CMI has told CMG it will no longer be distributing CFMOTO motorcycles in Canada.
CFMOTO motorcycles first appeared in Canada on the 2014 show circuit. At the time, the bikes were an interesting proposition, particularly the 650NK tourer, which appeared to offer a lot of bike for the money.
While the machines were made in China, the ones we saw on the show circuit had plenty of high-spec components, with bits from KYB, Marelli, and even Ducati. The engine and chassis appeared to draw a lot of inspiration from Kawasaki’s 650 parallel twins, just as Hyosung’s bikes were based heavily on Suzuki’s.
However, despite attempts to grow the dealer network, it seemed the bikes never developed much of a following in Canada. They certainly weren’t a common sight on the roads, maybe because pricing was close to their Japanese counterparts.
If you own a CFMOTO, you shouldn’t have to worry about parts supply, at least not yet, as CMI’s dealers will still be able to sell you parts, we’re told.