2024 Best naked sports bikes under 500cc in Nepal

Naked sports bike under 500cc in Nepal.
Naked sports bike under 500cc in Nepal.

Faired sports bikes are popular for their race-ready looks and fast performance. High-performance sports bikes are popular all around the world. Even though the faired versions with the aerodynamics and sporty appeal make a great option, naked sports bikes in recent years have come on a level with the same excitement and thrill their faired siblings provide.

Motorcycle brands often share a lot of similarities between their faired sports bike and naked sports bikes. For example, we can take the popular Yamaha R7 and the Yamaha MT-07 which share the same engine and platform. The differences differ in the fairings, riding position and suspension tuning.

In recent times, with the rise in popularity of the naked sports segment, new and exciting options have been launched in Nepal. The most popular options fall under the 250cc category in Nepal. However, some options under the 500cc are quite popular with some recent new options launched. Here we have a list of the best-naked sports bikes from 300-500cc in Nepal.

List of Best naked sports bikes under 500cc in Nepal

S.NModels Price
1.Bajaj Dominar 400 BS6Rs 599,900
2.KTM 390 Duke Rs 899,900
3.Benelli 302s Rs 1,050,000 (white/black)
Rs 1,075,000 (neon)
4.CFMoto 450NKRs 1,119,900
5.BMW G310R BS6Rs 1,375,000

1. Bajaj Dominar 400 BS6

First on the list of the best-naked bikes under 500cc is from the popular Indian manufacturer Bajaj with the Bajaj Dominar 400 BS6. The Dominar 400 BS6 is currently the most expensive option from Bajaj available in Nepal. The Dominar 400 can also go for long touring with the versatile engine and sports touring capabilities.

Dimensions2156 mm x 863 mm x 1243 mm
Kerb Weight184.5 kg
Wheelbase1453 mm
Ground Clearance157 mm
Engine type4 stroke, DOHC, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, Single Cylinder, Triple Spark, FI
Engine displacement373.3 cc
Maximum power 40 Ps at 8650 rpm
Maximum torque35Nm at 7000 rpm
Top speed165 km/h
Fuel tank 13 litres
SuspensionFront: Telescopic, 43 mm USD forks with 135 mm travel
Rear: Multi-step adjustable mono-shock with Nitrox
BrakesFront: Disc (320mm)
Rear: Disc (230mm)
TyresFront: 110/70-17
Rear: 150/60-17
Seat height800 mm
ColoursEmerald Green | Charcoal Black
PriceRs 599,900

The Bajaj Dominar 400 BS6 features a bold, muscular design with sharp lines and an all-around LED setup. The naked sports bike comes equipped with various add-ons for touring as standard. It has a kerb weight of 184.5 kg, a wheelbase of 1453 mm and a ground clearance of 157 mm. The Dominar 400 is powered by a 373.3 cc, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine with triple spark and fuel injection. It produces a maximum power of 40 Ps at 8650 rpm and a maximum torque of 35 Nm at 7000 rpm, coupled with a 6-speed gearbox. The bike can reach a top speed of 165 km/h and has a fuel tank capacity of 13 litres.

For suspension, it features telescopic 43 mm USD forks with 135 mm travel at the front and a multi-step adjustable mono-shock with Nitrox at the rear. The braking system includes a 320 mm disc at the front and a 230 mm disc at the rear along with dual-channel ABS. The bike is equipped with 110/70-17 front and 150/60-17 rear tyres. The seat height is 800 mm, making it accessible for a wide range of riders. The Dominar 400 is available in two colours: Emerald Green and Charcoal Black and costs Rs 599,900 in Nepal.

2. KTM 390 Duke

Next on the list is the latest launch from KTM, the 2024 KTM 390 Duke. The 390 Duke sure packs a punch with the new, updated design and powerful new engine. The 2024 390 Duke got a huge update after 2017 getting a bigger engine, sharper handling, and a tech upgrade, all wrapped in a new aggressive design.

