Clews Competition Motorcycles became known to the world as simply CCM and they began in 1971 when the BSA Motorcycles division collapsed. Born from the ashes of BSA, Alan Clews who had been an experienced motocross rider and on many occasion modified his own BSA for competition, bought the BSA works and began production of his own lighter and more nimble version of the BSA B50 shortly afterwards.
As CCW's reputation grew throughout the 70's and 80's, Alan Clew then made the all important decision to start exporting his motorcycle to the US. Under the name Can-Am Motorcycles, the CCW Motorcycles utilised a Rotax engine and had also managed to get the contract for the military's Armstrong Motorcycles until Harley-Davidson bought out that division of CCW.
In 1998, CCW was bought out by the Robinson Family who also produced engines for Suzuki Motorcycles, but by 2004 the CCW name badge ceased operations. Upset over this decision, Alan Clew bought back the rights to CCW and is now currently attempting to rebuild the company to its pre-Robinson status.
CCW is still produced in their original Blackburn, England plant.
Original Authors: Nicholas
Edit Update Authors: M.A.Harris
Updated On: 06/06/2008