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ADV BikesCSC Announces New 250cc Dual Sport for $1,895

CSC Announces New 250cc Dual Sport for $1,895

The CSC TT 250 will be available in the US and Canada in the first half of 2016.

Published on 11.29.2015

CSC Motorcycles announced that it is accepting deposits for a new dual sport motorcycle, the CSC TT 250. The street-legal TT is powered by an air-cooled 230cc counterbalanced single cylinder engine with a 5-speed transmission.

The TT 250 has a 21-inch front wheel and an 18-inch rear wheel for improved off-road performance and weighs 309 lbs. Hydraulic single-disk brakes are offered as standard equipment, as are inverted forks and an adjustable rear suspension. The bike has both an electric and kick starter, with accessories powered by handlebar-controlled under seat outlets via a 300-watt alternator.

CSC TT 250 Dual Sport Black
The CSC TT 250 will be available in three colors: White with orange TT lettering, black with silver lettering, and red with silver lettering. Shown here in Black and Silver.

CSC Motorcycles has begun accepting deposits for the new TT 250 dual sport motorcycle through its “Don’t Miss the Boat” program. Under this program, riders can pre-order the new CSC TT 250 for $1,895. When the introductory offer expires, the TT 250 will be sold for $2,495.


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“We used a similar approach when introducing our flagship adventure touring motorcycle, the 250cc RX3, and the response to that offer was outstanding” said Steve Seidner, CSC Motorcycles President and Chief Executive Officer. “We’ve established a reputation as a customer-centered adventure motorcycle company,” Seidner continued, “and just like we did for the RX3, we’ll offer extensive online maintenance tutorials, a free shop manual with each motorcycle, and the parts and service support our customers have come to expect.”

Like the RX3, CSC will also be developing a full line of accessories for the TT and will sell the bike direct to customers instead of through a dealer network. The TT 250 is currently completing CARB and EPA certification. CSC estimates it will be available in all 50 states in March of 2016 and Canada by May of 2016. The bikes will have a one-year unlimited mileage warranty.

For additional information on the TT 250, go to the CSC Website or call CSC Motorcycles at 1 (800) 884-4173.

CSC TT 250 Dual Sport
The new CSC TT 250 was on display earlier this month at the Long Beach International Motorcycle Show.

CSC TT 250

Type: Single cylinder, 4 stroke, air-cooled
Bore X Stroke: 65.5mm x 66.2 mm
Displacement: 230cc
Compression Ratio: 9.6:1
Horsepower: 16.1 @ 7,000 rpm
Torque: 13.5 ft. lb. @ 5,500 rpm
Oil Type: 10W 40, 1.2 quarts
Fuel System: Carbureted
Starter: Electric & Kick
Frame: Tubular Steel
Transmission: 5 Speed, constant mesh
Seat Height: 34 in. (864mm)
Wheelbase: 55 in. (1397mm)
Fuel Tank: 2.9 gallons (11 L)
Front Tires: 3.00 x 21 knobby, DOT approved
Rear Tires: 4.60 x 18 knobby, DOT approved
Front Suspension: Inverted Telescopic, 49mm
Rear Suspension: monoshock with preload adjustment
Suspension Travel: 6.2 in. (157mm) Front / 6.5 in. (165mm) Rear
Ground Clearance: 11.5 in. (292mm)
Front Brake: 267mm Single Disc
Rear Brake: 219mm Single Disc
Weight: 309 lbs. (140 Kg)
Price: $1,895 (Introductory)

Author: Rob Dabney

Rob Dabney started a lifelong obsession with motorcycles at the age of 15 when he purchased his first bike – a 1982 Honda MB5. Through his 20’s and 30’s he competed in off-road desert races, including the Baja 250, 500 and 1000. Eventually, his proclivity for exploration led him to dual sport and adventure riding. Rob’s never-ending quest to discover what’s around the next bend has taken him on Adventures in Latin America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and throughout the American West. As a moto journalist, he enjoys inspiring others to seek adventure across horizons both near and far.

Author: Rob Dabney
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Motos of Michigan
Motos of Michigan
November 30, 2015 12:21 pm

CSC Motorcycles continues to exhibit the perfect balance of innovation and real world marketing of motorcycles for the masses. Other importers and distributors of equally as good machines should take a page from the CSC Motorcycles playbook and ride in on the tide as well. That requires a passion for the product that shines through as real. CSC Motorcycles and it’s entire team have that and it will prove to be the key characteristic of their overall long term success. Hat’s off to CSC Motorcycles for bringing excitement back to the N.A. motorcycle market.

