CFMoto 400NK: 5 Things To Know
[UPDATE: CFMoto has made its India debut with the launch of four products: 300NK, 650NK, 650MT & 650GT. Head here for the pricing and other details.]
Here are 5 things you need to know about the upcoming 400cc streetbike from CFMoto
It looks similar to the larger 650NK:
If you saw the 400NK and 650NK together, you would find it hard to tell the two apart. Recently, the 400NK was spotted testing alongside the 650NK, and both look visually similar thanks to the shared bodywork. The only visual differences are the graphics, alloy wheels pattern, engine crankcase design and headlamp which misses out on the LED projector setup of the larger 650NK. A larger bodywork similar to a 650cc bike is bound to give the 400NK substantial road presence.
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It misses out on features:
While the 400NK gets LED turn indicators and tail lamps, it misses out on LED headlamps, a surprise considering both the 250NK and 650NK get the technology. Also, the 400NK misses out on the 250NK’s colour TFT screen and instead comes with a large LCD digital instrument console. It does get dual channel ABS as standard though. An interesting feature the 400NK gets is what CFMoto calls Tilt Sensor Technology. It shuts the engine off if the bike is leaned over more than 45 degrees for more than 7 seconds. This is more of a safety feature in case you have a spill.
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It weighs as much as the 650NK:
That's disappointing as at 206kg kerb, the 650NK is not lightweight -- or for that matter, middleweight. So, with the imposing looks, you also get the added baggage of weight. The 815mm seat height isn't on the lower side either. One good thing is the large 17-litre fuel tank that should endow the bike with decent range.
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Performance should be adequate:
Sporting a 400.4cc liquid-cooled parallel twin motor that makes 41.1PS at 9500rpm and 34.4Nm of torque at 7650rpm, CFMoto claims a top speed of 155kmph for the 400NK, which should keep most enthusiasts satiated. To draw comparisons, the Benelli TNT 300 with its 300cc parallel twin motor makes 38.8PS and 26.5Nm of torque. The KTM 390 Duke with its smaller 373.2cc single-cylinder motor makes 43PS and 37Nm of torque.
Pricing is expected to be closer to the Benelli TNT 300:
While most of you are expecting the 400NK to be priced close to the KTM 390 Duke thanks to its Chinese roots, let's not forget that this is a twin-cylinder motorcycle. This means the 400NK would be more expensive to manufacture than the single-cylinder KTM. Despite CFMoto planning to bring their bikes via the CKD route, they will take a few years to achieve the level of localisation similar to what Kawasaki India have achieved with its Ninja 300. With an expected launch later this year, we reckon the CFMoto 400NK would be priced on the wrong side of Rs 3 lakh. That would put it in the league of the BMW G310R and Benelli TNT 300.
Instrument console image courtesy Autolife Nepal