CFMOTO will next month launch its 800NK middleweight naked bike to Australian showrooms in two variants, Sport and Advanced, priced rideaway from $10,990 and $12,490, respectively.
The bike is motivated by the same KTM-derived 799cc parallel-twin engine as debuted on the 800MT adventure bike, in this case tuned to produce 74kW and 81Nm.
Technology features include three rider modes, Street, Sport and Rain, as well as cruise control fitted as standard.
The base Sport variant is equipped with a 5.0-inch TFT curved dash, while stepping up to the Advanced brings a large 8.0-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay connectivity. The Advanced also adds an up/down quickshifter and keyless start.
Both versions ride on 43mm KYB forks that are adjustable for compression, rebound and preload, while a monoshock is employed at the rear which can be adjusted for preload and rebound damping.
Braking is managed by four-piston J.Juan calipers squeezing dual 320mm discs at the front end, while a twin-piston caliper is matched with a single 260mm rotor at the rear.
The seat height is rated at 795mm in standard trim, though an 820mm high-seat can be optioned for.
With the 15-litre fuel tank filled, the 800NK tips the scales at 186kg in the case of the Sport variant, or 189kg for the high-spec Advanced.
The bike comes in black or white colour schemes and come standard with a three-year warranty in Australia.
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 in July, 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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