Cleveland Cyclewerks to sell a 450 dual sport

Here's the dirt and motard versions of the new Hooligun. Photo: Hell for Leather

Here’s the dirt and motard versions of the new Hooligun. Photo: Hell for Leather

Cleveland Cyclewerks says they are going to sell a 450 cc dual sport in the U.S.

OMOW sells the same bike (or at least a very similar one), though if CCW have the North American rights then what does it matter?

OMOW sells the same bike (or at least a very similar one), though if CCW have the North American rights then what does it matter?

Hell For Leather reported this week that CCW will sell their machine (dubbed the “Hooligun”) at $6,000 – that’s cheaper than Suzuki’s DR-Z 400 in the U.S., but not by much.

The Hooligun will have an aluminum frame, liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-valve motor, aluminum frame,, and USD forks. We don’t know if the suspension is adjustable. Supposedly, the bike weighs 260 lbs, ready to ride.

Along with the street-and-trail version, there will also be a supermoto model, according to pictures. Of course, pictures are all we have to go by right now – as far as we can tell, these things aren’t anywhere near the U.S. yet.

Scott Colosimo, CCW’s founder and head honcho, has been teasing the company’s ambitions to build higher-spec bikes for a while now, but it’s taken them a long time to bring them to market in the U.S. and Canada. Even his air-cooled chopper and standard models seem to take a while to get rolling.

Several comments on the Hell For Leather web page are also indicating the new Hooligun looks very similar to a couple existing made-in-China dual sports, including the Christini AWD machine we told you about a few weeks ago. Without seeing one in person, we can’t say how much of that is true.

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