Today Chinese motorcycle manufacturer CFMoto start their operations in India. CFMoto has launched four new motorcycles – CFMoto 300 NK, 650 NK, 650 MT and 650 GT at starting price of Rs. 2.29 lakh which goes up to Rs. 5.49 lakh (ex-showroom). In India, CFMoto makes a partnership with Bangalore-based company AMW Motorcycles. Both companies will assemble motorcycles in India spread sales and service network over the country. The bikes will be assembled at AMW’s facility near Hyderabad.
The entry-level CFMoto 300 NK will compete with the rivals KTM 250 Duke and Yamaha FZ25 in India. The bike gets styling with minimal bodywork and comes with smart features including TFT instrument console, LED headlamp, wide handlebar and many more. The bike also comes with front USD forks, a Trellis frame, and rear monoshocks. The bike gets a set of 17-inch alloy wheels shod in 110/70 tyres at the front and 140/60 section tires at the rear. Braking mechanics are handled by disc brakes at both ends and dual-channel ABS. The bike is powered by a 292 cc engine which generates a max power of 33 bhp and a peak torque of 20.5 Nm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. With a kerb weight of 151 kg, the 300NK promises a healthy power-to-weight ratio.
The rest three motorcycles – 650 NK street-fighter, 650 MT adventure tourer, and the 650GT sports tourer, all share the same 649 cc twin-cylinder engine, but is tuned differently for each bike. In the 650 NK, the engine generates a max power of 60 bhp and a peak torque of 56 Nm. For the CFMoto 650 MT, the engine generates a max power of 69 bhp and a peak torque of 62 Nm. It also gets a large fairing and higher kerb weight at 213 kg, which is about 7 kg more than the 650NK. Meanwhile, the sports tourer CFMoto 650 GT churns out about 60 bhp and 58.5 Nm of peak torque from the same twin-cylinder engine.
All three bikes mated to a 6-speed transmission and use twin discs up front and a single disc at the rear for braking power. Dual-channel ABS will be offered as standard for all bikes. The suspension set-up is different on the bikes though with the 650 GT and the 650 NK using telescopic forks up front and a monoshock at the rear, while the 650 MT gets USD forks up front with a monoshock at the rear.