CFMOTO Australia has added the third 650cc model to the range, called the 650GT ABS which is a “grand tourer”.
It will cost just $8490 ride away and joins the naked 650NK at $6490 and the 650MT at $7490 including a free set of panniers valued at $650 until the end of the year.
Comparative models are the Honda CBR650L ($9999 +ORC), Kawasaki 650L ($9999 +ORC), Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 (from $84440 ride-away), Suzuki SV650 LAMS ($8990 +ORC) and Yamaha MT-07 $9999 +ORC).
That makes the CFMoto 650 range among the cheapest 650cc learner-approved road-going motorcycles in our market.
Not only do they represent good value, but our long-term test on the 650MT shows they are reliable.
CFMoto’s grand tourer comes standard with a large colour auto dimming TFT display, adjustable windscreen and USB and 12 volt charging sockets on either side in the cockpit. Panniers are also available as an option.
The 650GT ABS is powered by the same 41.5kW (LAMS restricted) 650cc parallel twin engine as used in the 650NK and 650MT variants.
It is managed by a Bosch EFI system delivering a user-friendly power curve, perfect for new riders.
The hydraulic brakes are supplied by Spanish company J.Juan with a Continental ABS.
It is shod with Metzeler tyres and claims to have a “plush ride” on the KYB conventional telescopic forks and cantilever KYB rear monoshock.
CFMoto also claims the low seat height of 795mm will provide a relaxed riding position.
They say it will appeal to commuters, tourers and learner riders.
The 650GT ABS is available in two colour options, Concept Blue or Nebula Black and is backed by CFMOTO’s two-year, unlimited km warranty.
Like the other models in the CFMoto range, the 650GT has European styling thanks to Austrian design house Kiska which also designs KTM motorcycles.
CFMoto has close ties with KTM, making their bikes in China for the domestic market.
This collaboration will lead to a host of new motorcycle models to be released by CFMoto over 2020/21.