Here are the top 5 picks for entering the city highways on a budget

Navigating the highways of Metro Manila and surrounding areas often seems like a novelty. The 400cc engine displacement restriction on our highways means that most drivers in the area have to take side roads to get from town to town, rather than using the motorway. In addition, the 400cc motorcycle segment is also a great upgrade option for those starting to use 125cc-150cc motorcycles, the price is relatively affordable and still offers a big difference in driving features. If you’re looking to get into the 400cc motorcycle segment on a budget, here are our  5 most affordable picks you can join.

MotorStar Cafe 400

Starting out with the maximum lower priced alternative on our list, the Motorstar Cafe four hundred is a well-known motorbike this is preferred amongst custom motorbike enthusiasts, akin to a real normal Japanese motorbike (UJM) from many a long time ago. The Cafe four hundred comes geared up with a 397cc air-cooled unmarried-cylinder engine generating 27 horsepower and 30 nm of torque and is paired with a 6-pace guide transmission. The Cafe four hundred is a barebones wellknown motorbike that comes wellknown with an unmarried front disc brake, a rear drum brake, analog gauges, a 13L gas tank, and a low gas indicator. Future proprietors of the Cafe four hundred can take this motorbike domestic for simply P140,000, which makes this a super alternative for budget-aware riders.

CFMoto 400 NK

The CFMoto 400 NK is quickly becoming one of the most popular 400cc motorcycles in the country and for a few good reasons. We’ve covered many aspects of this model in the past, but all in all, the CFMoto never fails to deliver a lot of value for the price. The 400 NK can be purchased for as little as P219,800 and is already equipped with a digital gauge cluster, safety ABS system, LED headlights and taillights, as well as a frame and style shared with the 650 NK. The 400 NK  also has a parallel fuel injection 400cc engine, producing 41 hp and 35 Nm of torque, combined with a 6-speed manual transmission. As one of the best-equipped and most affordable 400cc motorcycles on the market, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t own a CFMoto 400 NK.

Bristol BR 400i and Classic 400i

The Bristol 400i motorcycle comes in two styles – the BR 400i and the Classic 400i. The first is a cafe racer with a clamping bar and a forward tilt, while the second has a standard motorcycle body design. Both have many similarities which are why we covered these two in one section, and one of those similarities is the price, which is only 238,000 Pounds and 33 Nm of torque to the ground through a 5-speed transmission manually.  The 400i is equipped with reverse fork suspension,  standard analog gauges, gearshift paddles, a large 15-liter fuel tank and ABS brakes for dual brakes, and front disc brakes.

Kawasaki Z400

The first Japanese motorcycle on our list, the Kawasaki Z400 is one of the most affordable naked motorcycles produced by one of the largest motorcycle manufacturers in the world. Z400 rolls off the showroom floor with a parallel, liquid-cooled engine, capacity of 399cc, the capacity of 45 horsepower, and torque of 38Nm, combined with 6-speed manual transmission. The Z400 also packs a lot of components and technology, standard with ABS, front and rear disc brakes, 14L fuel tank, rear mono shock, anti-theft immobilizer and digital gauges band. Not to mention that future owner will also count on Kawasaki’s reliable reputation, and will also be pleased to know that the Z400 can be owned for as little as VND 279,000.

Royal Enfield Himalayan

The Royal Enfield Himalayan is another much-loved bike in the 400cc motorcycle segment, and for good reason. For just P299,000, owners get a true adventure bike with a 21-inch front wheel, designed to take on any ride – on the road or off-road. Himalayan is equipped with an oil-cooled 411cc single-cylinder engine that sends 25 horsepower and 32 Nm of torque to the rear wheels through a 5-speed manual transmission. The Himalayan is also relatively well equipped for the price and comes standard with ABS, immobilizer, analog gauges with digital compass, gearshift switch, standard halogen headlights and long travel suspension. Off-road enthusiasts will be happy to have the Himalayan in their stable, as it really allows for versatility when riding on city roads, highways, provincial roads and unpaved roads.

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