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 300L
Honda is the oldest two-wheeler company to sell in Nepal. Over the years, Honda has released so many different two-wheelers in different categories. CRF is probably one of the best offerings from Honda and has been a favourite of almost every dirt lover. With CRF 250L ruling the dirt bike scenario for a long time, Honda now has decided to retire the bike and bring a new updated version, CRF 300L.
Honda CRF 300L and 300L Rally are probably the best dirt bikes available in Nepal. Built for an extreme adventure, the 300L is powered by a 286cc liquid-cooled, single, DOHC engine. The engine can generate a maximum power of 27.32 PS/8500rpm and a maximum torque of 26.6Nm/6500rpm. It can reach an estimated top speed of 130kmph. While the standard CRF 300L has a fuel tank of 7.8 litres, the Rally 300 has a fuel tank of 12.8 litres. Both bikes are mated with a six-speed gearbox.
Honda CRF 300L is priced at Rs 17,50,000 while the Rally costs Rs 19,50,000.
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 fork 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 generation’s dirt bikes.
Hartford VR 223 costs Rs 525,000. There is also a 150cc variant available and it costs less than the 223cc version.
3. Yamaha XTZ 150
Yamaha XTZ is the latest entry of Yamaha in the dirt bikes 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 569,900.
4. Crossfire RM 250 Race edition
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.
At the moment, the Crossfire RM 250 Race edition is the best offering from the company. This bike gets an aggressive styling than any of its siblings available in the market. For better visibility during foggy weather conditions, the bike has the R-tech Italian headlight installed on the front. It is a lightweight bike weighing only 112kg. It also has an impressive ground clearance of 330mm.
Crossfire RM 250 Race Edition is powered by a 249.6cc single-cylinder, four-stroke, four-valve carburettor engine with a water-cooling system. This is a power-performing bike that delivers a maximum power of 25.83PS @9000rpm and can attain a peak torque of 22.5Nm @8500rpm. Furthermore, Crossfire RM 250 Race Edition is mated with a six-speed gearbox and is assisted by 520 series O-ring DID chains. These chains are said to have superior strength and a long chain life compared to others. The bike has a 6.5L fuel tank capacity, one of the many reasons for the lightweight body of the bike.
The price of the Crossfire RM 250 race edition in Nepal is Rs 748,000. Other options from Crossfire include HJ250, GR7 250 and Tracker 250.
5. CX 250 R
CX 250 R 2021 is the latest addition from Cross X in the dirt bikes 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 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 of up to 29.8 BHP and max torque of 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 4V
Hero X Pulse 200 4V is one of the most affordable and reliable dirt bikes. This is the updated version of the popular Hero X pulse 200. The new model comes up with new graphics and some upgraded features.
Hero X Pulse 4V is powered by a 199.6cc, four-stroke four-valve single cylinder OHC engine with an oil cooling system. The engine on the bike is BS6 compliant. The bike comes with an integrated starter/engine cut-off button and has a kick start as well. The powertrains figures are slightly higher on this model compared to the former one.
The engine on the bike can generate a maximum power of 19.1PS @ 8500 rpm and can generate a maximum torque of 17.35Nm @ 6500rpm. The bike features a multi-plate, wet-type clutch for smoother performance. The new engine on the bike ensures more refined performance and also more power when the bike performs at the top end. It also helps in the reduction of vibrations on the bike. There is also a bigger sprocket on the bike this time. Furthermore, Hero X Pulse 4V is mated with a five-speed gearbox along with a 13L fuel tank. The bike can achieve a top speed of up to 120 kmph and should offer a mileage of at least 35-40kmpl.
The price of Hero X pulse 200 4V in Nepal is Rs 450,000.
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 bikes category. But, it has already launched various dirt bike series in Nepal previously. Recently, it launched two new dirt bikes in Nepal. Hyper X 250 is one of the two. This bike is made of an 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 the dirt bikes from other brands like Reiju MRT 200 Pro, Le Moto, SYM NH T200 and Motorhead.
Originally published in September 2021