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Chinese made adventure motorcycle for less than $4000. Yikes!
« on: September 10, 2016, 06:44:39 PM »
CSC Motorcycles in Azusa, California imports a Chinese built adventure (touring?) motorcycle from Chongqing Zongshens Power Machinery Company based in China. The bike is called CSC RX3 Adventure, but it is also known as Zongshens RX3 Cyclone ZS250GY-3. The motorcycle uses a 250cc single cylinder 4 stroke engine with SOHC, liquid cooling, 6-speed transmission, windshield, engine guards, fuel injection and a 300 watt alternator. It retails for $3895.00, and includes two hard saddle bags and a trunk bag for a total of 50 liters of storage (I think all 3 bags are made of plastic). It comes with a 1 year unlimited mileage warranty, and a 2 year parts warranty.

The motorcycle has 4.2 gallon fuel tank capacity and a wet weight of 408 pounds. It has a payload of 277 pounds. It gets an average MPG of 54.2 miles, and will cruise at 60 mph at 6700 rpm. It has an estimated fuel range of 228 miles. (source: rider magazine)

The bike is cheap and does come with accessories you normally pay extra for, but it doesn't have a track record that I know of and has no dealer support other than the 1 dealership in California, which means your forced to use them for parts and technical support. I don't like the idea of being dependent on a single dealership to keep my bike running correctly. I can't count how many times I have purchased inferior items with a cheap price tag and made in China label. I am not saying this bike is one of those items, I don't know, but the bike is cheap and yet comes with a lot of accessories, so they need to cut costs somewhere on the motorcycle. I have feeling those cuts are coming from areas of workmanship that aren't readily apparent to the buyer and will effect the bikes performance, reliability and longevity. I think I would rather purchase a Honda CRF250L for $1100 more, and have the peace of mind knowing I purchased a known reliable machine with good dealership support.

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