CFMoto 650NK vs Kawasaki Z650 - Spec Comparo

23/07/2019 - 14:47 | ,  ,  ,   | Suvil Susvirkar

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.

Cfmoto 650nk Vs Kawasaki Z650 Feature Image
The Kawasaki Z650's engine packs more power, while the CFMoto 650NK features LED lighting, digital instrument console and INR 1.70 lakh cheaper price tag.

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ModelCFMoto 650NKKawasaki Z650
Displacement and Type649.3 cc, parallel-twin cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 8-valve649 cc, parallel-twin cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 8-valve
Bore x Stroke83.0 × 60.0 mm83.0 x 60.0 mm
Compression Ratio11.3:110.8:1
Max Power61.54 PS at 9,000 rpm68 PS at 8,000 rpm
Max Torque56 Nm at 7,000 rpm65.7 Nm at 6,500 rpm
Length2,114 mm2,055 mm
Width757 mm775 mm
Height1,100 mm1,080 mm
Wheelbase1,415 mm1,410 mm
Seat Height815 mm790 mm
Ground Clearance150 mm130 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity17 litres15 litres
Kerb Weight206 kg190 kg
Suspension, Brakes and Tyres
Front SuspensionTelescopic forkTelescopic fork
Rear SuspensionMonoshockMonoshock (Adjustable Preload)
Front BrakeDual petal discsDual 300 mm petal discs
Rear BrakeSingle petal discSingle 220 mm petal disc
Safety NetDual-channel ABSDual-channel ABS
Front Tyre120/70ZR17120/70ZR17
Rear Tyre160/60ZR17160/60ZR17
Ex-showroom DelhiINR 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.

Cfmoto 650nk Official Image Right Side Blue
CFMoto products are currently available in six cities, while Kawasaki has a well-spread dealer and service network across the country.

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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

*Ex-showroom Delhi

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