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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.


“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 Mexico, North Africa, Europe, 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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21 thoughts on “CSC Announces New 250cc Dual Sport for $1,895

  1. 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.

  2. 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?

    • 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.

    • 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.

      • 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.


        Dan K.

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  4. 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!

  5. 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


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