2024 KTM Duke 390. Photo: KTM
2024 KTM Duke 390. Photo: KTM
Engine1-cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4 valves
Displacement398.7 cc
Power33 kW @ 9,000 rpm
Torque39 Nm @ 7,000 rpm
Cooling2-piston floating caliper
Bore x Stroke89 mm x 64 mm
StartElectric starter
ClutchPASC™ anti-hopping clutch, mechanically operated
Fuel systemBosch EMS with RBW
Battery8 Ah
ChassisSteel trellis frame, powder coated
SuspensionWP APEX 43 (front), WP APEX Monoshock (rear)
BrakesBosch 9.3 MP Two Channel (Supermoto ABS)
Front brakeFour-piston radial fixed calliper, brake disc
Rear brake2-piston floating caliper
Chain520 X-Ring
Wheels17-inch alloy wheels
Tyres110/70 R17 (front), 150/60 R17 (rear)
Seat height820/800 mm
Dry weight171 kg
Colours Electronic Orange | Atlantic Blue
PriceRs 899,900

The 2024 KTM 390 Duke features a fresh design with a new frame and vibrant paint options in Electric Orange and Atlantic Blue. The LED DRLs and headlights have a more aggressive look, while the adjustable seat includes detailed patterns. The bike’s metal tank spoiler is longer and wider, with visible air intakes for better aerodynamics. The main frame is a new steel trellis and the sub-frame is made of pressure die-cast aluminium. The rear shock absorber is now off-centre, allowing for a larger airbox and reduced seat height.

Performance-wise, the bike is equipped with a new LC4 398.7 cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke engine producing 33 kW of power and 39 Nm of torque. The 6-speed transmission ensures smooth gear changes and the bike has an electric starter with an anti-hopping clutch. The suspension includes the in-house WP APEX 43 front forks and a WP APEX mono-shock at the rear. For braking, it features a Bosch ABS with strong front and rear brakes. The bike has lighter alloy wheels, reducing overall weight and includes a 5-inch TFT display with various ride modes, launch control, and traction control for enhanced performance.

The 2024 KTM 390 Duke is official in Nepal for Rs 899,900.

3. Benelli 302s

The most popular on the list of the best-naked bikes under 500 would most likely be the Benelli 302s. The bike is popular for its engine and exhaust sound. It is the only dual-cylinder engine option available in the engine displacement segment in Nepal, making it more appealing to consumers seeking a combination of power and affordability. Along with the engine, the looks of the naked sports bike have also been favoured with the Italian touch it has.

DimensionsLength: 2130mm
Width: 800mm
Height: 1120mm
Weight195 kg
Wheelbase1410 mm
Ground clearance140 mm
Seat height 785 mm
Engine displacement300cc
Engine type 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, 8-valve, DOHC, EFI
Maximum power28 kW at 11000 rpm
Maximum torque25.6 Nm at 9750 rpm
Bore x Strokeø65×45.2mm
ClutchWet multi-plate
Cooling system Liquid-cooled
SuspensionFront: Telescopic forks, 135mm travel
Rear: Telescopic coil spring oil damped, 45mm travel
BrakesFront: Dual discs
Rear: Disc
TyresFront: 120/70ZR17
Rear: 160/60ZR17
Fuel tank16 litres
ColoursWhite | Black | Neon
Price Rs 1,050,000 (white/black)
Rs 1,075,000 (neon)

The Benelli 302S is a stylish motorcycle with an all-around LED setup on both the headlamp and taillamp. It has a weight of 195 kg and a wheelbase of 1410 mm. It has a ground clearance of 140 mm and a seat height of 785 mm, making it accessible to a wide range of riders. The bike is powered by a 300cc, 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, 8-valve DOHC engine with electronic fuel injection (EFI), delivering a maximum power of 28 kW at 11000 rpm and a maximum torque of 25.6 Nm at 9750 rpm. The engine features a bore and stroke of ø65×45.2mm and is cooled by a liquid-cooled system. The 6-speed gearbox and wet multi-plate clutch ensure smooth and reliable shifting.

The Benelli 302S features a front suspension with telescopic forks providing 135mm travel and a rear telescopic coil spring oil-damped suspension with 45mm travel, ensuring a comfortable ride. The braking system includes dual front discs and a single rear disc along with Dual-channel ABS for safety. The bike is equipped with 120/70ZR17 front tyres and 160/60ZR17 rear tyres for good grip and stability. It has a 16-litre fuel tank with an average mileage of 25 km/l. It is available in white, black, and neon colour options. The Benelli 302S is priced at Rs 1,050,000 for the white and black colour versions and Rs 1,075,000 for the neon version.

4. CFMoto 450NK

CFmoto has made a comeback in Nepal with the introduction of its popular options including the 250NK, 250SR and 450NK. The bikes a couple of years ago were very popular among young riders and were a direct competition to KTM in Nepal. The three options will soon be joined by the 300NK and the adventure tourer 450MT. The 450NK is the option in the list with the highest engine displacement.

