Motorsports Canada has announced they are bringing CCM’s new GP450 adventure bike to Canada.
This is CCM’s first venture into the foreign market outside Europe with this new machine. It’s a high-spec on-and-off road machine, with a bonded aluminum chassis (not welded). It’s powered by the liquid-cooled 450 cc single that BMW brought to market a few years ago to use in their enduro bikes. Those machines have been discontinued, so now CCM has access to the made-in-Taiwan motor.
The bike has a five-speed transmission, and has been re-tuned to make 40 hp at 7000 rpm, 32 ft-lbs of torque at 6500 rpm. The lower state of tune means maintenance intervals have been lengthened from the original BMW specs. It has a four-valve head, and the valves are titanium. Maximum speed is 145 kph, so it should be able to pull highway speed all day.
The machine has a lot of rally-style bodywork, and supposedly, CCM is actually planning a Dakar entry (they’ve won the manufacturers’ trophy in the past). But despite the added weight of a fairing and windshield, the GP450 has a dry weight of only 130 kg.
Seat height is 890 mm, wheelbase is 1510 mm, fuel capacity is around 17 litres, and there’s a 320 mm disc brake up front and 240 mm disc brake in rear. Front and rear brakes have Brembo calipers.
The 47 mm USD forks have is adjustable for damping and compression. The rear shock is adjustable for preload, damping and compression.
CCM also has a wide range of accessories available for the bike, including hard and soft luggage, an action camera mount, electronically adjustable suspension, tall seats, and additional lighting.
The GP450 is supposed to have a $12,000 MSRP when it arrives in Canada in the first quarter of 2014.
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