Build in progress.
Cleveland CycleWerks has been churning out niche production motorcycles since 2009. The FXx was released worldwide in Late 2014 (2015MY) with the 110cc auto-clutch motor, kick start only. Customers in SE Asia and Japan asked for on on-road version, as a small company, we are more then happy to meet the requests of our customers.
The FXR sets a new direction for Cleveland's modern line of bikes. Cleveland's FX models fill a niche need in the market, smaller, lighter, skinnier, less complex and less competition focused then the current mainstream offering. The FXx is a focused offroad and track bike, it is not however, squarely focused on competition 250cc class racing.
The reduction of components and complexity feels quite unique in a market obsessed with adding more features and more tech. The FX is a unique product that is focused on fun for the other 99% of people who are not competing in a 250cc class race. Think makeshift oval track at Mid-Ohio, scrambler trails, smaller tracks, go-cart track motard, and you are thinking FX territory.
Scott Colosimo describes the Cleveland FX models best, "A BMX bike with a motor." He elaborates, "I have been dreaming of riding a bike like this since I saw Matt Hoffman motorize his Hoffman Condor and take it off his massive 1/4. It has been in my mind for years, it's something I obsessed about as a kid."
Our first video for the FXx was shot at Rays MTB Dirt room, a tight, indoor BMX setup, to show how agile and well balanced the bike is.
Some of the unique features are the FXx and FXr: 21-21" aluminum wheels, weight 85KG (187lbs) wet. The FX has a tremendous amount of ground clearance at 360mm (14.2"). Rear Swing arm is high tensile strength steel. The steel frame doubles as the gas tank. We have added electric start for 2016/17, all motors are now 125cc hand clutch. The FXR has a longer rear subframe to accommodate the rear lights, fender and plate mount. We have a digital dash on the FXr with gear indicator, tachometer and warning lights.
All bikes from 2016 on, will come with non-adjustable inverted forks, and mono shock in the rear. The FXr comes with a fully adjustable rear piggyback shock. We are still producing the 110cc auto clutch version for outside the USA in both FXx and FXr variants.
All triple trees are forged (as of 2016), with tapered aluminum bars. Brake rotors, front 210mm/rear 200mm with dual piston slide style calipers front and rear. Brake lines are braided and bonded front and rear. Full vehicle specification sheet attached at the bottom of the page.
The FXx and FXr need to be experience to fully appreciate the design and philisophy. Stop by a Cleveland Dealer and setup your demo ride today.
The more we look at this, the more a 17" Motard version of the FXx makes sense!
110cc / 125cc, clutchless or hand clutch, electric start or kick start, on road FXR, offroad FXx, inverted non adjustable, or fully adjustable shocks, aluminum tapered or chromoly steel handle bars, many options available, but there is only one FX!
In stock at our US dealers
These boys know how to have fun, Ahooy Geboy on the 450cc Cleveland Hooligun
Off roading Indo Style, what a great time!
Generation 1 and Generation 2 Misfit Drawings
A little track day action on our test fleet.
DESIGN: With respect to the design of our original model, there are also several areas of departure. The chassis is physically larger with added stability at higher speeds. We have retained our low seat height, but enlarged the cockpit area for larger rider's comfort. The chassis also has a more forward wedge for a sportier ride. The gas tank is more chiseled with crisp styled lines. The knee indents on the gas tank are deeper and functional for knee down, deep cornering. The Café seat cover can be removed to reveal a flat passenger seat below.
CHASSIS: The full perimeter frame improves chassis dynamics for a much more stable and confident ride. With larger thin wall tubing, chassis flex has been tuned and minimized.
Our lead engineer designed the chassis with both street and track performance in mind. The rake and angle of the forks are sporty, with easy turning in both low and high speeds. The trail is also setup for more stability at high speeds. The Gen II Misfit will be the first model that we take club racing. We will prove the chassis on the track - talk is cheap.
BRAKING: The front and rear brake calipers and rotors have been brought up to Japanese specifications. Our front rotor is a full-floating wave rotor while the rear rotor is also a fixed-wave unit. The front caliper consists of a four-piston unit with radial mount. This attention to detail gives the rider better performance with less fade, all being of higher quality.
FRONT SUSPENSION: Our forks also represent a big step forward in form and function with a proprietary valve and simplified shim stack design. Holding our large piston-style forks are CNC triple trees for added style and rigidity. The forks also come with adjustable lock-to-lock stops to tune the steering lock on the track.
DRIVELINE: We've upgraded the drive system to a KMC 520H chain with a full cush-drive setup. The sprocket carrier is riding on its own sealed bearings, with a 6-stud drive disc design.
FEATURES: Seat height remains low at 30" with our stock low profile style seat. As an aftermarket option, our comfort seat for touring adds 1” of extra foam under the ride.
INSTRUMENTS: The left gauge houses our beautifully designed speedometer with stepper motor driven needle. The left gauge also houses a digital odometer that has several additional functions, which includes a trip meter. The right gauge houses a beautifully designed tachometer with stepper motor driven needle.
CONTROLS: Our hand controls have also been upgraded with tighter tolerances, better materials and softer grips.
MOTOR: We will continue to use our OHV 250cc counter-balanced motor, as it is a tried and true workhorse, propelling the Misfit to a confident 70+ MPH, consuming an economical 80MPG (estimated). Select markets will be receiving our updated (OHC) OverHead Cam motor. For details per country, please check with your local Cleveland CycleWerks distributor and / or dealer.
This model best represents where Cleveland's new products are headed, as several years of R&D have gone into the Gen II Misfit. We have invested in highly trained people, bringing in additional research & development staff. We have also modernized our quality control staff and process with international ISO quality certification, and have expanded our footprint to include small volume manufacturing in Europe as well as South East Asia.
WE ARE CLEVELAND!
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Custom Ace, heading over to Whiskey Grade for the winter.