RobG
RobG
November 30, 2015 2:45 pm

I was about ready to pre-order one, but something stopped me… the suspension travel. 6.2/6.5 inches? That’s pathetic. This bike is a virtual clone of the Honda CRF230 in many ways, except the Honda has 9″ of travel f/r, which is a HUGE difference. My little TW200 has 6.5″ and it makes sense, since it’s very low to the ground. But this thing has 11″ of ground clearance and a 34″ seat height. So why the lack of suspension travel?

Rob Dabney
Rob Dabney
December 1, 2015 9:51 pm
Reply to  RobG

Good point RobG. It does seem like the suspension travel numbers should be higher based on the seat height and ground clearance. I spoke with CSC about it and they said they confirmed the suspension travel measurements themselves. It’s got about 1 inch more travel than the RX-3 and about a half inch to an inch less than some of the other dual sport bikes in this category like the XT250 or DR200. It may be adequate for some fun trail rides assuming the spring rates and damping are good. We’ll have to see when we get a chance to test one.

lapd15575
lapd15575
December 1, 2015 1:06 pm

If it’s half the bike the RX3 is, this may be the deal of the decade!

justinope
justinope
December 1, 2015 8:41 pm

I can’t see this being anywhere near as popular as the RX3. Doesn’t really fill any niche in the market that isn’t already heavily filled.

Rob Dabney
Rob Dabney
December 1, 2015 10:02 pm
Reply to  justinope

You make a good point Justinope. The RX-3 was filling a gap in the market for a 250cc fully-equipped Adventure Bike. But there are a few options on the market for air-cooled, enduro-style dual sports. However, those bikes cost more than 2x what the TT 250 costs. So at this price point, it really is an open market for CSC. We’ll see if the customers respond.

Dan K.
Dan K.
December 3, 2015 11:46 am
Reply to  Rob Dabney

I agree. The RX-3 opened up a new category in North America and at an unbeatable price. The TT 250 is nothing new, but it competes in a market segment at less than 1/2 the price of comparable small enduros/dual-sports.

I’ve got about 2500 miles on my RX-3 now, and my dealings with CSC and the quality of the bike gave me the confidence to order a TT 250 too.

Cheers,

Dan K.

Rob Dabney
Rob Dabney
December 3, 2015 11:57 am
Reply to  Dan K.

Thanks for sharing your experience with the RX-3 Dan. how do you think you’ll use the TT 250 vs. your RX-3?

David Newcomb
David Newcomb
January 3, 2016 12:07 am
Reply to  Rob Dabney

I have been riding for forty years I have never been so pumped up about a motorcycle since I got my Kawasaki kdx 175 for Christmas when I was fifteen I want one asap.

High Pressure
High Pressure
December 2, 2015 6:00 pm

Just ordered mine!

Rob Dabney
Rob Dabney
December 2, 2015 6:02 pm
Reply to  High Pressure

Awesome. Send us some pictures on Facebook when you get it!

Eric
Eric
December 4, 2015 4:26 pm

Chinese crap…..

Peter M.
Peter M.
December 21, 2015 2:07 pm
Reply to  Eric

Like your phone?

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December 14, 2015 8:50 am

[…] all new street-legal enduro — the TT 250 — is powered by an air-cooled 230cc counterbalanced single cylinder engine […]

Luiz C Laba
Luiz C Laba
December 17, 2015 5:54 pm

ordered my TT 250 last week.
my other bikes are a Triumph Tiger 800 XRX and a ZX14R, both 2015…
owned all other brands except Aprilla and Moto Guzi, and I decided to give my confidence to CSC, lets SEE!
cheers
LCL

Rob Dabney
Rob Dabney
December 17, 2015 6:19 pm
Reply to  Luiz C Laba

Very cool Luiz! Sounds like it will make a great addition to your well stocked garage. Let us know how it works out when you get it.

JJ
JJ
October 3, 2017 7:44 am

Is this bike avalable for sale in 2017 because i am new to dual sports so i want a nice bike thats not to expensive.If it is for sale can you plz send me the website thanks

ADV Pulse
ADV Pulse
October 3, 2017 8:18 am
Reply to  JJ
Joe Crennan
Joe Crennan
April 30, 2018 2:21 pm

65.5 x 66.2. 2018
67 x 65. 2017
Correct?

Cnel
Cnel
April 30, 2019 5:35 am

This is just a HAWK 250, you can get these Chinese bikes off Amazon. look it up.

Rob Dabney
Rob Dabney
April 30, 2019 8:22 am
Reply to  Cnel

The question is can you get it registered at your local Department of Motor Vehicles?

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