Recently we have spotted the CFMoto testing some of their flagship motorcycle models in India. The Chinese bike marker CFMoto is going to launch their first-ever shop in India by mid-2020 and it has got a lot of excitement among the Indian consumers already. The manufacturer has already been spotted testing two of their famous models be 650NK and the 650MT in the last few months.
Now the 250NK is all set to be launched along with the other two variants as it was seen in the streets of Hyderabad. So have a look at the various information that we have gathered over the past few weeks for the 250NK.
Design and Other Features
The CFMoto bikes are usually known for their top-class design and high-quality materials that provide the motorcycles with sharp design. Their bikes are partly designed in association with KISKA Design which is an Austrian design firm. They also help KTM design their bikes. The CFMoto 250NK is also going to get a sharp-edged design that promises a full metal body design. So on the design front, you will have no complaints.
In terms of other features, even though there are still no solid sources to provide ample information, we have spotted a few of them. The instrument panel is one of its kind in the 250NK. The colorful screen can be customized with more than two themes that design the panel as you wish. They can be easily switched between each other.
The panel also has a day/night mode that adjusts the brightness and saturation levels according to the amount of sunlight that falls on it. Thus provided with much better viewability. Now that's smart. The headlight and back lamp is designed according to the overall aesthetics of the bike. The LED DRLs add more style to the appearance.
Engine and Performance
The CFMoto 250NK is going to give a stiff competition to its direct rival, the KTM 250 Duke. The bike has been powered by a 249.2cc liquid-cooled, 4-valve, DOHC motor which has a much higher compression ratio of 11.3:1. Even though the layout of the motor is a bit similar to that of KTM motorcycles, at 26.5PS at 9000rpm and 22NM at 7500rpm, the CFMoto 250NK produces less power than the KTM 250. The 6-speed gearbox will allow you to enjoy the thrill of riding this fully naked sports bike.
You'll be glad to know that CFMoto has worked a lot on this bike which can be seen with the introduction of brand new riding modes. The bike gets a Rain Mode and a Sports Mode. With the Rain Mode on, the bike offers less power and throttle for a safe and comfortable ride. The bike weighs around 141 kgs and is a bit lighter than the KTM 250 Duke. Even though we have no specific idea about the mileage, we expect it to be around 35-38 kmpl on Indian roads easily.
CFMoto has featured USD forks at the front side and mono-shock at the rear which provides good suspension to the motorcycle. The braking seems very solid and reliable with disc brakes at both ends. The bike also comes with 17-inch alloy wheels shod with 110/70 and 140/60-section at the front and rear sections. The dual-channel ABS makes braking more fluid and reliable on all kinds of weather conditions without any hassles.
Pricing and Overall Thoughts
The exact details regarding the pricing of the CFMoto 250NK have not yet been released. But we expect the company to make an entry by the middle of 2020. According to the price that has been put up in some other foreign countries, the 250NK is going to be priced anywhere between INR 1.35 lakhs to INR 1.42 lakhs.
If the pricing is as we expect it to be, then there will be a strong and attractive competitor to the KTM 250 Duke in India. The CFMoto will surely gain some eyeballs because it brings on board smart features, attractive design, fantastic braking system and more importantly priced competitively. But if the price is more than the 1.42 lakhs mark, then only time will tell whether the Indians are going to accept the CFMoto as the true competitor to the KTM 250 Duke or not.
image source-BikeDekho, CFMOTO Global