Mumbai Rains Delay CFMoto’s India Launch
Heavy rains in the city recently have led to logistical issues
[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 venue will be moved to another city, the details of which are yet to be confirmed.
- But we’ve come to know that the launch is scheduled to take place either in Bengaluru or Hyderabad.
- The brand is likely to launch its products by the second half of this month.
CFMoto was about to enter the Indian market on July 4, with the launch venue set in Mumbai. However, its India debut has been delayed because of the heavy rains in the city leading to logistics issues. CFMoto is yet to confirm the new launch date.
Also, the venue has been moved from Mumbai and we’ve come to know that the brand is likely to organise the launch event either in Bengaluru or Hyderabad, presumably by the latter half of this month.
Once the venue and the date are finalised, CFMoto will launch four motorcycles at the same time: 300NK in the 300cc segment; 650NK, 650MT, 650GT - all in the 650cc category. The 300NK and the 650NK are essentially naked motorcycles. On the other hand, the CFMoto 650GT is a sports tourer, whereas the 650MT is a road-biased adventure tourer. We believe CFMoto will price the 300NK at around Rs 2.5 lakh, whereas the 650NK could be priced at about Rs 5 lakh. Expect the 650GT and 650MT to retail for around Rs 5.5 lakh and Rs 6 lakh respectively.
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All the bikes will enter the country via the Completely Knocked Down (CKD) route and the company has tied up with AMW Motorcycles for its operations in the country. The bikes will be assembled at its production plant in Bengaluru, which has an annual capacity of 10,000 units. In the first phase, they will be sold in Bengaluru and Hyderabad, followed by Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai later this year. The brand’s product onslaught doesn’t just stop with these motorcycles as it plans to launch the 400NK (naked), 400GT (sports tourer) and 250SR (faired supersport) by next year.