CFMoto has this week bolstered its extensive LAMS naked bike range with the launch of a higher-spec 650NK SP variant.
The SP comes at a $1000 premium over the standard 650NK at $7790 rideaway, but benefits from key upgrades like KYB suspension, Pirelli Angel ST tyres, a new slipper clutch and ‘enhanced’ gearbox, as well as a large 5.0-inch TFT display.
Also distinguishing the 650NK SP is a number of tweaked styling elements, including newly designed wheels, and refreshed graphics in Athens Blue or white/black.
While the standard 650NK uses an LCD display, the SP gains a full-colour TFT setup with Bluetooth smartphone connectivity.
Power comes from a familiar LAMS-restricted 649cc parallel-twin engine generating 41.5kW/62Nm, though it now meets Euro5 emissions standards.
This motor is also found in the touring-oriented 650MT and 650GT models, which are priced from $7490 and $8490, respectively.
Entry to the range starts with the 150NK, priced from $3490, while the 250NK ($4290) and 300NK ($4990) middle the line-up.
All CFMoto models bought before May 31, including the new 650NK SP, will come with an extended three-year warranty; an extra one year of coverage.
The company is also expected to launch its all-new 700CL-X naked sportsbike this year, which will be its first non-LAMS model to hit local showrooms.
This platform will birth three variants, starting with the 700CL-X Heritage, followed by the Adventure and Sport models.
Power comes from a 693cc parallel-twin sending 55kW and 68Nm to the rear wheel via a slipper-clutch-equipped six-speed gearbox.
The bike features neo-retro styling, with things like a round headlight, aluminium trim elements, alloy wheels reminiscent of wire-spoked wheels as well as a leather seat.
Most notable about CFMoto’s new model is its segment-leading level of standard equipment. The bike benefits from KYB 41mm forks with a link-mounted KYB rear shock, adaptive LED lighting, daytime running lights, auto-cancelling indicators and an LCD dash.
The 700CL-X also boasts two riding modes, Economy and Sport, and comes with cruise control and a USB charging point as standard.
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