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Stunning Spitfire revealed
After a bumper year of 150% sales growth, followed by a big cash injection, CCM have opened a Skunkwerx department to create a new series of bikes. The first bike from the Skunkwerx series is the Spitfire, which is being launched at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show this weekend.
CCM say the Spitfire is the work of a small group of mechanics and designers who have been working away behind the scenes and developing ideas in their spare time.
The Spitfire has an all new 600cc single, which puts out 55bhp and 43ftlb of torque. Looking at the data, the engine appears to be the same one fitted to the SWM RS650R, itself an unused model from when BMW owned Husqvarna. Keeping a lid on the speed are Brembo calipers front and rear, while the 19in wheels and tyres solidify the flat-track look.
The most visually arresting part of the bike is the frame, which has been constructed from T45 steel – the same grade used to build the fuselages of the WWII Supermarine Spitfire. To produce the complex shapes of the trellis, CCM employed the skills of veteran welder Ted Unwin, who was one of the original members of Alan Clews’ Clews Competition Machines in the early 1970s. The claimed weight is only 121kg dry.
Bolton-based CCM are yet to reveal the price of the new bike.
It’s the first model from Brit firm’s Skunkwerx department and packs a unique frame