Street Bike CFMOTO 450NK Review
CFMOTO 450SR has been popular in Chinese and foreign market since its launch, and it has been highly praised by many foreign motorcycle friends.
Major Chinese manufacturers have been producing new models with different displacements from last year to this year. However, there is no big difference between the new models and the old models, which lacks a practical meaning.
CFMOTO has made steady progress in production with continuation and innovation, from the 450sr to the 800nk, from the brand-new XO Baboon to the 450nk.
CFMOTO 450NK has replaced the previous 450NK, complementing the mid-displacement models of the NK family.
CFMOTO 450NK continues the family-style appearance of CFMOTO street bikes. People hold different opinions about its unique front. The blue and white model tested is vibrant, while this rider prefers the black and gray color scheme. In addition, it’s better to improve the softness of the back seat.
Compared with the 450SR, the 450-level street bike 450NK has a flat handlebar, and the rudder angle can be enlarged to cope with the narrow roads.
As for the rider, the 450SR is equipped with a flexible handling and a strong power output. The 450NK has a in-line twin-cylinder 270°crankshaft engine as the 450SR has. The adjustment of CFMOTO power output is more suitable for street bikes.
As for the power data, the engine is equipped with a maximum power of 37 kilowatts, 50 horsepower, a maximum torque of 39/7800 N·m, and a top speed of 178km/h. The acceleration time is 5s from 0 to 100km, which is a satisfying result after a few simple tests.
At first, the riders thought the 450NK has a gentler power than the 450SR, but this time the motorcycle warped head when the three riders were riding. This model has a strong power in that it will warp head when the 1st gear is shifted to the 2nd gear.
A good riding experience
There is a 5-inch curved TFT instrument, which supports motoplay screen projection and ota function, bringing a good overall display effect. What’s more, CFMOTO 450NK is equipped with the high-speed reminders, shift reminders, TCS functions, and brake flashes,etc. Brake flashing means that the ESS emergency warning light will light up in the middle of the rear tail light in the case of emergency braking of the vehicle to remind the vehicle behind and ensure safety.
The 450NK gives a comfortable and brisk riding experience so that riders can complete , such as simple straightening and moving because of its weight of 165kg. This model is equipped with a 37mm inverted front fork with a J.Juan radial four-piston caliper.
In terms of shock absorption, riding experiences that the 450NK brings are better than other same-level motorcycles on a slightly bumpy road or a non-paved road, and there is no loose feeling when cornering or sudden braking. As a street bike, the 450NK has a good shock absorption. Some players may think that the shock absorption is too soft, but such a shock absorption is enough for novices. With a ground clearance of 155mm, you can confidently pass through craters. The vibration of the handlebar will not make people feel uncomfortable even at high speed, and the hands will not feel numb after long-term riding.
With respect to the electronic control, there are dual-channel abs and TCS. With TCS, it will undoubtedly give most riders a more sense of security. The rider have also tried it on gravel roads. When the rear wheel was skidding, TCS intervened and cut off the oil.
The volume of the fuel tank is 14L, which is not a large fuel tank, but it is enough. In the case of double load almost all the way, the fuel consumption we measured this time is 5.4L, which means that one tank of fuel can travel about 260km.
To brief, the 450NK is suitable for novices and experienced riders. With a displacement of 449cc, it can easily handle many scenarios including daily riding, mountain running, or light off-roading condition. Although its engine is the same as that of the 450SR, CFMOTO has made relative adjustments to the model intimately.
CFMOTO 450NK is priced at 27,880 yuan, and many media mention CFMOTO is competitive. As a matter of fact, the prices are declining in the two-wheel market this year, and there are more and more brands and types of motorcycles for consumers to choose from.
Source: imotor https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/7xJSvQrh0fDl8C-4etn84Q