Chinese company CFMoto appears set to enter the large capacity motorcycle market with the unveiling of its V.02-NK concept bike.
The bike is not powered by a Chinese engine, but a KTM RC8 V-twin, possibly the 1301cc capacity RC8 from the 1290 Super Duke R with 131kW of power.
Like most CFMoto models of late, it is also designed by Kiska, which is the same Austrian design KTM uses.
The large capacity concept bike also features Italian Brembo brakes and even Swedish Ohlins suspension, although it is not known whether these would make it on t a production bike from a company known for its budget prices.
It features a trellis frame, single-sided swig arm and radiation up under the seat which we imagine would get pretty hot in summer.
There are no more details available from CFMoto, but it does look production ready.
But don’t expect it soon.
CFMoto has been saying for ears tat it all enter the above-900cc category and it took several years for the 650MT adventure bike to hit the market.
It seems CFMoto devotes more of its energies to the ATV sector than bikes.
However, this bike could see the Chinese company enter a new and more profitable segment of the market.
Earlier this year the Chinese company signed an agreement to work with KTM in China.
This bike appears to be the result of that collaboration.
CFMoto Australia currently imported the 150NK single at $3290, 400NK at $5490, 400NK ABS at $5990, 650NK $5990, 650NK TT ABS $6690 and 650MT $7490. All are ride away prices.
They are also all learner-approved motorcycles, so it would be interesting for the company to move into a new sector.