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    Hi Guys, with a slew of new bikes being unveiled in EICMA. Hopefully some of them being India bound.

    Which one is your most expected bike for India in 2013 and why?

    Your options are:-

    1. HONDA CBR500R (471cc, 54.7Ps)

    2. KAWASAKI Ninja300 (296cc, 39Ps)

    3. KTM Duke390 (373cc, 43.5Ps)

    4. BAJAJ Pulsar375 (373cc, 41Ps) - specs for this well my guess

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    KTM 390 hands down. Waiting for it very eagerly.
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    Its like I wanna have a look on duke 390, but want for myself CBR500R......
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    The Pulsar it is...... Ready with 1.5 lakhs.... waiting for june/july....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezilkannan View Post
    KTM 390 hands down. Waiting for it very eagerly.
    Hi Ezilkannan,

    Im curious to know why the Duke over the above. What makes it so interesting?

    Even though my money is on the new Pulsar... My most anticipated bike for the year is undoubtedly the CBR...

    I think its an important step for the global leader in the Indian biking scene..

    It will pressurise the japanese competition as well as the Indian companies to think along the same line..

    Finally a chance for the Indian biking scene to mature...
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    Honda CBR500R - 54.7PS? KTM 390 - 43.5PS? P375 - 41PS?

    The first two are incorrect and the last one no one knows what will be the final power figure
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    Quote Originally Posted by MG View Post
    Honda CBR500R - 54.7PS? KTM 390 - 43.5PS? P375 - 41PS?

    The first two are incorrect and the last one no one knows what will be the final power figure
    Hi MG,

    Why do you think the first 2 figures are incorrect?

    The Honda's figures are unconfirmed yet officially but there is already a buzz on the internet with the (unrestricted for European License) bike making 54 bhp which translates to 54.7 Ps.

    However Duke's figure of 32KW is a confirmed figure and that translates into 42.9 bhp and 43.5 Ps. So that is accurate.

    Pulsar is just my guess but I firmly beleive it will be in that range keeping the way the Pulsar-Duke 200 twins came out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pravin.murthy View Post
    Hi MG,

    Why do you think the first 2 figures are incorrect?

    The Honda's figures are unconfirmed yet officially but there is already a buzz on the internet with the (unrestricted for European License) bike making 54 bhp which translates to 54.7 Ps.

    However Duke's figure of 32KW is a confirmed figure and that translates into 42.9 bhp and 43.5 Ps. So that is accurate.

    Pulsar is just my guess but I firmly beleive it will be in that range keeping the way the Pulsar-Duke 200 twins came out.
    From what I read Honda will be developing around 47bhp whereas the Duke 44.5PS. For Pulsar we can probably keep a range of 40-44PS in the poll

    P.S: 32KW=43.5PS, 44HP=44.6PS
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    Quote Originally Posted by MG View Post
    From what I read Honda will be developing around 47bhp whereas the Duke 44.5PS. For Pulsar we can probably keep a range of 40-44PS in the poll

    P.S: 32KW=43.5PS, 44HP=44.6PS
    The Honda produces 47bhp and it is confirmed in its European website. Please note that no other country's website all over the globe (USA to Aus) have the power figures mentioned. Its a clear indication that the other markets will get an unrestricted bike. Also Im very sure that a 2013 Honda P Twin cannot just produce 47Ps out of its 471cc.

    Secondly, The Duke does not produce 44HP, you can check the KTM global website for the power figures. It says 32 KW which is as mentioned already just 43.5Ps thats all.

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    Pulsar, I beleive wont produce more power than the KTM especially with its SOHC head. So with it perceivably getting an Fi system over carb. The most ideal figure would be 41Ps. My arrival to this figure is the percentage lesser power produced by Pulsar 200 (23.5Ps) when compared to the Duke 200 (25Ps - 2012 and 25.8Ps - 2013).

    For all you power to weight fans...

    CBR500R - 54.7 Ps / 175 kgs dry weight = 313 Ps/ ton

    Duke390 - 43.5 Ps / 139 kgs dry weight = 313 Ps/ ton

    Hows that...
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