LEARNER BIKE SALON 2021 – SPORTBIKES

by Mar 16, 2021

LEARNER BIKE SALON

SPORTBIKES

LEARNER BIKE SALON

SPORTBIKES

Congratulations! You’ve decided to purchase a new learner bike. You are at the start of a beautiful journey. But wait! Which bike do you choose from the plethora of options out there?  SpeedeeJ Learner Bike Salon brings you new bike options in each category in one location to help you choose.

Use the Salon as a starting point to help educate yourself on the many motorcycles available to you; a quick reference guide. Once you shortlist your favourites, use the links to manufacturers websites and reviews to research your potential purchase in depth.

LOCATION, LOCATION

This specific Salon is Australia centric. The many rules in place worldwide make it nearly impossible to tailor a salon to each region’s particular rules. Fear not; however, manufacturers produce machines for a global market and make minor adjustments for local laws and regulations.

This means that the motorcycles covered here are generally available in most regions. Of course, you will need to research the availability and specification for your favourite bike in your location.

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY

All prices quoted here are correct at the time of writing and are recommended retail prices unless otherwise stated. Sometimes manufacturers offer different versions or options. This can vary the price of a given model; therefore, average prices are listed.

Remember, you will need to factor in additional on-road and delivery costs when researching your ride-away prices. These will vary depending on where you live.

HEAVY METAL

All weights quoted are curb weights unless otherwise stated. Curb weight is the weight of the bike with all fluids and fuel ready to ride. You will often see this referred to as the ‘wet weight’ of a motorcycle. For reference, ‘dry weight’ is the bike’s weight without fluids and fuels (and sometimes without battery).

WORRY NOT

Warranties are not listed here because they can differ in each country. Generally, warranties will cover your motorcycle between one and three years and up to unlimited kilometres. Please check the manufacturer website in your location for specific warranty information.

COLOUR YOUR DAY

Images are indicative and may not represent the colours available to you in your location. Manufacturers can vary the colour schemes for different countries.

LET’S GET STARTED

Alright, enough of the boring stuff! You want to move onto your research. Below you will find an alphabetical guide to some fantastic machines in the Sportbike category from numerous manufacturers. Use the links to move quickly around the page.

You will be surprised at just how many options there are. So enjoy your research, and don’t forget to follow that up with an actual dealership visit where you can taste, smell, and feel the machines firsthand.

So let’s get into it; your lifetime love for motorcycles starts here!

THE BRANDS

TIME TO DROOL

THE SMORGASBORD

WHICH BIKE WILL YOU PICK?

(Bikes are price ordered – click on images to hyper-glide to the bikes location on the page)

THE SMORGASBORD

WHICH BIKE WILL YOU PICK?

(Bikes are price ordered – click on images to hyper-glide to the bikes location on the page)

Honda CBR650R

Honda CBR650R

  • $10,849 AUD / $9,699 US / £8,049 UK
  • 649cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC inline 4 cylinder
  • 35kW
  • 207kg (curb)
  • 810mm seat height
  • Specifications
Kawasaki Ninja 650

Kawasaki Ninja 650

  • $10,699 AUD / $8,000 US / £7000 UK
  • 649cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke parallel twin
  • 35kW
  • 192kg (curb)
  • 790mm seat height
  • Specifications
Honda CBR500R

Honda CBR500R

  • $9,449 AUD / $6,999 USD / £6,149 UK
  • 471cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC parallel 2 cylinder
  • 35kW
  • 192kg (curb)
  • 785mm seat height
  • Specifications
Yamaha YZF-R3

Yamaha YZF-R3

  • $8,149 (ride away) AUD / $5,300 US / £5,649 UK
  • 321cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC parallel twin
  • 30.9kW
  • 170kg (curb)
  • 780mm seat height
  • Specifications
Kawasaki Ninja 400

Kawasaki Ninja 400

  • $7,000 AUD / $5,500 US / £5,600 UK
  • 399cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke parallel 2 cylinder
  • 33.4kW
  • 168kg (curb)
  • 785mm seat height
  • Specifications
Suzuki GSX-250R

