It’s taken more than three years, but CFMoto is finally releasing its 650MT adventure tourer in Australia at a bargain price.
CFMoto Australia is offering the bike from launch in mid-May until end of July 2017 at a $500 discount on the ride-away price.
The bike comes in two models: $6990 ride away for the standard 650MT or $7490 ride away for the 650MT including the 32-litre Shad pannier kit.
CFMoto Australia director Michael Poynton says the 650MT is being introduced with a price differential between 30-50% over competitors.
The 650MT is a learner-approved road-biased adventure tourer with its 17-inch wheels, rather than a hard-core adventure bike.
Its main rivals are the Honda CB500X ABS ($7999 +ORC), Kawasaki Versus 650L ABS ($10,199 +ORC) and Suzuki DL650 V-Strom (from $10,290 +ORC).
The Royal Enfield Himalayan 400 ($5990 +ORC), SWM Superdual ($9,990 +ORC) and Yamaha XT660Z Tenere ($13,999 +ORC) have more adventurous wheels and rubber.
The 650MT seems to be oriented toward about 80% road and 20% smooth dirt as this video shows.
It shares the same platform as the 650NK and 650TK and also gets styling treatment from KTM’s design house, Kisha.