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California Motorcycle Company's 250cc Adventure bike

You've probably hard abotu the $3000 adventure bike that's coming to America but they've just gotten EPA approval so it's one BIG step closer to reality. It's a Chinese built 250CC Adventure bike sold by California Motorcycle Company (a California based company). Rumor is that it's planned to come to Canada as well but Canadian approvals are pending. The $3000 price is introductory with targeted pricing of $3495.  It certainly looks pretty good in pictures.

According to their website: The CSC Cyclone RX-3 is a 250cc adventure touring motorcycle that includes engine guards, luggage, a windscreen, 6-speed transmission, a 4.2-gallon fuel tank, water cooling, and a counter-balanced, fuel-injected, overhead cam engine as standard equipment. CSC also recently announced that the bike will now come with a cush-drive-equipped 17″ rear wheel. Another pre-launch change will be an upgraded alternator that increases output from 220 Watts to 300 Watts, again at no extra cost.

The bike is manufactured Zongshen in China to California Motorcycle Company specfications. Cyclone RX-3 motorcycles will begin arriving on US shores sometime in February.

Check out the video of it in action below!

A full-day of testing the CSC Cyclone RX-3 had us traveling from the urban jungle of Los Angeles to the high desert of Wrightwood and into the San Gabriel Mountains of the Angeles National Forest. A combination of city, highway, twisty pavement and dirt roads gave us ample opportunities to evaluate this frisky 250cc Adventure Bike.



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