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    Nice looking bike. Seat height is great for short people like me. Only gripes are looks too much like the duke 200 and that spares and services are not so readily available in all the cities. . But still, it feels great to see the Indian biking scenario changing so rapidly
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    Quote Originally Posted by payeng View Post
    POWER/RUPEE Ratio would give a better comparative picture. Rupee/Power Ratio does not mean anything.
    I thought about it but don't think anybody has patience with big decimal numbers these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vijith.unnithan View Post
    Oops i see i dint complete the sentence..what i meant was that many wouldn't even realize its a 390... also wouldn't be as bulky for a 390 which would be def fast.. and as said above by @fayad555.. if the price is tempting, it will go to wrong hands... imagine zooming on a 43HP rocket on Indian roads.. you wont even get enough time to brake and end in a mess....
    Quote 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...

    When the CBZ first came out there were a hell lot of accidents... Because people couldn't manage the power... Same when he 180 came out first... Today they are just commuter bikes... People learn eventually... Some just learn it the hard way...
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    amazing bike, cant wait to have a ride on the duke 390.Although wont the bike resonate after mid-high rpms being a single pot ?

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    Real excitement to just look at it. Eagerly awaiting it's launch here officially, most eager to get my hands on it. My wait & patience will have proven fruitful when I have it for my own.
    A lot of speculations/rumors about it, but, guess we'll get to know for sure once it's finally out. I hope, as read somewhere, like the 690, it'll come with ABS as standard & will have it as switchable. I really hope the price is around/under 2.5L, that would be a treat.
    I agree with many people here that with the Duke200, reports & sightings of accidents & reckless riding has been quite a few. Amateurs, even some skilled people, loose their patience & just go for the obvious, end up in a mishap quite a times. D390 will prove more dangerous in those hands.
    But we can't let it scare us, we r riders, thrive to ride, live to learn...
    But they can't let it hinder their business & crush other's ( who are responsible riders ) dream to own such a fantastic machine at that gr8 price.
    We can just try to spread the awareness of safe & more profound responsible riding, specially in the city, & hope to get the attention for safety.
    So instead of criticizing it's price ( which obvio, ain't gonna help, rich brats with no sense of responsibilities, will get their hands on it or much more to that, no offense ) we should try to respect & understand the bike's power, beauty of it's tech & ride it with immense pleasure & care. THINKING OF IT AS UR BABY MITE HELP, HELPS ME...
    Sorry for the long senti dialogue here, last words, bring it out already.....
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    simple question, can we take her to touring, my main concern is about fuel tank range, seating posture and wind blast. D200 fellas pls help/
    got bhp?? oh yeah..its Xbhp

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    Kind of OT: These specs, which already are mind boggling, are giving me really really high hopes for the Pulsar 375. Cant wait for another Hiroshima-Nagasaki on the Japs!


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    Quote Originally Posted by sparky View Post
    I thought about it but don't think anybody has patience with big decimal numbers these days.
    The trick to get around the decimal numbers is to multiply each of the the decimal numbers (resulting from the Power/Rupee calculation) by "1,000". That's what is done while calculating Power/Weight Ratio as well.





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    Exactly, we can always calculate in Ps/Lac. That will show the real difference in numbers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Praful View Post
    2.3L Ex-Showroom as per one of the KTM showrooms here in BLR.
    That's great.


    But all in 3.8 L Approx oh boy that's gave me goosebumps, just for a beefed up engine. Well, gotta wait.

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