The rising popularity of dirt bikes in Nepal is more visible now than ever. At the moment, many existing and new companies are in the race to bring dirt bikes to the Nepali market. Back then, people only used to have a few options to choose from and the price for dirt bikes was quite expensive.
The scenario now has changed a lot; the people now have multiple options to choose from and also the price has been made more affordable. Power adjustments on the bikes are done to make them more affordable. Also, the bikes are manufactured as supermoto so that the rider can get the best of both dirt and city worlds from a single bike. And, it makes more sense as well unless you are a hardcore dirt fan. The affordability and availability of the new-era dirt bikes have made them more popular these days.
Today, we will provide you with a list of some popular dirt bikes in Nepal along with their prices.
1. Honda CRF 300
Honda CRF 250L is probably the most popular, as well as the best, dirt bike in Nepal. Built for an extreme adventure, this bike is powered by a 249cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke engine. The bike has a maximum power of 24.4 horse-power, a ground clearance of 255mm, and weighing almost only 146 kg.
These qualities make it perfect for off-road adventures. Meanwhile, Honda is soon to launch its new CRF 300 as bookings have been opened in Nepal also. The new generation of CRF has received some minor upgrades in different aspects from the looks to its features while the aesthetic of the bike remains the same.
Honda CRF 300 is expected to cost Rs 1.6 million in Nepal.
Other affordable options from Honda include XR 150L and XR 190L.
2. Hartford VR 223
Probably the most famous bike of its generation, Hartford VR is one of the very first dirt bikes that made its way to Nepal. Since this was a new segment here, it rose to popularity in no time. There are still many people who follow Harford’s VR to this day.
Talking specifically about VR 223 also known as VR 220H, the bike is equipped with a 223cc single-cylinder, four-stroke motor and weighs around 140 kg. The engine produces a maximum peak output power of 19.18 HP (14.0 kW) @ 7500 rpm and a maximum torque of 10.90 Nm @ 6000 rpm. The bike is equipped with a telescopic forks suspension at the front whereas at the rear it has a mono-shock absorber. Stock tyre sizes are 3.00-21 on the front, and 110/80-18 on the rear. As for stopping power, the Hartford VR-220H braking system includes disc brakes at the front and the back.
But, apparently, it lacks power and features compared to the modern generations’ dirt bikes. Hartford VR 223 will cost Rs 525,000. There is also a 150cc variant available which cost less than the 223cc version.
3. Yamaha XTZ 150
Yamaha XTZ is the latest entry of Yamaha in the dirt bike series in Nepal. Yamaha XTZ 150 is the first FI (fuel-injected) dirt bike in Nepal. The company claims that its design, resistance, and manoeuvrability make the XTZ 150 a great option for use on all types of roads.
Powered by an air-cooled single-cylinder, four-stroke 149cc engine, Yamaha XTZ 150 can generate a maximum power of 12.5 PS at 7500 rpm and a maximum torque of 13.1Nm at 6000 rpm. With the latest FI technology embedded, it features Yamaha’s patented engine technology. The bike has a five-speed gearbox and provides adequate power for your rides.
The price of Yamaha XTZ 150 in Nepal is Rs 539,900.
4. Crossfire Tracker 250
Crossfire is one of the most popular dirt bikes in Nepal at the moment. The power and affordability of the bike are major reasons behind its success in Nepal. It is one of the very few two-wheelers that got popularity in no time in the country.
Tracker 250 is the latest release of Crossfire in Nepal. This is also probably the cheapest 250 cc dirt bike in Nepal. Various power adjustments have been done on the bike to make it affordable. At first glance, the bike looks very attractive due to its slim look. Powering the bike is a 249.5cc, single-cylinder, four-stroke, air-cooled, carburettor engine. It can generate a max power of 12.5Kw at 7000rpm and a max torque of 18.5Nm at 5500rpm. It has a five-speed gearbox with a 7.5-litre fuel tank. These powertrain figures on the bike are relatively low compared to the other siblings of the Crossfire family.
The price of Crossfire Tracker 250 in Nepal is Rs 348,000. Other options from Crossfire includes HJ250, GR7 250 and RM 250, all of them are expensive and powerful than Tracker 250.
