CFMOTO are back with a new adventure model, the 800MT Explore features premium equipment and loads of tech. On sale now in Australia for $16,490 rideaway, check out all the extras!

Following the debut of the 800MT adventure-touring range, CFMOTO has raised the bar further for 2023 by introducing a fourth variant to the rapidly expanding range with its new flagship model, the 800MT Explore. You can pick up the model in Australia now! From CFMOTO.

Following the debut of the 800MT adventure-touring range, CFMOTO has raised the bar further for 2023 by introducing a fourth variant to the rapidly expanding range with its new flagship model, the 800MT Explore.

Following the debut of the 800MT adventure-touring range, CFMOTO has raised the bar further for 2023 by introducing a fourth variant to the rapidly expanding range with its new flagship model, the 800MT Explore.

An evolution of the existing Touring model, the new 800MT Explore features a compilation of technical updates set to maximise long-distance comfort while introducing some new tech, thanks to the introduction of an advanced traction control system, rear radar technology, an 8-inch Multi-Media Interface display, several new ride modes, switchable ABS front and rear, and new Michelin tyres.


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CFMOTO 800MT Explore Highlights 

  • NEW Flagship Variant: CFMOTO 800MT EXPLORE
  • NEW Tune for the 799cc parallel-twin engine
  • NEW 8-inch Multi-Media Interface (MMI) display 
  • NEW Motorcycle Stability Control System (MSC) 
  • NEW Traction Control Systems (TC) 
  • NEW Behind Radar System (BRS) 
  • NEW Six riding modes
  • NEW Michelin ANAKEE Adventure tyres 
  • NEW colours: Gem Black or Starry White
  • AUS Availability: Available Now
  • RRP: $16,490 Ride Away*

The 799cc parallel-twin engine’s tune has been revised for optimised torque delivery. Lightweight forged aluminium pistons feature three piston rings, and a chrome ceramic coated piston pin for reduced piston weight, resulting in a faster revving engine. The pistons are connected via forged cracked connecting rods for precision fit and increased service life. The lightweight 75° forged one-piece crankshaft with plain bearings also reduces the rotating masses inside the engine.

CFMOTO have updated the engine for the 800MT Explore for even more optimised torque.

CFMOTO have updated the engine for the 800MT Explore for even more optimised torque.

The Power Assisted Slipper Clutch (PASC) is more compact and lighter than conventional designs. CFMOTO say it provides a lighter clutch lever pull with a broad engagement range for greater confidence and comfort. The bi-directional quickshifter has been retained.


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The high-strength, lightweight chromium-molybdenum alloy steel frame and sub-frame weigh only 16kg and are paired with an aluminium swingarm. 43mm KYB inverted front forks see 160mm of travel and both compression and rebound damping can be adjusted, along with spring preload. The single KYB rear shock features 150mm of travel with adjustable spring preload and rebound damping. Wire-spoked rims on the Explore iteration have been upgraded with Michelin Anakee tyres.

The high-strength, lightweight chromium-molybdenum alloy steel frame and subframe weigh only 16kg and are paired with an aluminium swingarm.

The high-strength, lightweight chromium-molybdenum alloy steel frame and subframe weigh only 16kg!

J.Juan four-piston radial-mount calipers are matched with dual 320mm floating discs. The rear brake system employs a twin-piston J.Juan caliper paired with a single 260mm disc. The braking package is supported by a lightweight, one-piece BOSCH 9.1 MP Cornering Antilock Brake System (ABS). The package utilises input from a 6D sensor (IMU) which allows the braking force to be optimised based on the bike’s speed and inclination to aid in maintaining the rider’s intended line through corners.  

A new 8-inch Multi-Media Interface (MMI) display adorns the rider cockpit, featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto systems. The new touchscreen display supports multimedia interaction, Bluetooth connectivity, voice control and provides navigation directions.

Rider are spoiled with tech through the new dash, even Apple CarPlay has been added!

Rider are spoiled with tech through the new dash, even Apple CarPlay has been added!

