Introducing the Ibex 450
The heart of the Ibex 450 is a new 449cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine, featuring a 270-degree crankshaft. This engine, which first appeared in the 450SS model, is known for its smooth and robust performance, delivering 43.6 horsepower and 32.5 pound-feet of torque. Its design and capabilities draw comparisons to some of the most admired adventure bikes, making it a great choice for those seeking excitement on and off the road.
The bike's design includes a chromoly steel tube frame, providing a balance of flexibility and strength needed for challenging terrains. The suspension system, with a fully adjustable front fork and a rear monoshock by KYB, offers eight inches of travel at both ends. This, along with a 21-inch front and an 18-inch rear wheel, underscores the bike's readiness for off-road adventures.
Despite its rugged build, the Ibex 450 maintains a user-friendly seat height of 31.5 to 32.3 inches, making it accessible to a wide range of riders. It stands out with 8.7 inches of ground clearance and a large 17.5-liter fuel tank, ensuring long rides without frequent stops.
Technology at Your Fingertips
The Ibex 450 comes equipped with modern technological features, including a large five-inch TFT display for easy navigation and settings adjustments. The display supports Over-The-Air updates and MotoPlay for navigating on the move. Riders will also appreciate the convenience of a USB-C charging port for keeping devices powered up during their travels.
Availability and Pricing
Scheduled for availability in fall 2024, the Ibex 450 is priced starting at $6,499 USD. It will be offered in two colors: Tundra Grey and Zephyr Blue. With a dry weight of about 385 pounds and a compact wheelbase of 59.3 inches, the bike promises to be agile and enjoyable on various terrains.
CFMoto's launch of the Ibex 450 in the US is a significant addition to the adventure motorcycling scene, offering riders a blend of performance, technology, and value. This bike is set to attract both new and experienced adventurers, inviting them to explore further with confidence and comfort.