reasonable bike, bad customer relations
The dealer that I bought bike from stopped selling them and wouldn't fix it.
Not many issues apart from a broken clutch cable and this time a high pressure fuel clamp came off.
But trying to find someone to fix it was difficult so I left another message for them.
Hi anyone that reads this.
The bike has now been fixed, but for a bit I was thinking of selling it and never recommending this brand to anyone.
The fact that nobody got back to me as where I could get my bike repaired still concerns me.
Also not being able to talk ...
- Verified purchase
Cutting out for second every 20 second or so
Sounds like the same problem, bought the bike last year 2015 from Motorbikes R Us Underwood BRISBANE
They say they don't cover the warranty, but I can pay to have it fixed.
My bike has 2000 Klm on it and less than a year old.
Don't buy a bike from these guys.
Keep well away from this piece of crap
I purchased a brand new one of these bikes in Jan 16 it has spent more time in the work shop than on the road. after taking it back to the shop were I purchased it 4 times because the thing kept jerking at various speeds and was told each time by the shop the problem was fixed. picked the bike up, ride the thing for 5 minutes up the road and it started to jerking again. Took it back just before Easter and after a few days was told it needed a new throttle sensor I asked how long before the part comes it was told not to hold my breath.
EDIT MAY 2017: Unfortunately due to inadequate customer service, I have reduced the rating from 5 to 4 stars. Buyer beware: on occasion the error light begins to flash when the bike reaches around 5,000rpm generally in 1st or 2nd gear but even sometimes in 3rd or 4th, and rarely 5th or 6th (highway travel). There are 3 long flashes followed by 7 long flashes, which points to a problem with the oxygen sensor according to the manual. Upon taking the bike around 3-5 times to two separate CFMoto authorised dealers for the same issue, it has never b...een fully rectified and returns shortly afterwards. This is after I have paid money when being told it was 'fixed'. CFMoto have been completely uncooperative, and do not care that I have wasted hundreds of dollars in the process. This has been going on for over a year now. END EDIT. What a bike! The looks, power, build quality and fuel efficiency - all incredible. You forget it's LAMS and you feel like you're riding something worth far more than $6,500. Handles marvelously and runs like a charm; it hasn't missed a beat since purchase. Do note however, it's a heavy and relatively high-seated bike. You'll need sturdy lower body strength to manhandle this ~200 kg beast around. It also needs a little help leaning into corners, which I think may have something to do with how its weight is distributed. In terms of height, I'd say you'd want to be no shorter than 180 cm, otherwise it might be a constant struggle trying to stay balanced at standstills but then of course some people might not mind tolerating this. I would describe the riding position as a relaxed racer style which compliments the ridiculously comfy seats and medium-soft suspension. The dash is digital and is just nice to look at. You can have the view set to show available fuel, time, odometer, voltage or engine temperature. Even if it's not set to the fuel amount meter (ie if it's displaying the time), the fuel icon will blink when it's time to fill up. My biggest gripe? It's near impossible to put in neutral if you're not on a completely level surface. This can be infuriating at times, especially in heavy stop-and-start traffic. This to me is its only significant shortcoming, and even then it's overshadowed by the bike's glaring positives. Gear changing is otherwise smooth and responsive. Purchasing a Chinese bike was a 'calculated gamble' and so far I definitely don't regret getting the CFMoto 650NK. I dub it 'The Charming Commuter with a Ballsy Attitude'. For newbies looking for a powerful LAMS bike, or even for the more experienced riders, I highly recommend checking this bike out!
Pretty fantastic so far!
Gotta admit, I was hugely skeptical of this bike when I first bought it, but figured $6k for a brand new bike (comes with unlimited 2 year warranty on everything) most of the bells and whistles of a much more expensive bike, and that aggressive appearance, it's not a huge financial investment risk, even it it turned out to be a complete piece of crap. But so far, I've been super happy. I'll admit, I've not had it all that long, still less than 1000k's but its so much more fun than the CBR250R I came from. Every bike has it's quirky characterist...ics and unique pro's and con's, so here's my unbiased summary so far: PROs: Torque - it's on tap and immediate in pretty much any gear (and I'm considering its category here). Comfort - its a nice big comfortable seat for the rider and passenger (so my girlfriend tells me) Appearance - I actually turns heads with this thing! Albeit its usually from other riders, and they're probably curious to know what the hell it is, as CF Moto is still pretty unheard of in the mainstream market Speed - It's a LAMs bike apparently (not sure how), but I've got a full license it is still PLENTY fast enough for me Components - braided steel brake lines as standard, adjustable rear shock, 4 pot calipers (breaks are good) Price - So cheap! Experience - it's just a real hoot to ride
Very nice bike
Absolutely incredible value for money, just clocked over 8000klms had a power pipe fitted, air cleaner upgrade and had it dyno'ed and this bike keeps up with the Ducati 900's and MT09's. Very entertaining bike to ride, you wont get bored with the moto like you do most 650Lams bikes, this thing is a weapon. And hasnt missed a beat
Not missed a beat in 12000km
Had mine since june 2015 , bike first registered march 2015 and it has not missed a beat mechanically , the rev counter sort of fogged on the inside but this was replaced no Q's asked by Motoshop Rockingham , thanks Dave .! .
