CFMoto, along with its local partner AMW Motorcycles, was set to launch four motorcycles in Mumbai on July 4. However, due to the bad weather conditions in the city, the Chinese manufacturer has decided to postpone the launch to a future date, which has not yet been revealed.
The four motorcycles set to launch are the 300NK, 650NK, 650MT and 650GT. The bikes are already on sale in certain international markets and will be brought here as CKD units. Whether the bikes will undergo any changes, remains to be seen, but on the international-spec 300NK, the 292.4cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine makes 34hp and 20.5Nm of torque. The 300NK is a sport-naked that will go up against the KTM 250 Duke.
On the other hand, the other three motorcycles are all powered by the same 649.3cc, twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine, albeit in different states of tune. On the naked 650NK, it produces 61hp and 56Nm of torque; 70.7hp and 62Nm of torque on the adventure-tourer 650MT; and 62.5hp and 58.5Nm of torque on the 650GT. The GT is a sports-tourer that will rival the likes of the Kawasaki Ninja 650 and the Honda CBR650R.
Internationally, CFMoto is known for its competitive pricing. In Australia, for instance, the CFMoto 650NK is priced at AUD 6,490 (Rs 3.13 lakh), where it directly rivals the Kawasaki Z650, which costs AUD 9,799 (Rs 4.74 lakh). For reference, the Z650 costs Rs 5.69 lakh in India, and if CF Moto and AMW manage to replicate their competitive pricing in a price-sensitive market like ours, it will certainly get a lot of attention. The wait grows longer, but we’ll know soon enough.