Seven-Time World Champion Carl Fogarty Joins CCM

November 7th, 2018 by

CCM Motorcycles today announced that seven-time world champion Carl Fogarty has joined the company as a brand ambassador and consultant.

To mark the collaboration CCM and Carl have developed a limited edition of just 300 Foggy Edition versions of their highly-acclaimed Spitfire series, plus one identical bike commissioned for Foggy.

The Foggy Edition Spitfire model will be first seen in the flesh on Saturday, November 17th on CCM’s stand at Motorcycle Live at the NEC, Birmingham.

“I have been a massive admirer of CCM’s progress over the last few years and love the retro-look bikes they have been producing,” said Carl, who has been appointed Director of Performance.

“I go way back with CCM and have always been close friends with the Clews family, who started the company. So when the chance came up to work with them again I saw a great opportunity to support a British manufacturer that is close to my heart.

“I’m really happy with the Foggy Edition Spitfire. The idea was to add a bit of my own personality and racing heritage to a cool range that has already proved such a big success with the public.

“It’s a bike that you can take to a track day with your mates and then ride straight to the café for a coffee!”

CCM managing director, Austin Clews, added:

“Carl has been a great personal close friend of mine for many years now and we both feel that now is the right time for Carl to get involved, at a time when CCM is venturing more and more into the road bike side of UK and international markets.

This offers the chance not only for Carl to introduce CCM to a wider worldwide audience but also for Carl to be directly involved and influence the way CCMs are designed in the future. This is a very exciting time for us both and we intend to maximise Carl’s impact to help the future growth of CCM.”

Carl will be appearing at the CCM stand at Motorcycle Live on November 17, 23 and 25.

For more details about the Foggy Edition Spitfire or for interview requests please contact: Spitfire@ccm-motorcycles.net

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Squadron Magazine Launches; Providing Greater Insight & Improving Customer Communication

October 29th, 2018 by

Exciting times this month ahead of the NEC Motorcycle Live Show, as CCM launch their new customer magazine appropriately named “Squadron”.

In the last 12 months CCM has grown at such a rapid rate, that simply responding to customer enquiries has started to become a daily challenge for the sales team and as a scaling business, It was down to the company to find a solution.

When they sales team dug into the data, they quickly found a pattern in the types of questions being asked and devised a plan on how best to answer the most commonly asked regularly and clearly.

After seeing other manufacturers dealing with similar issues through their monthly magazine, CCM decided to adopt the idea and the idea was born. The Squadron Magazine will be a monthly update that will go out to all customers and share knowledge and improve communication.

CCM have also added the magazine to their website in ‘Explore CCM’ to allow anyone who is interested in purchasing from CCM the opportunity to see what is happening inside CCM HQ prior to ordering a bike.

The business hopes this new tool will improve information sharing with a wider audience making communication more fluent and simpler, alongside providing greater value to customers and increasing the levels of service.

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CCM Spitfire Flat Tracker Crowned Auto Trader’s Best Retro Bike of 2018

August 21st, 2018 by

The CCM Spitfire Flat Tracker has scooped the award for Best Retro from the coveted Auto Trader Best Bike Awards 2018. Now in its fifth year, the awards are back and bigger than ever, featuring more contenders from various manufacturers, from summer rides to trackside toys.

The CCM Spitfire Flat Tracker was the judge’s undeniable favourite in this category, beating the Ducati Scrambler 1100 and the Kawasaki Z900 RS.

Phil West, Motorcycling journalist exclaimed CCM have “got the bike shed, cafe racer vibe nailed better than anyone.” Andrew Shim, Auto Trader Best Bike Awards 2018 Guest Judge said “built in really small, limited numbers, it really is a beautiful bike.”

Racer and all-round bike enthusiast, Andrew Shim best known as ‘Milky’ in the film and TV series – This is England , joined Phil West and Rob Morphet on this year’s panel, establishing a unique judging panel that borrows diverse talent from across the biking industry.

With 13 categories and 16 manufacturers, Auto Trader’s Best Bike Awards reveal the best machines on two wheels, whether you’re a first-time rider looking for a humble 50cc, or an adrenaline junkie seeking a 200+bhp superbike.

Auto Trader’s Best Bike Awards aim to help every biker find their ideal motorcycle. The judging panel rode thousands of miles to test over 36 models and compile the year’s list of the most impressive bikes on the market. Reliability, running costs, appearance, practicality, performance and technical advancements were all considered by judges as they put together this well-informed list of winners.

CCM Are Going To Goodwood Revival

August 13th, 2018 by

The only historic race meeting to be staged in period theme, recreating the romance and glamour of motor racing as it used to be, the Goodwood Motor Circuit comes alive for Revival, both on and off the historic track. CCM will be attending this fantastic show between 07th – 09th of September and will be bringing with them a selection of motorcycles for you to enjoy. See the brand new RAF Benevolent Fund Spitfire 100, or marvel at the Spitfire Scrambler. Whatever your fancy, we’re sure you’ll find a Spitfire that suits your personality.

A tribute to Alan Clews: 1938-2018

May 3rd, 2018 by

World renowned motorcycle designer Alan Clews sadly passed away on May 2nd 2018. Just shy of his 80th birthday, Alan continued to play an active role within CCM, as he had done over the past 47 years.

In the 70’s Alan blazed a trail across the motocross Grand Prix’s of the world, with the Bolton based firm punching well above its weight, dishing out bloody noses to many of the European and Japanese factory works teams. It was this ability that endeared him and his riders to motorcycle enthusiasts across the globe and Alan’s legendary 4-stroke dirt bikes would become known as “The Rolling Thunder”.

His final project would see him working his magic on CCM’s latest model, The Spitfire. Alan was in the midst of a “stroked” version of the Spitfire’s 600cc engine when he was taken ill and tragically he will no longer see this labour of love brought to its conclusion, however everyone here at CCM are committed to completing this, his final legacy, in his honour.

A more detailed tribute to Alan will be aired in the forthcoming weeks.

Details of the funeral will also follow and all those interested in attending will be welcome by the family.

The Entire British CCM Squadron Descends on Scotland

April 3rd, 2018 by

For the first time in history, all five motorcycles from CCM’s Spitfire series will be crossing the border and flying into Scotland. The Royal Highland Centre on the 07th-08th of April will play host to the Scottish Motorcycle Show in Edinburgh, and the stars of the show will CCM Motorcycles stunning range of Spitfires, on display for the entire weekend.