Are you looking for a full-sized bike to learn on? Or a budget sports-tourer? The new CFMoto 650GT ABS ticks those boxes. We ride the GT to find out if the under $9k bike is good bang for buck... Video Review: Jeff Ware

The CFMoto 650GT ABS is on sale now and will set you back $8,490 Ride Away or as little as $197 per month* making it an affordable yet well equipped entry-level sports touring option for the LAMS rider, or the fully licensed rider looking for a bang for buck all-rounder…

The CFMoto 650GT is equipped with Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interacts, Bosch EFI, Continental ABS and Kayaba suspension.

The CFMoto 650GT is equipped with Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interacts, JJuan brakes, Bosch EFI, Continental ABS and KYB suspension, all quality stuff for the main running gear. We would have liked upgraded brakes for the GT.

We took the 650GT on a big loop that included 200km of open freeway, 100km of tight and challenging twisties and 150km of fast, flowing country roads, as well as some CBD traffic. We had warm weather most of the day and rain in the afternoon. The conditions allowed us to test every situation an owner is likely to find themselves in aside from pillion ride and loaded with luggage…

The CFMoto 650GT has a low seat, perfect for those under 175cm, while the screen is adjustable to ensure good weather and wind protection for touring. There is a USB charge point as well, plus a full size TFT dash and LED lighting.

The CFMoto 650GT has a low seat, perfect for those under 175cm, while the screen is adjustable to ensure good weather and wind protection for touring. There is a USB charge point as well, plus a full size TFT dash and LED lighting.

Overall the bike performed above expectations and at the end of the day I was still smiling, even after a full day in the seat and doing a photoshoot. The power output is a LAMS safe (particularly given the 226kg weight) 41.5kW and 62Nm but it is enough to comfortably get the GT moving and up to speed. It cruises smoothly on the freeways and has enough torque in the mid to upper rev range to get exciting from corner to corner in the twisties – and the 19L tank will give a fuel range over 400km even when riding at full noise. It just needs bigger brakes and a taller seat option for tall riders.


You might also be interested in our CFMoto 650NK review and our CFMoto 650MT review. 


Check out our full Video Review of the CFMoto 650GT and keep an eye out for the in-depth written review this coming Monday. *For more info on range or finance visit CFMoto Australia.


2020 CFMoto 650GT ABS

www.cfmoto.com.au

Price: $8,490  RRP Ride Away
Claimed Power: 41.5kW[55hp]@9500rpm
Claimed Torque: 62Nm[45lbs-ft]@7000rpm
Wet/Dry Weight: 226kg
Fuel capacity: 19L


Engine: DOHC four-stroke parallel twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled, eight-valve, EFI
Gearbox: Six-speed constant mesh
Clutch: Wet clutch, cable actuation


Chassis: Tubular steel backbone frame, engine is stressed member, steel swingarm
Rake: N/A
Trail: N/A

Suspension: 38mm KYB conventional forks, non adjustable, 120mm travel, single KYB shock with preload adjustability, 45mm travel

Brakes: 300mm rotors (f), JJusn twin-piston sliding calipers and conventional master-cylinder, 240mm rotor (r), single-piston caliper

Wheels & Tyres: Cast alloy, 3.5 x 17in – 4.5 x 17in, Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact 120/70 – 17in, 160/60 – 17in tyres.


Dimensions
Wheelbase: 1415mm
Seat height: 795mm
Ground clearance: 150mm
Overall width: 784mm
Overall Length: 2100mm
Overall height: 1340mm

Instruments: TFT multifunction display.

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