CFMoto used the recent Beijing Motorcycle Show to officially unveil its all-new 800MT adventure bike, which will be offered in two variants – the 800MT Sport and the up-spec 800MT Touring.
Both machines are powered by a KTM 799cc parallel twin engine, as used in the 790 Adventure R, and producing the same 70kW (95hp) at 8000rpm and 88Nm at 6600rpm in this application. Key features include a ride-by-wire throttle, slipper clutch, six-speed transmission and three selectable riding modes: rain, off-road and road.
Fully adjustable KYB suspension is common to both variants, as are LED lights and indicators, fog lights, crash bars, J.Juan brakes with ABS, an adjustable windscreen, “expansive” rider and pillion seats (825mm rider seat height), a 19-litre fuel tank, USB and 12V charge ports, cruise control and a seven-inch TFT instrument screen with Bluetooth connectivity and a navigation function (via a complementary app).
The major point of differentiation between the two is in the rolling stock: cast wheels on the Sport and spoked tubeless wheels on the Touring. Wheel sizes are 19-inch front and 17-inch rear for both.
As the more premium model, the 800MT Touring adds a few features over the 800MT Sport, including a two-way quickshifter, steering damper, keyless starting, TPMS, handguards and an alloy engine bashplate, along with some minor differences in the colours, decals and detailing.
“The official launch of the 800MTs was a huge moment,” said CFMoto Australia director, Michael Poynton. “It not only adds a new and exciting chapter to the CFMoto and KTM technical and operational alliance, but continues CFMoto’s push into new and exciting markets.
“We’re already seeing that with the upcoming 700CL-X middleweight range, and now the adventure segments beckons – and we are confident the 800MTs will make a huge impression with their technical flair and impressive styling.”
Pricing for the 800MT Sport and 800MT Touring has yet to be announced, but CFMoto Australia says both variants will arrive here before the end of 2021 and will be available with CFMoto’s new ‘2 plus 1’ three-year warranty.