
Front brake: 292mm disc with four-piston caliper
Rear brake: 220mm disc with single piston caliper
ABS: Continental
Wheels: Cast aluminium-alloy
Front tyre: 110/70-17 CST
Rear tyre: 150/60-17 CST

Length x width x height: 2020mm x 835mm x 1138mm
Ground clearance: 150mm
Seat height: 795mm
Fuel capacity: 14.5 litres
Wet weight: 155kg

OTHER Colours: Nebula Black or Nebula White
Warranty: Three years, unlimited kilometres
Price: $5990 ride away

*Pricing correct at the time of publication (3/03/2023) The 'Ride Away' price advertised includes 6 months of registration. CFMOTO Motorcycles are supported by our 3-Year Factory Warranty Program. The program provides a warranty for a period of two years from the date of purchase. However, if you have your vehicle serviced exclusively at an authorised dealer and retain an accurate service history, you may be eligible for a further one-year extension. For more details, contact your CFMOTO Motorcycle dealer.