11th Jul 2019 4:12 pm
The bikes will make their way to India as CKD units, so it’s likely the specifications will be identical to the ones on the international bikes.
CFMoto, along with its local partner AMW Motorcycles, was set to launch four motorcycles in Mumbai on July 4. However, due to the bad weather conditions in the city, the Chinese manufacturer has decided to postpone the launch to July 19.
The tie-up are expected to launch four motorcycles – the 300NK, 650NK, 650MT and 650GT. These will make their way to India as CKD units, so it’s likely the specifications will be identical to the ones on the international bikes.
The 300NK is a sport-naked and it will most certainly be the most affordable offering. It is powered by a 292.4cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that makes 34hp/20.5Nm. A TFT display with multiple display modes will come as standard. Suspension is taken care of by a USD fork and monoshock. CFMoto also claim an impressive kerb weight of just 151kg, making it a serious contender in the segment. In terms of competition, it will take on the likes of the KTM 250 Duke and the Honda CB 300R.
As for the three 650s, all of them are powered by the same 649.3cc twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine, albeit in different states of tune. The naked 650NK makes 61hp at 9,000rpm and 56Nm of torque at 7,000rpm, while the adventure-tourer 650MT, meanwhile, the engine makes 70.7hp at 8,750rpm and 62Nm of torque at 7,000rpm. The 650GT, which is a sports tourer, produces 62.5hp at 9,000rpm and 58.5Nm at 7,000rpm.
Internationally, CFMoto is known for its competitive pricing, and if the company manages to replicate their competitive pricing in a price-sensitive market like ours, it will certainly get a lot of attention.