Suzuki GSX-250R

  • $5,800 AUD / $4,949 US
  • 248cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke SOHC parallel twin
  • 18.4kW
  • 181kg (curb)
  • 790mm seat height
  • Specifications
KTM RC390

KTM RC 390

  • $5,995 AUD / $5,549 US / £5,299 UK
  • 373cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC single cylinder
  • 32kW
  • 153kg (curb)
  • 785mm seat height
  • Specifications
Suzuki GSX-R125

Suzuki GSX-R125

  • $5,190 (ride away) AUD / £4,499 UK
  • 124cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC single cylinder
  • 15kW
  • 134kg (curb)
  • 785mm seat height
  • Specifications
Honda CBR300R

Honda CBR300R

  • $4,999 USD
  • 286cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC single cylinder
  • 23kW
  • 166kg (curb)
  • 780mm seat height
  • Specifications
Yamaha YZF-R125

Yamaha YZF-R125

  • $4,949 (R-15 ride away) AUD 
  • 124.7cc single cylinder (R15 – 155cc)
  • 11kW (R15 13.4 kW)
  • 142kg (R15 138 kg) (curb)
  • 820mm seat height (R15 815mm)
  • Specifications
Honda CBR650R

HONDA

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CBR650R

$10,849 AUD  /  $9,699 US  /  £8,049 UK

Honda CBR650R

Honda CBR650R

  • E$10,849 AUD / $9,699 US / £8,049 UK
  • E649cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke 16-valve DOHC inline 4 cylinder
  • E35kW
  • E207kg (curb)
  • E810mm seat height
  • E15.4L fuel tank
  • E4.9L/100km (claimed)
  • E314 km theoretical fuel range
  • ESlipper clutch
  • EABS
  • ETraction control
  • ELED lights, LCD display, USB Type-C socket under seat, gear position indicator, fuel gauge
  • \Specifications
Honda CBR650R

Reviews

CBR500R

$9,449 AUD  /  $6,999 USD  /  £6,149 UK

Honda CBR500R

Honda CBR500R

  • E$9,449 AUD / $6,999 USD / £6,149 UK
  • E471cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC parallel 2 cylinder
  • E35kW
  • E192kg (curb)
  • E785mm seat height
  • E17.1L fuel tank
  • E3.5L/100km - 28.6km/L (claimed)
  • E489 km theoretical fuel range
  • ESlipper clutch
  • EABS
  • ENO traction control
  • ELED lights, LCD display, gear position indicator, fuel gauge
  • \Specifications
Honda CBR650R

Reviews

Bennetts UK

MCNews AUS

 

CBR300R

 $4,999 USD

Honda CBR300R

Honda CBR300R

  • E$4,999 USD (not sold in AUS and UK)
  • E286cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC single cylinder
  • E23kW
  • E166kg (curb)
  • E780mm seat height
  • E13L fuel tank
  • E4.1L/100km (claimed)
  • E317 km theoretical fuel range
  • ENO slipper clutch
  • EABS
  • ENO traction control
  • EAnalogue tachometer, digital odometer, fuel gauge, clock
  • \Specifications
Honda CBR650R

Reviews

Honda CBR650R

KAWASAKI

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NINJA 650L

$10,699 AUD  /  $8,000 US  /  £7000 UK

Kawasaki Ninja 650

Kawasaki Ninja 650

  • E$10,699 AUD / $8,000 US / £7000 UK
  • E649cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke parallel twin
  • E35kW
  • E192kg (curb)
  • E790mm seat height
  • E15L fuel tank
  • E4.5L/100km (claimed)
  • E333 km theoretical fuel range
  • ESlipper clutch
  • EABS
  • ENO Traction control
  • ELED lights, TFT display, Bluetooth connectivity, gear position indicator, fuel gauge
  • \Specifications
Honda CBR650R

