CFMoto has tweaked its LAMS-approved 650MT sports tourer, offering two new liveries, Titanium Grey and Athena Blue.
The company is also extending its warranty offering to three-years/unlimited kilometres for units purchased this year, while pricing is set at $7490 rideaway.
No other changes have been made, and so the 650MT retains its 41kW/62Nm 649cc parallel-twin.
“The 650MT is a strong seller for CFMoto in Australia, and it’s easy to see why,” said CFMoto Australia director Michael Poynton.
“It strikes a fine balance between exceptional value and versatility, be it for the daily commute or weekend escape.
As before, the 650MT boasts strong wind protection from its large, adjustable windscreen, as well as side wind deflectors and integrated handguards. Also standard is front, side and engine crash bars, while pannier frames are ready to accommodate optional 32-litre hard panniers.
Other notable features include an 18-litre fuel tank capable of providing a 400km riding range, a USB charging point and full LED lighting.
The new 650MT follows the release of CFMoto’s first fully faired sportsbike, the 300SR, which recently hit showrooms from $5790 rideaway.
Powering the 300SR is a 292cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine that produces 29hp (21kW) and 25Nm.
Braking is managed by a four-piston caliper grabbing a 292mm disc at the front, and a single-piston floating caliper on a 220mm disc at the rear.
It also boasts a TFT display with two interfaces (Sport and Eco), auto-adjusting screen brightness and smartphone mirroring.
CFMoto plans to develop the “largest, most powerful” motorcycles ever produced by a Chinese manufacturer.
The company is converting its CF1250 police bike for regular production, meaning that we will soon see a 1278cc V-twin-powered tourer, loaded with tech like a large 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster.
This motor is a retuned version of KTM’s LC8 V-twin, and delivers 105kW and 120Nm in this application.
CFMoto first partnered with KTM in 2013 to build small-capacity KTM-badged model for the China. Now, the joint-venture will see CFMoto expand into new territories.
Future models will be built in a new 150,000 square-metre facility in Hangzhou, China, which the brand says is capable of producing 50,000 large capacity motorcycles per year.
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