CFMoto Australia has introduced its new 150NK at just $3090, but is further sweetening the deal with $300 worth of free extras.
That compares with the Yamaha YZF-R15 at $4299, Honda CB125E at $2099 and Kymco CK125 at $2095, while most other commuters in our market are 250cc and above.
To add more value, CFMoto is offering a limited number of free gift packs with every 150NK purchased in March as a launch special.
The $300 pack includes a sports motorcycle jacket, limited edition t-shirt and a pair of CFMoto motorcycle racing gloves.
The 150NK is the first from the Chinese brand to be designed by the Kiska design house which has been designing KTM since the early ‘90s.
The entry level learner-approved motorcycle will replace the CFMoto Leader in the 150cc category and join the motorcycle line-up of 650NK and 650TK.
The 150NK will be followed in October 2015 by a twin-cylinder 400cc model powered by a sleeved version of the 650cc liquid-cooled parallel twin.
There is also talk of a new CF650G tourer with ABS, WP suspension as used by KTM and electronically adjustable windshield. It is based on their police bike.
The addition of WP suspension to CFMoto bikes is a good omen for the long-awaited 650cc adventure bike. It was supposed to be here last year but arrival date is still unconfirmed.
Meanwhile, CFMoto Australia director Michael Poynton believes the 150NK will impress city commuters and entry level riders with its styling.
“When you look at the style changes between the CFMoto Leader and the 150NK, the company has come along in leaps and bounds, something which can be directly attributed to the relationship CFMoto has with Kiska.” he says.
The 150NK is powered by a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, single-cylinder engine with 8.8kW of power at 8500rpm and 10.6Nm at 7000rpm. It weighs just 142kg in running order, has a 785mm seat and a 10-litre fuel tank and all lights are LED, including the indicators.
CFMoto last year passed the milestone of 10,000 bike sales after only five years in Australia and Mojo Motorcycles invested in a new 5000 square metre distribution, training and showroom centre in Altona, Victoria.
Mojo Motorcycles also imports TGB and Daelim scooters, KTM bicycles and Sherco off-road motorcycles.