CFMoto 450 MT Leaked


Introduction: In the motorcycle world, EICMA is often akin to an annual gala where manufacturers showcase their might and mettle. As we approach EICMA 2023, the rumour mills are buzzing, particularly around CFMoto’s forthcoming offerings. Between official teasers, leaked images, and speculative whispers, we find ourselves amidst a whirlwind of anticipation and intrigue, especially concerning the MTX Concept and the 450 MT.

CFMoto has been stirring up anticipation in the months preceding EICMA 2023. As teasers and leaked images floated around, a clearer picture of the brand’s offerings emerged.

Top Key Points

  • CFMoto has released four teasers for EICMA 2023, but it now seems that there may be three different bikes teased.
  • Leaked photos of the MTX Concept show that it has a single-rotor front brake, while the official CFMoto teasers show that the 450 MT has dual disc brakes. This suggests that the two bikes are different models.
  • The MTX Concept could be powered by Yamaha’s CP2 engine, or by the 799cc KTM-derived LC8C engine from the 800 MT.
  • The 450 MT is almost certainly launching at EICMA and could be powered by a 450cc 270-degree parallel twin engine with up to 46.9 horsepower and 28.7 pound-feet of torque.

450 MT

The MTX Concept vs. the 450 MT

Initial teasers made it appear as though we were looking at three different bikes, but based on recently leaked photos and a new 450 MT teaser video from CFMoto France, it seems that the MTX Concept and the 450 MT are indeed two separate entities. For instance, official CFMoto teasers for the MTX displayed dual disc brakes, while the latest leaked images show just one rotor for the 450 MT.

Engine Speculations: Yamaha or KTM?

The MTX Concept has fueled wild speculations. Some believe it could feature Yamaha’s CP2 engine, an idea grounded in the recent manufacturing collaboration between CFMoto and Yamaha. However, another compelling theory suggests that the concept might be based on the 800 MT, using the 799cc LC8C derived from KTM. The decision boils down to choosing between the Yamaha engine’s 62 hp/42.5 lb-ft or the KTM’s impressive 95 hp/64.1 lb-ft. Given the existing 800 MT, the KTM option seems more plausible.

Adventure bike

Rumours and Speculations

Buzz also hints at a larger displacement model making an appearance at EICMA. The MTX, being a concept, might just be CFMoto’s way of gauging interest for a new 800 MT variant, possibly one focused more on off-road prowess.


The 450 MT: A Reality?

While CFMoto’s official stance is ambiguous about a 450 MT launch, recent photo leaks and the teaser video from CFMoto France suggest otherwise. It’s entirely possible that CFMoto France might have been a tad early with its reveal. If the leaked images are any indicator, the 450 MT might be nearing production status, boasting up to 46.9 hp, 28.7 lb-ft of torque, a long-travel suspension, adventure tires, J.Juan brakes, and a bevvy of adventure aesthetics. Notably, the presence of luggage racks and crash bars in these images is a promising sign for potential buyers.

CFMoto 450 MT pros:

  • Lightweight and affordable
  • Powerful engine
  • Long-travel suspension
  • Big front wheel wrapped in adventure rubber
  • J.Juan brakes
  • Adventure-styled plastics all around
  • Luggage racks and crash bars available as options

CFMoto 450 MT cons:

  • New model, so reliability is unknown
  • May not have as many features as some more expensive adventure bikes
  • Brand recognition may not be as high as some of the more established manufacturers


EICMA 2023 promises to be an exciting event, with CFMoto potentially taking centre stage with its offerings. The potential unveiling of the MTX Concept and the 450 MT, amidst an air of suspense, is bound to keep enthusiasts on the edge of their seats. As we connect the dots between teasers, leaks, and rumours, it’s evident that CFMoto aims to make a significant mark in the industry. While the complete picture will only be revealed at EICMA, the breadcrumbs so far suggest a thrilling journey ahead for motorcycle aficionados.

While the legitimacy of these leaks remains a subject of debate, they paint an enticing picture for CFMoto enthusiasts. The purported 450 MT, with its promising specs, could be a force to be reckoned with in the lightweight adventure-touring segment. Only time (and EICMA) will tell!

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