This March, while the rest of us are sat around playing Xbox and working out what to do with our lives, six serving British soldiers will be embarking on the trip of a lifetime – a 20,000-mile record-breaking expedition along the Pan-American Highway, from Ushuaia, Argentina, to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. And the Sensational Six, led by Major Nick Foulerton, will be doing the whole trip on the back of one of these CCM GP450 motorbikes.
The geometric design of the chassis and suspension gives controllable but nimble handling on any surface.
The bike features bespoke bileted aluminium wheel hubs and strong but lightweight alloy rims, covered by dual sport tyres.
Both front and rear world-leading Brembo brakes allow for instant stopping power coupled with a progressive feel on uneven surfaces.
The single cylinder 450cc BMW engine with fuel injection is proven and reliable enough for the toughest adventures.
There are faster bikes, but not many can boast the same durability. This bike will cruise between 65mph and 75mph while its top speed is 90mph.
The Bond-Lite frame is forged, CNC machined (computer numeric controlled) and joined together using aerospace technology to create a formidably strong chassis.
The 5-speed gearbox works harmoniously with the powerful engine mapping.
Integrated triple fuel tanks carry 20 litres across the length of the bike, which enables 250 miles of riding.
The GP450 is a fearsome featherweight of a bike, tipping the scales at just 125kg.