The 2022 Dakar Rally could also be within the rearview mirror, however the U.Okay. is correctly happy with British rider Sam Sunderland taking his second Dakar win and the primary for the Gasoline Gasoline Manufacturing facility Racing crew. Bolton, England-based CCM is among the many celebrating Brits, and the agency’s newest Rallye 600 construct retains the Dakar power going all yr lengthy.
Led by avid dust bike racer and two-time Dakar finisher (1999 and 2004) Steve Hague, the Rallye 600 mission calls again to the heyday of the Paris-Dakar. Beginning with a CCM Spitfire Scrambler, the construct crew retains the mannequin’s signature high-strength metal trellis body and liquid-cooled, DOHC, four-valve, 600cc single. The mighty mill nonetheless pumps out 55 horsepower and 42.7 lb-ft of torque, however the remainder of the Spitfire undergoes an entire transformation.
Hague swaps out the 17-inch rear and 19-inch entrance wheel for dirt-dedicated 18-inch rear and 21-inch entrance wire-spoked wheels wrapped in Michelin tires. Marzocchi suspension replaces the inventory tools and new triple clamps put together the Scrambler for rugged off-road terrain. Brembo brakes, a sturdy skid plate, and Renthal handlebars full the technical upgrades.
The Rallye 600 attracts a lot of its bodywork and styling from the 1985 Paris-Dakar-winning BMW R80 G/S. Similar to the rig piloted to the end line by Gaston Rahier, the Spitfire now boasts a bountiful aluminum fuel tank, high-mounted rally fender, headlight nacelle, handguards, and a rear mudguard. The crew then paints the Rallye 600 within the legendary Marlboro livery.
Hague hits us with one ultimate dose of classic Paris-Dakar nostalgia with heat-wrapped pipes and a VSD-badged rear quantity plate. Sure, we might have to attend a complete yr earlier than the Dakar Rally returns in 2023, however the CCM Spitfire Scrambler Rallye 600 ought to hold us in awe till then.