CCM 644 DUAL SPORT (2002-on) Review

Published: 22 November 2006

"Versatile Suzuki-powered single-cylinder thumper"

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"Versatile Suzuki-powered single-cylinder thumper"

  • At a glance
  • 644cc  -  53 bhp
  • 40 mpg  -  115 miles range
  • High seat height (865mm)
  • £4,618

Overall Rating 3 out of 5

The CCM 644E Trail is a versatile Suzuki-powered single-cylinder thumper can turn from greenlaning motorcycle to supermoto motorcycle in just 15 minutes thanks to a simple swap of wheels. It’s loud, tough, cheap secondhand and great fun providing you steer clear of long straights and pillions.

Ride Quality & Brakes 3 out of 5

The CCM 644E is nicely balanced both on and off-road, though at higher speeds (over 80mph)on tarmac the motorcycle's tall wheels begin to feel vague in corners. The Brembo brakes are excellent and probably offer too much power on the dirt. The CCM 644E's WP suspension works well in either environment with plenty of adjustability available.

Engine 4 out of 5

The CCM 644E's oil/air cooled SOHC lump produces 50bhp – which might not sound like a lot, but when your motorcycle is geared low for off-road use it’s more than enough, especially when you finally leave the tarmac and turn onto the rough stuff. The CCM 644E doesn’t vibrate too much and is very reliable compared to rival motorcycles.

Build Quality & Reliability 2 out of 5

While the components on the CCM 644E are from some of the names in the business the quality control at CCM has historically been poor – welds snap, bolts sheer and exhaust header pipes crack. CCM 644E's made between 2003-2004 are particularly prone to problems.

Value & Running Costs 4 out of 5

After some well-reported financial problems in 2004, when the CCM factory essentially went bust, consumer confidence in the motorcycles plunged. Secondhand prices are at near giveaway levels, making them excellent value for money. Spares are widely available for the CCM 644E too, which somewhat offsets the iffy quality. Find a CCM 644E for sale.

Insurance group: 11 of 17 – compare motorcycle insurance quotes now.

Equipment 3 out of 5

On one hand you get top names like WP (suspension), Acerbis (plastics), Renthal (bars) and so on with a CCM 644E. On the other the dash is small and hard to read. That’s quirky hand-built British motorcycles for you…

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Facts & Figures

Model info
Year introduced 2002
Year discontinued -
New price £4,618
Warranty term Two year unlimited mileage
Running costs
Insurance group 11 of 17
Annual road tax £80
Annual service cost -
Performance
Max power 53 bhp
Max torque 38 ft-lb
Top speed 110 mph
1/4-mile acceleration 13.7 secs
Average fuel consumption 40 mpg
Tank range 115 miles
Specification
Engine size 644cc
Engine type 4v single, 5 gears
Frame type Tubular steel cradle
Fuel capacity 13 litres
Seat height 865mm
Bike weight 137kg
Front suspension Compression, Rebound
Rear suspension Compression, Rebounnd
Front brake Single 260mm disc
Rear brake 220mm disc
Front tyre size 90/90 x 21
Rear tyre size 120/90 x 18

History & Versions

Model history

Apr 2002: CCM 644E Dual Sport launched.

Other versions

CCM 644E Supermoto: The same bike bar some 17-inch rims and a bigger, 320mm, front disc.

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