Chinese motorcycle manufacturer CFMoto has built a police bike in just 10 months and it could be a clue to a coming touring model update.
The police bikes were used as diplomat motorcade escort vehicles for the recent APEC meeting in Beijing.
The CF650G was developed in 10 months and features a liquid-cooled parallel twin cylinder EFI 650cc engine with a top speed of 177KM/h. It is the first big-bore Chinese bike with ABS and an electronically controlled adjustable windshield.
It also features WP suspension which is used by Austrian motorcycle company KTM. CFMoto and KTM have a close association which includes the Chinese company assembling KTM 200 and 390 Dukes for the local market.
The police bikes are fitted with audio and video communication systems and are decorated with traditional Chinese red and yellow graphics, representing the Five-Starred Red Flag and the Great Wall.
Who knows, maybe CFMoto will update the 650TK touring model with similar features.
Australian importer Michael Poynton, director of Mojo Motorcycles, says development of the police bike as well as ATV/UTV projects contributed to delaying the 650 adventure model until November 2015.
Meanwhile, Mojo Motorcycles will import the 150NK in January and announce pricing before end of December, Michael says.
The 150NK is powered by a SOHC two-valve liquid-cooled 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.
The stunning little naked bike was designed by Kiska who have been working with KTM for years.
The 150NK will be followed by a twin-cylinder 400cc model in October 2015. It is powered by a sleeved version of the 650cc liquid-cooled parallel twin.
CFMoto this 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 recently added Sherco off-road motorcycles.