Tanshanomi's Snap Judgments

CFMoto V3

Mon, January 11th, 2010

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2006-2010 CFMoto CF250T-3 V3
It's a 250cc with an auto-clutch CVT. One and a half stars is more than generous.
Light weight and low center of gravity are pluses, swinging crankcase provides horrific unsprung weight out back. Still, it's probably better than most scooters...although that's not saying much.
Some readers will be shocked, but I give CFMoto credit for being daring, different and fun. Tacky details cost it a half point. (Its fakey/derivative V5 stablemate would get zero stars.)
CFMoto is among the better Chinese brands.
All the advantages—and disadvantages—of a scooter.
Cool, but only in a goofy, 'but-not-for-myself' kind of way.
A low effort/low return road appliance. Funky enough to make me smile, but too chintzy and low-grade to ever spend money on.