EXCLUSIVE: CFMoto 650NK Road Test Review
- Aug 8, 2019
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CFMoto recently made its debut in India with not one but four competitively-priced motorcycles: the 300NK, 650NK, 650MT and 650GT. Now the company has confirmed that it will unveil three more motorcycles at the 2020 Auto Expo early next year. The upcoming lineup includes the CFMoto 400GT, 400NK and 300SR. All the bikes will enter our shores via CKD route from China and will be assembled at AMW’s Bengaluru plant. At the Auto Expo, CFMoto will also launch the BS6-compliant versions of its existing motorcycles, which should have marginally higher prices.
CFMoto 250SR shown for representation
The 400GT is a sports tourer whereas the 400NK is a naked motorcycle. These two motorcycles would mark CFMoto’s entry into the 400cc segment in India. On the other hand, the CFMoto 300SR is a fully faired motorcycle. Its design language would likely be based off the 250SR, which the brand unveiled back in March this year. Expect this motorcycle’s powertrain and underpinnings to be derived from the 300NK. For reference, the 300NK’s powerplant produces 28PS and 25Nm and is mated to a 6-speed transmission.
The bike gets inverted fork, rear monoshock and dual-channel ABS. Expect CFMoto to price this motorcycle between Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 2.8 lakh (ex-showroom). This motorcycle will compete against the Kawasaki Ninja 300, KTM RC 390 and Yamaha YZF-R3 and Benelli 302R.
In terms of looks, the CFMoto 400GT and the 400NK are expected to be essentially scaled down versions of its 650cc brethren. The 400.4cc parallel twin engine is likely to be shared between the two motorcycles. Working in conjunction with a 6-speed transmission, the powerplant produces 41.4PS and 31.4Nm of torque. The motorcycles feature KYB telescopic fork and KYB monoshock at the rear. Brakes include dual front discs and a single rear disc with dual-channel ABS as standard.
Expect the prices to range from Rs 2.50 lakh to Rs 3.5 lakh (ex-showroom). The 400NK would be the only 400cc naked bike in India whereas the closest alternative to the 400GT would be the Kawasaki Ninja 400.
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