CFMoto is all set to begin its second innings in India next month when it will launch four bikes in our market. To let you know, CFMoto is a Chinese manufacturer that is known for its motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, and side-by-side utility vehicles along with engines and other mechanical components. The brand will launch for motorcycles in India on the 4th of July, 2019. Three of these bikes will be of 650 cc category while the most affordable one will be a 300 cc segment bike. As of now, the company is in the process of opening its dealerships across various cities like Bangalore, Hyderabad, Cochin, Mumbai, Goa and Pune.
The Chinese manufacturer has tied up with Bengaluru-based AMW Motorcycles for its second innings in India. For those who are wondering about its first innings, the brand tried to enter our market in 2016 with Eider motors but the latter turned out to be a fraudulent company, leading to a delay in plans for CFMoto. The four upcoming bikes by CFMoto next month are – 300NK, 650NK, 650MT and 650GT. They will be brought to India via the CKD route and hence the specifications are likely to match the international version of these bikes.
The CFMoto 650NK, 650MT and 650GT are all powered by the same 649.3cc twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine. However, the engine has been tuned specifically o each bike according to their purpose. The 650NK, for example, is a naked bike with a power output of 60 Bhp and 56 Nm of torque. Next up is the 650MT, which is an adventure tourer motorcycle. Here, the 649.3 cc engine churns out 69 Bhp of power along with 62 Nm of torque. The 650GT, on the other hand, is a tourer and has a power output of nearly 62 Bhp of power along with 58.5 Nm of torque.
The 300NK will be the most affordable option among the four bikes. It is powered by a 292.4cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that churns out around 34 Bhp of power along with 20.5Nm of torque. It is a naked style motorcycle with an aggresive design and comes with an all-digital instrument console. It will rival the likes of the KTM 250 Duke and the Honda CB 300R when launched here next month.
The bikes will be manufactured at a plant that has been set up in Bengaluru. It has the capacity to produce 10,000 units per annum. Pricing will play an important part of the brand in India. Smaller displacement models like the 300NK can be a hit of priced well and aftersales support is good. The Indian biking market is now more inclined towards affordable performance motorcycles rather than commuter bikes and hence this is the right time for CFMoto to enter the market.