Not long ago, the company also released a sports bike in Nepal named CF Moto 250SR. It 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 a few changes in the power figure over the old model.
Yet, our review shows it is too difficult for CF Moto 150NK to thrive in the Nepali market. Wondering why?
Here, we explain.
Seat Height: 775mm
Ground clearance: 150mm
|4-stroke, single-cylinder, SOHC
|Fuel tank capacity
|Front: 100/80-R17 tubeless
Rear: 130/70 R17 tubeless
|Front: USD fork
Rear: Mid mono
|Engine kill switch, riding modes
Everything on the new 150NK looks similar to the old version of the bike. It has the same aggressive naked sports bike looks as it used to have and the only change can be seen in the graphics of the bike. The bike comes with two new colour options: blue and grey. Though there was a blue colour variant in the old version also, the graphic of the bike is completely new.
The new NK features a narrow sharp fuel tank that can have a 10L fuel storage capacity. The LED headlamp looks good on the bike whereas there is an integrated two-piece seat which looks a bit uncomfortable for the pillion rider. There is also an engine cowl on the bike.
The new CF Moto 150NK is powered by a 149.4cc single-cylinder, SOHC, liquid-cooled engine. The bike comes with the Euro Five engine standard. It also has an electronic fuel injection (EFI) system. The engine of this bike can generate a maximum power of 14.54 PS @ 9000rpm and a max torque of 12.2 Nm @ 6800 rpm.
An interesting thing about the new CF Moto 150NK is it has two riding modes: economy and sports modes. Seeing this feature on other 150cc bikes is rare. The bike has a six-speed manual transmission and achieves a top speed of 98kmph. The 6th gear can be really handy if you are taking your bike for a long ride. It can give a mileage of around 35-45 kmpl depending on the road and riding conditions.
Safety and other features
Coming to the safety part, CF Moto 150NK has a 292mm single disc on the front with a twin-piston calliper and a 220m disc with a single-piston calliper on the rear. And surprisingly, it does not come up with an anti-lock braking system (ABS).
There are 17-inch alloy wheels in both front and rear. The front wheel has the 100/80-R17” CST Radial tubeless tire and the rear tire measures 130/70-R17” CST Radial tubeless tire. The bike weighs around 142kg and has a ground clearance of 150mm. Talking about the suspension on the bike, it has an upside-down telescopic fork on the front and the rear that holds a mono-shock absorber placed at the centre of the body.
The new CF Moto 150NK costs Rs 350,000.
The price seems a bit over given the limitations of the specification of the bike. But, it has a good design that leaves a good impression on the people.
There are lots of competitors for CF Moto 150NK in the Nepali market. The recently launched FZS V3 X-connect, Pulsar 220F, Pulsar 200 NS, and Suzuki Gixxer are all its competitors and they provide better specification and performance.
The six-speed gearbox on the bike is really praiseworthy, but then, the speed is limited to 98kmph only, which really does not make any significant difference on the bike. People can even go for Pulsar NS 160 which comes at a much lower price. There is Pulsar 150 as well, which is one of the best performing bikes in the 150cc category and is cheaper than CF Moto 150NK (Rs 276,000).
Given the high price of the bike, not having ABS is a big letdown. The 12.2Nm torque is also low compared to other 150cc bikes that are available in the market. With almost every bike providing better specifications in the same price range, it can be a hard path for CF Moto 150NK to thrive in Nepal.