CFMOTO 250NK Spotted Testing In India

Modified On Feb 22, 2019 By Gaurav Sadanand for KTM 250 Duke

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If launched in India, the bike could go up against the KTM 250 Duke 

  • CFMOTO is a Chinese brand that manufacturers both bikes and ATVs.
  • The company claims it has over 1,900 multi-brand dealerships worldwide.
  • The 250NK features a full-colour TFT screen, two riding modes, LED lights at both ends, and much more.
  • It’s powered by a 249.2cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, single-cylinder motor.
  • The engine produces 26.5PS of power and 22Nm of peak torque.

The CFMOTO 250NK was spotted testing in India. The bike’s camouflaged avatar suggests that it's not just here for testing but the company has plans of launching it in India. Once launched, it will compete against the KTM 250 Duke. If you’re unaware of the brand CFMOTO, it’s a Chinese manufacturer that claims it has around 1,900 multi-brand dealerships worldwide. 

The company sells multiple vehicles like motorcycles, ATVs (All-Terrain Vehicles) and ROVs (Recreational Off-highway Vehicle), amongst others. Coming back to the bike in question, the 250NK features a full-colour TFT screen, two riding modes (Sport & Rain), LED lights at both ends, LED turn indicators, upside-down forks and dual-channel ABS. Interestingly, the bike has been designed by Kiska, the same design studio that designed the frantic KTM Duke series.

Powering the bike is a 249.2cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, single-cylinder motor that makes 26.5PS of power at 9000rpm and 22Nm of peak torque at 7500rpm. A 6-speed transmission transfers power to the rear wheel via chain drive. The motor also features a balancer shaft, so we could expect lesser vibrations to be transferred through the handlebars and footpegs. 

The 250NK uses a steel tubular frame with USD front forks and a monoshock at the rear. Braking duties are handled by disc brakes at both ends. Its 17-inch alloys come wrapped in 110/70-section front and 140/60-section rear tyres. The bike tips the scales at 151kg (kerb) and manages a company-claimed top speed of 128kmph. A low seat height of 795mm should prove beneficial for shorter riders.

The CFMOTO 250NK is priced at AUD $3,990 in Australia, which translates to around Rs 2 lakh in Indian currency. This puts it in contention with the KTM 250 Duke even though the 250NK is slightly underpowered. The bike is already on sale in countries like Nepal, China, Australia, Europe and South East Asia. This isn't the first time CFMOTO step foot in India. In the past, the company partnered with Eider Motors who were supposed to be the sole distributor in the country. Unfortunately, the alliance went south. It remains to be seen what the company’s business plans are for the country. Stay tuned to BikeDekho for more details.

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