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Review of the 2025 CFMOTO Ibex 450 | Initial Test Ride

2025 CFMOTO Ibex 450 Review: First Ride

Embark on an exhilarating journey with the 2025 CFMOTO Ibex 450 AdventureMotorcycle. As the adventure bike segment skyrockets in popularity, the Ibex 450 shines as a premier choice for riders.

The U.S. market’s introduction of over 70 new or significantly updated street-legal motorcycles for 2024 sees nearly half dedicated to the dual-sport or adventure niche. Notably, the Ibex 450 fills a gap in the under-500cc class, distinguishing itself from the crowd.

Review of the 2025 CFMOTO Ibex 450 | Initial Test Ride
Review of the 2025 CFMOTO Ibex 450 | Initial Test Ride

Globally known as the 450MT, the CFMOTO Ibex 450 features a state-of-the-art liquid-cooled 449cc parallel-Twin engine.

complete with DOHC, a 270-degree crank, and dual counterbalancers for a smooth ride.

This engine is coupled with a responsive 6-speed gearbox equipped with a slip/assist clutch.

mirroring the technology found in CFMOTO’s 450NK, 450SS, and the soon-to-be-released 450CL-C cruiser.

The Ibex 450’s engine is a powerhouse, boasting 44 horsepower at 8,500 rpm and 32.5 lb-ft of torque at 6,250 rpm. It outperforms the updated 2024 Royal Enfield Himalayan’s liquid-cooled 452cc Single engine, which delivers 39.5 horsepower and 29.5 lb-ft of torque. The Ibex’s advanced twin-cylinder design ensures a seamless and robust power output.

Review of the 2025 CFMOTO Ibex 450 | Initial Test Ride
Review of the 2025 CFMOTO Ibex 450 | Initial Test Ride

CFMOTO has achieved its vision of creating a lightweight, feature-rich adventure motorcycle that’s accessible to all.

The Ibex 450, with a dry weight of 386 pounds and an estimated 425 pounds when fueled.

is competitively priced at $6,499. It boasts premium features such as tubeless spoked wheels, simplifying tire repairs and enhancing off-road capability with 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheel sizes suitable for various dual-sport and adventure tires.

The CFMOTO Ibex 450 stands as a symbol of exceptional value and performance.

poised to redefine the adventure biking landscape and inspire riders to explore new horizons.

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