CCM launch 2017 Spitfire

Published: 22 February 2017

CCM have launched their new Spitfire motorcycle at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle show after a period of strong growth in 2016.

This hand-built bike will be competitively priced at £7995 - numbers will be exclusively limited to 150 machines. 

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Lead design engineer of the project Christofer Ratcliffe commented: “The way it’s looking, we’ll have to wrap-up production pretty quick. In the first day alone, we’ve already sold about a third of the allocation.”

The Spitfire uses a 600cc single cylinder four-stroke motor, which pushes out 55bhp and 58Nm of torque, sitting in a hand-welded frame that’s made from T45 high-strength British steel. Not coincidentally to the name of the bike, it’s the same steel that was used to build the fuselages of the Supermarine Spitfire fighter plane.

The welds on the frame retain their blueing from assembly, which makes each one unique.

"Every frame will be different because of the welds and each will come with its own signature," Ratcliffe added. "We kept the blueing because we were proud of our guys who build them, it makes every frame unique." 

The brakes are from Brembo and feature a single 320 disc on the front tyre and a 240 disc on the rear. The front suspension is from WP and a single Tractive shock at the rear, both being fully adjustable. Wheels are 19-inch and spoked featuring flat track tyres. The Spitfire also only weighs a miniscule 121kg (dry).

The bike is a product of passion from the guys at CCM. Born of an idea that started as a hobby that developed into a business case.

"We wanted to make a pure motorcycle to show what we can do by building the machine to how we think a motorcycle should be," continued Ratcliffe.

The Spitfire will be rolling off the production line sometime in the late spring and should arrive sometime in May. Contact CCM for more details.

 

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