CFMoto was previously said to enter the Indian market in May this year, but that didn't happen. Now, a new report says that the company will commence its operations here in July this year.
The company will start operations in the Indian market with four products – the 300NK, 650NK, 650MT and the 650 GT – next month, while the 400NK will arrive closer to the end of the year. We may see the 400NK come during the festive season. As reported earlier this year, AMW Motorcycles’ website lists the CFMoto 250NK, 400NK, 650NK and the 650MT tourer, while its Facebook page names 300NK, 400GT, 650GT and 650TK in the products column.
The motorcycles will be imported in our country via the CKD route, with the assembly taking place at AMW Motorcycles’ facility in Hyderabad. The source report adds that there will be two CFMoto dealerships initially – one in Hyderabad and another in Bengaluru. The company will later expand its network to cities like Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi.
Test mules of the upcoming CFMoto motorcycles like the 300NK, 400NK, 650NK and the 650MT have been spotted on the Indian roads.
The CFMoto 300NK shares its styling and hardware specifications with the 250NK and comes equipped with features like upside-down front forks, underbelly exhaust and a fully-digital instrument console. Mechanical specifications on the motorcycle include a 292.4 cc single-cylinder, liquid cooled, 4-valve, DOHC engine with Balance shaft and six-speed transmission that makes 33.5 hp (25kW) of max power at 7,200 rpm and 20.5 Nm of peak torque at 8,800 rpm.
The 650NK, 650MT and the 650GT use a 649.3 cc inline 2-cylinder, liquid cooled, DOHC engine but in different tunings. All three models use a six-speed gearbox. Check out the power figures of the three motorcycles in the table below:
|Max Power||61.68 hp (46 kW) at 9,000 rpm||69.73 hp (52 kW) at 8,750 rpm||60.34 hp (45 kW) at 9,000 rpm|
|Max Torque||56.0 Nm at 7,000 rpm||62.0 Nm at 7,000 rpm||58.5 Nm at 7,000 rpm|
In terms of rivals, the CF Moto products will go against the following models:
- 300NK - KTM 390 Duke, BMW G 310 R and Bajaj Dominar 400
- 650NK - Benelli 600i and Kawasaki Z650
- 650MT - Kawasaki Versys 650 and Benelli TRK 502
- 650GT - Kawasaki Ninja 650 and Honda CBR650R
If the reported launch timeline is correct, expect to hear an official date from CFMoto very soon.