CCM build on the ram­pant suc­cess of their Spitfire with pukka off-roader

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CCM first told MCN of their in­ten­tion to pro­duce a Scrambler vari­ant of the Spitfire a few weeks ago – and now we can ex­clu­sively re­veal the bike, and it looks like it’s got se­ri­ous po­ten­tial.

The Spitfire Scrambler uses the same hand-made steel trel­lis frame as the Spitfire although the sub­frame is slightly dif­fer­ent to ac­count for the new twin, high-level ex­haust. The Scrambler also has in­creased ground clear­ance over the Spitfire, thanks to longer-travel fully-ad­justable sus­pen­sion. Adding to the off-road cre­den­tials are new wheels (19in front, 17in rear) shod with dual-pur­pose tyres. Com­plet­ing the look are a set of raised off-road han­dle­bars, a pur­pose­ful sump guard and other rugged styling fea­tures, such as a new two-tone dual seat. Seat height is just 830mm and the dry weight is a feath­er­weight 123kg.

The rest of the com­po­nen­try, such as the Brembo brakes and 55bhp 600cc sin­gle-cylin­der en­gine are all shared with the Spitfire, the ram­pant suc­cess of which made this new Scrambler ver­sion pos­si­ble.

“When the Spitfire 600 was un­veiled by its very first cus­tomer at the MCN Show in Fe­bru­ary, no-one had any idea into how this unique ma­chine would set hearts alight,” says John Dro­gan, Sales and Mar­ket­ing Man­ager at CCM. “Within seven days, all 150 al­lo­cated build slots had been sold!

“We will in­crease pro­duc­tion be­yond the 150 units of the orig­i­nal Spitfire, how­ever this will re­main as a very spe­cial se­ries of mo­tor­cy­cles.”

The Scrambler is priced at £8995 (plus £279 OTR charges), with pro­duc­tion set to commence later in the year.

‘No-one had any idea into how this ma­chine would set hearts alight’

Com­ing soon… the £8995 CCM Spitfire Scrambler

Off-road cre­den­tials in­clude long-travel sus­pen­sion

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