Are you into racing? You wanna choose racing as your profession or career? Here we are to help or suggest you in selecting the best machine. As a beginner in racing, you have to learn a lot and a lot. And it's always better to start up with entry level sportsbikes. Getting much experienced with these machines will certainly give you confidence and advantage to ride mid-sized and even high-end machines without any initial trouble and scare. Who knows, you might become tomorrow's Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo, Ricky Carmichael, and James Stewart.
Kawasaki Ninja 300
This might be the best option if you're considering a fully-faired sportsbike. Well, I can even fix that there is no better option that the Ninja 300 in this class. It's top class, world class and a killer class indeed. Own it if you're a true fanatic of the green grasshopper. By the way its pretty expensive. It comes with a 296cc, Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, parallel twin engine, that is capable to deliver a peak power of 39 PS @ 11000 rpm and a peak torque of 27.0 Nm @ 10000 rpm. The top speed is 177 kmph.
KTM Duke 390
And for naked-sportsbike lovers. Although the Duke 390 shares the design with its sibling, the Duke 200, its unique and attractive graphics pull out spectators eyes. Being a naked-streetrider, it's possible to move with the machine almost through all terrains. And I must say, as far as Indian roads pathetic situations are concerned, you can choose no better bi-wheeler in this class. Moreover, it is mated with ABS as standard and at a very affordable price tag. The Duke 390 is powered by a massive 373.2cc, Single-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition, liquid-cooled engine, which generates a max output of 43.5 Ps @ 9000 Rpm and a max torque of 35 Nm @ 7000 Rpm. Its top speed is 160 kmph.
Honda CBR 250R
From Honda. The brand name CBR is enough to know the power of the machine. The most affordable motorcycle in the 250cc sportsbike class in India. Coupled with a 249.6cc, Liquid cooled, 4 stroke, DOHC 4 Valve, SI engine, it empowers to a high power up to 25 bhp @ 8500 rpm and a torque up to 22.9 Nm @ 7000 rpm. The CBR 250R is also available in ABS version too. The top end variant is the Repsol Edition, that is equipped with ABS. Its top speed is 165 kmph
It's stylish. Certainly owns a unique appearance. From the headlight to tail-lamp, the design of the GT250R outshines the rivals. Though it fulfills with looks, the bike lacks something with its ride quality and ergonomics. It might be great to drive; still, moto-journalists find the position of the GT250R only after the Ninja 300, and the CBR 250R. It is powered by a 249cc, Air / Oil cooled DOHC 8-valve 75Â° V-twin engine. The top speed of the GT250R is 175 kmph.
KTM Duke 200
The first machine of the Austrian firm, KTM, to be launched in India. Known for its unique design. Having similarities to its elder siblings, the 390 Duke and the 690 Duke, the bike is rewarded advantage by customers. It certainly drifts your mind to make a move through streets on it. It comes with a 200cc, Single-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition, liquid-cooled engine. Its top speed is 138 kmph.
Honda CBR 150R
Get saddled yourself if you're a CBR fanatic. You might have confusion to choose between the CBR 150R and the YZF-R15. Here are my words, choose the CBR 150R for its ergonomics, high-end drive and powerful DOHC engine. It is powered by a 149.4cc, Liquid cooled, 4 stroke SI engine, which is capable to deliver a max power of 13.1 KW @ 10500 rpm and a max torque of 12.66 Nm @ 8500 rpm. Its top speed is 146 kmph.
No words! The most stylish motorcycle in its class and tags itself to be the youngest brother of Yamaha's flagship motorcycle, the YZF-R1, in India. With a better pricing than the CBR 150R, Yamaha plays a tactical business for supporting the sales of the R15. With wider tyres, the R15 v2.0 looks pretty cool for a beginner to start up with. It comes with a 149.8cc, Liquid cooled, 4 stroke, SOHC, 4-valve engine. It delivers a peak power of 17 PS at 8500 rpm and a peak torque of 15 Nm at 7500 rpm. The top speed of the R15 is 144 kmph.
Bajaj Pulsar 200NS
The naked beauty from an Indian motorcycle builder. Purely inspired from KTM Duke variants. Yup! Bajaj has a good percentage stake in KTM. So, Bajaj has utilized this join-venture to the fullest to bring out such a motorcycle like the Pulsar 200NS. It is wedded with a 199.5cc, Type SOHC - 4V - Liquid Cooled engine. It is first bike in the world with 4 valve triple spark engine. Delivering a max power of 23.52 PS @ 9500 and a max torque of 18.3 Nm @ 8000, the machine performs up to expectations. Its top speed is 136 kmph.
Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTS-i
Branded as the fastest Indian. One of the best selling flagship motorcycles for any company in the world. Having a semi-faired body attached to the headlamp, the design attracts many riders to own it. It is powered by a 200cc, 4-stroke, DTS-i, air cooled, single cylinder engine, which spells out a max output of 21.04 Ps @ 8500 Rpm and a max torque of 19.12 Nm @ 7000 Rpm. The top speed of the Pulsar 220 DTS-i is 144 kmph.
The only entry in this list from the world's largest two-wheeler company in the world, Hero MotoCorp. The Impulse is a true off and on-road motorcycle. You can just wander with it. Terrains, desert, street, or wherever you want to go, you can just hold on with it. It's a great piece of work by the company. The bike is powered by a 149.2cc, Air cooled, 4- stroke single cylinder OHC engine. It delivers a gorgeous power of 13.2 Ps @ 7500 rpm and a stunning torque of 13.4 Nm @ 5000 rpm. Its top speed is 107 kmph.
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