Not intrigued by the BS6 CFMoto 650MT? Here Are Its Alternatives

  • Jul 5, 2021
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The BS6 CFMoto 650MT carries a premium of Rs 30,000 over its BS4 iteration

After a long hiatus, one of India’s most affordable 650cc bikemakers, CFMoto, has finally made a comeback. Among the three newly launched BS6 650s, we have the 2021 650MT, CFMoto’s weapon to take on the flourishing mid-capacity ADV segment in India. If you’ve taken a look at the MT and are not exactly convinced, you can consider these alternatives for roughly the same price:

Benelli TRK 502 BS6


Benelli TRK 502

The Benelli TRK 502, just like the 650MT, is also built by a Chinese-owned company. It retails at Rs 4.85 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), undercutting the 650MT by Rs 45,000. 

The TRK 502 is powered by a BS6-compliant 500cc twin-cylinder motor putting out 47.5PS and 46Nm, about 9PS and 8Nm less than the 650MT. The TRK features a semi-digital instrument cluster, backlit switchgear, aluminium knuckle guards, and a rear luggage carrier. However, it weighs 235kg kerb, 17kg more than the MT. Interested in the TRK 502? Do read our test ride review to find out what we think of it.

Benelli Leoncino 500

If ADVs aren’t your thing, check out this neo-retro bike, the BS6 Leoncino 500. It retails at Rs 4.69 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), making it Rs 60,000 cheaper than the CFMoto 650MT. With similar features and power figures as the TRK 502, the Leoncino is certainly better value for money, but it doesn’t let you wander off in the distance, like the ADVs would. That said, the Leoncino’s seat height of 815mm and kerb weight of 207kg, 25mm and 11kg less than the MT, should make it more accessible for the average Indian.

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Kawasaki Vulcan S

Moving to the Japanese, we have Kawasaki’s laidback cruiser, the Vulcan S. Priced at Rs 6.04 lakh (ex-showroom India), the Vulcan costs Rs 74,000 more than the CFMoto 650MT. For the extra money, you get an overall more premium motorcycle. Like the 650MT, the Vulcan also employs a 649cc twin-cylinder motor but makes 5PS and 8Nm more. More so, Kawasaki offers various ergonomic accessories for the Vulcan which make it more suitable for riders of all shapes and sizes. We recently took the BS6 Vulcan S for a spin and here’s what we think of it

CFMoto 650GT

The final entrant on our list is the range-topping CFMoto 650GT. It costs Rs 5.59 lakh (ex-showroom), making it Rs 30,000 more expensive than the MT. Compared to the 650MT, the GT is a road-biased tourer meant to munch miles on highways. It is easily the most premium bike of the lot, with features such as a 5-inch TFT instrument cluster with different layouts, a 12V outlet, a USB charging port, and a manually adjustable visor. Further giving it an upper hand is its low 795mm seat height.

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