CFMOTO is calling the new 700MT a ‘multifunction tourer’ but to us it fits into the growing ‘crossover’ category – road bikes with some adventure bike DNA to offer longer travel suspension, light-duty dirt road capability and a comfortable upright riding position.
The 700MT seems to tick all these boxes with its cast 17-inch wheels, comprehensive bodywork, 75 horsepower engine and long travel suspension (the specs list the rear at 45mm, but that’s the shock’s stroke, not wheel travel, which is likely to be triple that).
The value for money equation is huge here: this is a sub-$10,000 motorcycle with lots of modern tech, versatility and a does of European flavour thanks to CFMOTO’s KTM connection, but in recent decades road bike not LAMS approved but under 900cc have languished in showrooms, although there’s been a few exception to that general rule.
Check out the full press release below…
New Model: CFMOTO 700MT
693cc parallel-twin, DOHC engine
Power: 55kW @ 8,500rpm
Torque: 68Nm @ 6,500rpm
5-inch TFT curved display
T-Box equipped with smartphone connectivity
Colours: Nebula Black
AUS Availability: Available Now
MSRP: $9,790 Ride Away*
CFMOTO Australia is thrilled to announce the arrival of its newest ‘multifunctional tourer’ – the 700MT. This new model will join the revered MT line-up, positioned squarely between the acclaimed 650MT and 800MT models. The 700MT is set to redefine road-based adventure touring thanks to its unmatched combination of power, performance, versatility, and value.
Powerful 693cc Engine
At the heart of the 700MT lies a potent 693cc parallel-twin engine, this robust powerplant boasts a remarkable output of 55kW @ 8,500rpm and max torque of 68Nm @ 6,500rpm ensuring that riders have the raw, unadulterated power available on tap to conquer any terrain.
With rugged, aggressive styling and a robust steel-trellis frame, the 700MT is built to withstand the toughest conditions. Equipped with a pair of 43mm upside-down forks and a side-mounted monoshock rear shock that governs the bike’s aluminium swing arm. This setup offers an impressive 140mm and 45mm of suspension travel in the front and rear respectively, highlighting the motorcycle’s versatile dual-purpose capabilities.
The 218kg adventure tourer is equipped with two 300mm J.Juan front discs and a single 240mm disc in the rear, ensuring reliable stopping power. A pair of 17-inch CST RIDEMIGRA CM-S1 tyres ensures solid grip on the road, albeit with a road-focused stance – ideal for adventurers looking to conquer highways and twisties alike.
Riders are greeted by a five-inch TFT display, providing crucial information like speed, RPM, fuel level and more. The dashboard also boasts smartphone connectivity, integrated navigation and Type A and Type C USB ports, enabling riders to charge and connect their devices while on the go.
With an 840mm seat height and an 18-litre fuel tank, the 700MT promises an accommodating riding experience across diverse terrains. Other notable features include a redesigned adjustable windscreen (40mm range) for improved aerodynamics, powerful LED lighting for enhanced visibility, ergonomic handlebars and a spacious seat ensuring that riders stay comfortable throughout long-distance journeys.
Versatile Luggage Options
The 700MT offers a range of luggage and accessory options, allowing riders to customise their bike for their specific needs. Whether you’re touring, camping, or simply exploring, you’ll have ample storage space.
The CFMOTO 700MT is available now in a single Nebula Black colour scheme for a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $9,790 Ride Away and is backed by CFMOTO’s 3-year warranty program.
For further information, interested customers are encouraged to visit www.cfmoto.com.au
*Ride Away price advertised includes 6 months of registration. CFMOTO Motorcycles are supported by our 3-Year Factory Warranty Program. The program provides a warranty for a period of two years from the date of purchase. However, if your vehicle is serviced exclusively at an authorised dealer and retains an accurate service history, you may be eligible for a further one-year extension. For more details, contact your CFMOTO Motorcycle dealer.
Engine Type: Parallel twin cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, 8-valve, DOHC
Bore & Stroke 83mm x 64.0mm
Compression Ratio 11.6 :1
Fuel System Bosch EFI
Maximum Power Output 55kW / 8,500rpm
Maximum Torque Output 68Nm / 6,500rpm
Frame Tubular steel frame
Front Suspension Ø43mm upside-down fork, adjustable rebound damping, 140mm stroke
Rear Suspension Aluminium swingarm, side-mounted single rear shock, adjustable spring preload and rebound damping, 45mm stroke
Brakes Front: J.Juan dual-piston caliper, dual Ø300mm floating discs
Rear: J.Juan single-piston caliper, Ø240mm disc
Antilock Brake System (ABS) BOSCH ABS
Wheels Aluminium alloy
Front Tyre 120/70-R17, CST RIDEMIGRA CM-S1
Rear Tyre 160/60-R17, CST RIDEMIGRA CM-S1
Length x Width x Height 2,180mm x 835mm x 1,332mm
Seat Height 840mm (optional 820mm seat available)
Fuel Capacity 18.0L
Wet Weight 218kg
Available Colour Nebula Black
Price (Ride away*) $9,790 Ride Away