Back To The 80s With CFMoto Papio XO-1 

CFMoto is ready to take another aim at Honda’s MSX125 (Grom) with the upcoming Papio XO-1, as confirmed by the latest type-approval documents filed in China. 

  • The Papio XO-1 is CFMoto’s upcoming minimoto range. 
  • The XO-1 is equipped with a 126cc, air-cooled single, making a claimedt 9.4hp. 

The Papio XO-1 (as shown on the side fairing) is a second variation of the current 126cc, single-cylinder Papio mini bike currently on sale in the US and Europe. 

However, while the base Papio is somewhat a mini version of a modern naked bike, the upcoming XO-1 has styling that is clearly inspired by motorcycles from the 80s. 

That said, the single photo in the document reveals a dual-headlight semi-fairing motorcycle reminiscent of a classic bike. 

Interestingly, the Papio XO-1 is not just a case of putting on new bodywork onto the standard Papio; instead, the former features a new inverted fork, clip-on handlebars and cast aluminium rear footpegs.

Also new is a new chain-guard, body panels and redesigned fuel tank. 

The retro theme continues with a single, circular LCD instrument cluster. 

A passionate football fan and anything two-wheels. He likes to commute on his 150cc scooter on a daily basis and occasionally takes a long trip with his 750cc machine just to "tapau" his favourite "roti canai". With a journalism background, he likes to write as much as he rides.

Related Articles


Follow us on Facebook

Follow us on YouTube