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

    Yes, this is what I felt. However, I would insist you take a test ride, as it may to be to your taste.

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

      Originally posted by whymail View Post

      @DeVille: by any chance u had any luck w/ ur quest for raingear / gore-tex?
      Not yet man! Found lot of Kacchuas (Quechua) though. Will post on Mbai n Riding Gears thread later as Im gettin mauled at work today x(



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

        i have not yet ridden duke . but from reviews i feel the light weight and handling ability is just for me.

        the awesome pricing of 390 has made me more excited. planning to book on 3rd if Gods bless me and also wilol ride the 200 that day for first time to know ktm. still i got some doubts which i know, only time, experience and various reviews can help. fingers crossed.

        how is it going to be?
        I'm a responsible rider.It doesn't matter what you ride,but what matters is how you ride.

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

          Insider News: Duke 390 display bike to be available in Delhi from tomorrow at KTM Lajpat Nagar!!
          Cant wait!!

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

            Originally posted by sasnoopy22 View Post
            Cant wait!!
            i called at trivandrum ktm and they replied the TD bike was shipped on 29th and may reach in 3 days.
            I'm a responsible rider.It doesn't matter what you ride,but what matters is how you ride.

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

              Originally posted by Adoksh View Post
              I highly doubt that the Adventure 390 would get an Indian launch. Its more of a european farmside guys bike
              India is the biggest market for KTM as if now for Smaller capacity bikes. Plus.. In other countries these kind of bikes are on 500 CC plus. If the article is true.. the title of the Article itself says that its for India. I am so waiting for this bike.. I know it might take more than a year.. but I just bought Avenger.. I can wait for an year I guess..
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              • re: KTM Duke 390 Review & first impression: xBhp Exclusive

                has anyone any idea who or where will duke 390 be test ridden first? cant wait to read it.
                I'm a responsible rider.It doesn't matter what you ride,but what matters is how you ride.

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

                  Has been tested by xBhp already i guess. The review should be up in a couple of days i think. I expect to see colorful pics as it has been raining and the orange monster with the lush green background should be legen.... wait for it....dary.

                  Awaiting Elixir.
                  Last edited by JayD; 07-01-2013, 11:36 PM.
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                  • re: KTM Duke 390 Review & first impression: xBhp Exclusive

                    There you go: 0-100 in ~6secs

                    Duke 390 Acceleration 0-100 - YouTube


                    I just timed him and it's:
                    0-100 in approx 5 and half secs.
                    0-140 in approx 14secs.

                    I just hope it's the same gearing in India. Come to think about it, Bajaj hasn't claimed changing anything for export markets except to match with A1 license regulations and also they manufacture it here, so we'll be getting exactly what is in the video.
                    Last edited by Cyrus_the_virus; 07-02-2013, 12:33 AM.

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

                      Originally posted by Cyrus_the_virus View Post
                      There you go: 0-100 in ~6secs

                      Duke 390 Acceleration 0-100 - YouTube


                      I just timed him and it's:
                      0-100 in approx 5 and half secs.
                      0-140 in approx 14secs.

                      I just hope it's the same gearing in India. Come to think about it, Bajaj hasn't claimed changing anything for export markets except to match with A1 license regulations and also they manufacture it here, so we'll be getting exactly what is in the video.
                      Yeah, that's an old video from the launch in Austria. It's just a tad over 5 sec actually, but with a bad gear shifting at around 80 kmh. With proper shifting it would be 5 sec.
                      0-140 kmh wasn't really racing in this video, the rider went through a village and the road curved so he wasn't really pushing it. It should be much less.
                      BUT, the initial specifications said 44 hp (even on KTM's international webiste), and the new ones from the launch the other day say 43 hp. Looks like they detuned it a bit in the meantime... We'll know the hot numbers soon!

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