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    Default Re: 2017 Duke 250

    Quote Originally Posted by strahl7 View Post
    Went on a ride to Nandi Hills yesterday. The handling was superb, not only do you get to hold a line, the bike allows you to steer mid - corner at ease. The power delivery was optimal, bike revs freely and you can use all the power this bike can offer. The MRF's aren't bad either. I suppose it'll only get better when the rev limiter is removed
    It's a beauty when the rev limiter is removed, however the bike wobbles when you cross 130 I guess that's down to the cross winds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djmenon View Post
    It's a beauty when the rev limiter is removed, however the bike wobbles when you cross 130 I guess that's down to the cross winds.
    Wobbling?
    The wheelbase is 10mm shorter than duke200 thats a significant amount of difference.
    And the new Duke250and390 are said to be even sharper than before so might have a sharper rake so theoretically less stable on higher speed.

    What top speed have you touched ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IamAditya View Post
    Wobbling?
    The wheelbase is 10mm shorter than duke200 thats a significant amount of difference.
    And the new Duke250and390 are said to be even sharper than before so might have a sharper rake so theoretically less stable on higher speed.

    What top speed have you touched ?
    I touched 140, it didn't want to push it more than that, I wasn't​ wearing proper gear either.
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    Hello folks.. Back to the forum after a long time... Got the 250 for my wifey and quite a bike it is...

    Quick initial impressions :

    ​​​​​- The new design is a looker! I never really liked the older design. This new 250 is sharper and more evil. Too many eyes fall on it on the road. White looks better than the Orange as its a new shade if orange KTM has introduced.
    - Bike is smooth, not kawa or Honda smooth, but for a KTM, its smooth.
    - Its silent and no more auto audio, but the radiator fan is loud.
    - Rode for about 10kms in traffic at 1pm, no heat directed towards the leg, even when fan is on.
    - There is no urgency in the way the power is delivered, very linear for most part of the power band.
    - There's a slight lag at around 4k rpm, post which all the power kicks in.
    - 1st gear seems talls and will let you putter in traffic.
    - Plenty of torque to assist in overtakes even with pillion.
    - Suspension seems softer than older model, handles uneven road and ditches well.
    - No irritating vibrations felt anywhere, although zome plastics are buzzing.
    - The display has a nice feature where a F trip starts once fuel reaches the lowest level.
    ​​​​​​​- Brakes lack bite.. May be they need to be run in, front is alright, rear is a big zero currently.
    - YES, tank holtds 13 ltrs.. filled 12 ltrs in front of me :-P

    more to come soon...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nisnth View Post
    Hello folks.. Back to the forum after a long time... Got the 250 for my wifey and quite a bike it is...
    Congo! Agreed with all points. The brakes do get better with use..

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    Default Re: 2017 Duke 250

    Has anyone experienced wobbling of the front post 130kmph?

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    Quote Originally Posted by djmenon View Post
    Has anyone experienced wobbling of the front post 130kmph?
    Not yet, but I'll check soon.

    The below review is true in every sense.


    Last edited by nisnth; 04-22-2017 at 04:59 PM.
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    Default Re: 2017 Duke 250

    Quote Originally Posted by nisnth View Post
    Not yet, but I'll check soon.

    The below review is true in every sense.


    Cheers ride safe!

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    Default Re: 2017 Duke 250

    What fe you guys getting in b2b traffic?. And have any of you guys ridden dominar before considering this bike? I have ridden dominar but not able to find test ride of the new dukes in Bangalore. Dominar was a bit viby, I was only able to start the bike(dukes) and rev a bit to get a idea about the vibes on the bike..
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    Quote Originally Posted by abhiiceman View Post
    What fe you guys getting in b2b traffic?. And have any of you guys ridden dominar before considering this bike? I have ridden dominar but not able to find test ride of the new dukes in Bangalore. Dominar was a bit viby, I was only able to start the bike(dukes) and rev a bit to get a idea about the vibes on the bike..
    I'm getting 32 mostly in city traffic. And nope, i haven't ridden the Dominar

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    Quote Originally Posted by nisnth View Post
    Not yet, but I'll check soon.

    The below review is true in every sense.
    Haha, i thought the blank spot at 5.5k was a rev limiter thing and always shift gears at that point. Did anybody face that stalling issue? Rode in some miserable traffic yesterday and the only reason the bike was stalling was because i was letting go of the clutch too soon. Always started at first or second crank though.
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