CFMoto 300NK vs KTM 390 Duke vs Honda CB300R vs Royal Enfield Interceptor 650: Specifications Compared

Published On Jul 19, 2019 By Benjamin Noel Gracias for CFMoto 300NK

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We compare the new 300NK against its price rivals

CFMoto 300NK vs Rivals

CFMoto has launched the 300NK at Rs 2.29 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). At this price, the 300NK falls in the Rs 2 to 2.5 lakh price bracket which has serious players like the KTM 390 Duke, the Honda CB300R and the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650. Here’s how the newest contender stacks up against the others, at least on paper. 

CFMoto 300NK vs rivals

Engine:

Specifications

CFMoto 300NK

KTM 390 Duke

Honda CB300R

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

Engine

292.4cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled

373.3cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled with ride-by-wire

286cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled

648cc, parallel-twin, air and oil-cooled

Power

27.9PS @ 8800rpm

43.5PS @ 9000rpm

30.4PS @ 8500rpm

47.6PS @ 7250rpm

Torque

25Nm @ 7200rpm

37Nm @ 7000rpm

27.5Nm @ 7500rpm

53Nm @ 5250rpm

Gearbox

6-speed 

6-speed with slipper clutch

6-speed with hydraulic clutch

6-speed with slipper clutch

CFMoto 300NK vs rivals

An extra cylinder and extra cee cees over the rest of the motorcycles here gives the Interceptor an edge when it comes to the output figures. However, there is more to it than just that. The drive is linear with enough low-down torque for a relaxed ride. The KTM’s sporty motor offers serious drive with great mid and top-end performance. However, it is too manic for a newbie to harness and fit only for an experienced rider. In comparison, the CB300R feels tamer but is quick on its feet thanks to the torquey motor and light frame that offers the best torque-to-weight ratio amongst this lot. While we haven't ridden the CFMoto 300NK yet, we expect it to offer a ride experience that's more in between the 390 Duke and CB300R. But there is no getting over the fact that it is the least powerful motorcycle in this company.

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Underpinnings:

 

CFMoto 300NK

KTM 390 Duke

Honda CB300R

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

Front suspension

Upside-down forks

43mm WP open cartridge forks

41mm upside-down forks

41mm conventional forks

Rear suspension

Monoshock

WP monoshock

Linked monoshock

Twin gas-charged shock absorbers

Front brake

Disc with J.Juan  calipers, ABS

320mm disc with ABS

296mm petal disc with IMU-based ABS

320mm disc with ABS

Rear brake

Disc with J.Juan  calipers, ABS

230mm disc with ABS, Supermoto mode

220mm petal disc with IMU-based ABS

240mm disc with ABS

Front tyre

110/70 R17

110/70 R17 

110/70 R17 

100/90 R18 

Rear tyre

140/60 R17

150/60 R17 

150/60 R17 

130/70 R18 

CFMoto 300NK vs Rivals

Thanks to its WP suspension, radially mounted ByBre brakes and Metzeler tyres, the KTM is a fantastic handler. Compared to the previous 390 Duke, the new one has a sharp front end that can catch you out if you are not careful. The Honda has a sharp front end as well, but it is not as intimidating as the KTM due to its power deficit. The Interceptor 650 prefers comfort over sportiness and is more laidback. It works well for covering long distances in comfort. The 300NK packs components that is oriented for spirited riding. The steering geometry too is set up for zippy rides and one can expect it to handle along the same lines of the KTM. 

CFMoto 300NK vs Rivals

Dimensions:

 

CFMoto 300NK

KTM 390 Duke

Honda CB300R

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

LxBxH (mm)

1990 x 780 x 1070

NA

2028 x 888 x 1053

2122 x 1165 x 789

Wheelbase

1360mm

1357mm

1352mm

1400mm

Seat height

795mm

830mm

799mm

804mm

Ground clearance

150mm

185mm

151mm

174mm

Kerb weight

151kg

149kg (dry)

147kg

202kg (kerb, without fuel)

Fuel tank capacity

12.5 litres

13.4 litres

10 litres

13.7 litre

CFMoto 300NK vs Rivals

Owing to its large dimensions, the Interceptor 650 feels heavy and takes a bit of effort to ride. In comparison, the KTM and Honda feel light on their feet. However, the KTM has a tall seat height that you need to get used to. Given the CFMoto-KISKA-KTM connection, the 300NK bears similar dimensions as the 250 Duke, which we know is equally sporty. 

CFMoto 300NK vs Rivals

Prices:

 

CFMoto 300NK

KTM 390 Duke

Honda CB300R

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Rs 2.29 lakh

Rs 2.43 lakh

Rs 2.41 lakh

Rs 2.5 lakh 

CFMoto 300NK vs Rivals

The CFMoto 300NK is the most affordable 300cc naked here. For this, it offers features such as LED lighting all around and a TFT colour screen. However, in this company, it does not impress much in terms of output numbers. The KTM 390 Duke and Honda CB300R are closely priced. The Honda impresses in terms of quality and has a torquey motor in a lightweight chassis. The KTM 390 Duke is still the bike to beat in terms of performance and top-spec underpinnings. Lastly, the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is the most affordable 650cc parallel-twin bike you can buy in India, making it a great value-for-money proposition. It impresses with its torquey motor and overall ride experience and makes for a fantastic tourer.

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