I have fitted an after market ' Scorpion Red power' muffler a direct bolt on that sounds awesome and taken the slight 'Snatchyness' at 2-3k rpm around town , bike and me love it ! .
It is my first ever new bike after years of 2nd hand bikes and I just love it , sexy , goes really well and gets lots of positive comments every where I go , great bike for little money .
No, no, no!
I purchased a CF Moto 650NKS in April 2015.
Electrical problems plague this model - and there are internet forums dedicated to people complaining about the brand.
Within a week of purchase I discovered that the high beam light turns on - and won't turn off - when riding the bike in rain.
I had to cover my high beam switch with masking tape to prevent rainwater seeing in to the electrics.
CF Moto were unable to help with the issue and just referred me back to the dealer - who shrugged and said they couldn't fix it.
But that was just a small...
I brought a white 2014 650NK from Motomax in Osborne Park, WA. With the bike sale, I organized a tail tidy and Scorpion exhaust. I have clocked up 6000km's and not had one issue, not one!
I ride with a club in Perth and enjoy the bike immensely, It's a pleasure to ride. I regularly clock up 200-300km rides.
I have added Protaper ATV handle bars (to keep the original profile) a 56L topbox (the bracket I had to source from Taobao - the Chinese equivalent to Ebay, it only cost me $18 and $40 for shipping), custom dual 12v socket (great for runn...
My Cfmoto Experience
I would highly recommend this bike to anyone, wether on your learners or full license. I own the latest model of the 650nk, i bought the bike with four hundred km's on it and admittedly i was sceptical of a chinese brand... But ive put 600 on it in just under 2 weeks. The bike is absolutely fantastic, I cant say anything bad about it...Period!!! I find that it has great power and sits nicely through the corners. As someone who comes from a farm and rode bikes all my life, i can say its awesome, being a 650 i thought it would lack power but i wa...s greatly suprised, it has been restricted to 41.5kw but unrestricted it pumps out 51.7. The bike is comfortable,fast and looks great. I ride everyday and i thoroughly enjoy it. I say again Despite the sceptics of a chinese brand motorcycle, it is fantastic I have no complaints. Happy Riding
No complaints yet! Goes very nicely, awesome bang for the buck!
Done 2000 kms now and am very happy with it. Mine is a mid-2014 model, so they've probably worked out the issues that the 2013 suffered from. Power is great, riding position great, look, is great, gears can be a little clunky (but that applies to most new bikes), sounds good, and generally does everything you would want. ABS would be nice, but I'm not prepared to pay 5 grand for it. I lanesplit a bit and found the bar ends were a bit long, so swapped those out with some slim ones, and it didn't make the mirrors shake any more than usual or anyt...hing. The real test will be at about 25,000 kms to see what order it's in, but I'm not minding it one little bit at the moment, and it's taken some punishment from me. Handles the Brissy heat, not to mention going through knee height water. Japan and Korea should be worried!
I have owned a lot of bikes and with the resticters removed. I have 4000ks and it has never missed a beat . is hard to get the missus off the back . and you cant beat the price. I think for a learner bike . it would be a little bit extream but then again I am old school where it was illegal to ride any bigger than a 250 . have had to replace alot ofbolts , rearview mirrors and swing arm caps
as they vibrate of.
handling, looks , price
vibrates itself to bits , get stuffed about with replacment parts
What a weapon!!
First of sorry about my [censored word removed] english, and mainly who can say anything bad about this bike? i am a very aggressive rider and live in the Australian Hills, i bought this bike a week ago and thrash it every day but i am never disappointed, the power band is amazing throwing the bike to at least 155 on a small stretch of road. I weigh 85 k and i can pop this bike no dramas, rolling burnout? you want it you get it if your after a great stunt bike or a street fight weapon you have it, i worked at Yamaha Racing and the build quality is not far of at all.
