Chinese brand CF Moto to launch around three motorcycles in July 2019
For quite some time now, there have been multiple sightings of mysterious CF Moto bikes in India. Who is CF Moto? It is a motorcycle manufacturer which is based in China. The company was testing its new 250cc and 650cc bikes in India.
CF Moto is expected to launch a 250cc naked motorcycle which will rival Duke 250 in the market. Another bike which was spotted testing was a naked 650 twin cylinder motorcycle. The 650NK will have to deal with the well-settled Kawasaki Z650 which is available for Rs 5.69 lakh ex-showroom.
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The Chinese brand has another bike which is an Adventure tourer. CF Moto 650 MT Adventure tourer will tackle Kawasaki Versys 650, Suzuki Strom 650 and recently launched Benelli TRK 502X.
Speaking about the features, the CF Moto 650MT will have projector headlamps with LED DRLs. For an ADV, MT also gets an engine bash plate for protection against block damage.
If priced well, CF Moto can shake up the middleweight motorcycle market
Powering the adventure tourer is a liquid-cooled, 650cc, parallel twin engine. This powerplant is good enough for 69.7bhp at 8750rpm and 62Nm twisting force which will arrive at 7000rpm. The motor is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
The 250Nk is powered by a 249cc single cylinder, liquid-cooled engine. This engine pumps out 26bhp at 9000rpm and 22Nm torque at 7500rpm. With a kerb weight of just 151 kg it has the potential to outrun Duke 200 on a drag race. Same cannot be said about the Duke 250 though as it makes 30bhp.
With these three motorcycles, the Chinese company is expected to launch the new brand in India by July 2019.
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