CFMoto is a brand of motorcycles produced by Zhejiang CFMoto Power Co., Ltd. Headquartered in Gangzhou, China. In addition to motorcycles, the company manufactures ATVs, scooters, engines, boats, as well as accessories, spare parts and equipment.
CFMoto was founded in 1989 as a small workshop for the repair and manufacture of engines. At first, she was based in the garage of one of the founders, and only when things went uphill did she move to the production premises. Self-developed motors began to be manufactured in 1996. The first motorcycles appeared in 2000, and ATVs - in 2004.
Unique to the Chinese manufacturer of motorcycles is that CFMoto focuses on the manufacture of motorcycles, not scooters, but also focuses on the export market, rather than on the domestic, whose capacity is estimated at 14 million motorcycles per year.
The brand was able to attract attention in the international arena due to participation in sporting events. The development of the 650-cc engine helped CFMoto take its place among the global manufacturers of road motorcycles. Two successful models played a significant role in this: the 650NK and the 650TK based on it.
The appearance of the motorcycle almost completely repeats the model Kawasaki ER-6n. Although the models lag behind the Japanese competitors in quality, they represent a major breakthrough in the field of motorcycle manufacturing for the entire Chinese industry.
649-cubic two-cylinder engine model CFMoto 650NK with four valves per cylinder produces 70 hp at 8500 rpm and 62 Nm at 7000 rpm. The power unit is paired with a six-speed cassette type gearbox. 650NK received a liquid cooling system, Ducati electronic fuel injection, electric starter, front telescopic plug and cast light alloy wheels. Motorcycle accelerates to 180 km / h.
Built on its basis, the CFMoto 650 TK in 2014 set a world record: it covered 34,150 km without stopping. This motorcycle is also equipped with a two-cylinder four-stroke in-line engine with a liquid cooling system of 649 cubic meters. See His power at 7000 rpm is 61 hp, and the maximum torque - 56 Nm.
The lightweight and practical CFMoto 150 Leader motorcycle with a 150cc engine is ideal for novice riders and driving in urban environments. Its single-cylinder four-stroke engine received a liquid cooling system and produces 12 hp. at 9000 rpm. Maximum torque is achieved at 7000 rpm and is 11.5 Nm. Possessing good "traction" properties, the motorcycle can accelerate to 100 km / h and withstand a load of 150 kg. In addition, it is equipped with an electric starter, stainless steel exhaust pipe, wide 18-inch tires, a faceted reflector on the headlamp, stylish oval rear-view mirrors, high-strength shock absorbers and a multi-functional instrument panel.
Delivering its models to the foreign market, the company developed rapidly, and in 2012 the export volume reached 30,000 units, and the following year amounted to 40,000 units. The brand in a short time won a large market share in countries such as Russia, Sweden and Germany. Also, its sales are large in Australia and New Zealand, where it is the fifth largest in terms of motorcycle sales.
Official sales of the brand in Russia began in 2007, when the company “AVM-Trade” was formed, which became a CFMoto distributor. Motorcycle sales started in 2012. The brand quickly became popular with Russian buyers due to the low cost and reliability of motorcycles. The CFMoto model range in Russia consists of five models: the classic lightweight motorcycle 150 Leader, 650 TK, the sporty 150 TK, a mixture of classic and streetfighter 650 NK, and also the maxiscooter 250 JETMAX.
The 150 NK motorcycle, which added to the brand's lineup in 2015, is meant for trips around the city. It is distinguished by good driving characteristics, economical engine and bright, sporty appearance. The design of the model was borrowed from the previous year’s flagship - 650 NK, which was warmly received by the public all over the world. Its 150cc single-cylinder engine produces 12 hp. power at 9000 rpm and 10.7 Nm of torque at 6500 rpm.
The Maxiscuter CFMoto 250 JETMAX is also designed for city driving and combines high driving comfort and a bright design. It is equipped with four waterproof speakers and a built-in audio system with a USB port, hydraulic braking system, LCD instrument panel, adjustable blowing deflectors for supplying warm air to the driver's area. Aerodynamic windshield has a design that reduces air resistance. In its lower part small-sized headlights are placed, giving the motorcycle a unique style.
CFMOTO 250 JETMAX is driven by a 250-cc water-cooled, 22-hp electronic fuel injection engine. at 8000 rpm and 21 Nm of torque at 6500 rpm. The motor is aggregated with a variator.
Today, CFMoto produces 600,000 vehicles and 800,000 engines with liquid cooling systems annually. The company pays great attention to the research and development component of its work, and also builds a distribution network throughout the world. In 2009, CFMoto received the title of “Enterprise of High and Latest Technologies”. Now its products are sold in more than 60 countries.
In collaboration with more than 1,200 companies, CFMoto has created 98 vehicle models and 51 engine models in more than 20 years of operation. She managed to find her niche in the global market in the low-cost motorcycle sector. Not the last role in this was played by the high reliability of motorcycles, which is achieved thanks to the constant striving of the company for development.