CF Moto is planning to re-enter the Indian market starting with the launch of the 300 NK. During the shift from BS4 emission norms to the stringent BS6 emission standards, and amidst COVID-19 pandemic the Chinese company discontinued its line-up in India which included 300 NK, 650 NK, 650 MT and 650 GT.
The brand has now teased the BS6 compliant CF Moto 300 NK, a naked motorcycle with chiselled bodywork, sharp LED headlamps, split seats, fully digital colour instruments cluster, contemporary switchgear, mud-hugger mounted number plate, a sharp tail end and a midship style exhaust. While the brand did not reveal the motorcycle in full, it could come with a redesigned body graphic and new colour themes to differentiate itself from the BS4 predecessor. The equipment offered on the NK 300 is also maybe retained and the motorcycle could carry over the same underpinnings.
However, the overhauled engine will comply with the latest emission standards, with a new exhaust system to accommodate a larger catalytic converter and the power output may possibly suffer slightly unless CF Moto decides to increase the engine displacement to offset the loss in power. To put things into perspective, the BS4 NK 300 powered by a 294.2cc, single-cylinder liquid-cooled four-stroke engine produced 34 PS of power and 20.5 Nm of torque matched to a 6-speed gearbox. The BS4 model came with upside-down front fork suspension, a single monoshock on the rear, all-LED lighting, dual-tone paint theme, front and rear disc brakes with ABS and 17-inch star-shaped alloy wheels.
Recently, CF Moto unveiled the new 700CL-X Heritage in the Philippines market with two colour options Twilight Blue and Coal Grey. The brand may possibly bring the neo-retro roadster to the Indian market as well in the BS6 avatar. Adding to its Adventure portfolio is the MT 800 based on the KTM 790 Adventure could also expand the ADV segment to new levels if the brand brings the motorcycle to the Indian market.