Asian Group of Companies has finally launched the most awaited dirt bike, Asian Beast 250 in Nepal. Although the company had officially announced their Beast via Facebook somewhere back in June/July, due to different unavoidable circumstance the launch was postponed, thus putting the dirt-bike enthusiasts on hold. To say the least, the wait is finally over. The company has gone on to unveil their bike with a price tag of Rs. 3,25,999, while they also plan to launch the bike in all other major cities like Itahari, Pokhara, and Butwal.
The beast stands tall and looks good enough to impress the youngster. It gets the entire ingredient that dirt bikes should get and comes with the loaded features. The Beast is also wrapped up in orange color in the frame, body graphics, front, and the handlebars giving it KTM-esque looks. It gets the USD forks and mono-shock at the back, whereas the seat height is of 900mm and gets the ground clearance of the 300mm. The Beast 250 also gets the digital instrument console that displays the fuel meter, trip meter, and speedometer.
In case you’re wondering, the fuel capacity is 7.5 liter resulting in a mileage of 35kmpl. The tire size is of F21 and B18, whilst the wheelbase is of 1350mm. For consistent braking and peace of mind, the bike gets disk brakes on both wheels. Other than that it boasts high power headlight, GPS(optional), charging port, and Dirt/Motard variants tires. The dirt bike weighs about 108kgs, though, the fitted air cooler means it misses out the liquid cooler or water cooler, just to keep the cost down. Overall, the bike looks and feels satisfactory considering the price they are offering.
Under the belly, it has 250ccs 4 stroke single cylinder engines that deliver 22.5 BHP with maximum torque of 18.5 @ 6500rpm, likewise, there’s a 5-speed gearbox. However, the bike’s less powerful than the Crossfire 250 and Cross X 250. The first one produces a max torque of 19.5NM @ 9000rpm with max power of 26.15 BHP, whereas the latter emits max power of 29.8 BHP @ 9000 rpm with max torque of 23NM @ 7000rpm. Though again, there’s nothing to complain about since it’s comparatively cheaper than its competitors.