Digital speedo hard to read
Not quite there.
Went well for first 3 weeks, then at 1850k's the throttle position sensor busted and dealer tried to tell me it would not be covered by manufacturers warranty. Gave in eventually but they were not impressed about it. Has dented my confidence in the bike but otherwise is excellent, from looks to performance.
Fun to ride, enough power to move it easily, great commute or hobby. Would recommend if you're willing to take a gamble.
Shady when it comes to claims, fuel gauge wrong, parts fail too early.
Do not buy!!! I was impressed for the first 2 weeks but downhill from there
My bike is 10 months old and has 1300kms and i am having serious issues with this bike.. The dealer is working direct with manufacturer and cfmoto are not honouring warranty over an oil leak on the right hand side of the bike. Like other people who i have met online, cf moto wash their hands of you over this very common oil issue and it seems to be happening world wide. I dont think this bike is going to be around long term as the importer will not stock them again.
Do not buy!!!!!
I read a lot of reviews before i...purchased this bike and even the pros were giving a chinese made bike good reviews. I have owned this bike for a little over a week now and i love it. I passed my most test with ease and i have combined city and freeway riding.. So nice to ride and i'm 120kg Lots of torque for LAMS bike, looks and sounds good Fuel consumption, digital speedo is hard to read at times and CF moto customer service when you make any warranty claims
Chinese take away
I have heard that Chinese use dog as food for consumption well there is some dog in these bikes bike that said with time you can turn it into prime rump but it will always have a bit of a doggy smell to it. So far we have one replacement bike given to us due to the factory faults and they footeted the cost. The new one is still going strong. YOU know what, it's been year 3 since we sold it and I would still buy another tomorrow if I did not have the bikes I have just buy it they would have to be sorted now, and the new dealership in albury/Buzz bikes and bits are good people to deal with.
Great price good power for any rider good waranty
Long way to go to meet stds we all want
Best first bike possible
This bike is great for beginners, having never ridden a motorcycle & being a bigger bloke (110kg) this bike is very capable & forgiving. Smooth power delivery, very comfortable riding position, smooth but firm brakes, stunning looks & very well prices with great warranty. I would highly recommend this bike over a 250 if your on the larger size or need a LAMS bike with more than enough grunt.
Comfortable, well priced, good warranty, good lights, reliable, sounds good & goes like stink...
In the last few days it has been stalling upon start but its also been around 0 degrees here in TAS. Will start the second time no worries.
Well worth a good look
When I finally decided I had had enough of buying bikes as a compromise til I could afford what I wanted, this bike made the short list along side the Hyosung GT / GTR 650 and Suzuki SV650/Gladius. The Kawasaki ER6 was also there but was outed early as it, in my opinion, is too close to the CF Moto justify spending the extra money.
In short I own a 99 SV650 now, got to good a deal and the SV then and now hasn't changed all that much
Anyways moving on. I test rode the lovely little CF Moto at Graeme Morris motorcyles in Newcastle (where we...got the Fiancee's CF Moto 150 Leader - Graeme is a great bloke who will help you out anyway he can). Ergo's - This bike felt sweet, in fact the riding position felt motardesque with a upright riding position and nice seat to peg ratio so my dodgey knee wasn't stressed at all. All the switch gear felt in the right place and instrumentation was fantastic with the LCD speed display over analouge tacho. Motor - Suprising, the liquid cooled in line twin has a lovely note. The bike I rode was a LAMS model (although I have an open licence) and acceleration was brisk, better than my bike at the time (a ZZR600) but probably a little slower than the SV I own now and not as torquey. It's quite a quick little bike and even in LAMS form it could quickly get you in trouble with the boys in blue. The fuel injection is quite sweet though midrange feels choked but I presumed this is due to the restricted ECU on the LAMS Model.
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Questions & Answers
Hey Guys Cfmoto 650nk 13/14 when I rev full throttle and bike is on neutral the injector light goes on.. And also when riding if I over take suddenly or give full throttle bike starts to rattle I cleaned the injectors proffecionally also got new fuel pump and filter no idea what to do? Bike is on 8000k
Hey I have a 2015 cfmoto 650nk it’s not starting don’t hear the fuel pump or anything only gets the dash that turns on... does this mean I need a new ecu or is it something else.. I miss riding my baby so any help I will be grateful
If you cannot hear your fuel pump prime at all, and the battery has enough voltage, my guess would be the fuel pump has gone. :) if your bike was working and now it isnt i highly doubt it'll be the ecu
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