CFMOTO will soon roll out a revised ECU tune for its popular 800MT adventure bike in response to feedback at launch that its fuelling could potentially be improved. At a media event this week, INFO MOTO was given the chance to put the update to the test. Watch the video here…
Earlier this year, at the Australian media launch of the CFMOTO 800MT, we tested the bike on a two-day adventure through some of Australia’s finest roads and tracks. We didn’t hold back, seriously putting the bike to the test to see if it was indeed the hugely significant new model it promised to be.
We came away largely impressed with its performance and value, but cited that its power delivery could be smoother in the mid-range. The new tune that has been developed, and will be free to install for existing customers, significantly improves the character of the CFMOTO 800MT’s KTM-derived motor. In case you missed it, you can watch our first ride video here.
2022 CFMOTO 800MT pricing and specs
CFMOTO Australia offers the 800MT adventure bike in two full-time variants, Sport and Touring, priced rideaway from $12,990 and $14,490, respectively.
A limited-edition 800MT Touring with a ‘Sandstone Yellow’ livery was also released this year from $16,490, however, INFO MOTO understands that all 50 units allocated for Australia are now spoken for.
The base CFMOTO 800MT Sport is exclusively finished with a Starlight Black livery, while the higher spec Touring is distinguished by an Ocean Blue colour scheme.
The CFMOTO 800MT is 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 adventure bike is a KTM-sourced 799cc parallel twin, tuned to produce 70kW and 77Nm, and backed up by a slipper clutch and ride-by-wire system.
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 and steering damper.
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