2022 SG250 Cafe Racer - Green

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The CSC SG250 San Gabriel motorcycle is a throw-back to the 1960's. After the super-successful introduction in 2018, the SG250 returns in 2022.


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The CSC SG250 San Gabriel brings us back to why we love to ride. 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 cafe 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.

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.

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.

The second (and largest) category of CSC SG250 San Gabriel owners are experienced bikers who already own several motorcycles. The cafe 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 2022 CSC SG250 is available NEW, including a 12-month unlimited mileage warranty, for ONLY $2,495.00 and ships for $350.00-$500.00 to most locations in the lower 48 states (some locations may incur additional surcharges) + Documentation and Dealer Prep Fees.

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 inverted front forks and adjustable rear reservoir shocks. Stopping power is provide by a huge front and rear disc brakes, black exhaust.

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
  • Starter: Electric and kick starter
  • Black megaphone steel exhaust
  • 4-gallon fuel tank with locking gas cap keyed to ignition
  • LED headlight with halo ring
  • Dash with speedometer, tachometer, odometer, fuel gauge, gear indicator, neutral light, turn signal and high beam indicators
  • 300-Watt alternator
  • Inverted front forks, front fork lock
  • Adjustable dual rear shock absorbers with reservoirs
  • Large diameter front and rear disc 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: Smoke Gray, Matte Black, Brick, Green
  • Seat Height 26"


Wheel Base: 50.8 inches
Fuel Tank Capacity: 4 Gallons
Ground Clearance: 6.3 inches
Seat Height: 26 inches
Weight: 273 lbs
Maximum Speed: 68 mph
Transmission: 5 Speed
Brake System: Disc Front, Disc Rear
Start: Electric and Kick
Front Tire: 90/70/17
Rear Tire: 120/70/17
Engine Type: OHV, air-cooled, counterbalanced single
Bore: 67mm
Stroke: 65mm
Maximum Power: 16.1 hp @ 7000 rpm
Maximum Torque: 13.5 ft-lb @ 5500 rpm
Displacement: 229.5 cc
Compression Ration: 8.7 to 1

Note: Advertised pricing excludes applicable taxes title and licensing, dealer set up, destination and are subject to change without notice. Additional fees cover 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!

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  • 4

    Posted by John on Aug 18th 2022

    I rode this bike for 2 hours in Florida on a cool 75 degree day. Loved the old style, standard look and feel. It's NOT a sport bike, it IS however a GREAT looking commuter as long as you stay off the freeways. Having said that, 95% of ALL bikes in the world are UNDER 250cc's. The overall price is an issue...

  • 5
    Great Starter Bike for my Short of Stature GF

    Posted by Ron W on Jul 19th 2022

    My girlfriend is just starting to ride and this bike fits her 5’ 2” height perfectly. She can easily get both feet down flat at stop lights which is huge for a beginners confidence. The brakes and suspension are good for a newbie and the power is adequate but not intimidating. The bike is great for back roads up to 55MPH. It can handle short sections of highway if needed, but it’s much happier at backroad speeds. I’ve been riding for 30 years and this is something like the 20th bike I’ve owned. The quality is very impressive for the price. My bike arrived in perfect condition. Getting a title and registering the bike was straightforward in Ohio. After several hundred miles, no problems other than rebalancing the wheels and tires to get rid of a minor vibration at speed. My GF’s bike is the olive army green color with the optional tan saddle. The bike is a real looker and gets tons of attention and thumbs-up. More even than my Triumph Speed Twin, which occasionally makes me a little jealous. Overall, I’m very happy with the bike, the buying experience and the great support materials and videos. This is a great beginner bike, especially for shorter riders.

  • 5

    Posted by Paul on May 22nd 2021

    Granted, this is my first bike so you can take this review with a grain of salt. Pros: It is well built and easy to maintain and modify. It is a fantastic bike for a new rider. It handles well and has plenty of power to keep up with traffic in-town. The fit and finish is great, considering the low cost. The transmission shifts well. The brakes are very strong. The bike gets lots of attention. Cons: My background in manufacturing made me notice that the quality of the welds is mediocre, although nothing to worry about. The suspension seems very stiff to me, but I only weigh 160 lbs. I have a difficult time finding neutral often. I have also gotten a few false neutrals. The clutch cable will not stay adjusted. This has led to some embarrassing stalls.The lock nut continues to come loose. I have added some cable ties to the cable to reduce movement. The speedometer is about 15% too high according to GPS. The bike gets lots of attention. I have only had it up to 55 mph for a short period, so I cannot comment on its highway performance. 55 on a windy overpass was rather scary. The bike is lots of fun! It stands out in the sea of cruisers and sports bikes. I highly recommend this bike.