CSC TT250: Was $1895 in Nov 2015

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Tim_Tom, Nov 30, 2015.

  1. Tim_Tom

    Tim_Tom Long timer

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    Any thoughts on this thumper folk? I've never ridden dirt before, but I'm getting more dirtcurious since moving to the middle of the desert. For a street legal dual sport, that is brand new, and with suitable meek performance for my newb ass to play (and learn) on, I think this CSC bike could be a bargain.

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    http://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/csc-releases-the-tt-250-with-a-1895-price-tag

    Granted I wouldn't be in the market till next summer at the earliest but considering I can't find a used DS thumper for that price, I think it could make sense down the line. I have no problem with carbs or wrenching on my own bikes, and when it's that cheap I'd have no worries about crashing and fixing it.

    What does the thumper crowd think of it? Sure it's no KTM, but remember, it isn't supposed to be.
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  2. Sic Semper Tyrannis

    Sic Semper Tyrannis Plays with Banjos, Boats and Bikes...

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    My son is thinking hard about it. Seems like a decent value.
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  3. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Been here awhile

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    CSC has built a good reputation on the sale of the RX3s. I expect the TT to be a reliable bike as well.
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  4. brian72

    brian72 URBEX

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    Dealer support and parts?
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  5. GodWhomIsMike

    GodWhomIsMike The Neon Rider Rocking The 250

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    I am 5'3" and a 27-28" inseam. As much as I want to call and make a deposit, I am literally gonna look like one of Snow White's dwarfs on a bike with a 34" seat height. If I was taller, this would be a no brainer at that price.
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  6. YJake

    YJake Wrenchin'

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    Tempting for a 7th bike.

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  7. gatling

    gatling Long timer

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    No dealers, and just as we've done on the RX3, we'll have all parts in stock. But you already knew that.
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  8. gatling

    gatling Long timer

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    Toward the end of this video, we address the seat height...

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  9. justinope

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    I'd be way more interested if there was a low option offered, despite seeing the video. Like basically comes lower from the factory for equivalent or slightly added cost. I'll never be comfortable on something that heavy without at least the balls of my feet on the ground, main reason I sold my WRR, it just gets uncomfortable anytime you take it on the street. Also seems kinda weird to be introducing a carb bike in 2015/2016 to me. Although, I'm sure its part of the reason its cheaper.

    Maybe I'm being harsh, but I guess I just fail to see the appeal when you look at the possibility for nice, used bikes like the DRZ, DR650, etc vs the TT. The Cyclone made sense to me because it was filling a hole in the market for a more adventure style bike that is affordable and well equipped from the factory.. and I foresee it continuing to grow in popularity, but I dunno where this bike fits in the market personally. The spec sheet just isn't attractive enough to me to consider over a nice used, well proven bike for likely the same price with more accessories included.

    That being said, it is being marketed as a 80/20 off/on road bike so I'm just probably simply not the target audience haha.
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  10. JohninVT

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    I think it appeals to those of us who buy used TW200's, older XT250's and Sherpas that we use to explore gravel roads and power lines. I buy a TW every winter, mod it while there's snow on the ground and register it when mud season hits. Ride all Spring and Summer, sell it and start all over again.

    Unless you stumble onto a killer dealer, a used small displacement dual sport is going to be 1500-1800 on Craigslist. A new, warranted bike that you don't have to immediately buy a new chain and sprockets for or new wheel bearings and tires like you do that used bike from Craigslist is kind of attractive at the same price.

    If the bike had a metal tank and round headlight ....I'd send them a deposit today. Speaking of tanks....it would be great if CSC could list which, if anylarger capacity aftermarket tanks fit.
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  11. hugemoth

    hugemoth Big Brother is watching you!

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    A couple things to expect from this bike are lower horsepower than many other 250cc bikes, clicks and clacks from the OHV type engine, and great reliability. Should be a good workhorse of a bike.
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  12. zeer0

    zeer0 who?

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    That is one nice looking little bike. As a rider of an XT225 that's right up my alley. I'm sorely tempted to get one as a spare. I dig CSC's business model and customer service. It's a breath of fresh air.
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  13. AC909

    AC909 Great Job!

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    I can't tell you how excited I am to see this bike hit the market. CSC is the only company I have ever seen do Chinese motorcycle sales correctly. Having only a couple solid models, deeply stocking parts, excellent customer service, and gobs of accessories for already pretty well equipped bikes. Kind of reminds me of when the big motorcycle company's felt like they needed to earn a customers business.
    The motors on these bikes are proven in third world country's for years of abuse and neglect and still keep ticking. Who knows how long they will go with an actual maintenance routine? Good on CSC for making buying a new motorcycle practical and achievable for the average man again. I applaud you and keep it up PLEASE! :clap

    PS I didn't hear you mention it in the video but another major selling point of the bike is that it has kick and electric start.
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    haven't compared too many but it spec'd out higher horsepower than the Honda crf250
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    it sure was for me. after a dead battery on my fuel injected bike left me stranded (no push starting a FI) I was excited to see this with both electric start and kick start.
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  16. Sic Semper Tyrannis

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    Well we will let you know in March. My son placed an order for a white one!!
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  17. 73Mustang

    73Mustang Been here awhile

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    Will they offer a full blown adventure racks (top and sides)?

    I want something like this and able to carry a few days worth of camping gear, food, and water.
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  18. Navin

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    $2200 delivered and still they complain? :rofl

    Nice option here if you can live with the 16hp. At the price it's a frigging steal, and a 300w stator too?

    Is that a Honda copy engine?
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    hugemoth Big Brother is watching you!

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    Upsized Honda CG125 clone engine.
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  20. JDUBinCO

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    It looks like they are making competition for the xt250 and tw200 used market. With the short suspension it's just not a bike that I would ever buy. The rx3 is something special, because nobody else sells a bike like that. The 300w stator is cool though!

    CSC: Ask Zongshen to make a bike like the drz400, but address its short comings to the adventure type rider. I think you'd have a winner there!
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