The CFMoto 800 NK wants to prove that Chinese-made bikes can hold their own against their competition.
CFMoto, the Chinese motorcycle manufacturer, recently revealed photos and information about the new 800NK. They’re hoping to prove that Chinese motorcycles can be built to rival those made in Japan, Europe, and America. The new bike showcases their ability to produce a motorcycle that not only performs well but also has a striking appearance to match. The 800NK takes much of its mechanics from KTM, and with its impressive specs, is set to challenge models such as the all-new Suzuki GSX-8S, Yamaha MT-07, the new Honda CB750 Hornet, and KTM 790 Duke.
Powered by the same 799cc engine as the 790 Duke and 790 Adventure, the 800NK is tuned for 99 horsepower and 59.7 lb.-ft. of torque. It weighs in at a mere 410 pounds, which is quite impressive when compared to the competition. Suzuki’s GSX-8S is a porky 445 pounds and the Honda Hornet while also fairly light is still heavier at 419 pounds.
The 800NK features a sturdy steel-tube frame with a 57.7-inch wheelbase and a high-quality KYB suspension with adjustability up front and out back. The brakes are supplied by Brembo-affiliated J.Juan, with twin four-piston radial-mounted calipers at the front and a single two-piston caliper at the rear. The stylish design, with its distinctive V-shaped headlight and winglet-like wind deflector, is sure to turn heads. It even has three riding modes (Rain, Street, and Sport) and a TFT dash that can be controlled with a handy four-way joypad.
CFMoto has yet to announce pricing or availability for the 800NK, but it’s expected to hit the market in the near future. CFMoto already offers bikes using the same powertrain in the United States, so it’s very likely the 800 NK will make its way over to our shores at some point.