CFMOTO 800MT unveiled in Beijing, arriving in Australia late 2021

CFMOTO will increase its local presence later this year, following the unveiling of its new 800MT adventure family at the 2021 Beijing Motorcycle Show. It will be available in two models, the 800MT Sport and 800MT Touring.

The KTM-powered duo is the next step in the two company’s joint venture project, with the 800MT range powered by the potent 799cc parallel twin, which produces 70kW (95hp) and 88Nm.

Both bikes have a slipper clutch, Bosch electronic fuel injection and a ride-by-wire throttle with three riding modes; Rain, Off-Road and Road. They share the same 19-litre fuel capacity, expansive rider and pillion seats, and tubular steel frame.

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Likewise, the fully adjustable KYB suspension, crash bars, 825mm seat height, adjustable screen and Spanish J.Juan brakes with ABS encompass the range. The major point of differentiation between the two is in the rolling stock.

There’s 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.

The 800MT Touring then adds a number of safety, convenience and performance features including tyre pressure monitoring, a two-way quick shifter, handguards, alloy bash plate, steering damper and keyless start.

“The official launch of the 800MT in China last weekend was a huge moment,” CFMOTO Australia director Michael Poynton said.

“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,” he added.

“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 800MT’s will make a huge impression, with their technical flair and impressive styling.”

Pricing for the 800MT Sport and 800MT Touring will be announced soon, with availability in Australia by the end of 2021. Both bikes will come with CFMOTO’s new ‘2 plus 1’ three-year warranty. Further information is available from your local CFMOTO dealer.

CFMOTO 800MT Sport
CFMOTO 800MT Sport
Andrew Jenkin
Andrew Jenkin
Andrew Jenkin is the ride editor at Exhaust Notes Australia, founding editor of Two Wheel Addicts, a contributor at Bike Review and panel judge for Harley Davidson's Breakout Boss competition. Andrew has a love for anything on two wheels whether that be sports, naked or adventure bikes, with a guilty pleasure for cruisers.


  1. Hi Iain – the CFMOTO’s are starting to draw a lot of attention and interest – we should have the 650NK in to review shortly so stay tuned

  2. Hi Andrew,
    Are you able to find out from your contacts at CFmoto when they will have the new 800mt at their dealers in Australia,
    I’ve ordered one and very Jean as you can imagine to take delivery,
    Mark ( Perth WA )

  3. Hi Mark
    Just heard back from my man at CFMOTO – currently the sport and touring models are still in production and on schedule, so delivery date is looking like December. Hope this was the news you were looking for mate.

  4. Oh! I guess it is what it is Andrew.
    I’m a little disappointed to hear December but I’m sure it will be worth the wait.
    Thank you for looking into the release date for me.


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