GP450 Adventure (base model) £6995
Planning on riding off-road just as much as on tarmac? If the answer’s yes, this bike’s for you.
Bolton-based CCM launched their flagship GP450 Adventure bike back in 2013. A true, purely adventure-focused 450cc machine. The Dakar-styled machine has twin-pot Brembos up front, fully adjustable suspension front and rear and is hand built in the UK with a ‘Bond-lite’ chassis – a bonded aluminium frame – which the firm claims is a world-first for production motorcycles.
Super-light, easy to ride, tricked-up, and with low seat options, the CCM is agile, responsive, handles the mucky stuff beautifully and won’t bite your hand off. It strikes a perfect balance between riding on and off-road. The major drawback is the price; at around £7000, it is rather expensive.