Welcome to the CCM Spitfire, I was in UK last week collecting it from the CCM factory in Bolton but now it’s in Sweden. Its been quite an experience buying this bike but I won’t dwell publicly as it’s not quite finished. Early last year CCM did a mock-up of the spitfire and it was a showstopper and apparently sold out in no time at all! I put a deposit down after reading an online report with lots of projected numbers, weight etc. £500 deposit secured my bike followed the full instalment over 2 payments with a June 2017 delivery date. Sadly, the build was besieged by all manner of issues (As is common with a new / unknown build) with one of the biggest being the fuel tank as the original adverts and publications promised an alloy tank… but this has been almost impossible to achieve with only a handful of bikes coming with metal tanks with the remainder being Italian injected moulded! (This situation is very much ongoing and that’s about all there is to be said really) In no particular order, here goes. Started easy enough but requires a ‘starting lever’ but why is this needed on a modern bike it beyond me? Even though I let it run for about 10 min, it still hesitated when I was going through the gears and while it didn’t cut out it did give me some concerns. Up and down the gears without any issues but I couldn’t get it into neutral with the engine running but I'm expecting it to loosen up as the miles increase. Brakes, front a bit spongy and expected better with the name Brembo attached to them but they might be bedding in of course. Suspension was very still and bounced over a lot / most bumps, it’s probably better suited to the chunky monkeys as I'm a little over 10 stone. Handling was very nimble and easy to throw into the bends with confidence but I didn’t go 100% as it’s still a new engine and its new to me. Changes to be made, reposition / adjust clutch, reposition / adjust gear leave as it’s a bit high for me. Overall – very pleased with the look, feel and handing on the bike – just over 150km done so far. Photo's from yesterdays / today's ride.