OLD SCHOOL COOL HAS NEVER BEEN MORE AFFORDABLE!
The CSC SG250 San Gabriel motorcycle is a throw-back to the 1960’s. It’s a motorcycle that brings us back to our roots. The San Gabriel is handsome, yet rugged. Its stripped down to the essentials and intentionally avoids complications. The SG250 is equipped with a proven 230cc, air-cooled counter-balanced engine. CSC has brought back the café racer, equipped with everything you need for heart-pumping, purist motor bike riding – and nothing you don’t!
The 230cc motor used in the CSC SG250 (and the CSC TT250 Enduro) is a modernized version of the “world-design” motorcycle engine first developed by Honda back in 1975. Honda and other manufacturers wanted to export motorcycles into the growing market of Southeast Asia. But the economies of these countries were far behind Japan at the time. The engineers noted the contrast in motorcycle usage in these countries, “It was normal to see a child on the tank and the wife on the back, with two to four people riding together. And some people loaded vegetables, chickens, and pigs onto their motorcycles. We even saw motorcycles towing loaded carts.”
There were no motorcycle “dealers” in these emerging markets, only local repair shops which disassembled and repaired motorcycles that were broken down. Customers brought their motorcycles in only when they had stopped running. The concept of routine maintenance was completely foreign to the motor bike owners.
To tap into these demanding markets, Honda developed a new motorcycle engine that was specifically designed to require minimal maintenance. The lightweight, short-pushrod overhead valve 125cc engine featured a gear-driven, single camshaft structure for both intake and exhaust. The shaft is located where one would find the cam-chain housing in a more conventional overhead cam engine. This engine was later manufactured in a new factory in Brazil for the growing market in South America. Honda introduced a new motorcycle for the South American market called the CG125 Titan.
Over 40 years later, the original CG125 patent has long-expired. Today, Zongshen, the manufacturer of the CSC SG250, has a modern factory that builds over 3 MILLION engines each year. Zongshen builds both a 125cc and a 230cc version of the old CG engine. CSC distributes only the 230cc version in its modern motorcycles, with the additional update of a counter-balancer. This dependable motor is available in both the CSC SG250 San Gabriel and the CSC TT250 Enduro.
Zongshen Manufacturing Plant, 3 Million Motors Per Year
By American standards, 230cc is considered small. But in the CSC SG250, this engine is placed in a motorcycle that weighs only 273 pounds! That gives the CSC SG250 San Gabriel brisk acceleration and a cruising top end of 70 miles per hour! Fuel economy is typically over 65 miles per gallon. When combined with a four-gallon gas tank, this provides the rider with a range exceeding 200 miles.
CSC SG250 San Gabriel owners tend to fall into two categories. First is riders who are new to motorcycles. These riders appreciate the nimble handling and performance of the 230cc engine in the lightweight chassis. New riders also enjoy the simplicity of the dash, controls, and especially the low-maintenance requirements of the SG250.
SG250 San Gabriel Old School Cafe Racer
The second (and largest) category of CSC SG250 San Gabriel owners are experienced bikers who already own several motorcycles. The café racer-style appeals to experienced riders for its vintage and rebellious heritage. Its streamlined, minimalist, and retro. Experienced riders are attracted to the SG250 because of what it ISN’T. The SG250 San Gabriel isn’t high-tech. No electronic suspension; no surround-sound stereo; no trip computer; and no hassles! Just turn the key and ride – OR stomp the kick starter for another reminder of a simpler time!
Many experienced riders have dreamed of rebuilding an old-school project bike. But most of these “host” bikes from the 1970’s and ’80’s require massive restoration or are only available for four or five times what they sold for NEW! In contrast, the 2018 CSC SG250 is available NEW, including a 12-month unlimited mileage warranty, for ONLY $1,995.00.
The CSC SG250 San Gabriel is faithful to the appearance of the old bikes, but also well-equipped with important features like 17-inch tires on aluminum rims, full instrumentation including a speedometer, tachometer, odometer, fuel gauge, gear indicator, neutral light. You have telescopic front forks with rubber boots plus adjustable rear reservoir shocks. Stopping power is provided by a huge front disk and rear drums brakes.
Gas Tank Locking Cap
CSC SG250 Dash
Old bikes can’t compete with the new CSC SG250 that includes a 300-watt alternator, a 2-person seat plus rubber-cushioned foot pegs for driver and passenger, and even a locking gas cap. All these convenience features are STANDARD equipment on the CSC SG250 San Gabriel.
The CSC SG250 is an unmatched value. The proven dependable and economical 230cc motor is paired with a huge list of standard features that cannot be duplicated elsewhere for TWICE the price!
CSC SG250 San Gabriel Standard Features:
- 230cc air-cooled engine, overhead valve, with counter-balancer
- Fuel system: Keima slide carburetor
- Long maintenance intervals and easy repairs backed by a full Owner’s Manual and online service tutorials
- 5-speed transmission
- Megaphone steel exhaust
- 4-gallon fuel tank with locking gas cap – keyed to ignition
- Dash with speedometer, tachometer, odometer, fuel gauge, gear indicator, neutral light, turn signal and high beam indicators
- LED brake light
- 300-Watt alternator
- Telescopic front forks with rubber boots, front fork lock
- Adjustable dual rear shock absorbers with reservoirs
- Large diameter front disk and rear drum brakes
- Front 90/71/17 spoked wheel with DOT tire and tube, black aluminum rim
- Rear 120/70/17 spoked wheel with DOT tire and tube, black aluminum rim
- Folding rider and passenger foot pegs with rubber inserts
- Black low handlebars with bar-end weights
- Dual rear-view mirrors
- Comfort seat for driver and passenger
- Side stand and center stand
- Available Colors: Matte Black, Matte Blue, Mocha Cream, White with contrast trim
CSC SG250 San Gabriel Available Colors
The 2018 CSC SG250 San Gabriel is available now for ONLY $1,995.00. This price includes shipping to your door anywhere in the Lower 48 U.S. states!
Note: this price does not include the documentation fee of $55.00 so that you can obtain a title and license the new motorcycle in all 50-states. (The CSC SG250 is EPA-Certified in all 50-states.) Also, not included is an assembly and inspection charge of $345.00. This fee covers the inbound import fees and the assembly at CSC so that all you need to do when your bike arrives is install the rear-view mirrors, add gas and start riding!