More CFMoto 800MT-X Details Emerge

The new CFMoto 800MT-X will use the same KTM-derived parallel twin-cylinder engine with added off-road prowess


Following on from the CFMoto 800MT Sport R that was shown in 2023, CFMoto is working on a more off-road biassed 800MT-X thought to be arriving at the end of this year.

The bike is a production version of the MT-X concept shown at EICMA last year, and even at that time looked to be in a fairly final form. It featured add-ons from brands such as Akrapovic and KYB and also featured an eight-inch TFT display mounted in the style of a rally roadbook. While it’s not clear yet if all of those elements have carried over to the production bikes, there are a number of things we can confirm. 

The 21-inch front wheel is still very much in attendance, as is full LED lighting, and the fuel tank is positioned lower than in any other MT model for a lower centre of gravity - as is found on the KTM 790 and 890 Adventure. The production bikes also feature options for high and low front mudguards, pointing to either optional parts needing to be homologated or that a possible rally pack or other add-on kits that will also be available.

The 800MT platform takes KTM’s LC8c parallel twin-cylinder engine, slots it into CFMoto’s frame design, and wraps it in bodywork that sets it apart from the 790 Adventure which it shares components with. Further details of the MT-X can be gleaned from type approval documents uncovered by Ben Purvis at CycleWorld. Those numbers point to more aggressive geometry than the current 800MT, and that the power output will be around 94bhp and peak torque of 57lb-ft.

There’s no date noted as to when the new bike could arrive, although given these documents have just been uncovered, it’s likely we could see the fully homologated bikes at the EICMA show in Milan this November.