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    Senior Member arbolmano's Avatar
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    Any Cyclone reports?

    A while back a forum member turned us all onto the CSC Cyclone that was coming.
    I see from the website they are here and being used. Heresy, I know but less than $4000
    for an fuel injected 250 dual sport fully ready to go has my attention. Any ride reports from
    heretics?
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    I've been watching their recent youtube videos of a convoy of them being ridden in Baja. Not sure if the riders are the first owners but I'm waiting to see them in the States too.

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    I saw this article about them. Kinda interesting...
    Close-Up Look of the CSC Cyclone RX-3 250cc Adventure Bike - ADV Pulse
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    I would like to see and ride one in person. There reviews indicate some issues of concern if someone really wanted to adventure tour on one but the bike is probably plenty good enough for an affordable commuter with wanna-be adventure looks. I could just picture trying to figure out how to corral loose items if the bike tips over hundreds of miles from home and the plastic panniers shatter. Hopefully the supporting racks will accommodate up-graded storage bags. With a 4.2 gallon tank the bike is good for touring. With only a peaky 25hp and a wet weight of almost 400 lbs the adventure potential might be somewhat mild. Great bargain price for an entry level bike though.
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    I have not read this post from Chinariders.net, but Spudrider, who posts here occasionally, started this thread. Hope this helps.

    New Zongshen RX3 (ZS250GY-3) Dual Sport - ChinaRiders Forums

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    anyone here get one of these yet?
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    What the hell is a CSC? Sounds like something that would be sold at Harbor Freight.
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    'CSC' - California Scooter Company. They are the only importer of the bike. equivalent of Chevy's Captiva, made by Daewoo in Korea. Also branded as the Buick Encore, if I'm not mistaken.
    welcome to the global market gentleman
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    Quote Originally Posted by TopPredator View Post
    What the hell is a CSC? Sounds like something that would be sold at Harbor Freight.
    California Scooter Company.
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    KJ, just KJ, ok.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tinman tim View Post
    anyone here get one of these yet?
    Yes, if I'm not mistaken, at least two forum members have reported purchasing an RX3.

    I too am interested in hearing more real world reviews/experiences with the RX3. For me, it's mostly about the reliability and durability of the motor. If it turns out to be superb in that regard, then I will be quite seriously considering a new AJP PR5 dual sport (same base motor) when it comes out.
    Last edited by kj7687; 06-29-2015 at 08:15 PM.
    KJ, just KJ, ok.


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