Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Western Montana
I'm looking at the CSC RX3 - and how well it's doing. Price is a factor, of course - and the reality of it is, nobody is going to get Japanese-level quality from a Chinese plant. Yet, the minimalist-adventure bike seems to be doing well, with all its limitations.
I would think a high-revving 300, which could make legal speeds, coupled with the lighter weight approaching that of a small dual-sport, would be the better ticket.
For those who want a bigger bike, the 1000 is out there. And...the reality is, Suzuki, the company, is stressed. Their bikes aren't selling well and their cars line is gone from the States. They seem to be culling bike dealerships. Putting an intermediate V-Strom out there is just going to increase cost to service a market that's already out there.
A smaller, lighter ADV would open doors. Find a way to approach the price of China's bikes - the way Kawasaki makes their small models in Thailand - and then bring it in, for smaller, broker, newer riders.