2023 CFMOTO Ibex 800 Coming to the US

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

Adventure-touring model landing in America

Just a week after announcing the 450SS sportbike was coming to the U.S., CFMOTO adds another adventure bike to its lineup for 2023. The CFMOTO Ibex 800 S will be available for $9,499, while the slightly more adventure-ready Ibex 800 T trim comes in at $10,499.

The Ibex 800 is powered by a 799cc DOHC Parallel-Twin with a 75° offset crankshaft that is heavily based on KTM’s 790 engine. CFMOTO claims 94 hp at 9,000 rpm and 56.8 lb-ft. at 7,500 rpm.

The Bosch electronic fuel injection system offers two ride modes: Sport and Rain. Cruise control and cornering ABS come as standard, with a 7-inch TFT full color display as the interface. The screen is also Bluetooth enabled, allowing connections to smartphones for navigation.

J.Juan provides the brakes, with dual radial mount four-piston calipers and 320 mm discs up front, and a two-piston floating caliper with 260 mm disc at the rear. KYB supplies an inverted fork and single rear shock.

The Ibex 800 S comes equipped with aluminum alloy wheels, while the Ibex 800 T uses tubeless wire-spoke wheels. Both versions use an 19-inch front wheel and a 17-inch rear wheel. The T model also adds a steering damper tuned for off-road riding, an aluminum skidplate, a center stand, a quickshifter, hand guards, and heated grips and seat. The Ibex 800 T also comes standard with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS).

Protection bars, fog lights, luggage mounts, and an adjustable windscreen come standard for both models.

The 2023 Ibex 800 T comes in Twilight Black while the S model comes in either Twilight Black or Nebular Blue.

2023 CFMOTO Ibex 800 S and Ibex 800 T Specifications

MSRPIbex 800 S: $9,499
Ibex 800 T: $10,499
Engine2-cylinder in line, liquid-cooled, 8 valves, DOHC
Bore x Stroke88mm x 65.7mm
Horsepower94 hp at 9000 rpm (claimed)
Torque56.8 lb-ft. at 7500 rpm (claimed)
Fuel SystemBosch EFI
Transmission6-speed, wet multi disc, CF-SC slipper clutch
Front SuspensionKYB upside down telescopic fork, preload, rebound & compression adjustable
Rear SuspensionKYB single shock, preload & rebound adjustable
Front BrakeJ. Juan 320mm dual disc, radial mount 4-piston caliper
Rear BrakeJ. Juan 260mm single disc, 2-piston floating caliper
ABSStandard ABS and cornering ABS
Front Wheel19 inch aluminum alloy (tubeless wire spoke for the Ibex 800 T)
Rear Wheel17 inch aluminum alloy (tubeless wire spoke for the Ibex 800 T)
Length88 inches
Width34 inches
Height50 inches
Wheel Base60.3 inches
Seat Height32.5 inches
Fuel Capacity5 gallons
Curb Weight509 pounds (claimed)
Additional FeaturesIbex 800 S: LED headlights, taillights, signal lights and fog lights; 7″ TFT display with Bluetooth and CFMOTO Ride App connectivity, electronic throttle, sport and rain ride modes, cruise control, adjustable windscreen, USB port, and 12-volt DC

Ibex 800 T: Same as the S, but adds heated grips, heated seat, quickshifter, skidplate, tubeless rims and a tire pressure monitoring system.

ColorsIbex 800 S: Nebula Black, Twilight Blue
Ibex 800 T: Twilight Blue

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Dennis Chung
Dennis Chung

Dennis has been a part of the Motorcycle.com team since 2008, and through his tenure, has developed a firm grasp of industry trends, and a solid sense of what's to come. A bloodhound when it comes to tracking information on new motorcycles, if there's a new model on the horizon, you'll probably hear about it from him first.

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  • David K David K on Apr 19, 2023

    If I was still interested in adventure touring bikes this would be on my list!

  • Dejan Dejan on Apr 20, 2023

    I rode it at Daytona Bikeweek this year. Seems like a great bike. Rides well, plenty of smooth power, comfortable, no bad heat on legs from the engine. Cruise control works instantly. All in all it is a very nice motorcycle. In fact, a friend of mine just recently bought it. He describes it as a Goldwing without the weight, as it is fully loaded. He paid $12,300 out the door from a dealer in Jacksonville Florida. Now he's looking to add luggage. I am considering it as well, but I have to say that I am also looking into a Moto Guzzi 85TT as I like the looks, shaft drive and that Guzzi allure. We'll see.