CCM 644 DUAL SPORT (2002 - on) Review

At a glance

Owners' reliability rating: 2.5 out of 5 (2.5/5)
Power: 53 bhp
Seat height: Tall (34.1 in / 865 mm)
Weight: Low (302 lbs / 137 kg)

Prices

New £4,618
Used N/A

Overall rating

Next up: Ride & brakes
3 out of 5 (3/5)

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

Next up: Engine
3 out of 5 (3/5)

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

Next up: Reliability
4 out of 5 (4/5)

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.

Reliability & build quality

Next up: Value
2 out of 5 (2/5)

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 vs rivals

Next up: Equipment
4 out of 5 (4/5)

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.

Equipment

3 out of 5 (3/5)

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…

Specs

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

Mpg, costs & insurance

Average fuel consumption 40 mpg
Annual road tax £93
Annual service cost -
New price £4,618
Used price -
Insurance group 11 of 17
How much to insure?
Warranty term -

Top speed & performance

Max power 53 bhp
Max torque 38 ft-lb
Top speed 110 mph
1/4 mile acceleration 13.7 secs
Tank range 115 miles

Model 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.

Owners' reviews for the CCM 644 DUAL SPORT (2002 - on)

2 owners have reviewed their CCM 644 DUAL SPORT (2002 - on) and rated it in a number of areas. Read what they have to say and what they like and dislike about the bike below.

Review your CCM 644 DUAL SPORT (2002 - on)

Summary of owners' reviews

Overall rating: 3 out of 5 (3/5)
Ride quality & brakes: 4 out of 5 (4/5)
Engine: 2.5 out of 5 (2.5/5)
Reliability & build quality: 2.5 out of 5 (2.5/5)
Value vs rivals: 3 out of 5 (3/5)
Equipment: 2.5 out of 5 (2.5/5)
4 out of 5
31 May 2020 by Gj swansea

Year: 2010

Great fun .

Ride quality & brakes 5 out of 5
Engine 3 out of 5

Bit viby bit good strong engine

Reliability & build quality 4 out of 5

Only had for year ,puts a smile on my face every time a ride it . Done a few adjustments like raising carb needles to get ride of flat spot .Not my only bike but love it considering I bought it for winter hack.

Value vs rivals 4 out of 5

Do my own servicing ,easy to work on

Equipment 3 out of 5

Buying experience: Good value as a 2nd fun bike

2 out of 5 Dont buy one!
27 October 2016 by josh baldwin

Version: 644 ds

Year: 2002

Would not recommend. Think it was the worst vehicle I ever owned. very good looking tho.

Ride quality & brakes 3 out of 5

Don't even try pillion for more than half an hour. My spine was not in the best of health after i did it. Front breaks are awesome and rear were pretty good i guess.

Engine 2 out of 5
Reliability & build quality 1 out of 5
Value vs rivals 2 out of 5

I am a fully qualified mechanic so did it myself but what i would say is spare parts are very very pricey and difficult to get from a limited number of places.

Equipment 2 out of 5

The engine in mine was the more favoured version however Suzuki decided its a good idea to not have any thing holding the front sprocket seal in place from factory and so mine fell out ON A BEND. I was only riding slow so I did not fall off but that was just luck. oil all over the road and my rear tire and rear breaks. This fault is the same on the DRZ i believe.

Buying experience: £1400

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