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  • #76
    Originally posted by Touseef Ahmed Mohammed View Post
    Will the Duke 390 beat the 2 stroke twin cylinder Rd-350 in terms of power???
    Many claim Duke to win over Rd-350.
    Comparison with the legend goes like this:

    POWER:

    HT model sold in India will be fall short by about 14 HP at crank.(If Wiki is a all false take it 10, as I heard so far)
    LT by some 17 of the same material.

    HANDLING:


    With modern brakes, suspension and frame, This orange will take the game far away from RD.



    CONCLUSION:

    A legend is a legend, no point in comparing a 40 year old RD with a modern RD( in orange color).
    Both have equal status in my heart.
    beating a twin - 2 strocker of almost same volume, with single cylinder 4 strock this comprehensively is no easy thing even today.
    So RESPECT!
    Last edited by kochumvk; 04-16-2013, 11:52 PM.
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    • #77
      Originally posted by jaijeet View Post
      wooowww!! waiting waiting waiting!! expect the bikes spares to b as affordable as the duke 200
      Ready to sell R15?
      Ride Happy and Return Safe!

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      • #78
        If this ones within the sub 2.5L range, I might pick it up. I'm still waiting.
        Originally posted by riot View Post
        Million dollar question... can this bike powerwheelie?
        Does this even need to be answered?
        2013 R15(Sold) | 2014-?? Duke 390

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        • #79
          I dont find Pulsar 200 NS itself stable with 23.5 PS above 120 kph..... how this pocket rocket would be with so much of power, specially on indian roads?
          My ride....My SUNSHINE... :)
          One Life to Live....One Life to RIDE

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          • #80
            Originally posted by faffy View Post
            I dont find Pulsar 200 NS itself stable with 23.5 PS above 120 kph..... how this pocket rocket would be with so much of power, specially on indian roads?
            because its an ns.Not a ktm.I have driven my bike many times above 120 and didnt find it to be unstable and all.The chassis of 125/200/390(its same and same material is used- as stated by ktm design engineer in ktm blog) was already over engineered in keeping mind the 390 and derived from 690.So all in all, even 390 is bit over engineered, i.e. The bike is capable, rest depends on the rider.
            Motorcycling heals, big time...

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            • #81
              Hope to get a ride on this sometime, wondering how a 6'2" frame will fit.
              Last edited by adabass; 04-17-2013, 03:51 PM.

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              • #82
                Mean Machine gets Meaner....
                already saving money for the Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaddddddddd...... Dogs of Bikes

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                • #83
                  Originally posted by adabass View Post
                  Hope to get a ride on this sometime, wondering how a 6'2" frame will fit.
                  I think you might feel a little cramped on this.
                  2013 R15(Sold) | 2014-?? Duke 390

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                  • #84
                    Originally posted by iNaresh View Post
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                    I don't think so that it will cost more then this.
                    With all this info.. you want to say that the upgrade is possible? making 200 beast to an 390 one?
                    KTM Lover,

                    Zak

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                    • #86
                      Hi guys!! when is the duke due for launch?? it was scheduled on the 10th of april right??
                      "When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return." ~ Leonardo da Vinci

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                      • #87
                        Originally posted by adabass View Post
                        Hope to get a ride on this sometime, wondering how a 6'2" frame will fit.
                        Sit on the D200 and see I understand your concern, I too suffer from the same problem.

                        Originally posted by iNaresh View Post
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                        I don't think so that it will cost more then this.
                        Dude, what analysis you have got, brilliant. So dont you thing it will straight away slaughter the CBR 250 ABS priced around that price??? God Save the CBR and D200(now that it is only 60 lesser than its big brother)


                        Completely OT: Years ago, there was only one super brain(read Kamalesh Kanda) who almost graduated to having a Wax statue in XBHP HQ. Looks like nowadays, even Pragati Maidan in Delhi and Palace Grounds in Bangalore are not sufficient to the number of statues that gonna crop up. God save XBHP, I swear. It feels even worse commenting on posts with crap intellectual stuff and analysis that only worked in Andromeda.
                        Stories of the open road...........

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                        • #88
                          Originally posted by 'nYsus' View Post
                          Hi guys!! when is the duke due for launch?? it was scheduled on the 10th of april right??
                          Bro, the duke will be launched in July (in B'lore) .
                          KTM Lover,

                          Zak

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                          • #89
                            I heard Duke 390 isn't coming with Metzeller Tyre, anybody to confirm this ? hope em wrong..

                            Brilliant Analysis iNaresh.
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                            • #90
                              Originally posted by iNaresh View Post
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                              I don't think so that it will cost more then this.
                              10000 for the engine seems too less if you ask me. I mean its not just an overbored engine. Also do you think the ABS will add up just 15000? I expect to be expensive than that as well as its from Bosch. My guess is that D390 will(should) be in the 2.5l(OTR) region.
                              2013 R15(Sold) | 2014-?? Duke 390

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