After news of the impending launch of two new motorcycles from Thailand – the 2018 GPX Racing Demon 150GN naked sports and Gentleman 200 retro – another model from our neighbour up north will be making its debut after July, the GPX Racing 150GR sports bike. This fully-faired sports bike is expected to be priced at around RM11,000, putting it in the budget end of the market.

Carrying a 149 cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine with a six-speed gearbox, the Demon 150GR looks for all the world like a miniature Ducati Panigale. Suspension is with upside-down forks in front and a monoshock in the rear, and the 150GR is claimed to weight 130 kg.

Braking is done with hydraulic single discs front and rear, and the Demon 150-GR rolls on 14-inch wheels, with seat height at a low 780 mm. Inside the cockpit is an LCD screen displaying all the necessary information and full LED lighting is found on the Demon 150GR.

From the GPX Racing website, there are three colour options for the Demon 50-GR – Red, Matte Black and White – though it is not known whether all the colours or only a selection will make it to the local market. Additionally, there are two “Sports” colour schemes available, in red/white/grey and grey/white but it is not known if Malaysia will get the full range of colour options.

While the Malaysian launch of the GPX Racing Demon 150GR will be in the latter part of the year, the naked sports Demon 150GN and retro-styled Gentleman 200 will hit the market in the first quarter of 2018. What do you think? Is a budget sub-200 cc motorcycle something you need? Leave a comment with your thoughts and opinions below.