CFMOTO’s new 800MT range is due to arrive in Australia late in 2021, with pricing of the two variants now released and offering a competitive entry to the brand’s new larger capacity machines, starting at $12,990 ride-away for the Sport. The Touring version will be available from $13,990 ride-away.
The Sport version will be available in a Starlight Black livery, and the Touring in Ocean Blue, and both are powered by a CFMOTO built version of KTM’s 799 cc 95 hp/88 Nm parallel-twin with a ride-by-wire throttle and multiple riding modes, as the joint venture between the Chinese and Austrian companies.
Wheel sizes are 19-inch front and 17-inch rear – as a compromise for road and off-road riding – with the Sport tracking on cast wheels and the up-spec Touring on spoked wheels.
The rolling chassis is completed by fully adjustable KYB suspension, Spanish J.Juan radial brakes and a tubular steel frame.
A range of impressive features are also included, such as a seven-inch TFT display with BT and navigation functions, cruise control, an adjustable screen, fog lights, crash bars, USB and 12V charging, as well as full LED lighting.
The CFMoto 800MT Touring adds a host of additional features for the $1000 premium, aiming to fill the needs of longer distance touring riders as the name suggests, with a tyre pressure monitoring system, heated seat and grips, centre-stand, up and down quickshifter, handguards, alloy bashplate, steering damper and keyless start.
Both models are also backed by a three-year unlimited kilometre warranty.
While the CFMOTO 800MT boasts similar performance figures to the KTM 790 Adventure the bike is a bit more road focused, with a heavier 225 kg claimed wet-weight figure, compared to the KTM’s 203 kg figure, while the Sport runs cast wheels, with spoked wheels found on the Touring version. Maxxis tubeless tyres in a 110/80 – 19in front and 150/70 – 17in rear.
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