A Chinese bike manufacturer CFMoto came into being in 1989 and is based out of Zhejiang Province in China. The brand sells its products in markets like North America, Australia, and Asia. In 2017, the brand had an agreement with Austrian motorcycle producer KTM to build and sell the entire range of KTM motorcycles. The entire CFMoto range comes with a standard 2-year warranty, but customers can opt for a 5-year extended period as well. The company offers four models in our market: the 300NK, 650GT, 650NK, and the 650MT. The 300NK is the company’s most affordable model and competes with the likes of KTM’s 390 Duke, Honda’s CB300R, and BMW’s G 310 R.
Packed neatly within the frame is a 292.4cc, single-cylinder engine that produces 33bhp and 20.5Nm of torque. The motor is liquid-cooled and comes paired to a 6-speed manual transmission. The CFMoto 300NK is BSIV-compliant.
The 300NK looks very futuristic and muscular, particularly that sculpted fuel tank. It has a distinctive headlight design and sports minimal bodywork. The bike is full of sharp lines and creases and the five-spoke alloy wheels look very cool. The up-swept tail section gives the bike a sleek look, while the underbelly exhaust and rear tire hugger give the bike a premium big bike stance. The exposed trellis frame adds to its naked appeal. By and large, it’s a very contemporary looking motorcycle. The bikes come with all-LED lighting, a USB charger, and a TFT instrument cluster that features an odometer, speedometer, fuel range indicator trip meter, and a gear position indicator. It also comes with Rain and Sport modes. The modes change the layout of the console. In terms of dimensions, the 300NK is 1990mm in length, 780mm in width, and 1070mm in height. The clutch is light, making it a boon to ride in traffic. There are barely any vibrations that can be felt in the mid-range of the rev-band. It’s only when you redline the machine that it tends to vibrate a little. The 300NK is very refined and the motor pulls away effortlessly and revs all the way to a strong mid-range. Low-end grunt is good too. At 151kgs, the bike feels light and nimble. The ground clearance, on the other hand, is 150mm, while the bike has a wheelbase of 1360mm and a seat height of 795mm.
The CFMoto 300NK has a fuel tank capacity of 12.5 liters. In terms of mileage, the bike is capable of returning 27kmpl by ARAI, in BSIV guise.
The bike may look aggressive, but its seating position certainly is not. The saddle is a great place to be and the ergonomic triangle is such that it allows the rider to sit in an upright riding posture without there being too much weight on the wrists either. You can flick the bike into corners with ease, thanks to the wide handlebar and sharp steering geometry. The bike stays planted in a straight line and is very sure-footed around corners because of its stiffly sprung suspension, but this also means the ride is very harsh over bad roads. Thanks to dual-channel ABS, the brakes bite well with good feedback too. At the front, the bike rides on upside-down forks, while the rear gets a progressive linkage with the fully adjustable mono-shock absorber. As far as the chassis is concerned, it is built around a tubular steel trellis frame. The 300NK runs on 110/70 R-17 tires at the front and 140/60 R-17 tires at the rear. Retardation duties are taken care of by disc brakes at the front and at the rear.
The bike comes loaded with a slew of features like a digital TFT display, dual-channel ABS, LED headlight and taillight, digital trip meter, alloy wheels, pass light switch and clock.
The CFMoto 300NK is available in two shades only: Nebula Black and Concept Blue. Concept Blue is certainly a color that is bound to be a favorite among young riders.
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Prices and Variants
The CFMoto 300NK is available in one variant: 300NK Standard for ₹ 2.29 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). For further details and the on-road price of the bike, you can head to autoX.
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