CFMOTO has uncovered its new 450MT lightweight adventure bike, which will hit Australian showrooms in the second quarter of 2024.
The CFMOTO 450MT will sit below the 650MT and 800MT in the brand’s local adventure bike line-up, sitting on the same platform as debuted on the 450SR sportsbike and 450NK naked bike.
This 449cc parallel-twin platform underpinning the 450MT generates 32.5kW and 44Nm, and is mated with conventional six-speed gearbox.
The bike rides on 41mm KYB upside-down forks which are adjustable for compression and rebound, while the rear-end sees a KYB monoshock that can be adjusted for preload, compression and rebound. Both ends offer 200mm of travel.
Importantly, the CFMOTO 450MT features wire-spoked wheels measuring 21- and 18-inches front-to-rear, as well as switchable traction control and switchable ABS at the rear wheel befitting its off-road-focussed positioning.
The bike should be positioned to rival the likes of the Royal Enfield Himalayan 452, KTM 390 Adventure and Honda CRF300L Rally.
CFMOTO also unveiled its new MT-X adventure bike concept at this year’s EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, which appears to build upon the brand’s current 800MT platform with a range of high-end components like Brembo brakes, and Akrapovic exhaust, rally-inspired bodywork and ergonomics and Ohlins suspension.
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