Malaysia’s quarter-litre motorcycle class sees the introduction of the 2019 CFMoto 250 NK which comes in two versions – the standard model at RM12,800 and the 250 NK SE with is priced at RM13,800 and adds ABS and a TFT-LCD screen. All prices exclude road tax, registration and insurance with styling for the 250 NK done by Kiska Design.

Powered by a liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine displacing 250 cc, the 250 NK puts out 22 Nm of torque at 7,500 rpm and while no power figures were provided, a figure of 20 hp would not be out of the question. Fed by EFI, the 250 NK gets power to the ground via a six-speed gearbox and chain final drive with electric starting.

A steel tube trellis frame ties everything together, with non-adjustable upside-down forks in front and a pre-load adjustable monoshock in the rear. Rolling on 17-inch wheels with 110/70 and 140/60 tyres front and rear respectively, the 250 NK uses single brake discs on each wheel for stopping, with a two-piston hydraulic calliper on the front and two-channel ABS for the SE model.

Also differentiating the 250 NK SE is a colour TFT-LCD screen inside the cockpit, switchable between two displays while the base model gets a monochrome LCD screen. LED lighting is found throughout the 250 NK, along with LED daytime running lights.

Wheelbase is 1,360 mm between wheel hubs, making the 250 NK a fairly compact motorcycle and seat height is a rider friendly 795 mm. Fuel carried in a 12.5-litre tank and the 250 NK weighs in at 151 kg.

There are two colour options for the 2019 CFMoto 250 NK – Electro Silver and Nebula Black and availability at authorised CFMoto dealers is from January for the standard model, while the 250 NK SE ABS will be in dealer showrooms in February. Every 250 NK comes with a two-year or 20,000 km manufacturing warranty while the engine is covered under a two-year unlimited mileage warranty.

GALLERY: 2019 CFMoto 250 NK SE ABS

GALLERY: 2019 CFMoto 250 NK standard