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Stun­ning Spitfire re­vealed

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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

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