CFMOTO ADDS SIX-SEAT UTV TO NZ LINE-UP
CFMOTO New Zealand is adding a long-wheelbase six-seat UTV to its local range – the UFORCE 1000XL.
Based on the current UFORCE 1000 platform, the UFORCE XL goes to the next level in terms of comfort, capability and payload. It will go on sale in October 2022.
The XL narrative is focussed on ‘more’ – in this case value, efficiency, strength, utility and good times.
Price is $24,490 ex-GST, and for that outlay you get an automotive-inspired cabin and all the latest 2022 updates to the UFORCE 1000 family: two drive modes (Work/Normal), electronic hill descent control, a five-inch TFT display and a new livery: Midnight Blue.
The XL is a boon for large families and groups, and has all the same technical, electronic and styling features as the standard model – but it then goes one better with a mighty 4500-pound (2041kg) winch. The XL has towing and carrying capacities of 800kg and 350kg respectively.
To facilitate the extra passengers in XL mode, CFMOTO has increased the wheelbase to 2850mm (up from 2050mm). There’s plenty of room in the spacious and stylish cabin, as well as integrated USB/12V outlets front and back and easily accessible storage areas.
The middle consoles of both bench seats are foldable, which can then be used as cup holders and/or multi-purpose trays.
The frame has been beefed-up to handle the increased XL stresses, and it also has stiffer springs, larger swingarm shafts, new steering knuckles, a revised master cylinder and larger front discs – up from 210 to 230mm in diameter.
The XL’s 963cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, SOHC, four-stroke V-twin has been tuned for strong bottom-end and mid-range torque. Maximum power is 71hp (53kW) at 7000rpm, and peak torque is 74Nm at 6500rpm.
Other standard features on the UFORCE 1000XL include electronic power steering, a ride-by-wire throttle, roof kit, limited-slip rear differential, a ROPS-approved cage, tow pack, horn, lights and mirrors.
All the existing UFORCE 1000 accessories will fit the XL version, and bespoke 50mm powder-coated nerf bars will soon be added to the inventory for extra side protection and sidestep capability.
“CFMOTO has finally answered the question that many of our customers have asked: ‘When is CFMOTO releasing a long-wheelbase ATV’?”, said CFMOTO New Zealand director, Michael Poynton.
“On that note, the UFORCE1000XL takes its place in the CFMOTO line-up with plenty of anticipation.
“It’s not only got all the latest technology and class-leading attributes, but opens up so many more possibilities on the farm and in recreational settings.
“For large families and big groups of work colleagues and mates, the XL is just the ticket to get the job done.”
• 963cc, SOHC, liquid-cooled, SOHC, four-stroke V-twin
• Electronic power steering
• Ride-by-wire electronic throttle
• Bosch fuel-injection
• Two drive modes: Normal/Work
• Six-person bench seats
• Roof kit
• CVT transmission
• Hydraulic disc brakes
• Moulded and tilt-adjustable steering wheel
• Five-inch TFT screen
• ROPS-approved cage
• Electronic downhill descent control
• Highly customisable
• Limited-slip rear diff
• Double A-arm suspension
• Cargo capacity: 350kg
• Towing capacity: 800kg
• Payload capacity: 720kg
• 4500-pound (2041kg) winch
• Three-year warranty
• Available in a single livery: Midnight Blue
CFMOTO UTV range
UFORCE 1000 accessories
SPECIFICATIONS: UFORCE 1000XL
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Type: Liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, SOHC, four-stroke V-twin
Maximum power: 71hp (53kW) at 7000rpm
Maximum torque: 74Nm at 6500rpm
Fuel system: Bosch electronic fuel-injection
Transmission: Canadian CVTech
Drive modes: Normal/Work
4WD: 2WD/4WD with locking front differential and limited-slip rear differential
SUSPENSION & BRAKES
Front: suspension: Double A-Arm, independent
Rear suspension: Double A-Arm, independent
Shock absorbers: Preload adjustable, 230mm travel
Brakes: Hydraulic disc brakes
Wheels: 14-inch aluminium-alloy
L x W x H: 3772mm x 1610mm x 1849mm
Ground clearance: 310mm
Wet weight: 820kg
Towing capacity: 800kg
Cargo box capacity: 350kg
Payload capacity: 720kg
Fuel capacity: 40 litres
Colour: Blue Midnight
Warranty: Two years