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  • #16
    Originally posted by Sunny View Post
    ...from what I have heard it does 0-100 in 5 seconds....
    Really?? That's bang in the territory of those inline 4 super-sports. Gives me the go0sebumps
    ...Back to HIBERNATE mode...
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    1200kms : Across Tamil nadu & pondicherryl


    To the end of land!!!

    Breakfast Ride!!! Mulshi Lake...

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Sunny View Post
      Going by the photos above, the bike might also require traction control in wet weather. For amateur riders at least.
      should be the best add to teh bike..

      @Sunny.. sent you a PM about an incorrect link....

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      • #18
        The price of bike will be 2.25 lakh ex showroom as told by KTM sec 8 CHANDIGARH.
        I am loving my NS

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        • #19
          Respect

          Being one who has owned the Duke 200 for over a year now, I am scared to think what will happen to our roads with the D390. Most riders lack respect for the machine and it's power. I heard from the ASC that they replace about 10-15 fairings a month, that's how high the incident volume is in Chennai out of roughly 700 Dukes sold.

          After a couple of Orange rides, I am a bit concerned on the way some of the Dukers ride and misuse the power of the bike. I know that apart from generating awareness and trying to educate, it's the owners choice on how they ride.

          Guess, we'll just have to be careful on how we ride it...

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          • #20
            Originally posted by sivigshankar View Post
            Being one who has owned the Duke 200 for over a year now, I am scared to think what will happen to our roads with the D390. Most riders lack respect for the machine and it's power. I heard from the ASC that they replace about 10-15 fairings a month, that's how high the incident volume is in Chennai out of roughly 700 Dukes sold.

            After a couple of Orange rides, I am a bit concerned on the way some of the Dukers ride and misuse the power of the bike. I know that apart from generating awareness and trying to educate, it's the owners choice on how they ride.

            Guess, we'll just have to be careful on how we ride it...
            ditto.. seen many on Bangalore just zipping by with no respect for traffic.. most of these being college students.. getting this for under 3 .. well ....

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            • #21
              Actually the D200 lookalike is good in a way that posers would stay away from this monster thus preventing their lidless heads from getting crashed [given its paranormal power to weight that the idiots could never handle without crashing].

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              • #22
                Originally posted by sunilg View Post

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                Hit the highway and it will spin along effortlessly at 5000 rpm in sixth gear at 100 km/h from where it will accelerate with a quick click down a gear. Point it up a hill and the bike doesn’t become asthmatic, thanks to its light weight of just 150 kg fully fueled.

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                KTM claims fuel economy of just 3.4L/100km which should be good for a range of about 300 km, which is more than enough for this style of street bike. Its light weight makes it very easy to flick around in traffic or through a tight set of corners.

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                That is all I needed to know!

                BTW why does he keep saying quality suspension parts? All other reviews say that these are "low grade or basic" suspension with just the WP label slapped on.. anyway cant wait!


                Originally posted by Praful View Post
                I think this is Indian junta's most awaited bike in years...

                ... The next big revolution if you will, i.e. post the ZMA/P220/R15 (discounting the Ninja's & Hyosung's for their prohibitively high pricing and the CBR for its very minor jump in performance over existing crop of bikes) era 5 years ago that upped the performance biking scene in India up by quite a few notches!
                Totally agree with you bro! Us P220 people have no real upgrade till this baby comes along..
                Last edited by yellowspunk; 04-15-2013, 03:20 PM.
                Regardless, Life shall go on.

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                • #23
                  Will the Duke 390 beat the 2 stroke twin cylinder Rd-350 in terms of power???
                  Many claim Duke to win over Rd-350.
                  Royal Enfield Bullet Standard 350cc 1989, Bajaj Avenger 200-2009, Pulsar 200 NS 2015.

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                  • #24
                    0-100kmph in 5 secs? :O That seriously scares me and excites me at the same time! Forget about roll-on acceleration (which will obiviously be mind blowing), people will have to think twice before doing WOT on that bike! And 100kmph @ 5000 rpm on 6th gear? That'll surely help in low fuel consumption and yet have a blissful ride on highways! So by doing a simple cross multiplication, it should do 210kmph on speedo. Ok I agree that's too high for that naked rocket! Is it safe to expect a top whack of 170-180kmph on speedo? And I have one more curious question. How is the powerband of Duke 390? Is it more low-mid range oriented or peaky powerband like Duke 200, Ninja, R15 etc? I personally fancy the latter.

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                    • #25
                      Price is the concern. I would love to buy it. Though im still not quite happy with the Duke 200s gearbox. Though riding everyday is fun...ill love to own a 390. Waiting when it will hit the local showrooms.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by tusharsmoily View Post
                        0-100kmph in 5 secs? :O That seriously scares me and excites me at the same time! Forget about roll-on acceleration (which will obiviously be mind blowing), people will have to think twice before doing WOT on that bike! And 100kmph @ 5000 rpm on 6th gear? That'll surely help in low fuel consumption and yet have a blissful ride on highways! So by doing a simple cross multiplication, it should do 210kmph on speedo. Ok I agree that's too high for that naked rocket! Is it safe to expect a top whack of 170-180kmph on speedo? And I have one more curious question. How is the powerband of Duke 390? Is it more low-mid range oriented or peaky powerband like Duke 200, Ninja, R15 etc? I personally fancy the latter.
                        Ofcourse a peaky one
                        Royal Enfield Bullet Standard 350cc 1989, Bajaj Avenger 200-2009, Pulsar 200 NS 2015.

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                        • #27
                          i hope baja-KTM prices it close to 2.5lks on-road...forget vfm...this bike requires respect while riding...
                          in the wrong hands it will prove to be fatal...even D200 goes out of hand sometimes...

                          will it be ultra short-geared like D200..??

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by vjnow View Post
                            i hope baja-KTM prices it close to 2.5lks on-road...forget vfm...this bike requires respect while riding...
                            in the wrong hands it will prove to be fatal...even D200 goes out of hand sometimes...

                            will it be ultra short-geared like D200..??
                            Exactly. As said, this proves to be fatal if ridden by ones who are not much experienced in to Biking.
                            Coming to gearing, i hope it wont be short geared.
                            Royal Enfield Bullet Standard 350cc 1989, Bajaj Avenger 200-2009, Pulsar 200 NS 2015.

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                            • #29
                              wooowww!! waiting waiting waiting!! expect the bikes spares to b as affordable as the duke 200

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by jaijeet View Post
                                wooowww!! waiting waiting waiting!! expect the bikes spares to b as affordable as the duke 200
                                You the man? With R15? Jaijeet
                                Royal Enfield Bullet Standard 350cc 1989, Bajaj Avenger 200-2009, Pulsar 200 NS 2015.

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