Dimensions2000mm x 810mm x 1130mm
Empty Weight165 kg
Ground clearance192 mm
Wheelbase1370 mm
Seat height765mm
Fuel tank14 litres
Engine typeDual Cylinder, Water-Cooled, DOHC
Engine displacement449 cc
Maximum power37 kW at 9500 rpm
Maximum torque39 Nm @ 76000 rpm
Bore x Stroke72mm x 55.2mm
TransmissionWet, Multi-Disc, Slipper Clutch
ChassisTubular Steel
WheelsAluminium Alloy
Tyre sizeFront: 110/70 R17
Rear: 150/60 R17
SuspensionFront: 37mm Upside-down telescopic fork
Rear: Preload adjustable monoshock
BrakesFront: 320mm Single disc radial caliper
Rear: 220mm Single disc
ColoursNebula Black | Nebula White | Zephyr Blue
PriceRs 1,119,900

The CFMoto 450NK has a striking design inspired by the NK-C22 concept giving the essence of power and aggression. Its bold front face and wing-style front fender give it a heavy presence. It features a 5-inch curved TFT display for a modern touch. It weighs 165 kg, has a ground clearance of 192 mm and a wheelbase of 1370 mm.

The bike is powered by a 449 cc dual-cylinder, water-cooled DOHC engine that delivers 37 kW of power at 9500 rpm and 39 Nm of torque at 7600 rpm. It includes a wet, multi-disc slipper clutch for smooth shifting. The chassis is made of tubular steel with aluminium alloy wheels. The suspension setup includes a 37mm upside-down telescopic fork at the front and a preload-adjustable monoshock at the rear. For braking, it has a 320mm single disc with a radial calliper at the front and a 220mm single disc at the rear.

It is available in Nebula Black, Nebula White, and Zephyr Blue colour options. The CFMoto 450NK is official in Nepal for Rs 1,119,900.

5. BMW G310R BS6

Last on the list is the German beginner naked sports bike, the BMW G310R BS6. BMW offers three options in the beginner lineup which also includes the BMW G310 GS and the BMW G310R RR. The GS is the adventure touring option whereas the RR is the fully faired option. All three options share the same engine configurations and are quite popular with beginner riders.

DimensionsLength: 2005 mm
Height: 1080 mm
Width: 849 mm
Weight164 kg
Ground Clearance165 mm
Wheelbase1380 mm
Engine typeWater-cooled, single-cylinder 4-stroke engine, four valves, two overhead camshafts and cam followers, wet sump lubrication
Engine displacement313 cc
Maximum power25 kW (34 hp) at 9250 rpm
Maximum torque28 Nm at 7500 rpm
Top speed143 km/h
GearboxConstant mesh 6-speed gearbox
ClutchMulti-disc oil bath (anti-hopping) with self-reinforcement
DriveEndless X-ring chain with shock damping in rear wheel hub
FrameTubular space frame
SuspensionFront: Upside down fork, Ø 41 mm
Rear: Central spring strut, spring pre-load adjustable
BrakesFront: Single disc, diameter 300 mm, 4-piston fixed calliper, radially bolted
Rear: Single disc, diameter 240 mm, single-piston floating calliper
TyresFront: 110/70 R17
Rear: 150/60 R17
WheelsCast aluminium
Fuel tank11 litres
ColoursBlack | Style Passion | Style Sports
Price Rs 1,375,000

The BMW G310R BS6 is a lightweight bike, weighing 164 kg with a ground clearance of 165 mm and a wheelbase of 1380 mm for stability and easy maneuverability. It is powered by a 313 cc water-cooled, single-cylinder 4-stroke engine with four valves and two overhead camshafts, producing 25 kW (34 hp) at 9250 rpm and 28 Nm of torque at 7500 rpm. This engine allows the bike to reach a top speed of 143 km/h. The 6-speed gearbox and anti-hopping multi-disc oil bath clutch ensure smooth and reliable gear changes. The bike has BS6 emission standard for pollution control.

The G310R features a tubular space frame with cast aluminum wheels. The front suspension includes an upside-down fork with of 41 mm, while the rear suspension includes a central spring strut with adjustable spring pre-load. The braking system at the front is equipped with a 300 mm single disc with a 4-piston fixed caliper and at the rear consists of a 240 mm single disc with a single-piston floating caliper. The bike rides on 110/70 R17 and 150/60 R17 front and rear tyres respectively. It has an 11-litre fuel tank which gives a mileage of about 30 km/l. The G310R is available in three colors: Black, Style Passion, and Style Sports and costs Rs 1,375,000.

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