May 21, 2024

CFMoto Makes A Move On Learner Market

CFMoto 400NK and 650NK
Chinese manufacturer CFMoto has re-ignited its push for market share in Australia with two new models.

Chinese manufacturer CFMoto is continuing its push into the Australian market, landing two new models in recent weeks.

The CFMoto 400NK and an updated 650NK are now available in dealerships.

CFMoto has been in operation for over 20 years and is one of China’s largest manufacturers with over 1,600 staff. The company is also the largest exporter of ATVs and UTVs in China.

  • Two new models arrive in dealerships – 400NK and 650NK
  • Designed in collaboration with Austrian design house Kiska
  • CFMoto offers “serious bang for buck value” for learners

In 2013, CFMoto announced a strategic partnership with KTM which sees small capacity KTM motorcycles built by CFMoto for the Chinese market.

That arrangement also gives CFMoto access to technical and design resources from Austria, which is helping to lift CFMoto’s capabilities and quality to a world standard.

CFMoto 400NK
CFMoto 400NK

The new 650NK and 400NK are testament to that.

The 400NK has been in the pipeline for a while, and was originally scheduled for release in October 2015.

Now that it’s finally here, CFMoto Australia Director, Michael Poynton, says “it will be a serious contender in the LAMS approved market offering serious bang for buck value.”

The 400NK, and its larger sibling the 650NK, share the same platform and have aggressive styling created by the collaboration between CFMoto and Austrian design powerhouse Kiska.

Kiska has been designing KTM motorcycles since the early 90’s.

The 400’s engine is a sleeved down version of the 650 fuel injected inline twin engine, and produces 31.5kW and 35.4Nm. The 650 produces 41.5kW and 62Nm.

Both bikes weigh in at 193kg dry, making the 400NK one of the heaviest in its class.

What it definitely has in its favour though is the price – the CFMoto 400NK is priced at just $5,490 ride away. An ABS version that also adds braided brake lines to the bike is available for an extra $500 at $5,990 ride away.

CFMoto 650NKBig brother – the 650NK – sells for $6,990 ride away and now comes with KYB suspension front and rear and Continental ABS brakes as standard equipment.

In Australia, CFMoto also has its 150NK and 650TK models available.