After a long wait, CFMoto has finally put an end to all speculations and officially launched four motorcycles in India. The Chinese marquee will commence operations by bringing in the 300NK, 650NK, 650MT and the 650GT models to Indian shores
It has been a few months since we first got the news of CFMoto making its India debut. Since then, there have been a lot of speculations about its India unveil and the products the company will launch here. The Chinese brand has put all the speculations to an end by taking the wraps off four of its products – 300NK, 650NK, 650MT, and the 650GT.
The 300NK will be the entry-point into the CFMoto brand. The street naked is powered by a 292.4cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled motor that comes paired with a 6-speed transmission. It will lock horns with the likes of the KTM 390 Duke, Honda CB300R and the BMW G 310 R. The 300NK has been priced at Rs 2.29 lakh (ex-showroom)
CFMoto has gone super aggressive with the pricing of its 650 range too. Priced at Rs 3.99 lakh (ex-showroom), the 650NK is among the most affordable 650s in the market today – second only to the Royal Enfield 650 Twins. Providing firepower to 650NK is a 649cc parallel-twin unit that develops 69.7bhp and 62Nm. This engine comes paired with a 6-speed transmission.
For those looking for an adventure tourer, CFMoto has also brought in the 650MT too. This one will compete against the likes of the Kawasaki Versys 650, Suzuki V-Strom 650 and the Benelli TrK 502. The 650MT has been priced at Rs 4.99 lakh (ex-showroom). CFMoto has also introduced the 650GT – which is essentially a touring focused middle-weight offering. It shares its motor with the 650MT and is priced at Rs 5.49 lakh (ex-showroom). All four motorcycles come with LED headlights, a coloured TFT screen for the instrumentation and a rear monoshock. While the 650NK and 650GT come with standard telescopic forks, the ADV 650MT is fitted with upside down forks. Interestingly, the 300NK too comes with upside down front forks.
CFMoto has joined hands with Bengaluru-based AMW Motorcycles to assemble the bikes as well as setup their sales and service touchpoints. Operations will commence with seven dealerships across the country in Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kochi and Assam. All four motorcycles will be brought to India via the CKD route. The company plans to bring in 10,000 units per year to start with. Expect deliveries to commence in October.