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    Default Re: 2017 Duke 250

    Thank you

    what ind of speeds to you maintain?
    I usually travel below 5k rpm since the first service hasnt been done. Guess the mileage will drop after that. Let's see

    I don't know how it is with KTM, but when this happens on the Classic, It's time to change the clutch cable.
    Even I get the same feeling like the clutch cable is going to break. Guess we need some expert opinion here.
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    Congrats guys for the only 250 with racing genes.


    How do you guys justify the extra 60,000 over the FZ25, considering the identical performance ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IamAditya View Post
    Congrats guys for the only 250 with racing genes.
    How do you guys justify the extra 60,000 over the FZ25, considering the identical performance ?
    This decision was heart over head for me. I did think about this, but in the end, i just did not want the FZ.

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    So, my daily commute is really short. ~ 10km to and fro. So the bike does not get a chance to stretch its legs. So, now i'm shifting gears early (<4k RPM), this requires a flurry of gear changes and sometimes its 34-40kmph at 4th gear and there's absolutely no resistance from the bike whatsoever. The clutch, the gears, the engine all work so, so smoothly. The chassis gives you enough time to think and choose a gap to filter around traffic. I don't think commuting has even been so entertaining.
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    Congo man, She looks beautiful in white. Keep updating the thread
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    Congratulations! Ride safe
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    Quote Originally Posted by reeavees View Post
    Congratulations! Ride safe
    Thanks man. Will do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsmevini123 View Post
    Congo man, She looks beautiful in white. Keep updating the thread
    Thanks! The Blacked out rims certainly help add to the looks. Will try. Those are some neat rides you have on your signature there.

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    Firstly Thanks for starting the thread, i had same doubts on my mind before going for D250 like should i go for Dominar or FZ250, like you i followed my heart and have clocked 250kms as of now, i thought white would be unique color but damn everyone are liking white more , .
    You know all the positives but i have to say couple of negatives which is running on my mind.
    1) vibrations , i face a little vibration on right the foot peg, is this normal or is there something that should be addressed ?
    2) Initial Pick-up : I don't feel that initial rush in acceleration like the D200 ! but the bike comes alive in around 3 rpm, it just takes off like surprise
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    What is the on road price in Bangalore after tax increase

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    Quote Originally Posted by Royalapache View Post
    Firstly Thanks for starting the thread, i had same doubts on my mind before going for D250 like should i go for Dominar or FZ250, like you i followed my heart and have clocked 250kms as of now, i thought white would be unique color but damn everyone are liking white more ,
    Yeah, haha. Orange is also equally good though.
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    I know it's a 125, but the contrast in colors are spot on.

    You know all the positives but i have to say couple of negatives which is running on my mind.
    1) vibrations , i face a little vibration on right the foot peg, is this normal or is there something that should be addressed ?
    Same problem. All reviews say the pegs come alive. i suppose it's here to stay.

    2) Initial Pick-up : I don't feel that initial rush in acceleration like the D200 ! but the bike comes alive in around 3 rpm, it just takes off like surprise
    True, but stop - go traffic is cakewalk. And as you said, it flies between 3-6k RPM.
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