CFMoto has successfully utilised its partnership with KTM in the last few years mainly by employing the same LC8c parallel-twin mill into its range including the 800MT and the 700CL-X.
- CFMoto working on a KTM-powered 1250NK.
- The 1250NK is a naked-style motorcycle powered by KTM’s LC8 1,279cc V-Twin engine.
The same powertrain will also be powering the upcoming 800NK naked motorcycle. Not to mention, CFMoto also builds the 790 Duke and 790 Adventure for the Austrian OEM.
Nevertheless, CFMoto plans to expand its naked bike range by introducing the 1250NK.
According to reports, CFMoto intends to used KTM’s LC8 1,279cc engine – which currently powers the Chinese brand 1250 TR-G grand tourer – for the 1250NK.
Currently, the LC8-powered TR-G makes 140hp but it is likely that the V-Twin mill will be revised for a higher peak power to feed the 1250NK.
Borrowing much of the design concept as KTM’s 1290 Super Duke R, the 1250NK also sports single-sided swingarm.
While it may share some design traits including a similar steel trellis frame, the 1250NK features its own unique identity. More importantly, the 1250NK borrows much of its design from the firms’ upcoming 800NK which is set to debut soon.
With that in mind, the 1250NK might not hit the road anytime soon therefore we expect some design change between then and now.