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CFMOTO Unveils 800cc Sport Naked Concept


Budget-friendly CFMOTO has proven that it can bring buyers a lot of bang for their buck with its current range of mid-sized models, but there are certainly holes in the lineup that the brand will likely look to plug in the near future.


The first cab of the rank looks set to be another LC8c powered model to join the recently released 800MT adventure tourer, with the first look of a parallel-twin sportster with the unveiling of the NK-C22 concept at the company’s autumn strategy conference.


CFMOTO has partnered with KTM since 2013, so news of another model to utilise the LC8c parallel twin shouldn’t be a big surprise.



What is surprising, however, is the styling direction of the NK-C22 concept which is far more European in design than previous offerings. While no official announcement was made regarding any future production plans, an 800NK may be in the marque’s immediate future model plans.

The concept boasts contemporary features, including forged carbon fibre bodywork and trimmings, a racing-inspired SC-Project dual-exhaust and a single-side swingarm.


While the carbon fibre elements certainly look exciting, we doubt CFMOTO will depart from its cut-price strategy to deliver such exotic materials in a production 800NK, however, these could be introduced as accessory options.



The conference concluded with Chen Zhiyong, General Manager of CFMOTO’s two-wheeled business, declaring that 2023 will be the "Big Year" of new products, with six petrol-powered and four electric motorcycles planned to be launched.


Further details, including arrival timing, specifications, colours and pricing, will be announced closer to the launch of CFMOTO’s 2023 model range.


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