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Molliedog,
None of those bikes are currently available in the UK.
For good reasons - you are referencing the old stuff from the Japanese.

Nevertheless, it is taking a while for the message to sink in with those who don't actually get the new bikes imported into places such as the USA --

CCM sold every one of the GP450 bikes they manufactured.
They gave every appearance of considering the USA market but found that they didn't need it.

The company remain in business, meeting a market that is much more bespoke, even specialised, than the mass produced "stack them high and sell them cheap" market; there is room for both in this world and it is the way that the UK needs to move, increasingly, in the future (it is what the UK has been doing for some time in any case).

For those who aren't aware, SWM are producing their Euro 4 compliant engine in the "old" Italian factory that is actually newly built -- the one that was updated by BMW when they manufactured Husqvarna machines there.
The whole SWM shebang has been financed with Chinese money, via Shineray I believe (that last bit would need an amount of further research for anyone who is really interested in such things).
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Wanted: Wide ratio gears ccm gp450

https://www.novaracing.co.uk/Product...t20082011.html

I contacted Nova Racing this week.

This was the reply:

Unfortunately we have not got any of these in stock. We have not had enough
interest in them to manufacture a batch for some time now.
If we had orders for 4-5 we would put a batch into manufacture. The price
would be £1200 + carriage (around £35) + vat.

Is anybody interested in purchasing the gears ???
I need only three more and they will start to manufacture...
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I would if I had the bike! Prices need to come down by a grand for me, then I would immediately lob the saved grand into the gearbox. Sadly my ducks are not yet in a row!
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I contacted Nova Racing this week.



This was the reply:



Unfortunately we have not got any of these in stock. We have not had enough

interest in them to manufacture a batch for some time now.

If we had orders for 4-5 we would put a batch into manufacture. The price

would be £1200 + carriage (around £35) + vat.



Is anybody interested in purchasing the gears ???

I need only three more and they will start to manufacture...
I'm interested.
I'm not sure who I could get to fit it for me though and how much that would cost.
I doubt my local BMW dealer would want to be involved in fitting non BMW parts.

You should try posting on the advrider.com GP450 thread as well, and perhaps the adventurebike rider magforum.

I have added a link to your post to the GP450 facebook group, and see if we can round up a few more interested people.
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suspension travel

hello, I had a daft half hour recently and thought about buying a used GP450. A bit scary seeing how many there are for sale?
But, anyway, checking on the CCM webpage (out of date, obs) it lists the suspension travel of front and rear as 165mm. REALLY? So, just wondering if anyone out there can confirm this? Makes my old XT seem positively agile if correct.
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hello, I had a daft half hour recently and thought about buying a used GP450. A bit scary seeing how many there are for sale?

But, anyway, checking on the CCM webpage (out of date, obs) it lists the suspension travel of front and rear as 165mm. REALLY? So, just wondering if anyone out there can confirm this? Makes my old XT seem positively agile if correct.
That's the low suspension model. Add another 100mm or so for the standard version.
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That's the low suspension model. Add another 100mm or so for the standard version.
ok, thank you for this. I am still mulling this potential purchase over.
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