CFMOTO 650cc bike back to contest Isle of Man TT
WK Bikes Racing team announced that they will be again be contesting the Lightweight TT at the Isle of Man this June, with a full factory-backed CF Moto 650i. The WK team have secured two time TT race winner Gary Johnson to pilot the 650cc lightweight machine.
Last year, CFMOTO UK distributor WK Bikes brought the CFMOTO 650NK to the TT race, which had attracted a huge attention. CFMOTO was the first new manufacturer since 1957 to visit the Isle of Man TT and the 650NK was also the first Chinese bike to enter the race. It has once again offered its full support to WK Bikes and the TT race project, with CFMOTO distributors worldwide using the promotion at the TT to emphasize the quality and performance of the 650cc fuel injected, liquid-cooled machine from CFMOTO.
(Left) Mike Hinkley, managing director of WK Bikes, CFMOTO’s U.K. importer, with Gary Johnson, who will be aboard the CFMOTO 650i at the Isle of Man TT.
“The bike has now undergone further development and we are very happy with the level that we are now at. We plan to improve on last year’s results and with Gary back in the saddle we believe that we can gain a good result,” said WK Bikes MD Mike Hinkley.
Gary Johnson commented: “I am pleased to be working again with the guys at WK Bikes. The 650i has seen a lot of development over the winter and the package is now strong. I am sure we can build on the positive practice results we had in 2014.”
The CFMOTO 650i was well respected and recognized in the paddock last year thanks to its distinctive zebra paint scheme. The CFMOTO 650i will again use this unique graphics scheme, which made it so easily identiﬁable both on and off the track.
This year, Isle of Man TT 2015 will take place from Saturday, May 30 to Friday, June 12. Evening practice sessions will run from May 30 to June 5, while race days are expected to be June 6, 8, 10 and 12.