Hot on the heels of the CFMoto 450 NK release comes news of a big sib for the LAMS lovely. The CFMoto 800 NK has been launched in the UK, packing 95hp and 79Nm, along with an ‘Advanced’ variant that gets a quickshifter and eight-inch TFT display. We’d expect it here within the not-too-distant future too.
CFMoto has been doing a bang-up job on styling lately, right up to speed and the new naked middleweight is more of the same.
The bike itself is in part the result of CFMoto’s collaboration with KTM for it uses the 799cc parallel twin engine of the 790 Duke, detuned slightly. Still, 71kW and 79Nm of torque should be sufficient in a machine weighing in at 186kg.
Count on three ride modes, ‘Sport’, ‘Street’, and ‘Rain’, along with cruise control and a slipper clutch as standard.
Suspension comprises fully-adjustable 43mm USD front forks, and the single rear shock, both by KYB.
Like the Duke, this comes with a chromoly-steel-tubular frame, presumably with the engine acting as a stressed member, as with KTM. Seat height is a standard 795mm, although an 820mm option is also available. The riding position is said to be optimised more for comfort than sport.
Brakes by J.Juan, now owned by Brembo, comprise four-piston radial-mounted callipers on the front acting on dual 320mm discs, and a single-piston calliper with a single 260mm rear disc. ABS control is by Bosch.
Options include a pillion cowl, comfort seat, bar end mirrors, adjustable levers, drop bars, a crash bung kit, adjustable footpegs, and a compact screen.
The Advanced variant comes with quickshifter and eight-inch TFT instrument, as mentioned, along with a steering damper and different handlebars. The TFT screen is Apple CarPlay compatible. Expect pricing to be cutting edge, as with all CFMoto product.