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Best 4 Entry Level SuperSport Motorcycles [2017]

Best 4 Entry Level SuperSport Motorcycles [2017]

Authored By Mark Adams 0 Comment(s)

Are you looking for the best entry-level supersport motorcycle that never fails to drive you to the edge? Well, look no further. Here are some extreme but entirely street legal motorcycles that will surely give you the ride of your life!

Honda RC213V-S

There are a lot of good reasons why some of the world’s top riders in the likes of Marc Marquez (3-time MotoGP World Champion), Dani Pedrosa (the youngest world champion in the 250cc Grand Prix ) and Nicky Hayden a.k.a. “The Kentucky Kid” (2002 AMA Superbike and 2006 MotoGP World Champion) love the Honda RC213V-S.

Honda RC213V-S Specifications:

Displacement 999 cc
Maximum Power 156.8 BHP @ 11000 rpm
Maximum Torque 102 NM @ 10500 rpm
No. of Cylinders 4
No. of Gears 6
Seat Height 830 mm
Ground Clearance 120 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 188 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 16.3 litres
Top Speed 299+ kmph


First, the RC213V-S does not simply look like a race bike. It is the real deal – a street legal version of the MotoGP racer that delivers unparalleled power, easy handling and superior suspension. If these reasons are not enough to convince you why it came first on our list, perhaps the fact that each of these supersport motorcycles is meticulously hand-built to perfection by a select team of technicians will do the trick! Not surprisingly, this supersport bike looks every bit as good as it drives. 

The RC213V-S is powered by a 1000cc V-4 engine capable of generating 101 hp at 8,000 rpm. While this level of power may fail to impress the most critical bunch of GP journalists and riders out there, the ease of handling, chassis quality and overall quality of the RC213V-S more than make up for the apparent shortfall. As Shinichi Ito, a highly accomplished former GP racers and development rider, puts it - “Impressive speeds and power specification does not win races. A slower machine can actually post better lap times if it faithfully responds to the rider’s will.” That’s the principle Honda adheres to. Admittedly, it actually makes a lot of sense!

Honda RC213V-S also provides excellent stability and handling, thanks to its revolutionary chassis and suspension, acclaimed as one of Honda’s finest. And with its powerful Brembo brakes, you can hold the throttle open without worrying about a thing.

Yamaha YZF-R3

With its relatively small size, the Yamaha YZF-R3 is perfect for novice riders who are looking for the best supersport motorcycles for driving around or across town, along the freeway or in the race tracks.

Yamaha YZF-R3 Specifications:

Displacement  321 cc
Maximum Power 41.4 Bhp @ 10750 rpm
Maximum Torque 29.6 Nm @ 9000 rpm
No. of Cylinders 2
No. of Gears 6
Seat Height 780 mm
Ground Clearance 160 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 169 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 14 litres
Top Speed 188 kmph


The R3 is powered by a 321 cc, liquid cooled, DOHC inline twin cylinder engine with a 4-valve cylinder head and 6-speed transmission capable of delivering maximum power at 10,750 rpm. It also features a 180 degree crank design to minimize vibrations and ensure smooth performance in all riding conditions, strong yet lightweight forged aluminum pistons to ensure reliability even at higher rpm, and revolutionary cylinder design for improved power and fuel efficiency.

The Yamaha R3 is a joy to ride. Its advanced frame and chassis design allows for a light yet solid handling while its plush suspension provides superior rider comfort and control. If you’re riding an R3 and suddenly felt the need to stop, you can be absolutely certain that the brakes are more than sufficient to take care of your needs – especially now that the 2017 model has been equipped with an anti-lock braking system (ABS).

Kawasaki Ninja 300

Did you know that the Kawasaki Ninja 300 is dubbed as the “lightweight champion”? However, don’t let this moniker fool you. This bike can easily outrun the competition, no matter what the engine size! So, what makes it a great choice, not only for beginners but for all motorcycle lovers? Here are some things that make it a sure winner.

Kawasaki Ninja 300 Specifications:

Displacement 296 cc
Maximum Power 38.5 Bhp @ 11000 rpm
Maximum Torque 27 Nm @ 10000 rpm
No. of Cylinders 2
No. of Gears 6
Seat Height 785 mm
Ground Clearance 140 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 172 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 17 litres
Top Speed 182 kmph


First, the Ninja 300 is powered by a 296 cc parallel twin engine capable of highway speeds. It features Digital Fuel Injection (DFI) technology for outstanding throttle response and fuel efficiency, an FCC clutch with assist and slipper functions for smooth, effortless shifting, and a supple suspension for ultimate comfort and improved handling.     

On top of all these, the Kawasaki Ninja 300 is an absolute stunner! It bores a striking resemblance to the 600 cc Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R supersport motorcycle (the two basically look the same!) which features an aggressive Ninja design, slim cockpit, 17 inch 10-spoke wheels, and a large tachometer and digital function display. The fact that the bike comes fully faired puts some people off since there are a lot of plastic components that may get damaged in case of an accident.

Suzuki GSX250r

If performance, style and comfort are high on your list, then the Suzuki GSX250r is the one for you! The new GSX250r supersport motorcycles are fully faired street legal machines that derive their power from a twin cylinder, fuel injected 248 cc engine (like the one you’ll find in the GW250), capable of generating 24.7 hp and 17.25 lb/ft.

Suzuki GSX250r Specifications:

Displacement 248 cc
Maximum Power 24.7 BHP @ 8000 rpm
Maximum Torque 23.3 NM @ 6500 rpm
No. of Cylinders 2
No. of Gears 6
Seat Height 790 mm
Ground Clearance 160 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 178 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 15 litres
Top Speed 148 kmph


Admittedly, the power output of the Suzuki GSX250r lags behind its sportier counterparts but the comfort of riding one more than makes up for the difference. The GSX250r has taller handle bars, more relaxed rear seats, and slim fuel tank for a more comfortable riding experience. With an aggressive styling that stays true to the Katana spirit, the new GSX250r is both a joy to drive and a beauty to behold.

Featured Image Credit - By Dennis Bratland (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons


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