The craze for bikes is increasing in Nepal. Biking communities are getting bigger and bigger with more people getting interested and invested in it. Nepali people love all kinds of bikes whether they are sports, adventures, cruisers, dirt, touring or naked.
Sports bikes are many people’s favourites as when it comes to high-speed thrills and sleek design, nothing quite matches the excitement of these bikes. These two-wheeled powerhouses are built to dominate the roads, combining lightning-fast acceleration, nimble handling, and eye-catching aesthetics. However, due to the tax rate and the very high cost of these bikes, people tend to search for more affordable options. The affordable options for sports bikes are mainly under 400cc and Rs 1,000,000.
So today we have brought the list of 8 sports bikes you can get under Rs 1,000,000 in Nepal for 2023.
|1.||Yamaha R15 V3 BS6||Rs 524,900|
|2.||Yamaha R15 V4||Rs 584,900|
|3.||Yamaha R15 M||Rs 609,900|
|4.||KTM RC 200||Rs 674,900|
|5.||CFMoto 250SR||Rs 690,000|
|6.||Honda CBR 250R||Rs 679,000-Rs 792,900|
|7.||TVS Apache RR 310||Rs 799,999|
|8.||KTM RC 390||Rs 944,900|
1. Yamaha R15 V3 BS6
First on the list of sports bikes is the legendary Yamaha R15 V3. The bike is the continuation of the R15 series. The bike has been seen as one of the best entry-level sports bikes as it delivers quite a power-packed performance in the price segment. The V3 was launched a few years back and got an update on BS6 emissions in 2022.
The Yamaha R15 V3 has a 155cc engine that delivers an impressive power output of 13.7kW (18.6PS) at 10,000 RPM. The Deltabox chassis provides remarkable stability and precise handling, making every ride an exhilarating experience. Safety features such as hydraulic single-disc brakes and tubeless tires ensure reliable stopping power and superior grip on the road. With its sleek LED lighting, digital display, and sporty aesthetics, the R15 V3 stands out from the crowd. It weighs 142kg and boasts a wheelbase of 1,325mm. The Yamaha R15 V3 is a true 155cc beast with speed, performance, and style it delivers.
It is available in three colours Grey, Red and Blue. It costs Rs 524,900 in Nepal.
2. Yamaha R15 V4
Continuing the same legacy with a new look is the Yamaha R15 V4. The V4 is the successor of the V3 and was launched in October of 2022. The bike carries the same 155CC legacy with a new updated look, safety features and performance most higher CC sports bikes have.
Its 155cc engine delivers a maximum power of 13.5kW (18.4PS) at 10,000 RPM, ensuring thrilling acceleration and an exhilarating riding experience. With 14.2 Nm of maximum torque at 7,500 RPM, it offers excellent low-end and mid-range performance. The bike’s 4-valve configuration, fuel injection system, and TCI ignition optimize fuel delivery and throttle response. Its 6-speed constant mesh transmission and wet, multiple-disc clutch provide smooth gear shifts and precise control. Equipped with hydraulic single-disc brakes, tubeless tires, and a sturdy Deltabox chassis, the R15 V4 offers reliable stopping power, excellent grip, and exceptional handling. With its modern features such as a digital speedometer, LED headlights, and LED brake/tail light, the R15 V4 stands out with its sleek and stylish design.
it is available in three colours; Red, Black and Blue with a premium finish. It costs Rs 584,900 in Nepal.
3. Yamaha R15 M
Third on the list of sports bikes is Yamaha R15 M. Yes again another Yamaha R15. The R15 M was launched alongside the R15 V4 in Nepal. Both fall under the sports bikes category and there aren’t huge differences between them except for the badging and colours.
The only major difference you get between the M and the V4 is that there is a quick-shifter as standard present in the R15 M whereas only the R15 V4’s Racing Blue colour option gets the quick-shifter. Except for these, all the specifications are the same.
The Yamaha R15 M is a powerful and efficient motorcycle that embodies the essence of the R15 series. It is powered by a 155cc engine that delivers an impressive maximum power of 18.4PS. The engine is also equipped with fuel injection and TCI ignition. The R15 M also features a 6-speed transmission, wet, multiple-disc clutch, hydraulic single-disc brakes, tubeless tires, and a Deltabox chassis. These features provide the R15 M with reliable stopping power, excellent grip, and exceptional handling. The R15 M also strikes a perfect balance between agility and stability. It is equipped with modern features such as a digital speedometer, fuel gauge, LED lighting, and an 11 L fuel tank capacity.
It is available in one colour called Metallic Grey and costs Rs 609,900 in Nepal.
4. KTM RC 200
One of the most famous sports bikes in Nepal comes from the Austrian company KTM. The Austrian bike company partnered up with the Indian bike company Bajaj and are delivering one of the best performance bikes like the KTM Duke 200, KTM Duke 250, KTM Duke 390, KTM RC 200 and KTM RC 390. The latest new update from the company in the sports bikes segment is the RC 200 which was launched in the mid of 2022.
The KTM RC 200 is a sportbike with a powerful 199.5cc engine that delivers 25 PS of power. It has a liquid cooling system and Bosch EFI for optimal performance. The bike’s split-trellis frame and WP APEX suspension provide nice stability and handling. The RC 200 is equipped with 320mm front and 230mm rear disc brakes for reliable stopping power. It has a fuel tank capacity of 13.7 litres, ground clearance of 156 mm, and saddle height of 835 mm. The RC 200 weighs in at 160kg and offers nimble handling and agility on the road. It comes with Supermoto ABS, an LED headlamp, and a new LCD dash display.
