CCM Spitfire Blackout pays tribute to bikes used in upcoming Marvel Black Widow feature film

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CCM have revealed a new Spitfire Blackout model to commemorate their appearance in the upcoming Marvel movie; Black Widow, starring Scarlett Johansson.

The Bolton-based brand prepared six rugged machines for the film, marking the firm’s first return to the big screen since Lara Croft: Tomb Raider back in 2001. Although the bikes in the movie are designed to be rough and ready, the new production model has been polished-up, to reveal a hand-painted mix of glossy black, grey and licks of subtle red.

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Although the number of bikes to be produced cannot be confirmed at this time, prices start at £8995 OTR. Adding to this cost will be a range of optional extras; consisting of the Action, Hero and Legend packs.

CCM Spitfire Blackout seat

Using the original Spitfire Scrambler’s steel trellis chassis, the engine remains the same basic 600cc single found in the rest of the range, however there’s now a new handmade high-mounted slash cut exhaust system for greater ground clearance and to help unlock a more purposeful thudding soundtrack. 

To make the most of this, there’s also a new performance map, to help add some more flexibility to the engine and inject a little extra torque. On top of this, they have also dropped some teeth on the rear sprocket to allow for a more relaxed cruising speed on the road. 

Away from the performance, the Blackout also features a bench seat for two, finished in microsuede, as well as a thick pearlescent black powder coat paintjob for the trellis frame. There are also a 19in and 17in front and rear spoked wheels and knobbly Mitas tyres to complete its all-terrain look.

CCM have also played around with the suspension; altering the spring and damping settings at the front and rear. Working with Marzocchi, it is claimed the compression and rebound-adjustable forks now offer more of a plush ride, without going to pieces two-up. The adjustable rear shock also follows suit, being slightly softer than the Scrambler model set-up that this bike is based on. 

Black Widow was originally due for release on 1 May, however has now been pushed back to 6 November.

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Dan Sutherland

By Dan Sutherland

Senior Writer (motorcycling), sportsbike nut, currently riding a FireBlade