CSC Motorcycles has announced the release of its latest model, the 2018 San Gabriel, a café racer with an air-cooled, 16.1-horsepower (claimed), 250cc, single-cylinder engine, a 5-speed transmission, spoked wheels and four color options (white, black, blue and mocha). Weighing just 270 pounds, the San Gabriel has a low seat height and full instrumentation including a fuel gauge, speedometer, tachometer and gear position indicator.
Available direct from CSC for just $1,995 with free shipping in the lower 48 states, the San Gabriel comes with a one-year warranty, a complete shop manual, extensive online maintenance tutorials and full parts support from Azusa, California-based CSC Motorcycles.
“We built the CSC brand based on offering exceptional value to our customers and the San Gabriel is based on the same approach we’ve used with the RX3, the RC3 and the TT250,” said Steve Seidner, CSC’s President and CEO. “Our customers love our direct sales approach and our pricing. We’ve built a rider-friendly approach with our online maintenance tutorials, our parts availability and our one-year, unlimited mileage warranty.”
“When we first offered the RX3 motorcycle nearly 4 years ago, people questioned the quality and reliability of a Chinese motorcycle,”
“With the San Gabriel, we’re doing several things to bring even greater value to our customers,” Seidner continued. “The San Gabriel has a low seat height and it’s a very light motorcycle, which makes it ideal for new riders. This is the bike that’s going to bring more people into motorcycling.”
Seidner explained that the bike relies on proven technology and offers great performance. “The San Gabriel uses a CG engine, which is a simple but very reliable overhead valve engine designed with reliability and low maintenance in mind. It’s quick, too. We ride in the San Gabriels, and I knew that’s what we had to call this motorcycle. With its light weight, short wheelbase and torquey 250, the handling is fantastic.”
“CSC will emphasize personalizing the San Gabriel for customers who wish to do so,” Seidner said. “We are encouraging our riders to personalize their bikes. We’ll have an extensive line of custom parts and accessories, and we’ll sponsor custom San Gabriel bike shows.”
Riders can pre-order a new San Gabriel motorcycle for $1995, with free shipping (a $500 deposit is required with order placement). Seidner explained that CSC encourages the camaraderie inherent to motorcycling, and the company will actively support clubs based on the new San Gabriel. Seidner added that CSC will organize rides like they do with the RX3 and TT250 motorcycles, including both multi-day and single-day rides. “We’ve done multiple customer rides now through Baja and the U.S., and our friends love them,” Seidner said. “Our objective has always been to not just sell you a motorcycle. We want to bring you into motorcycling. We want you as customers and friends.”
The pre-production San Gabriels are on display now at CSC headquarters in Azusa, California. CSC will host events later this summer to show the motorcycles elsewhere in the United States. For more information, visit cscmotorcycles.com.