CFMoto 400NK Spied Testing In India
This is the fourth CFMoto bike seen testing in India after the 250NK, 650NK and 650MT
- CFMoto has partnered with Bangalore based AMW Motors and will get its entire range (except the 150NK) to India.
- The bikes will come via the CKD route with the first one to be launched by mid-2019.
- We expect the upcoming 400NK to be priced at around Rs 3 lakh (ex-showroom).
CFMoto is a Chinese bikemaker who, in partnership with Bangalore based AMW (not the truck maker) Motors, will be setting up shop in India (know all about CFMoto’s India plans here). It will be bringing its entire bike lineup to India, three of which have already been spied testing on the streets of Hyderabad. These include the 250NK, 650NK and 650MT ADV. And now, the fourth one to come to India, the 400NK, has also been spotted testing alongside the 650NK recently.
Also read: CFMoto 250NK: 5 Things To Know
As you can see from the pictures, the 400NK looks as large as the 650NK and it is difficult to tell the two apart as they feature the same bodywork. However, there are certain differences that set the two apart. For one, the headlamp lens is different. While the 650NK gets an LED and projector setup, the 400NK makes do with a bulb type setup. Then there is the motor. The 650NK gets a larger crankcase with a golden finish, while the 400NK sports a black finish. Interestingly though, while the 400NK sold abroad gets black finished exhaust pipes, the one spied here had a gold finish, similar to the 650NK.
The 400NK gets a 400.4cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin motor that is good for 41.4PS at 9500rpm and 34.4Nm at 7650rpm, and comes mated to a six-speed gearbox. It, however, weighs a substantial 206kg (kerb) which could dull its performance. However, CFMoto claims the 400NK can reach a top speed of 155kmph.
It has a diamond type frame, like the Yamaha R3. Suspension setup includes conventionally mounted front forks and side mounted rear monoshock adjustable for preload and damping. Braking is via twin 300mm front discs clamped to axially mounted J Juan calipers and a rear 220mm disc. It comes with dual-channel ABS as standard. Like its larger 650cc cousin, the 400NK gets fat 120/70 ZR17 front and 160/60 ZR17 rear radial tyres.
We expect the 400NK to be launched this year at a price above the Rs 3 lakh mark. At this price point, its closest competitor will be the Benelli TNT 300 which comes with similar kit and costs Rs 3.5 lakh. It will also rival the BMW G 310 R (Rs 2.99 lakh, all prices ex-showroom Delhi).
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