A difficult road to travel in the market
Not so long ago, the company also launched a sports motorcycle named CF Moto 250SR in Nepal. He already had a 150NK model in Nepal and the latest launch is a modified version of the same bike. The new bike comes with new graphics and some changes in horsepower compared to the old model.
Yet our review shows that it is too difficult for the CF Moto 150NK to thrive in the Nepalese market. You wonder why ?
Here, we explain.
|Dimension||Length: 2,025 mm
Width: 770 mm
Height: 1,070 mm
Wheelbase: 1360 mm
Seat height: 775 mm
Ground clearance: 150 mm
|Type of engine||4 stroke, single cylinder, SOHC|
|Departure||Automatic / electric start|
|maximum energy||14.54 PS / 9000 rpm|
|Maximum torque||12.2 Nm / 6800 rpm|
|Compression ratio||10.5: 1|
|Cooling system||Cooled liquid|
|Fuel tank capacity||10L|
|Maximum speed||98 km / h|
|Tire size||Front: 100/80-R17 tubeless
Rear: 130/70 R17 tubeless
|Suspension||Front: USD fork
Rear: Mid mono
|Characteristics||Engine kill switch, driving modes|
|Color options||Grey blue|
Everything about the new 150NK looks like the old version of the bike. It has the same aggressive naked sports bike look as before and the only change can be seen in the graphics of the bike. The bike comes with two new color options: blue and gray. Although there was a blue color variant in the old version as well, the graphics of the bike are completely new.
The new NK has a narrow and pointed fuel tank which can have a fuel storage capacity of 10L. The LED headlight looks great on the bike while there is a two-piece integrated saddle that feels a bit uncomfortable for the passenger. There is also an engine cover on the bike.
The new CF Moto 150NK is powered by a liquid-cooled 149.4cc SOHC single cylinder engine. The bike comes with the Euro Five engine standard. It also has a electronic fuel injection (EFI). The engine of this motorcycle can generate a maximum power of 14.54 PS at 9000 rpm and a maximum torque of 12.2 Nm at 6800 rpm.
An interesting thing about the new CF Moto 150NK is that it has two riding modes: economy and sport modes. Seeing this feature on other 150cc bikes is rare. The bike has a six-speed manual transmission and reaches a top speed of 98 km / h. The 6e can be very handy if you take your bike for a long ride. It can give a mileage of around 35-45 kmpl depending on the road and driving conditions.
Security and other features
As far as safety is concerned, the CF Moto 150NK has a single 292mm disc up front with a dual piston caliper and a 220m disc with a single piston caliper at the rear. And surprisingly, it doesn’t offer an anti-lock braking system (ABS).
There are 17 inch alloy rims on the front and rear. The front wheel is fitted with the 100/80-R17 “CST Radial tubeless tire and the rear tire measures the 130/70-R17” CST Radial tubeless tire. The bike weighs approximately 142 kg and has a ground clearance of 150 mm. Speaking of suspension on the bike, it has an inverted telescopic front and rear fork that contains a mono-shock placed in the center of the body.
The new CF Moto 150NK costs Rs 350,000.
The price seems a bit excessive considering the limitations of the specification of the bike. But, it has a good design which leaves a good impression on people.
There are many competitors for the CF Moto 150NK in the Nepalese market. The recently launched FZS V3 X-connect, Pulsar 220F, Pulsar 200 NS and Suzuki Gixxer are all its competitors and they offer better specs and performance.
The six-speed gearbox on the bike is really commendable, but here the speed is limited to just 98 km / h, which really doesn’t make a significant difference on the bike. People can even go for Pulsar NS 160 which is offered at a much lower price. There is also Pulsar 150, which is one of the top performing motorcycles in the 150cc class and cheaper than the CF Moto 150NK (Rs 276,000).
Considering the high price of the bike, not having ABS is a big disappointment. The torque of 12.2Nm is also low compared to other 150cc bikes available on the market. With almost every bike offering better specs in the same price range, it can be difficult for the CF Moto 150NK to thrive in Nepal.