CFMoto isn’t exactly a household name in India, but they do make some interesting (and capable) motorcycles. The Chinese manufacturer (yes, it’s a Chinese brand, don’t shoot us, we’re just the messengers) has offered up a BS6 compliant range of 650cc motorcycles, about which more below.
The entry-level CFMoto 650 NK (a street naked) is priced at Rs 4.29 lakh, the 650 MT (an adventure tourer) at Rs 5.29 lakh and the top end 650 GT (a sport tourer) will cost you Rs 5.59 lakh.
The BS6 650 NK costs Rs 30,000 more than the BS4 model – and there are no changes to the design or features lists. Indeed, the BS6 649.3cc, inline twin actually makes less power and torque than the older engine, with 56 bhp and 5.5 kgm on tap (the BS4 engine made 61 bhp and 5.7 kgm).
The 650 MT has a long travel suspension and higher ground clearance, along with features like USD forks, adjustable windscreen, LED headlights and knuckle guards. It has the NK’s engine, which means the BS6 bike has a whopping 15 bhp and 0.8 kgm less than the BS4 model, which doesn’t bode well for performance, at least on paper.
The 650 GT also gets the same engine, which has led to a drop in power and torque of 6 bhp and 0.4 kgm respectively. It has a pretty big fairing, an adjustable windshield, LED headlights and a 19-litre tank. It’s the bike with the most features, unsurprisingly. It gets a 5-inch TFT digital instrument panel, a USB charging port and a 12V power socket to charge phones.
You can book any of these bikes on cfmotoindia.com by paying a deposit of Rs 5,000.