800MT Explore riders can choose between six different Ride Modes, each offering a unique combination of torque output and traction control (TC) intervention to suit varying road conditions, abilities, and preferred riding styles.


  • SPORT: provides the sharpest throttle response and max torque with a low TC intervention. 
  • OFF ROAD: provides a softer throttle response than SPORT with the lowest TC intervention.
  • OFF ROAD+: provides a softer throttle response than SPORT with the lowest level of TC intervention. The rear wheel ABS is also deactivated.
  • ALL TERRIAN: provides a softer throttle response than OFF-ROAD with no TC intervention. The rear wheel ABS is also deactivated.
  • ALL TERRIAN+: provides a softer throttle response than OFF-ROAD with no TC intervention. The front and rear wheel ABS are deactivated.
  • RAIN: provides the softest throttle response and the gentlest power curve with the lowest maximum output and the highest level of TC intervention.

The 800MT Explore is also the first CFMOTO motorcycle to feature rearward-facing radar technology with the Behind Radar System (BRS) introduction, encompassing several monitoring and warning functions. Blind Spot Detection (BSD) monitors the blind areas within the rider’s field of vision and provides a warning signal when another vehicle is identified in the blind area.



Lane Change Assist (LCA) monitors other road users from both sides and the motorcycle’s rear at a broader range than BSB. A warning signal appears when changing lanes presents a risk to the rider. When triggered, a first-level warning is communicated via the sides of the MMI screen flashing yellow. If the rider indicates to turn (indicator on) when a vehicle is detected, the rider is notified by flashing red alerts on both sides and the bottom of the MMI screen.

Rear Collision Warning (RCW) monitors the distance between the nearest vehicle behind the motorcycle and provides a warning signal in the event of a potential collision. The MMI will flash yellow when a vehicle is detected in close proximity from behind, changing to red when extremely close.



CFMOTO’s T-Box system enables connection via Bluetooth and the smartphone application. Through the CFMOTO RIDE App, the rider can access an array of features, including navigation; track lap times, ride history and statistics; remote vehicle status, including a fuel indicator; the ability to conduct over-the-air software updates; new security features, including movement sensors, vehicle location and even set up a virtual electric fence to alert you of vehicle movement or theft.


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When on the move, the heated seat and heated grips each offer three levels of warmth and are easily adjustable on the fly. Cruise control assists with reducing rider fatigue, improves touring comfort and is also easily set and adjusted via buttons on the left switchblock. Convenient USB ports and a 12v socket are included for charging devices, including smartphones.

There’s a choice between two new liveries – Gem Black or Starry White. The CFMOTO 800MT Explore is available now for a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $16,490 Ride Away and is backed by CFMOTO’s 3-year warranty. Click here for more info!


2023 CFMOTO 800MT Explore Specifications

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Price: $16,490 R/A
Colours: Gem Black, Starry White
Claimed power: 67kW@9250rpm
Claimed torque: 75Nm@8000rpm
Wet weight: 231kg
Fuel capacity: 19L


Engine: Liquid cooled, DOHC, parallel twin, 799cc, 88 x 65.7mm bore x stroke, Bosch electronic fuel-injection with ride-by-wire throttle, 12.7:1 compression ratio.
Gearbox: 6-speed
Clutch: Slipper


Chassis: Steel tubular frame
Suspension: 43mm USD KYB Fully Adjustable, 160mm travel (f) KYB Monoshock, fully adjustable, 150mm travel (r)
Brakes: 320mm discs, J.Juan 4-piston radial calipers, ABS (f), 260mm disc, J.Juan 2-piston caliper, ABS (r) Bosch ABS,
Wheels & Tyres: Michelin ANAKEE Adventure, 110/80–19in (f), 150/70–17in (r) Spoked wheel.


Dimensions:
Length: 2234mm
Width: 853mm
Height: 1277mm
Wheelbase: 1531mm
Seat height: 825mm
Ground clearance: 190mm


Instruments & Electronics: 8in TFT Dash, six riding modes, ride-by-wire throttle, cruise control, Bluetooth, Bosch ABS, LED lighting.


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