In 2014, we told you CMI was planning to sell CFMOTO motorcycles in Canada, but we never heard much more about that plan and thought it might have fallen by the wayside. That’s not the case.
CMI had their CFMOTO motorcycles on display at the show circuit again this season, indicating they plan on continuing to develop the Canadian market. We only saw the 650TNK naked bike at the Moncton show, but the 650NK tourer also continues to be listed at their website. The machines are made in China, but have high-end components from companies like KYB, Marelli and even Ducati. They’re not your typical 200 cc Chinese motorcycle.
We sent them an email with some questions about the company’s plans; here’s what they replied.
1). There are two motorcycles listed on your site, the 650NK and the 650TK. Are there plans to bring any other bikes in, or will you focus on these two machines? –At the present, we are focusing on those two. But if we plan on bringing other ones, we will let you know.
2). Does the five-year warranty on these motorcycles limit mileage, or is it unlimited mileage?-The warranty is a five year ‘limited’ warranty and has a limit of 15,000 kilometers.
3). Will you have dealers carrying motorcycles in every province? –We have dealers in Quebec, Alberta and in the Maritimes that carry them. We are currently expending our dealer network and have hired new District Sales Manager in Ontario and out West. We expect to have dealers in Ontario to carry our bikes. In some provinces, there are specials requirements for dealers to carry on road products. Can all your dealers service the bikes, and order them in?- Any dealer that meets the provincial qualifications can order the bike and service them.
4). Are both bikes available right now, or are they waiting for Transport Canada approval? –Yes both bikes are available and have been approved by Transport Canada.