CF Moto 650 NK is a naked streetfighter and the third model from the brand to be spotted testing in India. We expect it to be locally assembled and launched in 2019.
CF Moto is a Chine-based brand which is gearing up to debut the Indian market. Again, its third upcoming product, 650 NK Naked streetfighter has been spotted testing in Hyderabad.
The bike was earlier scheduled to launch in India in 2016. However, its local-partner Eider Motors was shut down because of a fraud committed. This took away the CF Moto’s chances to enter the Indian market.
Since it has been spotted testing in Hyderabad, just like the other two models, we expect it to partner with Mahavir-based Adishwar Auto Ride India (AARI), which also retails Benelli.
Before CF Moto 650 NK, spy shots of 250 NK and 650 MT Adventure Tourer were leaked. All the bikes have been spotted under heavy camouflage. A spy video has also been made of the bike testing, in which, the tester confirms the bike.
650 NK gets a 649cc parallel-twin cylinder liquid-cooled engine, that is capable of producing 60 BHP and 56 Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
The company claims that the bike is capable of touching a top speed of 180 km/hr. That’s enough to put it at par with 650-750cc motorcycles.
For suspension purposes, CF Moto 650 NK gets KYB telescopic forks at the front and an adjustable rear monoshock. Braking will be handled by twin front discs and a single rear disc, with dual-channel ABS.
Features onboard will include LED headlights, a fully digital instrument cluster, split seats, alloy brake and clutch levers, LED Tail lights and dual-ABS. Like a pure naked streetfighter, it gets heavy tank shrouds and a an overall aggressive design.
The expected pricing range of the CF Moto 650 NK is near Rs 5 Lakh, most likely under the above mentioned budget. It will go against the likes of KTM Duke 790 and Kawasaki Z650.
The Chinese brand, CF Moto is expected to launch its motorcycles in India in 2019 itself. The first model in the lineup will be 250 NK most likely, competing with KTM Duke 250.