A British company has spent the past three years designing and developing an all-new adventure bike that is potentially set to come to the U.S. and could be in dealer showrooms by the end of this year.
The new CCM GP450 Adventure was launched in the UK last year and has now gone on sale with the basic entry-level bike costing £7,995 (around $12,000).
CCM is currently planning on having an extensive dealer sales and service network in place in Europe during this year and is looking to expand into the U.S. market with the GP450 as well as two other versions of the bike in the near future.
Alan Clews, in Bolton, in the UK, created CCM Motorcycles in 1971 as a motorcycle manufacturing company. Its first motorcycles were built in Alan’s garage at his home. In 1975 Vic Eastwood took second place in the 1975 British Motocross Championship on a CCM and this was followed by a spell in road racing with Niall McKenzie winning in the British series and the Isle of Man TT. CCM was also represented in trials and in 1995 the late Donny Schmitt gave CCM its first ever world title in international motocross.
CCM Motorcycles has continued to create, develop and manufacture British built motorcycles. Its off road bike have a loyal following around the world and the GP450 is the latest and perhaps most significant new bike the company has launched in recent years.
The CCM factory initially conceived the CCM 450GP Adventure in 2012 and the first pre-production units were shown to the media in the UK early last year with some very positive reviews. The first customer bikes went into production in the fall of last year.
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