Driving report CCM R 30


Driving report CCM R 30

happy Birthday

Hand on heart. Ever heard of CCM? At the latest, the R 30, which the British luxury forge created on the occasion of its 30th birthday, deserves intensive consideration.

The rear tire whimpers miserably, signals unmistakably: More is not possible. Okay, I have to go more at the front. Does the right index finger just have to grip a little tighter. He does. The fork dips a little deeper. When will the front wheel lock? Is it enough for the 180-degree turn? The pulse rises. Because the run ends here, of all places, on the kart track in the piste cloister. But that‘s enough, the bar doesn’t become a drive-in bar. Around the corner. The footrests paddle across the asphalt. Immediately afterwards accelerate out at full throttle. The next curve can come. And the one after that and the one after that. With pleasure, very much even.
This is how an anniversary mood can feel. It’s been exactly 30 years since Alan Clews pushed the first of his Clews Competition Machines, or CCM for short, out of his workshop near Bristol. Admittedly, apart from a small group of enthusiasts, the extravagant British off-road bikes remained hidden from the motorcycle scene. Nevertheless, one is proud of the history. And that’s exactly why it’s called the R 30, the anniversary edition of the British. Although you can actually celebrate because of her. Because in the form of the R 30, the British put their first uncompromising motorcycle designed for Super Moto on 17-inch wheels.
And ?? even if we know that taste can be argued? the new one looks good. Not a loveless asphalt offshoot of an enduro, manipulated with small wheels and large brakes. Tank, fenders, side panels, rear apron – everything independent and beautifully drawn. The silver-coated three-spoke cast wheels are stylistically consistent.
Just the engine, we’ve already seen it, haven’t we? Even if the CCM logo is neatly milled into the oil filter cover. Keyword Suzuki. Freewind, to be precise. Despite a displacement of 650 cm³, it is not a representative of the tightened variety. But with manners. Push a button, the single shoots off. More robust and louder than in the hand-tame Freewind. And thereby also two or three PS more than in the 48 PS original version? says CCM. Let’s see. The track still entices you to do a few laps anyway. Well, the CCM with the Suzi heart is not a dragster. And no 570 Husky or 625 KTM either. But nothing rattles. Hardly any vibrations, thanks to the constant pressure register carburettor, no swallowing ?? Hardenduro a little softer. And still it’s fun. Also next door on the country road. The 43 mm white power fork responds gently, only catches a little with hard, sharp potholes. At the back it fits perfectly. The suspension strut hinged at an ultra-oblique angle to the highly polished aluminum swing arm ?? also from White Power ?? shows itself comfortably without causing the speedster to rock too much when the load changes.
The rest of the equipment remains puristic, but sufficient. You could even buy the tachometer for free. At 8500 rpm ((?)) The air / oil-cooled engine abruptly runs into the rev limiter. And ?? as I said ?? when it gets tough you know what you have. Brembo brakes front and rear are the class standard in Super Motos both on the racetrack and on the road. And with a curb weight of just 137 kilograms, the Italian stoppers don’t do much fuss anyway. One finger on the brake lever is enough to aim the inside line with the 320-millimeter cast disc and the double-piston brake calliper anytime and anywhere. There is not much work left for the deceleration department at the rear anyway. When the tightened braking maneuvers have used up a good part of the 275 millimeter suspension travel of the front fork, the metering rather than the performance of the single-piston system is more decisive when the hindquarters are relieved. The pairing did not only prove both in the CCM.

Und so we roll back to the paddock. With the Englishwoman, who is designed so puristically, but whose manners contrast pleasantly with the often rough sports super motos. With the British, who could perhaps have a little more pep between the wheels? but it looks really cool.

Technical data – CCM R 30

Technical data CCM R 30MotorWater-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke engine, a balance shaft, four valves, a chain-driven overhead camshaft, five-speed gearbox, Mikuni double constant pressure carburetor, 32 mm diameter, wet sump lubrication. Bore x stroke 100 x 82 mm, displacement 644 cm³, compression ratio 9.3: 1, rated output 39.5 kW (53 PS) at 7600 rpm, max. Torque 52 Nm (5.2 kpm) at 5800 rpm Chassis Single-loop tubular frame with split beams, upside-down fork, sliding tube diameter 43 mm, two-arm swing arm made of aluminum profiles, directly hinged central spring strut, adjustable spring base, rebound and compression damping, front disc brake, double-piston brake caliper, floating Brake disc, 0 320 mm, rear disc brake, 0 220 mm, single-piston caliper. Tires: 120 / 60-17; 150 / 60-17 Pirelli Dragon chassis data: wheelbase 1500 mm, ground clearance 280 mm, suspension travel f / h 275/310 mm. Dimensions and weights L / W / H 2078/820/1195 mm, seat height 865 mm, weight without petrol 137 kg, Tank capacity 10 liters.Warranty for two years with unlimited kilometers.Colours black, silver, green.Price including VAT and ancillary costs: 8400 euros

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