Finally, we have caught the CF Moto 650 NK and 400 NK testing together in Hyderabad. Both the motorcycles look very identical to each other.
CF Moto is a Chinese two-wheeler manufacturer, which is planning to launch its premium motorcycles in India. For a quick revision, the company will launch naked streetfighters, fully faired sports bikes and adventure motorcycles here.
So, here we have some recent spy shots of the CF Moto 650 NK and 400 NK testing together. A lot of people were confused between both the variants, because they look very identical, especially under the camouflage.
Both are naked streetfighters which get a different engine and a different chassis, but a similar feature list and styling pattern. Once we see the uncamouflaged photos, we can differentiate properly.
Regular readers would know that CF Moto had tied up with Hyderabad based Eider motors in 2016 for their Indian debut. However, the former was charged with fraud, thus delaying the entry of the Chinese company.
Now, CF Moto motorcycles will be sold in India via AMW Motors, a Hyderabad based company. The bikes will be assembled in India, which will further help in a competitive pricing.
CF Moto 650 NK gets a 649cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin cylinder engine, that is capable of producing 60 BHP and 56 Nm of peak torque, with the engine mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
400 NK sits between 200 NK and 650 NK, using a 400.4cc parallel-twin cylinder engine, that produces 41.4 BHP and 34.4 Nm of peak torque, mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
While the 650 NK will go against the likes of Kawasaki Ninja 650 and KTM Duke 790, the 400 NK will compete with Kawasaki Ninja 400 and KTM Duke 390. However, the 400 NK will be costlier than Duke 390.
Top speed achievable on CF Moto 650 NK is nearly 180 km/hr. That on the 400 NK is nearly 155 km/hr. The figures seem quite decent going by their engine capacities.
Other models from the manufacturer will include 250 NK naked streetfighter, a fully faired sportsbike and 650 MT ADV motorcycle. Also, the company will sell ATVs in the Indian market.