CFMOTO 800MT RANGE LAUNCHED IN CHINA

CFMOTO has unveiled its all-new 800MT adventure family at the 2021 Beijing motorcycle show, which will span across two separate models – the 800MT Sport and the up-spec 800MT Touring.

Both machines took centre stage on the huge CFMOTO stand in Beijing, with full specifications also released for the KTM-powered duo as the technical and operational joint venture between the two companies goes to the next level.

At the heart of the matter is KTM’s potent 799cc parallel twin, which produces 70kW (95hp) at 8000rpm and 88Nm at 6600rpm. The 800MTs also have a slipper clutch, Bosch electronic fuel injection and a ride-by-wire throttle with three riding modes: rain, off-road and road.

The 800MT Sport and 800MT Touring share the same 19-litre fuel capacity, expansive rider and pillion seats, tubular steel frame, fully adjustable KYB suspension, crash bars, 825mm seat height, adjustable screen and Spanish J.Juan brakes with ABS.

The major point of differentiation between the two is in the rolling stock: cast wheels on the Sport as opposed to spoked tubeless wheels on the Touring. Wheel sizes are 19-inch front and 17-inch rear – an ideal compromise for road and off-road riding.

Standard features across the 800MT range include:

•    A seven-inch TFT screen with Bluetooth connectivity and a navigation function (as well as complementary App);
•    Cruise control;
•    Adjustable screen;
•    Fog lights;
•    Crash bars;
•    USB and 12-volt charging; and
•    LED lights and turn signals.

The 800MT Touring then adds a number of safety, convenience and performance features:

•    Tyre pressure monitoring;
•    A two-way quickshifter;
•    Handguards;
•    Alloy bashplate;
•    Steering damper; and
•    Keyless start.

“The official launch of the 800MTs in China last weekend 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 full-powered 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.”

Price on the 800MT Sport and 800MT Touring will be announced soon, with availability in Australia by the end of 2021 complete with CFMOTO’s new ‘2 plus 1’ three-year warranty.

SPECS: 2022 CFMOTO 800MT SPORT AND 800MT TOURING
ENGINE

Type: Liquid-cooled, four-stroke DOHC parallel twin
Capacity: 799cc
Bore x stroke: 88mm x 65.7mm
Engine management: Bosch electronic fuel injection
Throttle: Ride-by-wire
Riding modes: Rain, off-road and road

PERFORMANCE
Claimed maximum power: 70kW (95hp) at 8000rpm
Claimed maximum torque: 88Nm at 6600rpm

TRANSMISSION
Type: Six speed
Final drive: Chain
Clutch: Slipper

CHASSIS AND RUNNING GEAR
Frame: Steel tubular
Front suspension: 43mm KYB upside-down fork, fully adjustable, 160mm travel
Rear suspension: KYB monoshock, fully adjustable, 150mm travel
Front brakes: Twin 320mm discs with J.Juan four-piston radial calipers, ABS
Rear brake: 260mm disc with J.Juan twin-piston caliper, ABS
Wheels: Sport – cast; Touring – spoked
Tyres: Maxxis tubeless, 110/80-19 front, 150/70-17 rear

DIMENSIONS, CAPACITIES AND TECH FEATURES
Claimed wet weight: 225kg
Seat height: 825mm
Ground clearance: 190mm
Fuel capacity: 19 litres
Cruise control: Yes
Fog lights: Yes
USB and 12-volt charging: Yes
Dashboard: Seven-inch TFT with Bluetooth connectivity and navigation function; complementary App
LED lights and turn signals: Yes

ADDITIONAL STANDARD FEATURES ON 800MT TOURING
Tyre pressure monitoring: Yes
Two-way quickshifter: Yes
Handguards: Yes
Alloy bashplate: Yes
Steering damper: Yes
Keyless start: Yes

OTHER STUFF
Price: TBA
Availability: late 2021
Warranty: Three years, unlimited kilometres on CFMOTO ‘2 plus 1’ deal