The new CFMoto products have created quite a buzz in the market with their aggressive price tags. The entry-level 300NK costs INR 2.29 lakh*, while its middleweight sibling, the 650NK, retails at INR 3.99 lakh*. In this post, we compare the technical specifications of the middleweight naked roadster with its direct rival, the Kawasaki Z650.
|Model||CFMoto 650NK||Kawasaki Z650|
|Displacement and Type||649.3 cc, parallel-twin cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 8-valve||649 cc, parallel-twin cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 8-valve|
|Bore x Stroke||83.0 × 60.0 mm||83.0 x 60.0 mm|
|Max Power||61.54 PS at 9,000 rpm||68 PS at 8,000 rpm|
|Max Torque||56 Nm at 7,000 rpm||65.7 Nm at 6,500 rpm|
|Length||2,114 mm||2,055 mm|
|Width||757 mm||775 mm|
|Height||1,100 mm||1,080 mm|
|Wheelbase||1,415 mm||1,410 mm|
|Seat Height||815 mm||790 mm|
|Ground Clearance||150 mm||130 mm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||17 litres||15 litres|
|Kerb Weight||206 kg||190 kg|
|Suspension, Brakes and Tyres|
|Front Suspension||Telescopic fork||Telescopic fork|
|Rear Suspension||Monoshock||Monoshock (Adjustable Preload)|
|Front Brake||Dual petal discs||Dual 300 mm petal discs|
|Rear Brake||Single petal disc||Single 220 mm petal disc|
|Safety Net||Dual-channel ABS||Dual-channel ABS|
|Ex-showroom Delhi||INR 3.99 lakh (Introductory)||INR 5.69 lakh|
The CFMoto 650NK packs aggressive styling that is accompanied by features such as full LED lighting (headlight, blinkers and taillight), a fully-digital instrument console and a competitive price tag. The 650NK is currently available at an introductory price of INR 3.99 lakh*, which is INR 1.70 lakh lower than the Kawasaki Z650's price.
In terms of performance, the 650NK lags behind. The 649.3 cc parallel-twin cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 8-valve engine delivers 61.54 PS at 9,000 rpm and 56 Nm at 7,000 rpm. Coupled with a heavier kerb weight (206 kg), the 650NK suffers in the power-to-weight numbers.
The Kawasaki Z650, on the other hand, draws 68 PS at 8,000 rpm and 65.7 Nm at 6,500 rpm from its 649 cc parallel-twin cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 8-valve motor. The relatively lower kerb weight of 190 kg gives it a better power-to-weight ratio than the Chinese roadster. However, Kawasaki retails at a premium price tag (INR 5.69 lakh), and while most of the hardware specifications are identical, the Z650 misses out on features like LED headlight, LED blinkers and a fully-digital instrument console.
The CFMoto 650NK is a better value-for-money package, while a well-spread dealer and service network backs the Kawasaki Z650. CFMoto products are currently available in six cities – Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Guwahati. AMW Motorcycles should expand its reach across