Bit of a rar­ity

Classic Dirtbike - - Dirttalk - Ol­lie Rouse Email

My fa­ther has what we think is a very rare CCM C26. He has owned the bike for over 10 years and the in­for­ma­tion we have is that it was raced by the pre­vi­ous owner. I’m try­ing to find out more in­for­ma­tion/his­tory about the bike and we are wait­ing to hear back from the direc­tor of CCM about pro­duc­tion num­bers. Can you or any of your read­ers help us? Any in­for­ma­tion would be use­ful.

The spec­i­fi­ca­tion of the bike is quite high and in­cludes 600cc Ro­tax four-stroke engine housed in a nickel plated frame. The forks are 50mm USDS and there are Gold Talon wheels at ei­ther end with Brembo brakes as stan­dard.

I would love to hear back from you with any in­for­ma­tion. Peter Hen­shaw’s book ‘Rolling Thun­der’ men­tions the C26 in the con­text of the Paris Dakar Rally and Si­mon Pavey’s ma­chine nick­named ‘Yel­low Sub­ma­rine. Ac­cord­ing to Hen­shaw, CCM planned a batch of 50 ma­chines. Any­one else know any dif­fer­ent? Tim

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