The 450GP is the first adventure-type bike to use a forged aluminum bonded frame, making it lighter and stronger than steel alternatives. Weighing in with a dry weight of 286lbs, the GP450 Adventure has been designed to be as light and as simple as possible. CCM says the 449 cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, fuel injected engine produces 40.23hp at 7000rpm and 31.6 ft lb of torque at 6500rpm.
Front suspension is 47mm inverted forks with 18 rebound damping stages and 12 compression stages, while the rear utilizes an aluminum swingarm with pre-load adjustment and 12 damping stages and 24 compression stages. There’s an 21-inch inch front wheel and an 18-inch rear and single Brembo 320mm front caliper brake and a 240 mm Brembo rear.
The GP450 is equipped with 4.5-gallon fuel tank; it has seat height of 35 inches and ground clearance of 14.1 inches. As you would expect there are a host of factory options that you can buy to adapt your bike to how you want to use it
These range from large aluminum panniers, hard and soft luggage to video camera mounts and USB ports to adjustable pre-load suspension and different sprocket choices.
No official launch date into the U.S. has been set by CCM but it says it is has received a lot of interest from potential customers and is currently evaluating the North American market.
Further information about CCM and the full specification and customer e-brochure on the 450GP Adventure can be found at: www.ccm-motorcycles.com