CFMoto 300NK BS6 India Launch Soon. To Rival BMW G 310 R BS6
The brand has released a teaser image on its social media channels
- The BS6-compliant range was initially planned to be launched around April 2020.
- It has been delayed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
- Now, CFMoto is set to commence its BS6 onslaught with the most affordable bike in its lineup in India.
- Expect the upcoming updated naked to be launched this month.
Back in November 2019, we had reported CFMoto’s plans to launch its BS6-compliant range from April 2020. However, the brand’s plans were delayed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Now that the situation has stabilised, CFMoto is all set to commence its BS6 onslaught, starting with the just-teased BS6 CF Moto 300NK.
Likely to be launched this month, expect the updated naked to remain more or less the same as the previous iteration, albeit with a cleaner engine. Most powerplants witness a slight drop in output figures during the transition to stringent emission norms, and the 300NK BS6 may not be any different. The BS4-compliant 292cc single-cylinder DOHC liquid-cooled motor made 28PS of power at 8800rpm and 25Nm of peak torque at 7200rpm. While the output figures may not exactly be the talk of the town, the powerplant is counterbalanced, so expect the BS6 iteration to be refined as well.
The BS4 version was quite light, at 151kg kerb. Even though the BS6 version is bound to be a little heavier, it would still be one of the lightest in its class. Other features such as an all-LED lighting system, dual-channel ABS, and a full-colour instrument cluster with multiple viewing modes will be carried over. We hope CFMoto offers a more premium switchgear and a smartphone-compatible instrument cluster in the BS6 iteration but we shall reserve our comments until the bike is launched.
More importantly, the teaser’s caption reveals that CFMoto is likely to price the bike more competitively than the launch price of the BS4 model, Rs 2.29 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Expect the bike to be more affordable than before (likely around Rs 2.10 lakh) but the pricing could be introductory. The bike will compete with the BMW G 310 R, which also received a massive price drop coupled with a bunch of new features.