CCM Motorcycles

Monday, 1 February 2010

Trials and Motocross News - CCM

But for all the fantastic publicity and hype - gloom lay ahead. The British motorcycle market took a massive slump an so too did Armstrong’s big targets.
Work continued and some success was had on the CCM CMT310 Trials bike which was reported on in Trials and Motocross News.

Monday, 25 January 2010

TT Races for CCM

It started with the Armstrong CM35 Road Bike being produced and attracting all the right attention from Superbike journalists to established road bike racers. On this bike they broke the Isle of Man TT lap record for 1981 and finishing in1st place also broke Kawasakis’ Dominance of the Junior 250. It was the 1st British bike to win it for decades.

Monday, 18 January 2010

British Motorcycles

The British motorcycle market was big though and Armstrong wanted to capitalise one this. There was no British volume motorcycle manufacturer to supply it and CCM motorbikes were the way to do this.

Monday, 11 January 2010

CCM Military Bikes

After steady growth through the 1970’s CCM was taken over by Armstrong Equipment Ltd in late 1980. There was ambition and vision with the funds to back it up. CCM Motorcycle were to be a rival to Japanese motorcycle manufacturers.
They even acquired lucrative contracts with the military and other sponsors but the dream to develop into a CCM motorcycle giant didn’t materialise.

Monday, 4 January 2010

CCM in MCN

Not all doom and gloom though as in 1980 Clews built the first CCM Road Racer Motorbike. The media were particularly interested in the CCM Racer bike, with Motor Cycle News reporting on the new CCM Road Bike.

Monday, 28 December 2009

CCM Motorbike Dealers

But it just wasn’t enough and the workforce of once 52 was reduced to about 12. CCM motorbikes for sale were now just at the factory and not being sold through CCM Motorcycle Dealers.

Monday, 21 December 2009

CCM British Motorbikes

Some good new came in the form of CCM exports with CCM receiving an award for exports from the British Chambers of Commerce which gained them some well needed publicity.
The financial going was tough but with so many CCM motorcycles for sale and sold, the CCM Parts and CCM Spares division of the business was highly profitable, so profitable in fact that it kept the production side going.

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