A head turner in every sense of the word, the 400NK is probably the most appealing bike in its segment. It is a practical, rider-friendly motorcycle perfect to tackle the urban jungle and highway runs. Aggressive, responsive and fast, the 400NK serves as an entertaining proposition in the sub-500 cc performance segment. If fun and affordability are atop your purchasing checklist, take a spin in the 400NK.
The naked styling of the 400NK is aesthetically pleasing and exudes a sporty demeanor. CFMOTO’s attention to details is evident from the precisely sculpted sharp design of the 400NK.
At the heart of the 400NK is a powerful 400cc, twin-cylinder, inline engine which exhibits the power of 41HP @9500 RPM and torque of 32 NM @7750 RPM, which perfectly expresses the aggressiveness of a street-fighter. A thrilling machine that provides the best of both worlds: the two-map switch “Sport” and “Eco” can be a treat for any motorcycle enthusiast which is easy to get on with.
Hit the throttle, push the“Sport”mode, and the bike propels forward with eagerness in no time. Zooming past open roads leaves a wide grin on your face. The optimum performance of the motorcycle is when the engine opens up at 4500 RPM, revving sweetly through the six-speed gearbox towards a speed of about 140 kmph. Push it even further and the power builds progressively all the way to the higher rev range.
The handlebars have been set up at the upright position that is sporty enough to get down on the tank for the speed run and high enough to enjoy the cruising past traffic.
The 400NK is easy to maneuver in city traffic, thanks to the rider-friendly ergonomics. Cornering the 400NK is a joy feeling. Combined with the rider friendly seat height of 780mm, the result is exceptionally agile machine, comfortable enough for fairly long trips and maneuverable around the city traffic.
Braking is spot-on. Stoppage duties are taken care by a 300mm twin disc at the front and 240mm single disc at the rear with Continental ABS system. Breaking is a treat during occasional speed runs or panic stopping. It gives you confidence and motivates for enhanced riding experience with guaranteed safety.
On the console are arrays of information that establish the bike as one of the most loaded amongst the cc segment. The easy-to-read instrumental panel houses a speedometer, tachometer, tripmeter, riding modes, gear position, clock and gauge functions. The 400NK has two riding modes - Sport and Eco, to accommodate different riding behaviors.
The street-fighter inspired styling gets its angular headlamp upfront which is integrated well with the telescopic front forks.
At the rear, the 17-inch meaty high-speed radial tire and the chiseled LED taillight section give a striking and unmistakable identity to the bike.The built quality is excellent by the use of high-quality components throughout.
The BOSCH EFI system with a dual 38 mm throttle, also contributes to lower emissions.
The front is equipped with a telescopic fork and the rear with cantilever monoshock with adjustable rebound at the rear greatly handles the bumps and provides a smooth ride.
The high tensile diamond steel frame is a fine handling chassis. It provides nice balanced feel and comfortable rider ergonomics.
Twist the throttle and the engine fires up with a throaty acoustics from its four-cavity muffler.
Grip from both the CST radial tires improves stability and encourages sharper steering.