Reviews

NINJA 400

$7,000 AUD  /  $5,500 US  /  £5,600 UK

Kawasaki Ninja 400

Kawasaki Ninja 400

  • E$7,000 AUD / $5,500 US / £5,600 UK
  • E399cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke parallel twin
  • E33.4kW
  • E168kg (curb)
  • E785mm seat height
  • E14L fuel tank
  • E4.1L/100km (claimed)
  • E340 km theoretical fuel range
  • ESlipper clutch
  • EABS
  • ENO traction control
  • ELED lights, LCD display, gear position indicator, fuel gauge
  • \Specifications
Honda CBR650R

Reviews

Honda CBR650R

KTM RC 390

$5,995 AUD  /  $5,549 US  /  £5,299 UK

KTM RC390

KTM RC 390

  • E$5,995 AUD / $5,549 US / £5,299 UK
  • E373cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC single cylinder
  • E32kW
  • E153kg (curb)
  • E785mm seat height
  • E13.5L fuel tank
  • E4.7L/100km (claimed)
  • E287km theoretical fuel range
  • ESlipper clutch
  • EABS
  • ENO traction control
  • ELED lights, LCD display, gear position indicator, fuel gauge
  • \Specifications
Honda CBR650R

Reviews

Honda CBR650R

SUZUKI

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GSX-250R

$5,800 AUD  /  $9,949 US

Suzuki GSX-250R

Suzuki GSX-250R

  • E$5,800 AUD / $4,949 US
  • E248cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke SOHC parallel twin
  • E18.4kW
  • E181kg (curb)
  • E790mm seat height
  • E15L (4.0 US gal.) fuel tank
  • E4.1L/100km (claimed)
  • E366 km theoretical fuel range
  • ENO slipper clutch
  • EABS
  • ENO Traction control
  • EDigital display, gear position indicator, fuel gauge
  • \Specifications
Suzuki GSX-250R

Reviews

GSX-R125

$5,190 (ride away) AUD  /  £4,499 UK

Suzuki GSX-R125

Suzuki GSX-R125

  • E$5,190 (ride away) AUD / £4,499 UK
  • E124cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC single cylinder
  • E15kW
  • E134kg (curb)
  • E785mm seat height
  • E11L fuel tank
  • E1.92L/100km (122.82 MPG) claimed
  • E572 km theoretical fuel range
  • ENO slipper clutch
  • EABS
  • ENO Traction control
  • ELCD display, LED headlight, keyless ignition, gear position indicator, fuel gauge
  • \Specifications
Honda CBR650R

Reviews

MCNews AUS

MCN UK

Bennetts UK

Honda CBR650R

YAMAHA

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YZF-R3

$8,149 (ride away) AUD  /  $5,300 US  /  £5,649 UK

Yamaha YZF-R3

Yamaha YZF-R3

  • E$8,149 (ride away) AUD / $5,300 US / £5,649 UK
  • E321cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC parallel twin
  • E30.9kW
  • E170kg (curb)
  • E780mm seat height
  • E14L fuel tank
  • E3.5L/100km claimed
  • E400 km theoretical fuel range
  • ENO slipper clutch
  • EABS
  • ENO Traction control
  • ELCD display, LED headlight, gear position indicator, fuel gauge
  • \Specifications
Honda CBR650R

Reviews

YZF-R125 (YZF-R15)

$4,949 (R-15 ride away) AUD  /  £4,799 (R125) UK

Yamaha YZF-R125

Yamaha YZF-R125

  • E$4,949 (R-15 ride away) AUD / £4,799 (R125) UK
  • E124.7cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke SOHC single cylinder (R15 - 155cc)
  • E11kW (R15 13.4 kW)
  • E142kg (R15 138 kg) (curb)
  • E820mm seat height (R15 815mm)
  • E11L fuel tank
  • E3.5L/100km claimed
  • E385 km theoretical fuel range
  • ESlipper clutch
  • EABS
  • ENO Traction control
  • ELCD display, LED lights, gear position indicator, fuel gauge
  • \Specifications
Honda CBR650R

Reviews

MCNews AUS (R15)

Bennetts UK

MCN UK

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