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Old 10-08-2018, 02:36 AM   #16
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Didn't seem like a POS when I rode it.


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Old 10-11-2018, 06:16 AM   #17
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I haven't even seen one in person just going off reviews, you rode it...


When thinking about price you also need to consider depreciation. Biggest expense will be depreciation. I'd bet these will have a lot more depreciation as there is no established secondary market. So my thought is, if your guna own say 3-5 years just how much cheaper is this than the Versus 300? Will CSC even be around in 5 years? Just seems like a gamble to me that's not worth it when there's so many great options available from established manufactures with established secondary markets, nation wide dealer network, established aftermarket parts support, more than one shop importing them and more than one source of parts. Companies that will be here in 5 years.

I guess I just see very little upside other than price. And if price is an issue I'd just buy a quality product from an established manufacture used.
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Old 10-12-2018, 09:10 AM   #18
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The last thing I'm guna do is pick a bike made in China of questionable quality with no dealer network to do extended adventure travel on. WTF do you do if it breaks, wait for parts to come in the mail while stuck in some foreign country.

I just don't think their business plan works for long distance adventure travel. If I'm stuck 1000's of miles from home I want a name brand that is commonly worked on, parts stocked, and proven reliable.
Uh the vast majority of BMW "Adventure" bikes never go off road.

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Old 10-12-2018, 09:27 AM   #19
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my tree cents on this. I rode a RX3 awhile ago,and thought,cool, this would make a great 2nd. bike for around town etc. then I realize, for a mere 860 bucks, i can buy the 790cc kit from procycle for my DR650 instead. this way i can carry more weight and not have insure/reg. another bike.win/win....

ps as for a 2nd. bike, a yamaha TW200 would be a better option....
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Old 10-19-2018, 07:15 PM   #20
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I get a Harbor Freight vibe.

BUT.

I am almost interested.

For the record, complaining about parts, I have literally LITERALLY never had a Kawasaki dealer have a fucking part or item for a KLR in stock anyway.

As long as CSC has parts in a warehouse it can be shipped just as fast as the dealers '2-3 day' quote (hmm..website even says: CSC . CSC stocks EVERY part for every model. Parts can be shipped overnight, when necessary).

The thing is, the 650 singles are super outdated. A modern 400-450 (non race bike, though, k thnx fuck you Honda) would be just as good. And I have ZERO interest in a giant, multi-cylinder 800+ 'adv' bike.

So, you can see I have pretty much zero options under $10k. Great.

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Old 11-30-2018, 12:07 PM   #21
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There it is RX4 ready for Pre-order. Should be out early 2019. A little pricey at 5k-6k but you get a lot for your money. Half the price of the CRF450 and it's pretty much adventure ready.


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Old 11-30-2018, 12:22 PM   #22
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The last thing I'm guna do is pick a bike made in China of questionable quality with no dealer network to do extended adventure travel on. WTF do you do if it breaks, wait for parts to come in the mail while stuck in some foreign country.

I just don't think their business plan works for long distance adventure travel. If I'm stuck 1000's of miles from home I want a name brand that is commonly worked on, parts stocked, and proven reliable.
I believe that Zongshen is the largest motorcycle manufacturer in the world on terms of numbers.

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Old 11-30-2018, 12:36 PM   #23
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It looks like a lot of bike for that little motor.
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Old 11-30-2018, 01:18 PM   #24
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That little motor has more HP than my DR650 probably not more torque though =P
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Old 12-13-2018, 11:30 PM   #25
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This bike looks promising as an entry into ADV riding. I would run it without those big cans and use a set of Kriega bags.

And 60+ mpg is nice.
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Old 12-31-2018, 05:33 PM   #26
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Man this a dope video, makes me want to buy one =P

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Who needs a KTM.
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