AMW CFMoto, the newly entered Indo-Chinese two-wheeler brand and announced that its next product for the Indian market will be a 400 cc motorcycle. The company, which recently commenced its India operations with four new motorcycles – 300NK, 650NK, 650MT and 650GT, has said that as soon as the Bharat Stage VI (BS6) emission norms kick-in (April 1, 2020), it will bring in the 400 cc motorcycles as well. Currently, the CFMoto’s existing models in India are BS4 compliant and are expected to make the shift to BS6 early next year.
Speaking to carandbike.com, Vamsi Jagini, CEO, AMW CFMoto India said, “We have got 400 cc motorcycles, but we want to be very price sensitive about the 400s so we are taking some time. Definitely, we will launch the 400 cc bikes. The reason we brought 650 cc bikes, specially, instead of 400s is for the pricing.”
While the company hasn’t announced the upcoming 400 cc bikes for India, globally, CFMoto currently offers two motorcycles in this space – 400NK and 400GT. Visually, both the bikes look like downsized versions of their respective 650 cc siblings with similar design and styling. Both motorcycles come with 17-inch alloy wheels shod in 120/70 tyre up front, and 160/60 unit at the rear. Suspension duties are handled by telescopic front forks and rear monoshocks, while braking is taken care of twin petal discs up front and a single disc at the rear, assisted by dual-channel ABS. Being a sports tourer, the 400GT also comes with a large windshield, dual-LED headlamps, and two riding modes – Touring and Sport. It also gets a full-colour TFT display for instrumentation.
Both the bikes are powered by the same 400.4 cc inline parallel-twin 4-stroke, liquid-cooled engine, that comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The motor is tuned to churn out around 40 bhp at 9500rpm and develop a peak torque of 34.4 Nm at 7650rpm.