Getting sick of the daily grind of traffic jams and wasted hours? Do you prefer something more cost-efficient compared to maintaining a car but yet, missing the speed and thrill of handling a powerful engine?
Sounds like you’re ready to move on to – sport bikes.
Equipped with way more horsepower compared to the regular kapchai, a well-built sport bike gives you a greater degree of control and power that only certain few can wield. Not only that, there’s something simply liberating whizzing past a congested road on your metallic stallion, while secretly priding on the impressed glances from strangers.
If you’re clueless as to where to start, this handy beginner motorcycle guide might be of use!
1. Kawasaki Ninja 250
There’s a reason behind its success in the American market and it boils down to an almost ideal all-rounder coverage. Excellent cornering, considerably lightweight at 172kg and efficient gas mileage – it ticks most of the requirements of a beginner rider.
Aesthetically speaking, the Kawasaki Ninja 250 arguably owns one of the fiercer designs, with a sleek built on its ergonomic fairings and an aggressive dual headlamp design.
Price starting from RM22,000
2. Honda CBR250R
Another exceptional choice for riders in the midst of finding their footing, the agile Honda CBR250R strikes an almost perfect balance between power and control. Powered by a liquid-cooled single cylinder that’s fuel-injected while the large muffler produces a deep thumper, the CBR250R offers a competitive profile through its full-fairing built.
If you’re looking to inject a dose of racetrack adrenaline into your daily commutes, this makes for a perfect fit.
Price starting from RM21,940
3. Yamaha YZF-R25
Emitting a suave profile from its ergonomic fairing structure, it’s no wonder why the Yamaha YZF-R25 is a natural charmer wherever it goes – not only it gives a solid performance through the twin-cylinder fuel injected engine, the ‘predator-look’ styling with twin headlamps holds up a contemporary styling for modern sport bikes.
Price starting from RM20,630
4. KTM RC250
Gaining a small but loyal follower base in our local regions, the KTM RC250 offers a fresh alternative option for those seeking outside of mainstream brands for entry-level bikes. Aggressively presented with KTM’s signature orange band racing along the sides, the RC250 is without a doubt, a raging sportbike at heart.
Carefully styled for the racetrack with a head-down riding position and full fairing, corners are where the RC250 arguably shines most – with the raised seat height tackling tough nooks effortlessly.
Price starting from RM21,081