Press Release: CSC Motorcycles announced today that Joe Berk, a consultant to CSC, a regular contributor to Motorcycle Classics magazine, and author of Moto Colombia! and 5000 Miles at 8000 RPM, is embarking for a 5-week, 5200-mile motorcycle ride across China.
CSC is the exclusive North American Zongshen motorcycle importer. Their iconic 250cc RX3 adventure touring motorcycle, manufactured by Chinese motorcycle producer Zongshen to CSC specifications, has won critical acclaim from numerous motorcycle publications and CSC customers. Zongshen, one of the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturers, produces their own line of motorcycles as well as components and complete motorcycles for Piaggio, Harley-Davidson, and other well-known marques.
CSC established the reliability and performance of the RX3 motorcycle with a series of well-publicized US and international adventure rides. In June 2015, CSC led a group of 15 journalists (all on CSC RX3 motorcycles)
“Our strategy has been to not just sell adventure touring motorcycles, but also to open the doors to adventure riding for our customers,” said Steve Seidner, CSC Motorcycles President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our Baja tours have been very successful in that regard, and our long distance rides in the American West, Colombia, and now, China, have been key to demonstrating that the RX3 is a long distance, reliable motorcycle. We believe a 250 is the perfect size for real world adventure riding, and these expeditions are highlighting that fact to the motorcycle world. Berk’s ability to chronicle these adventures in his wildly popular and profusely illustrated books has helped enormously in that regard.”
The 37-day China adventure ride Berk is about to begin will start in Chongqing (Zongshen’s location in central China), head into the high elevations of northwest China, turn southeast toward lower China, and ultimately conclude on China’s eastern coast near Qingdao. Berk will ride with many of the Chinese riders who participated in CSC’s 5000-mile Western America Adventure Ride. Berk will provide ride updates on CSC’s popular blog, and he will publish a third moto-adventure book about the China ride shortly after his return. CSC is currently accepting advance orders for the China book.