Watch: How does the new Bristol Assassin R400 fare as an entry-level big bike?

by Leandre Grecia | Nov 2, 2022

Bristol Motorcycles recently bolstered its local lineup with the introduction of the Assassin R400.

Unlike the other existing motorcycles in its roster, this naked bike is a more budget-friendly offering that caters to those looking to get their feet wet and start riding big bikes or to those eyeing an affordable daily commuter that’s big enough to enter major expressways.

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This middleweight is easily one of the lightest in its class at just 149kg, and it’s also one of the least expensive, too, at just P298,000. For this amount, you get a stylish bike with dual-channel ABS and an expressway-legal 371cc liquid-cooled two-cylinder engine that generates 38.89hp at 10,500rpm and 28.5Nm of torque at 9,000rpm and is mated to a six-speed manual transmission.

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How does it fare on the road, though? I recently got the chance to try out this bike myself, and we condensed all my thoughts and opinions into one short video. If you want to learn more about what I’ve discovered about the Bristol Assassin R400, you can click play on the embedded video above.

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