The primary particulars of the CFMoto 800 NK have been launched, confirming the bike as a real contender within the middleweight bare section.
The announcement of the Honda CB750 Hornet and Suzuki GSX-8S in 2022 breathed new life into the middleweight sports activities bare class, as they went up towards the likes of the Yamaha MT-07, Triumph Road Triple and Kawasaki Z650 – all established within the class.
CFMoto’s entry now comes as a part of its relationship with KTM. The Austrian model has reintroduced the 790 Journey and 790 Duke to its vary for 2023, and CFMoto can take a lot of the credit score for that, because the 799cc engines utilized in these machines are being constructed by the Chinese language producer.
CFMoto additionally will get its personal sports activities bare out of that deal, within the form of the 800 NK – beforehand revealed by CFMoto because the NK-C22 idea bike. Right here, we discover 100 horsepower at 9,000rpm, Motociclismo experiences. Moreover, there are upside-down forks on the entrance, ABS working on J.Juan brakes entrance and rear, and a moist weight of 186kg.
Meaning the CFMoto is each extra highly effective and lighter than its Japanese rivals from Honda and Suzuki, and primarily makes its closest rival the bike with which it shares an engine: the KTM 790 Duke.
Pricing and availability for the CFMoto 800 NK are as but unavailable, however a UK worth within the vary of £8,000 wouldn’t be a horrible estimate, contemplating the £7,999 worth of the KTM 790 Duke.
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