Recently, the Chinese manufacturer CFMoto has appeared in the news quite often with interesting news. Late last year, the highly anticipated 700 CL-X Heritage debuted in key markets (Asia and Australia) (more about triplets 700 CL-X here), and then the company released the first motorcycle created in partnership with KTM – 800 MT (details of the 800 MT touring vehicle here).
The new CFMoto motorcycle family
In the European market, CFMoto recently released Euro 5-compliant versions of several popular models – 300 NK, 650 NK, 650 GT and 650 MT, and it appears that the company is seriously striving to grow its position in the global market. At the same time, CFMoto plays an important role in the work of the Austrian MGM manufacturer KTM: it is at CFMoto facilities that some KTM models for the Asian markets are produced. And in order to make the most of CFMoto’s manufacturing capacity, KTM is launching a new family of motorcycles, the 750, which will be built at its Hangzhou, China plant.
New CFMoto platform
The new platform will debut in 2022 and will feature models such as the 750 Duke, 750 Adventure and 750 Supermoto. The upcoming 750 Duke will replace the 790 Duke, which has already faded into the background with the introduction of the KTM 890 Duke R and 890 Duke. The 750 platform is expected to produce mid-range models ranging between the premium 890s and the entry-level 490 family., which is being developed in collaboration with Bajaj and will also be presented soon.
The partner network created by KTM undoubtedly gives them a very strong position in the global market. Joint work with two industrial giants allows the Austrian brand to create and produce mid-size models of the budget price segment, equipped with premium features, literally for every taste and wallet, as well as take advantage of the localization of production directly in key markets.
The main thing is that the models produced in China and India do not become overgrown with huge export duties, because they, most likely, will be really interesting.