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Saturday, 30 July 2011

Not old but British(ish)

I'm currently without a modern bike, and I have been looking around to find something that is gutsy, small, light and pretty. My eye was initially drawn to a Yamaha MT03 and I almost convinced myself into buying one but I just don't think that I could live with the overly fussy styling.

Then, as if by magic (or fate?) whilst idly browsing ebay I stumbled upon the perfect answer. Around 2005, CCM designed a series of bikes around the Suzuki DRZ400 engine. There was a rather gawky cafe racer, a retro scrambler and a lovely flat tracker. They were built in small numbers out of quality components and in my opinion, the FT looks the business. With 45hp and weighing only 120kg, it should go pretty well too. 

So, the old debit card has taken a bashing (again) and bike number 91 of only 120 ever made arrives in a couple of days. If i'm not too busy riding it I will report back later.


  1. How are you getting on with the FT35? I have one myself and i've found it to be a lot of fun!

  2. Really well. You're quite right, it really is a hoot. Finish is a bit suspect so I'm just 'fettling' it a little. Quite an exclusive owners club we have here.
    I'll be writing a more in-depth review soon so keep looking.