CCM Spitfire – After a bumper year of 150% sales growth and a big cash injection, CCM announces the opening of its ‘Skunkwerx’ department. It will create a new series of bikes. The first is the Spitfire and it will see it at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show.
The Skunkwerx built a dream bike
CCM Spitfire is the cumulative work of a small group of mechanics and designers. They worked away behind the scenes and developed their ideas in their spare time. So, the Skunkwerx built a dream bike. In particular, without the hassle and constraints of budgets and bureaucracy. The CCM Spitfire’s engine is a new 600cc single with 55bhp and 58 NM of torque. It is the same of the SWM RS650R, itself an unused model from when BMW owned Husqvarna. Then, it has Brembo calipers front and rear, and the 19” wheels and tires solidify the flat track look.
CCM Spitfire and the T45 Steel
The most interesting part of the CCM Spitfire is the frame, the T45 steel. So, it is the same steel used to build the fuselages of the Supermarine Spitfire fighter plane. CCM employed the skills of veteran welder Ted Unwin to produce the complex shapes of the trellis frame. He was one of the original members of Alan Clews’ Clew Competition Machines in the early 1970s. Remember that the CCM Spitfire’s weight is only 121kg dry.
CCM will create 25 of the SR models
Finally, the GP450 SR is the part of the Skunkwerx series. But it is still limited-edition. CCM will create 25 of the SR models. Then, they will only be sold in the United Kingdom. However, the regular GP450 remains in the range. But CCM say they will have a new GP600 Adventure to go into production mid-2018 that will be Euro 4 compliant and eventually Euro 5, presumably sharing the same engine as the Spitfire.
The Main Specs:
- 600cc single engine with 55 HP and 58 NM
- Hand-made T45 steel trellis frame
- 150mm full adjustable front & rear suspensions. WP 48mm USD fork
- Brembo brakes: 320mm front and 240mm disc
- 120.8kg (dry)
- The Seat height is 830mm
- 14 liters
- TBC Price