CFMOTO has revealed its new 800MT Explore Edition, a flagship version of its popular adventure bike which gains key electronic upgrades and a fresh look for 2023.
The new CFMOTO 800MT Explore Edition gets a traction control system, a feature currently not available on the 800MT in Australia, 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.
CFMOTO has yet to reveal full specifications for the 800MT Explore Edition, nor has it confirmed plans for an Australian release, though the bike does appear to have undergone further tweaks.
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 unhanged at 19 litres.
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 current CFMOTO 800MT Sport is sold from $12,990 rideaway in Australia beneath the more popular 800MT Touring variant, which is available from $14,490.
If the Explore Edition is to launch locally it will likely be priced a few thousand dollars north of the current 800MT range-topper.
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