GP450 Ad­ven­ture (base model) £6995

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Road Test -

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.

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