CFMOTO 450NK Unveiled in May at MOTOR CHINA, Yet to Announce Its Price
The CFMOTO 450NK, showcased in May at MOTOR CHINA, is a street variant based on the RR model, 450SR. Aesthetically, it follows the design footsteps of the 800NK, incorporating the same headlight design. The V-shaped LED daytime running lights and the lens-equipped headlights exude an aggressive demeanor. The taillight inherits the classic design from the SR series, including the hollowed-out style on both sides of the tail, creating a harmonious aesthetic appeal.
Beyond the familial design elements, the 450NK introduces a new handlebar button design. The multi-functional buttons on the control panel are user-friendly and intuitive, which is a commendable implementation.
Besides its handsome appearance, the 450NK is well-equipped. It utilizes the same 5-inch curved screen instrument cluster as the 450SR, supporting MotoPlay’s full-screen projection, OTA upgrades, and vehicle networking features. Additionally, this cluster provides two different theme interfaces.
Though the 450NK is a street motorcycle, its seat is a pure sport bike design. The shape mirrors the 450SR, adding a touch of sporty appeal. This, however, might compromise the comfort of the pillion seat, suggesting that such a seat design may not necessarily be suitable for a naked bike.
The seat height stands at 795mm, with an option for 785/815mm. It’s equipped with 37mm inverted front suspension, a centrally mounted multi-link rear suspension, a front 320mm single disc with J.JUAN radial four-piston brake calipers, a rear 220mm single disc with a single-piston brake caliper, and dual-channel ABS and TCS features as standard.
The 450NK, as currently showcased, only comes in a double swingarm version. But based on CFMOTO’s tradition, a single swingarm version might be launched a year later. Since the double swingarm model is already equipped with TCS, what additional features could the single swingarm model offer? Electronic quick shifting, or perhaps cornering ABS?
In terms of power, it boasts a 449cc inline twin-cylinder water-cooled engine, delivering a maximum power of 37kW/9500rpm and peak torque of 39Nm/7600rpm. A slipper clutch comes standard. With a weight of 165kg, it’s 3kg lighter than the 450SR.
While CFMOTO has yet to announce the price of the 450NK, considering the 450SR’s price tag, the 450NK is expected to be priced around 30,000. However, would it lean less or more of this estimate? We’ll have to patiently await for some time.