CCM 640RS SUPERMOTO (1999 - 2000) Review
At a glance
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Overall ratingNext up: Ride & brakes
The CCM 640 comes in three versions – the 640 RS is a roadster with swoopy bodywork, there’s a Dual Sport version with taller suspension and off-road wheels and then there’s the more popular Supermoto, with more traditional, off-road style panels and numberboard-style front fairing. All that separates CCM’s 640 machines from their 604-designated counterparts is a wider cylinder bore.
Ride quality & brakesNext up: Engine
The CCM 640's WP shock and 46mm Paioli forks are excellent; supple and sophisticated enough to cope with on and off-road with little need to twiddle. The Dual Sport (DS) has taller suspension than the Supermoto and Roadster variants to facilitate the use of off-road wheels (though the Supermoto wheels also fit). The Brembo brakes are excellent and have no problems hauling down the 640’s 132 kilos.
EngineNext up: Reliability
The CCM 640's SOHC, air/oil-cooled Austrian-made Rotax motor is generally very reliable. It has a widely-spaced service interval (3000 miles) and it responds to tuning very well. It’s easy to ride and the greater displacement makes it a more rewarding ride than its smaller, 598cc, sibling. Off-road it’s a bit of a handful – there’s just too much power and weight for novice riders on all but the simplest trails.
Reliability & build qualityNext up: Value
CCM went bust in 2004, largely as a result of churning out very poorly constructed bikes in its last couple of years. The spares pool is good and the factory is back in action, but some of the post-2002 motorcycles are very poor – plagued by poor welds and mechanical gremlins.
Value vs rivalsNext up: Equipment
The CCM 640 is so cheap they almost qualify as winter hacks. They’re great to ride and providing you’re mechanically-minded worth a punt. Find a CCM 640 supermoto for sale.
The CCM 640 has little in the way of creature comforts – no fuel guage or tacho, the headlight’s poor and other than an race-style exhaust there are few factory supplied aftermarket bits available.
|Engine type||4v single, 5 gears|
|Frame type||Tubular steel cradle|
|Fuel capacity||13.5 litres|
|Front suspension||Preload, compression, rebound|
|Rear suspension||Preload, compression, rebound|
|Front brake||Single 320mm disc|
|Rear brake||220mm disc|
|Front tyre size||120/60 x 17|
|Rear tyre size||150/60 x 17|
Mpg, costs & insurance
|Average fuel consumption||41 mpg|
|Annual road tax||£93|
|Annual service cost||-|
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Top speed & performance
|Max power||60 bhp|
|Max torque||40 ft-lb|
|Top speed||105 mph|
|1/4 mile acceleration||14.4 secs|
|Tank range||125 miles|
Model history & versions
1999: CCM 640 Supermoto introduced – 17-inch rims, WP shock, Paoili forks, Remus can and Brembo brakes.
2000: CCM 640 discontinued.
CCM 640 Dual Sport Introduced at the same time as the Supermoto and very similar bar taller, off-road suspension.
CCM 640 RS: Mechanically identical to the Supermoto but with strange, swoopy bodywork similar to BMW’s F650CS.
Owners' reviews for the CCM 640RS (1999 - 2000)
1 owner has reviewed their CCM 640RS (1999 - 2000) and rated it in a number of areas. Read what they have to say and what they like and dislike about the bike below.
Summary of owners' reviews
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Everything that's wrong with this machine is soon forgotten when you get on the country lanes, dodgy electrics don't matter, build quality don't matter, the grin factor matters !