The 2014 Isle of Man TT will see again the appearance of 650NK. CFMOTO has supported its U.K. distributor WK Bikes to compete in the race again with the 650i (650NK), with CFMOTO factory racer Gary Johnson aboard.
On May 11, the bike had its final test at Cadwell Park. The aim of this test was to improve the handling and suspension, and the engine put on a trustworthy performance.
“We have come away from the test with a good base setting for the TT,” head mechanic Chris Gunster said. “The engine feels really strong and we are getting good results on the power chart and so things are looking good.“
“I am very pleased with the way the CFMOTO 650i race bike is feeling,” said Johnson, who will compete in the Lightweight class. “The engine feels very strong and the chassis handles brilliantly. We have made some adjustments to the suspension, which have helped in the corners. All in all I am looking forward to the TT race.”
“The team have worked very hard over the past few months and a lot of time has gone into the development of the CFMOTO 650i,” CFMOTO U.K. distributor WK Bikes’ sales manager Henry Maplethorpe said. “There have been some good steps forward in both the power and handling of the bike and now we have a good setting to go over to the Isle of Man. I believe in our team and we would try our best in this race to let the world know more about CFMOTO.“
The Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) Race is a motorcycle racing event held on the Isle of Man that was for many years the most prestigious motorcycle race in the world and remains statistically the most dangerous race in the world. Starting in 1907 and traditionally held in the last week of May and the first week of June, the TT race captures the imagination in a way no other races can and its sheer spectacle and uniqueness ensures thousands of fans flock to the Island every May and June for their annual feast.
The 2014 Isle of Man TT runs from May 24 through June 6, with May 24-30 serving as practice week.