Motorcycle Live - Carl Fogarty unveils his CCM Spitfire
Motorcycle Live at the NEC near Birmingham opened today, Saturday 17th November and runs until Sunday 25th November. Several new bikes are on show which haven't been seen in the UK before and I was lucky enough to see Carl Fogarty unveiling the CCM Spitfire replica he helped design.
Foggy Edition Spitfire
Seven time world champion Carl Fogarty recently joined CCM as brand ambassador and consultant. To mark this collaboration a limited run of just 300 Foggy Edition versions of their Spitfire series has been commissioned, plus one built for Foggy himself. The bike was first seen in the flesh today on CCM’s stand at Motorcycle Live. A crowd gathered at 10:30 am for the unveiling and Steve Parrish interviewed Fogarty about his involvement in developing the bike, before they removed the cover and Foggy posed for photos on it.
Below you can see video which I took of the interview with Carl Fogarty and him unveiling the bike.
Video of the interview and unveiling
Some details of the bike
Produced from Carbon Fibre, the paintwork is Rosso Corsa Red. It has an under seat exhaust and five spoke gold machined 17 inch wheels, a nod to the WSB’s ridden by Carl in the 1990s.
With a 600cc single cylinder four stroke engine giving 62bhp, the bike also features uprated race-mapping with grippy Michelin Power RS tyres and the CNC Machined HEL braking system, including 'Foggy eyes' I'm told, completes the special edition.
Fogarty said that Austin Clews of CCM has been a friend for 20 years and that he was excited to work with the company on the bike. He went on to say the Spitfire was a 'great product' and that he will be hands on in future develpoments.
Each bike will be signed by Carl Fogarty and two handlebar options are available, Cafe Racer or flat track style. The bike will be £11,995 on the road.
The second handlebar style is shown below
So what do you think of Foggy's special edition CCM Spitfire? It went down well with the assembled crowd at the show, let me know what you think in the comments below.