CFMOTO will launch two new naked bike models in Australia before year’s end, including the middleweight 800NK and the LAMS-approved 450NK.
The CFMOTO 800NK is based on the same platform as debuted by the top-selling 800MT adventure bike, and will launch locally in two variants, Sport and Advanced.
Among a number of upgrades, the range-topping Advanced variant features a 12.3-inch portrait-oriented touchscreen dash with Apple CarPlay software and unique smartphone connectivity options via the brand’s RIDE app.
Motivating the 800NK is the KTM-derived 799cc parallel-twin engine, as found in the 800MT adventure bike, in this case tuned to produce 74kW and 81Nm. Weight is rated at a healthy 186 kilograms (wet), and CFMOTO claims a top speed of 220km/h.
CFMOTO’s local distributor has also confirmed to INFO MOTO that it will release its 450NK lightweight naked bike in Australia, likely in the fourth quarter of this year.
The CFMOTO 450NK can be considered a naked version of the brand’s 450SR sportsbike which launched last month, inheriting the 449cc parallel-twin engine that generates 34.5kW and 29Nm.
While exact local specifications have yet to be locked in, it is likely that the 450NK will be priced lower than its fully faired 450SR sportsbike stablemate, which is available from $7990.
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