It goes without saying that the Chinese manufacturer of motorcycles CFMOTO has successfully incorporated KTM technology into its products in recent years. Now, the 800MT adventure bike has distinguished itself as a powerful competitor in the middleweight adventure bike market, challenging larger, more seasoned competitors from Japanese and European manufacturers.
The 800 NK naked streetfighter now takes center stage as it competes against the likes of the Triumph Street Triple, Ducati Monster, and Yamaha MT-09. It was generally known that the CFMOTO 800 MT adventure bike was only the beginning of a line of models based on KTM's LC8C chassis, and now, the 800 NK is the newest model to bear the Austrian company's middleweight powerplant. CFMOTO has already begun taking orders for the sleek naked bike in Europe, with Italy being the first country to receive them.
The 800 NK will be available from CFMOTO in two trim levels—the base model and the "High-End" variant—at least for the European market. Regardless of your model of choice, the CFMOTO 800 NK is kitted out in some truly amazing componentry—much finer than what its price tag would imply. It has a quickshifter, an eight-inch full-color TFT gauge display, and keyless ignition as starters. The panel is fitted with an interactive multimedia and cellphone connectivity, as well.
In terms of performance, the CFMOTO 800 NK is powered by a well-known engine: a 799cc parallel-twin engine that is liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, and also known as the LC8C. It is tuned to produce 99 horsepower on the 800 NK, which is a few horsepower less than KTM's own 790 Duke. The 800 NK also has adjustable front and rear suspension, Brembo-owned J.Juan twin disc brakes up front, and a single disc at the rear, and of course, sleek, edgy styling and LED lighting that are features of CFMOTO's NK family of naked streetfighters.
Now, for the moment you’ve all been waiting for—the price. As previously stated, there will be two variations of the 800 NK. The sale price of the 800 NK standard model in Italy is 7,890 Euros, or around P465,000. The more expensive version, on the other hand, costs 8,490 Euros, or almost P500,000.