5. CFMoto 250SR
Next on the list of affordable sports bikes in Nepal is from the Chinese company CFMoto. CFMoto has been selling quite some famous bikes like the CFMoto 150NK, and CFMoto 250NK ABS on the naked segment and the CFMoto 250SR on the sports bikes segment. The 250SR has a sporty design with a funky colour tone and a modern sport look.
With its 249cc, 1-cylinder, 4-valve, liquid-cooled engine, it delivers a peak power of 20.5kW at 9750rpm and torque of 22 Nm at 7,500rpm. It is equipped with a 6-speed transmission and slipper clutch for enhanced control. The bike’s aluminium alloy chassis ensures stability, while the front telescopic upside-down suspension and rear mono suspension deliver a comfortable.
For brakes, it has 292 mm single-disc brakes at the front and 220 mm single-disc brakes at the rear, along with dual-channel ABS. The CFMoto 250 SR features 110/70 R17 front and 140/60 R17 rear tires with a weight of 151 kg, a fuel tank capacity of 12 litres, and stylish colour options, the CFMoto 250 SR offers an enjoyable riding experience for beginner sports bikes enthusiasts.
The price of the CFMoto 250SR in Nepal is Rs 690,000.
6. Honda CBR 250R
A listicle without Honda, I guess no. Honda like other manufacturers is known for their wide range of motorbikes category. The Honda CB Shine is one of the most popular entry-level and cheap bikes which performs well in all aspects. Under the sports bikes category too, Honda has some of the absolute beasts like the Honda CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE SP which is the ultimate sports bike used for racing. In Nepal, the Honda CBR600RR is on top of the most famous sports bikes as it can be seen very often on the Nepalese roads. But the CBR600RR is an expensive option costing Rs 3,450,000.
Honda has another one in their lineup of entry-level sports bikes that costs less than Rs 1,000,000 called the Honda CBR 250R. It has a length of 2032 mm, width of 720 mm, and height of 1127 mm with a wheelbase of 1367 mm and a ground clearance of 145 mm. It weighs 163 kg which is fairly lightweight for a sport bike. It features a 249.6 cc, single-cylinder engine that delivers a maximum net power of over 19.5 kW (26.15 bhp) at 8500 rpm and a maximum net torque of 22.9 Nm at 7000 rpm. The bike offers a 6-speed transmission with a gear pattern of 1-N-2-3-4-5-6.
The CBR 250R is equipped with tubeless tires, with a front size of 110/70-17 and a rear size of 140/70-17. The bike features disc brakes, with a front brake size of 296 mm and a rear brake size of 220 mm. The twin-spar frame offers rigidity and strength, while the telescopic front suspension and spring-loaded hydraulic rear suspension provide a comfortable and controlled ride. Additional features include a 13-litre fuel tank capacity, a self-starting method, and a 12V 6Ah (MF) battery.
The Honda CBR 250R is available in four options which are listed below:
|Honda CBR 250R STD||Rs. 679,900|
|Honda CBR 250R ABS||Rs. 778,900|
|Honda CBR 250R Repsol STD||Rs. 723,900|
|Honda CBR 250R Repsol ABS||Rs. 792,900|
7. TVS Apache RR 310
Next up on the list of sports bikes is from one of the largest two-wheeler manufacturers from India, TVS. TVS grew a lot from the Apache series which includes some of the most loved bikes like the Apache RTR 160, Apache RTR 180 and the Apache RTR 200 which have many options and differ in emission standards and ABS. Continuing the legacy and doing something new, TVS introduced the TVS Apache RR 310 in the sports bikes segment in collaboration with BMW Motorrad.
The TVS Apache RR310 is a high-performance motorcycle that has been designed for both track and street use. It is inspired by sharks and has a sleek, aggressive design. The RR310 is equipped with cutting-edge technology, including a TFT display, ride-by-wire, and Bluetooth connectivity. It is the most powerful and advanced Apache model to date.
The TVS Apache RR310 is a powerful and agile motorcycle that is sure to excite motorcycle enthusiasts. It is equipped with a 312.2 cm3 single-cylinder engine that delivers 34 PS of power and 27.3 Nm of torque. The bike has a top speed of 160 km/h and is equipped with ABS-equipped disc brakes. It also has a stylish bi-LED projector headlamp, LED taillamp, and sporty Michelin Pilot Street tubeless tires.
The Apache RR310 is powered by a Bosch closed-loop RT-FI fuel injection system that ensures efficient performance. The bike has a 6-speed gearbox that provides smooth and precise gear transitions. The suspension is handled by an inverted cartridge telescopic fork in the front and a mono-tube floating piston gas-assisted shock absorber at the rear. This combination provides excellent handling and comfort.
8. KTM RC 390
Last on the list of affordable sports bikes is KTM RC 390. The RC 390 is one of the most loved in the sports bikes segment in Nepal and India and has a huge fan following. The RC 390 has got new updated looks and design same like the RC 200 but the older version is only available in Nepal.
The KTM RC 390 is powered by a single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine with a displacement of 373.2 cc. It meets the stringent BS6 emission standards and features advanced technologies such as fuel injection and DOHC for optimal performance.
It has a maximum power output of 43.5 PS at 9000 rpm and a torque of 37 Nm at 7500 rpm. It is equipped with a 6-speed gearbox and can reach a top speed of 169 kmph. It comes with a 9.5-litre fuel tank and achieves a mileage of approximately 35 kmpl.
The bike features disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels with dual-channel ABS for safety. The suspension setup consists of WP USD front forks and a WP mono-shock at the rear.
It has a seat height of 824 mm, ground clearance of 158 mm, and a kerb weight of 167 kg. It is available in vibrant colours like Electric Orange and Ceramic White, making a bold statement on the road.
The price of the KTM RC 390 is Rs 944,900 making it the most expensive in this list of sports bikes under Rs 1,000,000 (10 lakhs) in Nepal.