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    Default Re: Confused between Dominar & Duke 390

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    Quote Originally Posted by n_sandy View Post
    thx for ur advise..wel frankly speaking i don't trust on RE for touring... i've done all my long touring on my pulsar and seen many RE owners facing problem with bike.... so now want another tourer

    Buddy to be honest the Duke may be a safer buy as well. The older 390 has proven its worth, and if you want testimony for reliability, simply due to the fact that I myself have read countless travelogues in which the 390 has been all over the country and even to some neighbouring countries, I would not hesitate in vouching for it.

    I recently purchased the Dominar and although in the one month I have had it, I am not facing any issues, I do feel that this bike has a long way to go before proving itself as a viable and reliable touring machine. I had the NS for 3.5 years and toured a lot on it. It never stranded me anywhere, simply because I took care of it. So though Bajaj is not unreliable I would wait and watch if I were you before putting my money down on a tourer whose credentials arent proven.

    I know that last line seems hypocritical, but in all honesty since the past year I have not been touring a lot and the Dominar for me is simply an upgrade from the NS and it has not been acquired for any rigorous touring purposes.

    Hope this helps buddy.
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    Default Re: Confused between Dominar & Duke 390

    Did anyone say Bajaj is unreliable?

    WRONG!

    cheers.
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    Default Re: Confused between Dominar & Duke 390

    Go for duke 390 if yr budget is high

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    Quote Originally Posted by IamAditya View Post
    Did anyone say Bajaj is unreliable?

    WRONG!

    cheers.
    Hi Aditya,

    I agree with you whole heartedly. I was also fore warned by many "experts" 5 years ago to not put my faith and money in a Bajaj product as it "starts to lose power in 2 years and the whole engine has to be overhauled." I wonder where these rumours started from. Maybe some of the first gen pulsars are to blame for this.

    Anyway unreliable is definitely not something that Bajaj is.
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    Default Confused 2017 KTM 390 or dominar

    Hi guys I'm confused in deciding which bike to get. My heart​ says duke and my mind says Dominar is more practical ......Please help me decide

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    Height : 188cm (6'2)
    Weight : 88 kg


    I was so obessed with KTM superduke styling that I already paid the advance payment....But now after test riding Dominar I'm thinking which should I get


    My needs :
    1. Performance
    2.Weekend rides
    3. Touring once in a while ( I have toured on old duke from Bangalore to goa)


    Office is just 6km away so not worried about heating...


    Here how I look on both bikes







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    Quote Originally Posted by prashanth.d12 View Post
    Hi guys I'm confused in deciding which bike to get. My heart​ says duke and my mind says Dominar is more practical ......Please help me decide

    My profile

    Height : 188cm (6'2)
    Weight : 88 kg


    I was so obessed with KTM superduke styling that I already paid the advance payment....But now after test riding Dominar I'm thinking which should I get


    My needs :
    1. Performance
    2.Weekend rides
    3. Touring once in a while ( I have toured on old duke from Bangalore to goa)


    Office is just 6km away so not worried about heating...


    Here how I look on both bikes







    The Duke 390 buddy. Again i am just going by the heart and the pics. If you can afford it, then why not. Else Dominar also is a good option at a relatively low price.
    Everybody has their own version of TRUTH!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by prashanth.d12 View Post
    Hi guys I'm confused in deciding which bike to get. My heart​ says duke and my mind says Dominar is more practical ......Please help me decide

    My profile

    Height : 188cm (6'2)
    Weight : 88 kg


    I was so obessed with KTM superduke styling that I already paid the advance payment....But now after test riding Dominar I'm thinking which should I get


    My needs :
    1. Performance
    2.Weekend rides
    3. Touring once in a while ( I have toured on old duke from Bangalore to goa)


    Office is just 6km away so not worried about heating...


    Here how I look on both bikes







    Looking at your DP i can guess you have already followed your heart which is what I did as well. Please follow your heart and get the Duke. Yes the Dominar is practical but you look better on the Duke in my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vikramaditya View Post
    Looking at your DP i can guess you have already followed your heart which is what I did as well. Please follow your heart and get the Duke. Yes the Dominar is practical but you look better on the Duke in my opinion.
    Thanks bro....... I've eventually followed heart ♥ like you all did ....... I even bought the helmet before hand for my new beast 😀

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    Quote Originally Posted by prashanth.d12 View Post
    Thanks bro....... I've eventually followed heart ♥ like you all did ....... I even bought the helmet before hand for my new beast ��
    Cool....Enjoy
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    Default Re: Confused between Dominar & Duke 390

    After long thought process and following ownership posts of others, i finally booked Duke 390 yesterday. As per dealer waiting period is 45 days to 60 days, hope i'll get ASAP
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