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  • re: KTM Duke 390 Review & first impression: xBhp Exclusive

    Originally posted by mohitahuja View Post
    this bike as a powerful bike like this may become a bit too much to handle for them in the wet. That's all their folks' perspective!
    true that.
    real strange why a company will dilute its bike sales by releasing it in wrong season.
    just feels a bit weird :-/
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    • re: KTM Duke 390 Review & first impression: xBhp Exclusive

      Originally posted by whymail View Post
      true that.
      real strange why a company will dilute its bike sales by releasing it in wrong season.
      just feels a bit weird :-/
      Simple reason: it's going to be a worldwide launch.
      It might be a bad time to release a bike in India but it's a good time for many other countries.

      And hey, many people anyway wait for the niggles of the first batch to be sorted out, so they can buy the bike with no issues.
      Not that I think there'll be issues in the first batch. I really hope not because I'm not sure I'll be able to resist buying the bike straight after it's released, monsoon or not, first batch niggles or not!

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      • re: KTM Duke 390 Review & first impression: xBhp Exclusive

        Just came back 45 min from
        PLANET BAJAJ, company owned showroom, wakdewadi, Pune.*

        • NINJA 300 3.84 Lakhs OTR Pune
        Will take a test ride next week.*
        • DUKE 390
        Launch — June or July end
        Price — 2.7-2.8 Lakhs OTR Pune
        • 1190 RC8 R
        Will be sold after 2-3 months.*

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        • re: KTM Duke 390 Review & first impression: xBhp Exclusive

          I went to kanjurmarg ktm showroom and saw RC8, the rep said it would cost 16L on road. I wish if they allowed a test ride for that. (i dindnt even dare to ask )
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          • re: KTM Duke 390 Review & first impression: xBhp Exclusive

            Originally posted by viks View Post
            I went to kanjurmarg ktm showroom and saw RC8, the rep said it would cost 16L on road. I wish if they allowed a test ride for that. (i dindnt even dare to ask )
            Hope they bring in the 1290 SuperDuke to India too when it is launched. At around 14-15L I will surely be very tempted

            Originally posted by prasenjit220 View Post
            Just came back 45 min from
            PLANET BAJAJ, company owned showroom, wakdewadi, Pune.*

            • NINJA 300 3.84 Lakhs OTR Pune
            Will take a test ride next week.*
            • DUKE 390
            Launch — June or July end
            Price — 2.7-2.8 Lakhs OTR Pune
            • 1190 RC8 R
            Will be sold after 2-3 months.*
            2.8 seems a bit high to me. IMHO it would be less than 2.5 OTR (At least that is what I wish for )

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            • re: KTM Duke 390 Review & first impression: xBhp Exclusive

              Originally posted by dishayu View Post
              Sorry to burst your bubble but Shell super unleaded in also 91 Octane. It is just like BP's "speed" and HP's "power". 91 octane fuel with additives. The only >=95 octane fuel in india as of today is speed 97. And that is super rare.

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              • re: KTM Duke 390 Review & first impression: xBhp Exclusive

                can you name a few octane boosters available in india, their cost and where are they available..??
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                • re: KTM Duke 390 Review & first impression: xBhp Exclusive

                  As per the latest information from Probiking, Hyderabad!

                  1. Orange alloys are standard.
                  2. ABS is standard.
                  3. Orange Chassis is standard.
                  4. Hand guards are standard (Doubtful on it).
                  5. Bookings will open in May sometime.
                  6. OTR to be around 2.4 (Speculated)
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                  • re: KTM Duke 390 Review & first impression: xBhp Exclusive

                    Originally posted by riazmomin View Post
                    As per the latest information from Probiking, Hyderabad!

                    1. Orange alloys are standard.
                    2. ABS is standard.
                    3. Orange Chassis is standard.
                    4. Hand guards are standard (Doubtful on it).
                    5. Bookings will open in May sometime.
                    6. OTR to be around 2.4 (Speculated)
                    I got this info long ago from my insider in probiking mumbai and posted it all here .
                    As per my talk with him today some seniors from bajaj informed him that the launch will b a bit delayed. Hence they haven't received instructions for official bookings or pricing which they were supposed to. ..

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                    • re: KTM Duke 390 Review & first impression: xBhp Exclusive

                      In Europe Duke 200 is priced at 3.3L while Duke 390 is priced at 3.9L approx. So if Duke 200 is priced at 1.3 L in India , Duke 390 should not be priced more than 1.75L OTR.I don't understand why it should be priced as high as 2.5L. But some how we Indians have different perception about price . Most of us would be happy if they price 2.5 L. Some are even speculating 2.8L. Bajaj is very clever not reveal the price in India. They have already started pre bookings here . So looking at price difference in other countries and the fact that there is not much increase in manufacturing cost between 200 and 390, personally I would be disappointed if they price Duke 390 more than 2L.
                      Last edited by 1235sam; 05-01-2013, 11:53 AM.

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                      • re: KTM Duke 390 Review & first impression: xBhp Exclusive

                        ^^Indeed, but the only thing which goes against is the expected introduction of the faired range and 250 cc dukes i.e, to fill the gap between 200-390. But again 2lac is a very good price.
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                        • re: KTM Duke 390 Review & first impression: xBhp Exclusive

                          Is the launch scheduled on 25th may at the auto expo ??
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                          • re: KTM Duke 390 Review & first impression: xBhp Exclusive

                            Originally posted by Ivin View Post
                            Is the launch scheduled on 25th may at the auto expo ??
                            Good fodder for speculation!

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                            • re: KTM Duke 390 Review & first impression: xBhp Exclusive

                              Originally posted by mid View Post
                              ^^Indeed, but the only thing which goes against is the expected introduction of the faired range and 250 cc dukes i.e, to fill the gap between 200-390. But again 2lac is a very good price.
                              I am very much tired of this gap thinking.
                              Of course we where spoiled by the very same manufacturer. But when our country just had same specced bikes with different names and graphics (read hero), that move made sense, now Graduating from a 200 to 250 is not a good idea, and a 350 makes much more sense because there is a gap between 250s and 650s.

                              Unfortunately we dont have many 650s and none comes cheap, so a 350- 400 makes very much sense.

                              But the gap between, 200/250s and 350 is an artificial thought.
                              We must forget those 20cc increment games.
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                              • re: KTM Duke 390 Review & first impression: xBhp Exclusive

                                ^^^About that gap its not me talking but the KTM ceo himself!!
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