CSC Motorcycles has been very busy introducing new models to its U.S. lineup. Last year it was the adventure-touring-styled Cyclone RX3 (which won an Honorable Mention award in 2015 for Best Value). In 2016 CSC has already introduced the RC3 and TT250, and now comes the RZ3, a naked bike version of the RC3, and upping CSC’s selection of model from 0 to four in just two years.

“We’re pleased to add this fourth 250cc motorcycle to our line of high-quality, value-priced motorcycles,”said CSC Motorcycles President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Seidner. “The styling of the new RZ3 is extremely attractive, and with our proven liquid-cooled 250cc engine, this bike is very exciting.”

2016 CSC RC3 Review

The new RZ3 features a liquid-cooled, EFI, OHC, 4-valve, counterbalanced Single, with a 6-speed transmission, and electric starting.  The purchase of any CSC motorcycle includes extensive online maintenance tutorials, a shop manual, and customer support. CSC offers a complete parts inventory and accessory line for each of its motorcycles. The new CSC RZ3 will be available before the end of the year as a 2017 model for $3,495 and include a 2-year, unlimited mileage warranty.


“We’ve completed long-distance tours through the western United States, Mexico, South America, and most recently, China,” Seidner said. “Our customers know that CSC motorcycles are built to go the distance, and we’ve proven that with our long distance rides. We recently completed an 8,800-kilometer ride across China without a single failure. These bikes have proven their reliability on the Tibetan Plateau at altitudes up to 14,000 feet, the Gobi Desert, Mexico’s Baja peninsula, Colombia’s Andes Mountains, and the great deserts and mountains of the western United States. These are fine motorcycles, and we are proud to offer them here in North America. The RZ3 is another great motorcycle coming into our stable, and it will be another home run for us and our customers. The styling on this bike is fantastic.”

2015 CSC Cyclone RX-3 Review

CSC Motorcycles is located in Azusa, California. CSC is accepting preorder deposits on the RZ3 now. For a very limited time and on a pre-order basis only, CSC is offering free RZ3 setup and shipping within the continental United States. The RZ3 price is $3,495, and the motorcycle will be available prior to the end of the year. Anyone desiring more information can contact CSC at 909-445-0900 or visit their website at


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  • DickRuble

    One of the virtues of single cylinder motorcycles is that it allows for a narrow frame.Having a 5.28 gallon nullifies that advantage, makes a light bike top heavy, thick, and is unnecessary; a 250cc engine should be sipping gas. A 3 gallon under seat tank would’ve lowered the center of gravity and allowed for some storage space where the tank sits now.

    • What if you just fill it half way?

      • DickRuble

        That’s brilliant… Where did you get schooled in design? General Motors?

    • novemberjulius

      I’m predicting aftermarket tank swaps. Kind of like dual sports except instead of bigger tanks, smaller.

      • DickRuble

        I am predicting they’re going the way of Hyosung..

        • Ser Samsquamsh

          Probably not but that might be the first Chinese motorcycle that actually looks cool. Plus you can ride 400 miles without stopping!

          • John Ferguson

            Which is a good thing.

          • Douglas

            My, that’s profound.

    • Kenneth

      Considering the 5+ gallon tank, the 52.36″ wheelbase, and the 33.45″ (handlebar?) width, it makes me wonder who, exactly, is in charge of planning the specs for these bikes?

  • Gabriel Owens

    With a 5 gallon tank the range must be fairly high.

    • Kenneth

      For those trips across Mongolia.

  • novemberjulius

    That trellis frame….

  • Joe Berk

    Hi. Joe Berk here. I’m with CSC (I write the blog). Happy to answer any questions you might have.

    • Randy Pancetalk

      hi joe, tried to find the seat height on your website…

      • Joe Berk

        Randy, I’ll be in the plant tomorrow. Let me see what I can find out. I’ll get back to you.

      • Joe Berk

        The seat height is 30.9 inches.

  • HeDidn’tWeDid

    If you live in a part of the world with fluctuating gas prices and limited supply, maybe having a big tank isn’t such a bad idea. Better than riding something like a Harley that has a 2 gallon tank.

  • Douglas

    Well, if it’s good, mightn’t it be because there is so much out there (Japanese, European, US, etc) to copy from….that’s how your Chinese (and former Soviets) are able to mfr anything that is marketable to developed countries, n’cest-pas?

    • John Ferguson

      I’m sorry…but do you have anything INTELLIGENT to contribute?

      Thought not.

  • Craig Hoffman

    This looks like a perfect 2nd bike or RV bumper occupant. Can be fixed with a flat blade and crescent wrench too, and it costs only about 1.15 Honda Groms.

    I tend to use the Grom as a convenient measure of motorcycle currency, as it pains me how little a Grom offers for a bit over 3K, when (to me anyway) 3K still represents a chunk of change. It is depressing I tell you… The CSC seems like a good deal to me. It is not my dream bike or anything, but one could do a lot worse in the new market for the asking price.

  • It looks amazing – kind of an adolescent Triumph Speed Triple – and the self-wrench factor sounds deeply gratifying but a Honda CB300F is only about $500 more. Love the concept and ideal but starting to feel how reality creeps in around the edges of life lately.

  • Loki Pushparaj

    Seems like they mooched the exhaust from the Honda CBR650F.

  • Jeevan Chaukar

    Not too bad but will it be able to take on bikes like KTM Duke 200/390? Or the upcoming BMW G310R? There is now intense competition in below 400cc space internationally – more so in India it is quite strong. If anybody has to spend just $500 (equivalent of about Rs 32000-35000) more to get a KTM or BMW bike of similar capacity, this one is going to struggle. But still, it is seemingly a good product from China as otherwise the impression of automotive products from that country isn’t too great even in low cost model driven countries like India. Chinese have not been able to make any dent on Indian 2W market. They are recently trying through US and Italian brands (UM Renegade, Benelli) etc. Benelli has started well so far..