5. CX 250 R
CX 250 R 2021 is the latest addition from Cross X in the dirt bike series. Along with Crossfire, Cross X is also known as one of the most notorious dirt bikes in Nepal. This wild and loud bike made its way to Nepal after the industry saw the success of Crossfire. Both these bikes are similar in terms of looks and performance.
The new CX 250 R 2021 is more powerful and is more technologically advanced than the previous generation CX bikes. The bike is powered by a liquid-cooled single-cylinder, four-stroke 249 cc carburettor engine. While the powertrain figures of the new CX 250 R are unknown, the previous generation bike could generate a maximum power up to 29.8 BHP and max torque up to 29.8Nm. From the new generation bike, you can expect similar or higher power figures. It has a six-speed gearbox with a 6.5-litre fuel tank. Another impressive feature of the bike is it has 361mm ground clearance; this can be pretty handy while riding off-road.
The price of CX 250 R in Nepal is Rs 695,000 and will increase to Rs 745,000 once it gets an EFI engine. This is the only option available at the moment from Cross X.
6) Hero X Pulse 200
Hero X pulse 200 is another affordable and reliable dirt bike. It got a very warm response from the users after the release. Usually, Hero’s engines are known for commuter products, but X Pulse 200 seeks adventure. For the price it is being sold at, the bike has got an attractive premium looks and the build quality is good as well.
The bike is powered by a 199.6 cc air-cooled, four-stroke two-valve single-cylinder OHC engine. The engine can generate a maximum power of 18.4ps @ 8000rpm and 17.14Nm torque @ 6500 rpm. There is a telescopic suspension at the front whereas a 10-step rider-adjustable mono-shock suspension at the rear. It has a ground clearance of 220mm and weighs around 153kg. There is a five-speed gearbox on the bike and a massive 13-litre fuel tank. For protection, it has a disc brake both at the front and rear.
The price of Hero X pulse 200 in Nepal is Rs 402,000. With this price range and the given specifications, it is probably the best affordable dirt bike in Nepal.
7. Haojue NK 150
NK 150 is another affordable dirt bike in Nepal from Haojue. This bike gets its looks from Suzuki’s DR 150. The looks and build of the bike look impressive. Since the bike is said to be manufactured in collaboration with Suzuki, a quality performance can be expected from it.
Powering the bike is a 149cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, four-stroke engine that can generate a max power of 11.96PS at 8000rpm and a max torque of 11.6 Nm at 6000rpm. It comes with a five-speed gearbox and has a 12.5-litre fuel tank capacity. There is a telescopic suspension on the front and a central mono-shock at the rear. It also has a ground clearance of 244mm. The bike weighs around 139 kgs. The major attractions of the bike are rapid acceleration, strong uphill traction power, and low fuel consumption.
Hajou NK 150 costs Rs 405,000 in Nepal. It only has a single variant at the moment.
8. Asian Beast Hyper X 250
Asian Beast is the new name in the dirt bike category. But, it has already launched various dirt bike series in Nepal previously. Recently, it has launched two new dirt bikes in Nepal. Hyper X 250 is one of the two. This bike is made of aluminium subframe for a lightweight body, making it efficient for long-term use.
Powering the bike is a 249.6CC single-cylinder, water-cooled, four-stroke engine that can generate a maximum power of 30.20+ BHP @9000 rpm and a maximum of 22.5NM torque @7000 rpm. Hyper-X 250 comes with a six-speed gearbox and is equipped with a single cable-actuated acceleration along with an O-ring chain. It also has a huge ground clearance of 300mm.
Talking about the suspension of the bike, it is loaded with Fastace Front 47 mm inverted with rebound and compression damping adjustability 251 mm travel and rear Fastace Prolink single shock with spring preload and rebound damping adjustability 116mm travel. The bike is also equipped with a quick throttle response system for spontaneous response and aggressive power.
The cost of Hyper X 250 in Nepal is Rs 540,000.
Asian Beast also has another dirt bike: AB250V1, which has similar characteristics to the Hyper X 250 but is cheaper in price.
Besides the list, there are also other dirt bike options for the riders. You can check bikes like Reiju MRT 200 Pro, Le Moto, SYM NH T200 and Motorhead.