CFmoto, which has quietly gone about making a name for itself building modern, exciting and reasonably-priced LAMS bikes, will have a new 800cc adventure bike on sale in Australia later this year.
The company showed off 1250 and 1000cc machines at Chinese bike shows in 2020, but there’s not world on when we might see them – but the 800MT range – Sport and Touring variants – will be here in 2021.
The bikes are powered by KTM engines, 799cc parallel twins which are closely related to the powerplants used in the 790 range.
With 70kW (95hp) at 8000rpm and 88Nm at 6600rpm, there’s decent performance for a mid-range adventure bike, while the equipment level is also impressive: slipper clutch, Bosch electronic fuel injection, ride-by-wire throttle with three riding modes: rain, off-road and road.
The 800MT Sport and 800MT Touring share the same 19-litre fuel capacity, expansive rider and pillion seats, tubular steel frame, fully adjustable KYB suspension, crash bars, 825mm seat height, adjustable screen and ABS brakes.
The major difference between the two bikes is the wheels: laced on the Touring, cast on the Sport. Both have 19-inch front, 17-inch rears, tubeless.
Mod cons include a seven-inch TFT display, cruise control, adjustable screen, fog lights, crash bars, USB and 12v outlets and LED lighting.
The Touring variant also has tyre pressure monitoring, up/down quickshifter, alloy bashplate, steering damper and keyless start.
Check back soon for pricing.
SPECS: 2022 CFMOTO 800MT SPORT AND 800MT TOURING
Type: Liquid-cooled, four-stroke DOHC parallel twin
Bore x stroke: 88mm x 65.7mm
Engine management: Bosch electronic fuel injection
Riding modes: Rain, off-road and road
Claimed maximum power: 70kW (95hp) at 8000rpm
Claimed maximum torque: 88Nm at 6600rpm
Type: Six speed
Final drive: Chain
CHASSIS AND RUNNING GEAR
Frame: Steel tubular
Front suspension: 43mm KYB upside-down fork, fully adjustable
Rear suspension: KYB monoshock, fully adjustable
Front brakes: Twin 320mm discs with J.Juan four-piston radial calipers, ABS
Rear brake: 260mm disc with J.Juan twin-piston caliper, ABS
Wheels: Sport – cast; Touring – spoked
Tyres: Maxxis tubeless, 110/80-19 front, 150/70-17 rear
DIMENSIONS, CAPACITIES AND TECH FEATURES
Claimed wet weight: 225kg
Seat height: 825mm
Ground clearance: 190mm
Fuel capacity: 19 litres
Cruise control: Yes
Fog lights: Yes
USB and 12-volt charging: Yes
Dashboard: Seven-inch TFT with Bluetooth connectivity and navigation function; complementary App
LED lights and turn signals: Yes
ADDITIONAL STANDARD FEATURES ON 800MT TOURING
Tyre pressure monitoring: Yes
Two-way quickshifter: Yes
Alloy bashplate: Yes
Steering damper: Yes
Keyless start: Yes
Availability: late 2021
Warranty: Three years, unlimited kilometres on CFMOTO ‘2 plus 1’ deal