5 motorcycles for beginners with a capacity of no more than 400 cc showcasing at the 45th Bangkok International Motor Show

For those who are looking for a beginner motorcycle at an affordable price and are not yet confident in their riding skills, motorcycles with a capacity of no more than 400 cc that have been carefully selected are recommended as it has a good quality, power, light weight, and easy to control. These motorcycles are suitable for daily commuting or leisure riding, making them an interesting option.

Royal Enfield Bullet 350

The fascinating story of the Bullet ranges from the highlands of Scotland, through the countryside of Italy, to the snow-covered mountains of Kashmir. When the Indian army was preparing for war and needed machines that could withstand even the most inaccessible terrain, in the 1950s, 500 Royal Enfield Bullets were ordered. Over the next six decades, Bullet moved its manufacturing base to India, becoming a popular motorcycle among soldiers and civilians, evident from being present in every aspect of life from wars to weddings. In 2023, the Bullet 350 arrived with an upgraded engine and the same unchanged spirit.

Engine: 349 cc

Power: 20.2 horsepower at 6,100 rpm

Torque: 27 Newton-meters at 4,000 rpm

Price: 140,500 Baht

Yamaha SR400

It is a truly transcending quality from the 1970s with its iconic 400cc single-cylinder engine and captivating exhaust note. The SR400 of 2016 remains packed with legendary pulling power even after 38 years, especially its distinctive Kick Start system, adding to the allure for new-generation riders eagerly awaiting to possess it. Moreover, its unique engine sound, characteristic of single-cylinder engines, enhances the thrill of riding like no other.

Engine: 399 cc

Power: 23.8 horsepower at 6,500 rpm

Torque: 27.8 Newton-meters at 3,000 rpm

Price: 295,000 Baht

Suzuki V-Strom SX 250

A bike that is packed with both on-road and off-road capabilities, the adventure tourer Suzuki V-Strom SX 250 truly lives up to its name. What makes the All New V-Strom SX highly popular is its design that is inspired by the renowned V-Strom Series, known for its adventurous spirit combined with versatile usability. The bird’s beak-style front design, inspired by the legendary off-road DR-Z and DR-BIG, is specially redesigned for the V-Strom SX. The vertically stacked LED headlights provide efficient illumination, durability, and excellent visibility, while the LED Combination Light tail lights enhance safety. The front suspension features Telescopic forks with 120mm of travel, and the rear suspension is a swingarm type with 7-level preload adjustment, allowing customization to suit individual preferences.

Engine: 249.1 cc

Power: 26.5 horsepower at 9,300 rpm

Torque: 22.2 Newton-meters at 7,300 rpm

Price: 224,900 Baht

Kawasaki Ninja 400

The Ninja 400 delivers outstanding performance with its all-new engine and chassis that are more powerful and lighter than previous models, similar to the earlier Ninja 300/250 models. The new Ninja isn’t just about improved performance; it also incorporates the winning formula that has made the Ninja 250R and all previous models successful, refining and enhancing them further. This not only makes the Ninja 400 a stunning and sophisticated-looking bike but also elevates its engine performance, reduces weight, and provides agile control. Additionally, its sporty riding position makes this new Ninja a complete package of fun and easy riding experience all in one.

Engine: 399 cc

Power: 45 horsepower at 10,000 rpm

Torque: 38 Newton-meters at 8,000 rpm

Price: 219,600 Baht

Honda CL300 

This model is designed for those who embrace an active lifestyle and appreciate things that reflect their identity as the Honda CL300 comes with “The Reflection of You” concept. This bike meets the demands of both appearance and performance, catering to riders who embrace the Scrambler lifestyle which is equipped with a 300cc engine. Both versions come with liquid cooling and assist slipper clutch, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable ride with a high-mounted exhaust pipe, large 41mm front fork, and classic-style shock absorber covers; it features a 150mm suspension travel to absorb impacts confidently. With large 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheels and dual-purpose tires suitable for both on and off-road travel.

Engine: 286 cc

Power: 31 horsepower at 8,500 rpm

Torque: 27.5 Newton-meters at 7,500 rpm

Price: 149,900 Baht