2013 Cleveland CycleWerks (CCW) Heist: Cool Factor 56.7%

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2013 Cleveland CycleWerks (CCW) Heist: Cool Factor 56.7%

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2013 Cleveland CycleWerks (CCW) Heist

Tha Heist is a head-turning throwback to the hardtails of the 1940s, a motorbike that connects you to the road and will draw admiring eyes at every pass and stop. Designed and built by hand using the highest quality materials, tha Heist will be your loyal companion for hundreds of thousands of miles.

Success is in the details. Details such as braided stainless steel brake lines. Frames painted in clean rooms giving a bullet proof finish. Dual piston calipers. Oversized rotors. DOT approved tires. 1020 extruded tubing. You’ll love the beautiful high gloss paint and smooth finish.



2013 Cleveland CycleWerks Heist Key Features

• The 250cc engine is a custom “CG” series engine manufactured by LIFAN. It has redesigned intake and exhaust tracks, and counterbalanced internals accompanied by a performance enhancing cam curve.

• The brake lines are bonded braided stainless steel. Controls are high quality, durable, and they look great too. They integrate internal sealed bearings to provide smooth actuation and eliminate vibration.

• The brake rotors are 290mm in the front and 240mm in the back. Stopping power is provided by dual piston calipers, which provide better feel and actuation.

• The wheels use 4mm spokes for a custom look and minimized flexibility, leading to increased traction. The front wheel is 21” and rear wheel is 18”. While the industry standard is 42 and 38 spokes per wheel, our wheels are constructed with 72 spokes on the rear wheel and 62 on the front.

• The front end was designed with more “trail” to enhance stability at higher speeds. This addresses high speed “float” often experienced with lightweight bikes.

• Tha Heist is built with 1020 DOM (Drawn Over Mandrel) extruded tubing to enhance strength and durability. 1020 DOM is used by custom builders of large bikes. Most production motorcycle frames are built with ERT tubing which is less expensive and less rigid.

• The fuel tank and fender are fabricated from heavy gauge steel for durability. This steel is heavier than almost any other OEM bike on the market.

• Small details are revealed in the hand stitched speed stitching on the seat cover.

• Modern production management techniques are revered at the CCW factory. We receive real time feedback from riders and mechanics and integrate their feedback on the production line. We have test bikes running constantly with hundreds of thousands of miles on the odometer.


2013 Cleveland CycleWerks Heist - North American Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price: $3,195 USD
Canadian MSRP Price: $3,499 CDN


Engine
Engine type Four-stroke single cylinder, counterbalanced
Displacement 229cc
Cooling system Air cooled
Bore × stroke: 67× 65 mm (2.64" x 2.55")
Compression ratio: 9.2:1
Ignition system: CDI
Starting Electric with kick backup

Drive
Transmission Constant mesh, five-speed
Clutch Wet multi-plate

Brakes
Front brakes 290 mm (11.45") hydraulic disc
Rear brakes 240 mm (9.45") hydraulic disc
Tires & suspension
Tires (front) 90 / 90 - 21"
Tires (rear) 140 / 70 - 18"
Suspension (front) Inverted fork
Suspension (rear) Progressive twin shock with reservoir

Chassis
Dry weight 125kg (275lbs)
Frame 1020 DOM
Width 760 mm (29.92")
Height 1035 mm (40.75")
Wheelbase 1513 mm (59.6")
Ground clearance 139 mm (5.5")
Seat height 645 mm (25.4")
Max capacity 226.8kg (500 lbs)
Fuel capacity 18.3L (4.8g)
Colours Gloss black, white



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Special note: See price. BTW, the Honda Rebel 250 is $4,190.
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I voted cool, because you normally have to build a little bobber like this yourself.

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#4 Unread post by storysunfolding »

I like the designs from Cleveland CycleWerks, but it's still a LIFAN chinese bike, just built to the specs of this company. Low reliability, low power but low price. Uncool simply because they tried something different.
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#5 Unread post by montanalifter »

I voted awesome because a very affordable bike that looks good and you can go out and enjoy a ride. 250cc engine would stop me from buying it, I live in open spaces. 650-750cc and still keep the price reasonable and i think they would fly off the shelf.

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#6 Unread post by dr_bar »

I voted cool, but in a bare bones sort of way. For a company to go so old school in design and make a go of it, is cool and kinda daring...
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#7 Unread post by JackoftheGreen »

I voted 'Uncool'. It's a Chinese sewing machine.

I didn't give it a Fail though -- for what it is, the price point can't be ignored. I know bobbers are popular, and I'm sure these things will sell briskly for the segment. Let's see how they're doing in a few years...

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Epic Fail. Chinese Junk and I don't mean the ship...
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#9 Unread post by Grey Thumper »

Never seen one of these things in real life. Looks great in the pics, except for the engine, which looks like a black plastic toy.
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#10 Unread post by Wrider »

Fail. Bobbers were made to be as light as possible and usually tuned up so they were faster. I've never had good luck with any Chinese bike. And trying to make it sound American? Really guys?
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