CFMOTO will release its new 800MT Explore Edition this month, priced from $16,490 rideaway, INFO MOTO can reveal.

Mojo Motorcycles, the Chinese bikemaker’s local distributor, today told INFO MOTO at a media event that its new adventure bike flagship has arrived in Australian showrooms within weeks of its international reveal.

The CFMOTO 800MT Explore Edition is a full-time member of the range, and comes at the same price as the limited-edition Sandstone Yellow variant that launched late last year.

2023 CFMOTO 800MT Explore Edition

CFMOTO will continue to offer the base 800MT Sport and middling Touring variants from $12,990 and $14,490, respectively.

As previously reported, the new CFMOTO 800MT Explore Edition gets a traction control system, a feature not available on the 800MT Sport and Touring variants, as well as other electronic upgrades including switchable rear-ABS via Off-Road and All-Terrain rider modes, a new 8.0-inch dash and a rear radar sensor.

This radar sensor brings safety technology features including rear-collision avoidance, which displays a light and, in some cases, an audible beep to warn the rider of vehicles fast approaching the rear of the motorcycle. The sensor also brings blind spot monitoring. The radar can be turned off manually.

2023 CFMOTO 800MT Explore Edition

An official CFMOTO specification sheet rates the Explore Edition’s outputs at 67KW and 75Nm, compared to the standard 800MT’s 70kW/77Nm figures, suggesting that a new tune may have been developed for the KTM-derived 799cc parallel twin.

It is also slightly heavier at 231 kilograms, with the current 800MT Touring variant tipping the scales at 225kg. Fuel capacity is unchanged at 19 litres.

2023 CFMOTO 800MT Explore Edition

Two new colour schemes distinguish the Explore Edition, Gem Black and Starry White, as well as the standard fitment of uprated Michelin tyres replacing the original Maxxis hoops.

The new CFMOTO 800NK, a naked sportsbike built on the same platform as the 800MT adventure bike, is currently undergoing testing in Australia and is expected to launch in the third quarter of this year.

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1 year ago

800cc? Too heavy! Might as well have a GS BMW

Reply to  Andrew
1 year ago

It is half the price of the GS