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CFMOTO ST Papio: Honda MSX125 Grom mini bike rival


Those who enjoy mini bike soon remember the Honda Monkey and its modern version MSX125 Grom. Now, another model in this category appears, the ST Papio, from the Chinese manufacturer CFMOTO.

First, CFMOTO is a Chinese manufacturer of motorcycles, ATV’s and utility vehicles, as well as engines, parts and accessories. For motorcycles, it has partnered with KTM and uses the same design studio as the Austrian brand.

The company says that it invests heavily in research and development and in quality assurance, and is beginning to gain market share worldwide, bringing technology at an affordable price.

With that, their bikes are very similar to those of KTM. In addition to the ST Papio, it has other bikes, ranging from 150cc to 800cc, both in the ‘naked’ and adventurous segments.

cfmoto st papio mini bike

The company’s biggest motorcycle recently launched is the 800MT, an adventurous 800cc bike that comes in as a cheaper alternative to the luxurious BMW F 850 GS and Triumph Tiger 900.

How is CFMOTO ST Papio

The CFMOTO ST Papio is a stylish mini bike that provides a lot of fun. It has a short wheelbase, small wheels and wide tires, as well as a powerful 125cc engine.

Speaking of engine, it is a 126 cm³ single cylinder with air cooling, capable of generating up to 7.0 kW (9.39 HP) of maximum power at 8,500 rpm, and 85 Nm (0.85 kgfm) of torque at 6,500 rpm. It works together with a 6-speed gearbox.

The Honda MSX125 Grom also has a 125cc single-cylinder engine, but a little more powerful. It is capable of generating up to 7.2 kW (9.66 HP) of maximum power at 7,250 rpm and 10.5 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. But the gearbox is 5 speed.

Finally, the CFMOTO ST Papio has LED lighting, a fully digital LCD panel, disc brakes on both axles, 12-inch wheels and tires measuring 120/70-12 at the front and 130/70-12 at the rear.

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Marcelo Souza

Author, Editor and Administrator of the MotoNews World website, graduated in Accounting, passionate about motorcycles and technology.

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