CCM Motorcycles COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS)

May 12th, 2020 by

BUSINESS UPDATE:

As many of our office based colleagues continue to work remotely please email spitfire@ccm-motorcycles.net and we will forward your enquiry to the most appropriate department. We will endeavour to respond within 24 hours. Thank you for your understanding

Over the past 2 weeks, a dedicated team has been deployed to reorganise the factory in order to comply with the governments COVID guidelines, providing a safer working environment for our staff and any visitors that have arranged to visit by prior appointment.

Using clear dividing screens and creating a one way traffic system around the factory, has allowed our staff to operate effectively and maintain the minimum 2 metre distance rule.

A safe working policy document supported by daily briefings, video updates and clear and effective signage has provided our staff with the confidence to return to work with the knowledge that we have done everything possible to ensure theirs and your safety whilst at the factory.

With these plans in place, it is with great pleasure to announce that we have reopened the factory and production is now in full flow.

Please note that for the foreseeable future, we will not permit any visits to the factory without prior arrangement and any visitors much adhere to our COVID visitor policy which will be emailed to you ahead of your visit.

In the meantime, the mobile technicians recommenced the servicing of our customer’s bikes on June 1st operating under our new COVID operational policy, if you wish to book a service, please contact Steven.bridgeman@ccm-motorcycles.net, but hurry as these guys are getting booked up fast.

If you need to make contact regarding your CCM – please email spitfire@ccm-motorcycles.net and one of the staff will respond as soon as possible.

Austin Clews – Managing Director

Introducing the New 2020 Stealth Series

November 15th, 2019 by

Bathed in darkness the Stealth series fly beneath the radar, with a powerful confidence that eschews the modern disease of craving for constant attention.

Exuding understated style and class, the Stealth series of Bobber, Foggy FT and Spitfire SIX share the same artisan trellis frame, this time in a rich bronze powder coated finish, complemented by the sculpted tank cloaked in deep, Midnight Black paint and highlighted with racing stripes using the same rich bronze tones.

Stylish, machined alloy rims complete the look of these ultra- limited-edition versions of the highly sought-after Spitfire series of hand-built motorcycles.

 

Bobber Stealth £11,295.00 OTR

  • Bronze Chrome powder coated Frame kit
  • Gloss Black painted fuel tank with bronze detail stripes
  • Gloss black painted headlight cowl with bronze detail stripe
  • Gloss Black Painted rear mudguard with bronze detail stripe
  • 16” Spoked wheels with black hubs + black rims
  • Avon Cobra Black walled tyres
  • Black Quilted Alcantara seat with yellow stitching
  • Bronze Marzocchi Forks
  • Titanium Grey Anodizing
  • Brembo 4 pot Radial Calliper

 

Six Stealth £11,495.00 OTR

  • Bronze Chrome Powder Coated Frame kit
  • Gloss Black painted fuel tank with bronze detail stripes
  • Gloss black painted headlight cowl with bronze detail stripe
  • Gloss black Painted Front Mudguard with Bronze detail stripe.
  • 19” black machined wheels with black hubs + black rims
  • Black Quilted Alcantara seat with yellow stitching
  • Bronze Marzocchi Forks
  • Black anodized Spitfire Six seat blanking plugs with bronze Six logo
  • Brembo 4 pot Radial Calliper

 

Foggy Stealth £12,495.00 OTR

  • Bronze Chrome powder coated Frame kit
  • Gloss Black painted fuel tank with bronze detail stripes
  • Gloss black painted headlight cowl with bronze detail stripe
  • Gloss black Painted Front Mudguard with Bronze detail stripe.
  • Gloss Black Painted Rear Seat pod with Bronze detail stripe.
  • 19” black machined wheels with black hubs + black rims (same as FT6 wheels)
  • Black Quilted Alcantara seat with yellow stitching
  • Bronze Marzocchi Forks
  • Titanium Grey Anodizing
  • Brembo 4 pot Radial Twin Callipers

 

Dougie Lampkin becomes latest CCM Ambassador

February 15th, 2019 by

Earlier today, two great pillars of British motorcycling confirmed that they have joined forces, with the Bolton based bike manufacturer CCM Motorcycles using their presence at the London Motorcycle Show to announce twelve times FIM Trial World Champion Dougie Lampkin as their latest brand ambassador.

