CCM S-R 40

   

Make Model.

CCM S-R 40

Year

2007

Engine

Four stroke, single cylinder, DOHC, 4 valve (Suzuki DR-Z400)

Capacity

398 cc / 24.3 cu in
Bore x Stroke

90 x 62.6 mm.

Compression Ratio

11.3:1

Cooling System

Liquid cooled

Induction

Mikuni BSR36 carburetor

Ignition

Digital CDI 

Starting

Electric and kick

Max Power

29.2 kW / 40 hp @ 8500 rpm

Transmission

5 Speed 

Final Drive

Chain

Frame

Tubular steel frame and subframe with tubular steel swingarm

Front Suspension

Paioli 40 mm telescopic fork

Rear Suspension

Hagon 370 mm fully adjustable twin springloaded shocks

Front Brakes

Single 280 mm disc

Rear Brakes

Single  260 mm disc 

Front Wheel

21"

Rear Wheel

18"
Seat Height 800 mm / 31.5 in

Dry Weight

128 kg / 282 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

15 L / 4.0 US gal
Review Raptors & Rockets

CCM SR40 Street Scrambler
The first is a retro styled street scrambler based on CCM's classic offroad bikes from the 70's and 80's. The SR40 features the 400cc power plant from Suzuki that also powers all other CCM models at the moment. The swingarm is tubular, front wheel 21 inch whilst a 18 inch wheel sits at the back, 400cc engine with electric start, polished tank with rubber inset knee-guards, Brembo brakes, twin Hagon rear shocks and a Paioli front fork. All very retro from the Bolton (Greater Manchester) based manufacturer.

Since rising from the collapse in 2004 CCM have recently launched an all new retro collection of offroad and road motorcycles. The British maker of offroad and competition motorcycles has only recently turned to the retro market. And its a wise choice since CCMs heydays was in the 70s and 80s.

The SR40 is a tiny and very short motorcycle. With a punchy little 398cc single cylinder engine taken from the Suzuki DRZ400 SR40 becomes somewhat wheelie prone. But with 42bhp and wide retro offroad handlebars its all very controllable. The SR40 is a Scrambler modelled on popular Triumphs and BSAs from the 60s and 70s. The handcrafted untreated alloy fuel tank makes a clear statement of minimalism and true retro looks. The aluminium mudguards and headlight with stainless steel guards are also retro and for someone that is used to riding a lot of modern bikes this is a real treat to the eyes. Despite the retro looks and image this Scrambler can and will handle most terrain.

The dry weight merely tips the scales at just over 120kg and riding it away from the Bolton factory I feel like a giant on the small bike. The ergonomics on this one and only existing prototype is nothing short of torture. I was shown the new seat at the factory that will replace this thin piece of leather that is fitted to this bike.

The SR40 like any other new CCM will only be produced as Limited Editions-All handmade and assembled in Bolton.

The Paioli front fork has got modern internals, but is modelled on exactly how a classic offroad bike would have looked like. The suspension at the back is just as retro with double shocks from Brit firm Hagon. The suspension feels quite soft, but never bottomed out. The wheels are 18inch at the back and 21 inch at the front with offroad spec tyres fitted. These give the bike a tall and swampy feel on the road. They are slippery on the edges in the bends, but will easily do a wheelie on the wet when the bike and road is straight. Top speed on the motorway is around 90mph which is plenty enough on this short and small Scrambler.

On difficult offroad terrain is where this little gem could give a few grown up offroaders a surprise. It could be described as a mixture between a trails and offroad bike. Because it is so small and light it is nimble as very few bikes. At the same time it has got that low Scrambler seat height that will allow even docile offroad riders to perform daredevil manoeuvres on the dirt! The SR40 is a very forgiving offroad bike and I cant see anyone ever getting into trouble on one! Its like a small and stubborn mountain goat that will climb and climb when others have given up. So yes, a mixture between a trials bike, offroad and Scrambler is what the SR40 is. CCM have fitted Brembo brakes both at the front and back and not much is needed to stop this lightweight.