IXON is a brand of motorcycling equipment created by and for motorcyclists. The company was founded in 1996 in France by Thierry Maniguet, a big fan of motorcycling. Today it is an international brand distributed in over 70 countries. But it has stayed close to its roots. Thierry Maniguet is still at the head of IXON, and our headquarters are still in France, in Mâcon. At IXON, we combine passion and expertise, so that the items you wear really meet your needs and help to enhance your riding experience.



As CFMOTO’s highest-spec 800MT variant the Explore aims to offer the outstanding value of the Touring model but with more practical tech like extended engine modes, switchable ABS and traction control.

Priced at $16,490 AU rideaway, it’s $2000 more than the Touring so the question that needs to be answered is; does it offer enough to justify the extra coin?

We found that for those looking to take the Explore off the blacktop, there’s no doubt the bike is a better proposition on the dirt than the Touring.

And to sweeten the deal, it now offers enhanced road safety with a rearward-facing radar that offers a collision warning and blind spot detection.

In the video, we break down what the bike has to offer as standard equipment and how it feels when you leave the roads behind, as well as who this bike would suit the most.