Lampkin will join four times World Superbike Champion Carl Fogarty in flying the flag for the Lancashire founded firm, which is fast approaching its fiftieth anniversary. Currently enjoying record orders for its iconic Spitfire model range, Lampkin was always keen to throw his leg over one of the handmade British machines since they were first launched, and instantly fell in love with both the original version and the Scrambler models when he got to ride them during a Belstaff photoshoot last year.

Already a keen collector of vintage and retro British bikes, Dougie has joined the queue with other CCM customers and is patiently waiting to take delivery of his personal Spitfire, but was delighted to collect the keys from CCM Managing Director Austin Clews for a pre-production Spitfire Six model at the London Motorcycle show earlier today. Dougie will assist with the final development of this model, with the production model that will be delivered to customers in due course reflecting his personal input.

Having already created his own signature version of the Spitfire, Fogarty was also on hand to officially welcome Lampkin to the CCM family. Both Dougie and Carl will be joining CCM Motorcycles at a number of events throughout 2019, as the Spitfire limited edition models continue their tour of the UK over the coming months.

Speaking about Dougie’s appointment, CCM Motorcycles Managing Director Austin Clews said: “I think it is fair to say that the Lampkin family name remains one of the most famous in motorcycling history even today, much due to their sporting success over the last fifty or so years. Dougie’s older cousin John actually rode for us in the Trial World Championship back in the eighties, so it is a proud moment for us to have the opportunity to welcome another member of this British motorcycling dynasty to help us reinforce the importance of us still making bikes in the UK today.”

Austin ended by saying: “Dougie’s own sporting successes speak for themselves, but equally he is a great guy who has a shared passion for what we are doing and has values and experience that are sure to benefit us as a brand as we continue to work on some new and exciting projects. However, for the record, we will not be making another Trial bike – anytime soon.”

Equally delighted to confirm his collaboration Dougie Lampkin stated: “Whilst I’m more widely recognised as a Trial rider, I am actually a fan of motorcycling in general. As soon I saw the first photos of the Spitfire it was love at first sight, so I was really happy when CCM agreed to loan us a couple of Spitfires for the photoshoot we did in the Scottish Highlands last year. Riding the bikes confirmed that I needed to own one and after a bit of Yorkshire bartering, not only am I about to become a CCM customer, but I have also become a CCM brand ambassador too.”

Dougie signed off by explaining: “I really love what CCM are doing with the Spitfire, and so do the British customers who have made the first few versions a complete sell out. I have been lucky enough to see what else they have in the pipeline in terms of new models, and there is plenty more to come out of the famous Bolton factory. With my own passion for old British bikes and the whole retro scene, I am confident I can add value to some of the new projects they have planned. But right now, my priority is to get as many miles in as possible on the pre-production Spitfire Six so I can give my feedback to the factory.”

For more details about CCM Motorcycles and the Spitfire model range please visit – www.ccm-motorcycles.com

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.

WIN A CAFE RACER PRIZE DRAW AT MANCHESTER BIKE SHOW 24/25 MARCH

March 16th, 2018 by

Buy any new Spitfire series motorcycle and you will go into the draw to win a new Cafe Racer! The offer is open to all existing customers and one lucky winner will be picked on Sunday 25th March at 16:00 prior to the close of the Manchester Bike Show. If you cannot make it to the show, we will be streaming the draw live on our Facebook channel for you to view in real-time.

Terms & conditions – The prize build date will be at the end of the Cafe Racer production run. The winner only remains valid, if their original purchase is completed, they take ownership of their original bike, and their original bike is not rejected in any way […]

The CCM Spitfire in BiKE Magazine’s top 10 best new bikes of 2017!

October 17th, 2017 by

Sandwiched between the GBP11600 Ducati Supersport and the GBP72000 Superlegerra, the CCM Spitfire was voted 6th best bike of 2017 from a total of 50 new machines! We’re very proud of what we have achieved and this has spurred us on to create even more of these stylish creations. Visit the Motorcycle Live Show @ the NEC to see the excting new fourth incarnation of the Spitfire series.

The Spitfire Scrambler breaks cover!

May 3rd, 2017 by

The beautiful New handcrafted Spitfire Scrambler goes on sale on Thursday 04 May. A refundable �500 deposit secures one of 250 of the stunning new handcrafted machines due in September 2017.