The good folk over at ADV Pulse have some interesting news for the dual-sport crowd, as British marque Clews Competition Machines is getting ready to discontinue its CCM GP450 dual-sport/adventure-tourer.
Replacing it will be a 600cc model, which will share the same engine as CCM’s recent Spitfire roadster model, which is really a big-displacement single-cylinder lump from SYM, which is really just a liquid-cooled four-stroke motor from the BMW era of Husqvarna. Still with us on that?
Confusing lineage aside, the new CCM GP600 Adventure sounds like it will be the perfect choice for those in the ADV category who want a dirt bike that can go on the highway, rather than a highway bike that can go off-road.
As such, it will benefit from the added power (+15hp) and a six-speed gearbox found on SYM’s 600cc single, though there will be the cost of adding just 22 lbs to the GP450’s bulk of 286 lbs because of the engine.
The Brits have a plant to keep the weight down though, as CCM will use forged carbon fiber pieces on the GP600 Adventure frame.
While it’s not clear which parts on the frame will be made from forged carbon fiber, CCM is certainly the first in the space to adopt use of this material on a production machine, which is intriguing in and of itself.
The CCM GP600 Adventure is expected to be a 2019 model year machine, though it is questionable whether it will come to the United States.
As such, the British firm is looking for a partner to help them bring their unique dirt bikes to the USA – arguably CCM’s biggest potential market.
Source: ADV Pulse