Street legal and a 286 pound claimed dry weight, the new CCM GP-450 Adventure promises to be a fun, versatile mount when it becomes available in production form later this year (U.S. availability is uncertain). Powering the new CCM is a version of the 449cc single designed, and built for BMW. With its abandonment of Husqvarna, the engine is no longer featured in a BMW product, but it continues to be manufactured by Kymco, which is supplying motors to CCM.
In the CCM, however, output is substantially reduced to 40 HP (from the claimed 52 HP when BMW intended it as a race engine). For street use, the five-speed, relatively close-ratio transmission could be a bit of a liability, although CCM is reportedly claiming the bike will comfortably cruise at 70 mph (with a top speed just north of 90 mph).
CCM is using an unusual bonding technique for assembly of its forged aluminum, CNC machined frame pieces, claiming increased rigidity and durability.
With fully adjustable suspension and Brembo brake calipers, the CCM probably won’t be cheap (early reports indicate 7,999 British Pounds, or roughly $12,000 U.S.). The bike also apparently features three independent fuel tanks, allowing riders to adjust the position and amount of the fuel load (only using one tank, for instance, for an off-road trip). Here are a few photos, as well as the published specifications. You can visit the CCM website, but it was not working well when we tried it.