CFMOTO AND CAPE YORK MOTORCYCLE ADVENTURES JOIN FORCES

If you notice a spike in CFMOTO 800MT Tourings doing the rounds in the Top End of Australia, the answer lies with Cape York Motorcycle Adventures.

The legendary motorcycle adventure tour company has recently purchased 15 units of the all-new 800MT Touring, which it will use on its eight-day Cairns to Darwin and seven-day Cairns to Cape York tours. The maiden voyage, a luxury Cape York trip, is now a work in progress.

Cape York Motorcycle Adventures is owned by Roy and Renae Kunda, with the business now in its 33rd year of operation. Roy, who did his first ride through the Cape in 1986, leads most of the guided tours while Renae keeps the business churning along back at headquarters in Cairns.

As well as the new fleet of 800MT Tourings, Cape York Motorcycle Adventures also runs more hardcore tours on enduro machines.

“On first sight, I was really impressed with the look of the 800MT Touring; it’s a lot of bike for the money," said Roy.

"My guides and I rode the fleet of 15 from the dealer, Northern Performance Motorcycles, to our workshop in Cairns and we were all surprised at how well balanced and comfortable they are on the road. I can’t wait to put them through their paces up the Cape.”

The Cape York Motorcycle Adventures 800MT Tourings are fitted with added protection in the form of crash bars and a headlight guard – minimum requirements in the hurly-burly of off-road tours – as well as 'soft' panniers.

The two-model 800MT range – the $12,990 ride away Sport and $14,490 ride way Touring – went on sale in January 2022, utilising a KTM-sourced parallel-twin engine and with a level of specification that is quintessential CFMOTO: above and beyond.

The 800MT Touring comes with tyre pressure monitoring, a centrestand, up/down quickshifter, handguards, an alloy bashplate, steering damper and heated grips and seat – although maybe not such a big deal in the warmer climes of Far North Queensland…

For more information on the 800MTs, including accessories, click here.

"When Roy and Renae approached us about the 800MT joining their line-up, we were flattered as they are veterans in the motorcycle adventure space and don’t make decisions on a whim," said Michael Poynton, the director of CFMOTO Australia.

"We're confident the 800MT Touring will be a hit with the customers at Cape York Motorcycle Adventures, in a package brimming with technical flair and impressive styling."

As well as the standard three-, six-, seven- and eight-day tours, Cape York Motorcycle Adventures can also arrange private charters.

For more information, visit capeyorkmotorcycles.com.au, email adventures@capeyorkmotorcycles.com.au or call 0427 590 221.