CFMoto 650GT: 5 Things To Know
Update: We have ridden the CFMoto 650Nk. Read the road test review here.
[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.]
The upcoming sports tourer from CFMoto will come with premium features and underpinnings to take on the Ninja 650. Here are top 5 things you need to know about it
We recently spotted the first CFMoto 650GT to reach Indian shores. Also, besides the 300NK, 650NK and 650MT, this bike is coming to India as well, albeit later. Here’s everything you need to know about this upcoming 650cc sports tourer.
It is a sports tourer:
A few of you might be confused as to why CFMoto is selling both the 650GT and the 650MT as well. The 650GT is a sports tourer, while the 650MT is an adventure tourer. A sports tourer is more of a sportbike which you can comfortably tour on. For this, you get slightly relaxed ergonomics for better long-distance comfort, a taller windscreen and mounting points for luggage. An adventure tourer, meanwhile, has more upright ergonomics and windscreen and long travel suspension for better performance off the road. So, while the CFMoto 650MT competes with the Kawasaki Versys 650, the CFMoto 650GT rivals the Kawasaki Ninja 650.
Same motor as the 650MT:
The CFMoto 650NK, 650GT and 650MT share the same 649.3cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin motor. While the bikemaker has not revealed the power output of the bike yet, we expect it to carry the same state of tune and deliver the same 70PS and 62Nm as the 650MT, coupled with a six-speed gearbox.
Similar underpinnings as the 650NK:
All three CFMoto 650cc bikes use the same frame, but instead of the 650MT’s long travel upside down forks, the 650GT shares its conventionally mounted forks with the 650NK naked bike. The side-mounted monoshock remains the same for all three bikes though. Like the 650NK, it also gets a split-seat setup. All three bikes ride on 17-inch alloy wheels, while braking is via twin discs with axially mounted calipers and a rear disc brake.
Loaded with features:
When you compare the CFMoto 650GT to its main competitor, the Kawasaki Ninja 650, the former impresses with its features list. For starters, the bike gets LED headlamps, LED turn indicators and LED tail lamp. It gets a large digital screen too and also comes with dual-channel ABS as standard fitment.
Likely to be priced lower than competition:
We expect the CFMoto 650GT to be positioned between the 650NK naked and 650MT adventure bike. Expected to be priced at Rs 5.5 lakh, it would undercut the Kawasaki Ninja 650 (Rs 5.89 lakh, ex-showroom) by Rs 39,000. According to CFMoto, the 650GT would be launched after the 300NK, 650Nk and 650MT, which will go on sale next month. The upcoming sports tourer is expected to be launched in October, perhaps around Diwali.
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