The 650cc class of motorcycles is a very versatile segment in the market. Many of the motorcycles in this segment are fairly friendly and approachable to riders who got a good start on two wheels. On top of this, the power, features, and componentry of the 650cc class also appeal greatly to seasoned riders looking for a no-frills and easy-to-ride motorcycle. New or experienced, the 650cc class is home to some approachable, affordable, and exciting motorcycles. If you’re looking to purchase a bike from this segment, here are your top 6 most affordable options.
CFMoto 650 NK
The most affordable 650cc motorcycle on our list is the CFMoto 650 NK. We’ve already covered the many great things about this motorcycle, but in short, the 650 NK packs such great value for the price. At just P295,000, the 650 NK rivals the selling price of motorcycles in the 400cc class, like the Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 or the Kawasaki Z400. For the price of a 400cc motorcycle, 650 NK owners will get a full digital display, an ABS system, a Bosch electronic fuel-injection system, and a smooth 649cc parallel-twin churning out 60 horsepower and 56 nm of torque.
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650
The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is the next most affordable option on our list, which comes in at just P362,000. The Interceptor comes with a retro-styled analog gauge, a modern ABS system, a halogen headlamp and taillight, and a 648cc oil-cooled engine churning out 47 horsepower and 52 nm of torque. As a barebones standard motorcycle, the Interceptor 650 has gathered a massive following from a variety of riders. Highway cruisers looking for a relaxed ride, avid enthusiasts of the cafe racer craze, and riders who want a great platform for a custom built motorcycle. No matter your preference, choosing to purchase an Interceptor 650 is a choice that’s hard to second guess.
CFMoto 700 CL-X
While not exactly a 650cc motorcycle, the CFMoto CL-X gets special mention because the selling price of just P369,800 pesos fits in decently with the price range of the 650cc class. The CL-X is a neo-retro styled naked motorcycle which is aimed at rivaling many of the popular neo-retro bikes out there, such as the Yamaha XSR-700 and the Honda CB650R. The 700 CL-X is equipped with a 693cc parallel twin which churns out 73 horsepower and 68 nm of torque, and is also fitted with an LED headlight and taillight, a round digital display, a USB charging port, and so much more.
The next bike on our list is the Kawasaki Z650 and has undoubtedly been a crowd favorite among riders looking to enter the 650cc class of motorcycles. After all, it’s hard to beat the long-standing reputation of the Kawasaki 650cc motorcycles for being incredibly reliable, decently powered, and with great value for money. The Z650 starts at just P375,000 and is fitted with an LED headlight and taillight, a TFT digital gauge cluster with smartphone connectivity, and an ergonomic package that will keep riders happy on the saddle for hours at a time.
Bristol Bobber 650
The Bristol Bobber 650 is a fairly new motorcycle in the market, being one of Bristol’s newest releases. The classic bobber design of this motorcycle will surely appeal to many riders who value the aesthetic components of a cruiser yet fitted with an array of modern componentry. The Bobber 650 is priced at just P398,000, and comes with a 650cc fuel-injected engine, dual overhead cams, liquid cooling, and an 8 valve cylinder head which affords the Bobber’s 68 horsepower output. On top of this, the Bobber is fitted with a low seat, meaty tires front and rear, and an ABS system for rider safety.
The last motorcycle on our list is the only naked sport motorcycle in this list that comes fitted with a v-twin engine. The Suzuki SV650, priced at just P399,000, has been a favorite of the 650cc class from motorcyclists all around the world—for a few good reasons. The SV650 produces a substantial 66 horsepower and 58 nm of torque from its 645cc v-twin-engine, and also comes equipped with your standard halogen headlight, digital gauge display, an ABS system for rider safety, and a clutch-activated low RPM assist to prevent stalling. On top of this, the long-standing reputation of Suzuki reliability will surely provide an added level of confidence in owning this motorcycle for the long haul.