When CFMOTO entered the country with the 400 NK, it brought the big bike experience to the masses. Before CFMOTO, expressway legal motorcycles were rather expensive. Meanwhile, affordable highway legal machines were far and few in between, and oftentimes lacked proper big bike attributes. Today, the CFMOTO 400 NK is one of the most popular entry-level big bikes in the local market.
For those looking for a more premium and more powerful experience, CFMOTO also has a 650 NK. The 650 NK follows the same formula as that of the 400, however bumps up power and performance by a significant degree. Now, apart from increased performance, the 650 NK delivers even more premium features than that of the 400. Recently updated for the local market, let’s take a look at a few things that make the new CFMOTO 650 NK one of the best bang for your buck big bikes currently available in the market.
The CFMOTO 650 NK brings a good amount of performance to the table, especially considering its price. It packs a 649cc, 180°, parallel-twin engine. Similar in architecture to that of Kawasaki‘s engines, it produces around 60 hp, and features electronic fuel injection by Bosch. It also gets a liquid cooling system, ensuring temperatures are kept at bay especially in our hot weather. Given this bike's performance figures, it fits squarely in the middleweight naked bike segment. It locks horns directly with bikes such as the Kawasaki Z650, Yamaha MT-07, and Suzuki SV650.
In recent years, CFMOTO has been known for equipping its motorcycles with some really premium features. For instance, it’s class leading 700 CL-X retro style motorcycle, features amenities such as self canceling turn signals, backlit controls, and automatic lighting, all features commonly found in high end machines. The 650 NK, too, has stepped up its game in the feature department. It now comes equipped with a full color TFT instrument cluster, backlit controls, and a striking LED headlight. On top of that, we find premium underpinnings consisting of suspension components by KYB, and brakes by J.Juan
CFMOTO‘s NK range has always been quite the looker. Designed by world renowned motorcycle stylists Kiska, CFMOTO‘s NK bikes bear a similar aesthetic that of the KTM Duke. Adopting sharp, angular bodywork, mated to a muscular stance, the CFMOTO 650 NK truly gives off aggressive and sporty styling. This is particularly true given the styling revision of the latest model. We see refinements on the fuel tank covers, as well as styling revisions to the LED headlight. Apart from this, the 650 NK retains its aggressive styling, making it easy to mistake it for a bigger, more powerful machine.
Here at Motodeal.com.ph, we have spent many hours aboard different CFMOTO bikes. One thing we can say with full confidence is that this is one manufacturer that sets itself apart from other Chinese bikes. As mentioned before, CFMOTO makes use of industry-leading OEMs such as Bosch for the fuel injection, KYB for the suspension, and Continental and J.Juan for the brakes. This results in a motorcycle that is impressively reliable and dependable, and will get you to your destination no matter how far, in confidence. To make things even better, Motostrada, the folks responsible for distributing CFMOTO motorcycles in the Philippines, offer incredible after sales support and keep spare parts and accessories in abundance.
In terms of value, it’s hard to beat what the CFMOTO 650 NK brings to the table. While its features have become commonplace in the middle of a naked bike segment, all of its competitors fetch close to the P400,000 mark. Meanwhile, the CFMOTO 650 NK retains it’s extremely affordable price tag of just P295,000. This makes it even more affordable than some entry level, 400cc motorcycles in the market. The CFMOTO 650 NK is available in two color options, blue and silver, and offers big bike performance at an entry-level price point.