CCM Classic Motorcycles
The motorcycle arm of British
car components giant Armstrong produced moiocross,
trials, road racing and military bikes in
the 1980s, after taking over Barton Kngineering
Most were powered by engines
from Rotax of Austria. Armstrong's CF250 road-racer,
introduced in 1983, featured a tandem-twin
Rotax engine in an innovative twin-spar carbon
fibre frame. Niall Mackenzie and Donnie McLeod
dominated British racing, and scored some
impressive results in Grands Prix.
Armstrong also built a very
successful single-cylinder, four-stroke military
bike, rights to which were later sold to Harley-Davidson.
The only known survivor of CCM's
first attempt at the Trans-AMA championship
in the USA in 1973. Ridden by works
rider Bob Wright.
The bike is a 1973 works "short stroke"
500cc and is still 90% original. Picture
courtesey of Andy Westlake.
|1978 CCM 500
||This bike is completely original with
the exception of the Fox shocks. Standard
on CCM 500 were the three speed Quaife
transmission, magnesium hubs, triple clamps,
fork sliders and outer engine covers.
Total weight on this bike is 100kg (220
CCM 500's are rare enough but
to find one in this condition is nearly
|1979 CCM TS250
|1979 CCM 540
I believe this is earliest Weslake
four-valve version particularly since
the bike is fitted with the early version
long header pipe (quickly changed back
to short version for most '79 models
|1979 CCM 580 Works Replica
||1985 CCM Armstrong 500
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