Staying bullish on the Indian performance motorcycle segment, Chinese manufacturer CFMoto has revealed its plans for launch of BS6 models
As may be recalled, most players in the auto sector had experienced delays with their BS6 upgrade schedule due to lockdown. CFMoto had entered the Indian market last year and it had started deliveries in November. The company had followed an aggressive pricing strategy for its bikes, much lower as compared to rival products.
Due to lockdown, CFMoto had to suspend bookings earlier this year. Now that things are improving during the ‘unlock’ phase, CFMoto has resumed bookings for its motorcycles. CFMoto plans to launch of BS6 motorcycles in the coming weeks. They have started accepting test ride registrations on their website.
CFMoto’s current offerings
CFMoto’s existing portfolio comprises four motorcycles – 300 NK, 650 NK, 650 MT and 650 GT. All four are expected to be upgraded to BS6.
300NK is powered by a 292.4cc liquid cooled, DOHC single cylinder engine that churns out 33 bhp of max power and 25 Nm of max torque. Engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The bike sports a streetfighter look, which has been designed by KISKA, a subsidiary of KTM. Some key features include sharp LED headlamp, lean fuel tank, TFT LCD instrument console, split seat, 5-spoke alloy wheels and edgy LED tail light. USD front forks and dual-channel ABS are offered as standard.
CFMoto 650NK is primarily a commuter bike powered by a 649.3 cc engine. It makes 60 bhp / 56 Nm and comes mated to 6-speed gearbox. 650MT fits in a multifunctional role and comes with a snazzy, streamlined design. It can work both for city streets as well as mild-off-roading tracks. The bike utilizes the stable CFMoto 650CC engine platform.
650GT is essentially a touring focused motorcycle that boasts of sporty performance and practical features. Engine is the same as that of 650NK. The bike offers a comfortable riding stance and is equipped with an aerodynamic windshield, 5-inch TFT display, and all-LED lighting.
CFMoto Expansion plans
Being a newcomer, CFMoto has limited presence in the country. With the lockdown, the company’s expansion plans may also have been delayed. The first showroom was launched in Thane last year, followed by one in Bengaluru. CFMoto is likely to be targeting other cities as well such as Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, etc. The plan is to increase the number of dealers to around 50 by end of next year. If things go well, the company can also launch new products in 2021.