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    Default Ktm duke 390 2017 or thunderbird 500

    I m planning to buy a new bike.my mainly commuting will be home office home that too in peak hours of mumbai.short tours are also be included on weekends.since i m riding pulsar180cc from last 10 years I m looking for +250 cc bikes.
    Well after much of searches I have zeroed down to thunderbird500 and KTM duke 390 but I'm not able decide which one to go for.
    Ktm 390 aggressive power looks and technology tempt me and thunderbirds riding and touring comfortablity.
    I have also heard that thunderbird is coming up with new colours.heard it from one of the showroom guy in Malad West.

    Will you please help me which one will be worth buying for long run?

    (Pardon my grammar and writing skills)

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    Default Re: Ktm duke 390 2017 or thunderbird 500

    Go for the D390 if you can afford it.
    Everybody has their own version of TRUTH!!!!!!

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    Default Re: Ktm duke 390 2017 or thunderbird 500

    Two dramatically different motorcycles. If your primary use would be commuting in peak hour traffic, I suggest you look at other options too.
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    Default Re: Ktm duke 390 2017 or thunderbird 500

    RE is not value for money as a owner of RE i can say its a cheap quality product... in the same price you can get better bike...
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    Default Re: Ktm duke 390 2017 or thunderbird 500

    Get Dominar400
    Mix of both world.

    Comfy yet offers very good performance.

    Thats the best option for you.

    Best of luck mate.
    Cheers.
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    Default Re: Ktm duke 390 2017 or thunderbird 500

    I have taken the test drive of dominar.i didnt get the feel

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    Default Re: Ktm duke 390 2017 or thunderbird 500

    I own a first gen Duke 390. For 2 years used it once a week to ho to work. Toured on from weekend to full week tours.

    Cons :
    heats up in traffic in summers to a level you have to experience. Is nice I'm winters though.

    Is expensive to run and maintain.

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    Default Re: Ktm duke 390 2017 or thunderbird 500

    Pros:

    Reliable. Never gave up in extreme conditions

    It has great pickup that you will enjoy

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    Default Re: Ktm duke 390 2017 or thunderbird 500

    Last but not the least RE is an acquired taste

    Last time I toured in an RE was in 2008. With the quality of bikes that they are manufacturing, will not touch one with a pole. My advice is to stay away from it. Having said that it is your money and you have the right to spend it the way you like

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