CFMoto Motor: What’s New?

With the release of its groundbreaking naked bike, the 800NK, CFMoto Philippines’ social media pages are ablaze. The new design of CFMoto motors for the nation uses the 800 platforms and comes with an absurdly alluring price tag of 458,900 PHP.

Prior to its international launch, the largest bike in the NK range was a 650cc model. CFMoto has been sitting on the NK series for some time. The 800NK was the NK line’s most potent bike after its global debut, and after the country distributor’s announcement, it is now the most thrilling NK to date.

It is well known that the 800 NK’s motor is derived from the KTM 790 Duke, which is also produced locally in the Philippines. The two models appear to be in a close race for supremacy in the South East Asian nation. There will be many comparisons made, but after using both bikes firsthand, there are some noteworthy parallels and differences.

The frame is a little different, to start. It makes use of the same LC8C engine, but the frame on which it is mounted differs slightly. Unlike KTM’s open-lattice design, the swingarm is made of aluminium and is considerably shorter than Team Orange’s version. Compared to the KTM 790 Duke, which has a 1,475-millimeter wheelbase, the 800NK has a 1,465-millimeter wheelbase. This implies that the 800NK will be a flickier bike, despite the fact that the design has a less pronounced rake than its Austrian relative.

Which will be superior? It is still uncertain. However, the CFMoto really uses a slightly modified version of the same engine that powers the KTM. The model has 94 horsepower and 81 Nm of torque, which is a tiny decrease from the 105 horsepower it had when the 790 Duke was first introduced in 2017. The biggest problem here is emissions, and even KTM felt the impact when it re-released the 790 Duke with about the same power figures.

The bike also boasts 320mm front brake discs, 17-inch wheels with Maxxis tyres, 260mm rear brake discs controlled by J.Juan callipers, fully adjustable separate function forks, full KYB suspension up front, and dual-channel ABS as standard. The NK weighs only 189 kilogrammes, and has an unusually accommodating seat height of 795 millimetres.

The technology in the NK is also really intriguing. Similar to the KTM, it lacks a six-axis inertial measuring device, although it does have a larger gauge cluster and keyless ignition. Rain, Street, and Sport ride modes are additionally offered.

The bike was actually introduced with a price of P488,900, which is arguably its most absurd feature. With the current special sales pricing, the market is now incredibly competitive.

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