Adrian's CCM 404ds page
In Feb 2012 I decided to rejoin the TRF (Trail Riders Fellowship) in order to go back to trail riding to improve my skills on the Tiger. So I sold my
YZ250F and replaced it with a CCM404ds which my son was selling. CCM404's are built in Blackburn , England using a DRZ 400 engine installed in
a handbuilt frame, with Whitepower Suspension (Same as KTM) and bodywork borrowed from other bikes e.g. CRF Radiator panels. CCM use an
Australian specification motor with high compression piston and a 39mm Keihn carburetor whereas the standard UK spec DRZ400 uses a 36mm
Mikuni Carb with a low compression piston, Mine is the "Dual Sport" DS which has a larger 11 litre fuel tank. The end result is a great trail/enduro
bike which is shorter, lighter, lower, more powerful and has better suspension than a stock Suzuki DRZ400. For some absurd reason in the UK a
secondhand CCM is worth less than the Suzuki DRZ equivalent.
The engine is smooth and the gearbox is sweet. This Suzuki 400 engine is a modern water cooled 4 stroke and is much more capable than my old
XR600. The CCM feels light and is great fun to ride. Steering is a little odd on knobbly tyres but you get used to it. This bike is perfect for green lanes
and I am still be able to take it round an MX track. Roll on summer.
Undoubtedly a CCM is the most appropriate off roader for a Tiger owner to buy, so go on do yourself a favour and get one. There are plenty of variants
Enduro, Dual Sport and Super Moto using 400 and 600 Suzuki engines or the older models with a 600 Rotax. Enjoy.
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Last updated 14 September 2015
UPDATE: I sold my CCM in July 2013
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