CFMOTO Australia will release its new 800MT adventure bike before year’s end with two variants, Sport and Touring, priced rideaway from $12,990 and $13,990, respectively.
The base CFMOTO 800MT Sport will be exclusively finished with a Starlight Black livery, while the slightly higher spec Touring is distinguished by an Ocean Blue colour scheme.
CFMOTO says it will lock in an exact launch date in the near future, but promises that the bike will indeed hit showrooms in 2021.
The CFMOTO 800MT will be the brand’s second non-LAMS model to be released Down Under, following the 700CL-X naked bike, as part of its joint venture with Austrian bikemaker KTM.
Motivating the new adventure bike is a KTM-sourced 799cc parallel twin, tuned to produce 70kW and 77Nm, and backed up by a slipper clutch, ride-by-wire system and three rider modes: rain, off-road and road.
Standard kit on both 800MT Sport and 800MT Touring is a 19-litre fuel tank, fully adjustable KYB suspension, crash bars, an adjustable windscreen and J.Juan brakes.
Both bikes also features cruise control, fog lights, USB charging, LED lights and a 7.0-inch TFT screen with smartphone connectivity and satellite-navigation.
While the 800MT Sport uses cast wheels measuring 19- and 17-inches front-to-rear, the 800MT touring benefits from wire-spoked tubeless wheels.
Also unique to the 800MT Touring is standard tyre-pressuring monitoring, an up/down quickshifter, handguards, bash plate, steering damper as well as a keyless ignition.
Initially, the 700CL-X will only be available in base Classic guise, but will be joined later in the year by a touring-oriented Adventure variant with wire-spoked wheels, and a sharper Sport grade that is distinguished by a solo seat.
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