Top five sports bikes in Bangladesh
Top five sports bikes in Bangladesh, Honda CBR 150R, Suzuki Gixxer SF DD, Yamaha R15 V3 , Taro GP1, ifan KPR 165
Globally, sports bikes are some of the fastest machines you can purchase—worked for the racetrack, they capture the hearts and minds of thrill-seeking bikers. While the 165cc limit in Bangladesh bars many of these magnificent liter-class (1000 cc or above) beasts from coming into the nation, the expression "sport bicycle" is thrown around a considerable amount, mainly used to depict kitted up basic bikes with warmed up engines. They might not have the performance to match actual game bikes, yet they're the next best thing if you want to look like you're doing a million km/h while barely doing 20 in Dhaka traffic. So here's our rundown for the top five sports bikes on the market, in no particular request.
The dark horse - Lifan KPR 165
Lifan is a relatively new name in the local market, despite the fact that this Chinese automotive giant has been around for almost three decades. Their KPR 165 is a surprisingly decent alternative for its cost. The fuel-injected 165 cc engine produces 17 HP and 12.5 lb-ft of torque, meaning she is fairly fast for a 150 kg vehicle. However, the bicycle's fit and finish leaves a ton to be desired and being a Chinese item, it may create unwanted issues in the since quite a while ago run. Particularly, its fuel injection framework may have issue with the inadequate octane available at our local fuel stations.
Value: TK 2,10,000
The dashing heavyweight - Taro GP1
The GP1 can easily contend with the likes of Ducati and Kawasaki when it comes to esthetics. Unfortunately that look comes at the expense of a hefty 150 kg curb weight. Because of its weight, the 16 HP and 10.7 lb-ft of torque yield of its 149.9cc engine feels much short of what it should be to qualify as energetic. That being said, many individuals purchase sports bikes for their looks and when it comes to turning heads, there aren't much better choices.
Value: TK 3,25,000
The performer - Yamaha R15 V3
Having a price-tag similar to a high mileage Toyota Levin or a beat-up classic Mercedes, the R15 V3 is the most expensive bike on this list. However, with 17 HP and 10.8 lb-ft of torque and just a 137 kg curb weight, there is no other bike on the road that can rival it in terms of sheer performance. And unless the gossip of a 250 cc grant proves to be valid, she will remain the best sports bike one can purchase for their cash.
Price: TK 5,25,000
The all-rounder - Suzuki Gixxer SF DD
The Suzuki Gixxer SF has been the go to choice for bikers who want a sports bike from a reputable brand yet don't have the spending limit for a CBR or R15. As far as the balancing act between brand, price and performance goes, there are not many that does it better. The SF is basically a standard Gixxer with an aero pack, meaning while the hard numbers are same, she performs significantly better at high speed and can go a couple of km/h faster.
Price: TK 2,49,950
The balanced choice - Honda CBR 150R
Honda's offering in the sports bike segment mimics all of their other bikes. That is, while it does not exceed expectations at anything, it does everything pretty well. Out of the couple of top-end options, the CBR sacrifices some of its performance for ride comfort, better mileage, and cheaper maintenance cost. If you want to daily your sports bike without giving up performance, this is the best bike to get.
Price: TK 4,50,000