CFMoto, Chinese motorcycle manufacturer, today officially began its India operations with the launch of four new motorcycles - CFMoto 300 NK, 650 NK, 650 MT and 650 GT, prices starting at ₹ 2.29 lakh which goes up to ₹ 5.49 lakh (ex-showroom). For its India operations, the company has partnered with Bangalore-based AMW Motorcycles to assemble its motorcycles in the country and set-up its sales and service network. The bikes are manufactured in China and will come to India as Completely Knocked down (CKD) kits. The bikes will be assembled at AMW's facility near Hyderabad.
The 300 NK streetfighter is their entry-level offering for the Indian market. It is powered by a 292.4cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine. The unit paired with a 6-speed gearbox produces about 34hp of peak power at 7,200rpm and 20.5Nm of peak torque at 8,800rpm.The motorcycle is loaded with plenty of premium and modern features including a large TFT display unit, USD forks at the front, an accessible 795 mm seat height and a dual-channel ABS system for the safety of the rider. The 300NK will rival directly against the likes of the KTM 250 Duke and the Honda CB 300R.
The 3 other motorcycles (including the 650 GT, 650 MT, and the 650 NK) on the other hand, shares the same engine and platform but is made available in three different body styles including a naked streetfighter, an adventure tourer, and a sports tourer.
The CF Moto 650MT is an adventure tourer motorcycle that will compete against the Kawasaki Versys 650, Benelli TRK 502X and the SMW Superdual T. The street naked version of the 650MT, called the CF Moto 650NK will go up against the Kawasaki Z650. The 650MT sports a LED DRLs and projector headlamps up front. The test mule that has been spotted in India is equipped with an engine guard and hand guards. The adventure tourer uses a tubular steel diamond frame and houses a 650cc parallel-twin engine. It produces 56PS at 9,500rpm and 62Nm of torque at 7,000rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox. The 250cc offering from the Chinese manufacturer could be the 250NK that will rival the market segment occupied by the Honda CB300R, Bajaj Dominar and the KTM 250 Duke.