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  • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

    Slightly OT : KTM Marathahalli has got 2016 manufactured RC390 and it seems there is no price bump and it is equipped with the Slipper Clutch.
    Although D390 manufactured in 2016 is still not present.

    The KTM guy confirmed that RC 390 in India will only be coming with the Slipper Clutch and some electronic changes. No RBW and no side mounted exhaust will come to India. I wonder what @Amodraut was sharing on the RC 390 thread is true or not. No clue
    Last edited by smoker n doper; 01-13-2016, 08:22 PM.
    2003 - 2009 : Pulsar 150 Classic (Sold)
    2009 - Present : Pulsar 220 Dtsi
    2009 - Present : Honda Activa
    2016 - Present : KTM Duke 390

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    • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

      Originally posted by smoker n doper View Post
      Slightly OT : KTM Marathahalli has got 2016 manufactured RC390 and it seems there is no price bump and it is equipped with the Slipper Clutch.
      Although D390 manufactured in 2016 is still not present.

      The KTM guy confirmed that RC 390 in India will only be coming with the Slipper Clutch and some electronic changes. No RBW and no side mounted exhaust will come to India. I wonder what @Amodraut was sharing on the RC 390 thread is true or not. No clue
      2016 D390 won't make a difference as there are no changes, but as you pointed the RC390 will have the mentioned revisions..

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      • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

        Hi guys, went to the TVS showroom today to check out Apache dual horn. Really really nice sounding pair of horns. Sounds like a sharp version of Roots Windtone minus the trumpet sound.
        Now will check out Gixxer horn tomorrow & make a decision.

        My question whether these horns are compatible with the Duke 390 or not? Pls help guys.

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        • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

          Originally posted by jack_daniels View Post
          Hi guys, went to the TVS showroom today to check out Apache dual horn. Really really nice sounding pair of horns. Sounds like a sharp version of Roots Windtone minus the trumpet sound.
          Now will check out Gixxer horn tomorrow & make a decision.

          My question whether these horns are compatible with the Duke 390 or not? Pls help guys.
          You'd be requiring a relay for dual horn setup, the stock is designed to a handle a horn only another toad can give heed to. Install a relay for peace of mind.

          Cheers!
          VJ
          Once upon a time, a guy asked a girl 'Will you marry me?'
          The girl said, 'NO!'


          And the guy lived happily ever after and rode motorcycles and watched sport on a big screen TV, went fishing and surfing, and played golf a lot, and drank beer and scotch and had tons of money in the bank and left the toilet seat up and farted whenever he wanted.


          THE END

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          • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

            Originally posted by B7ACKTHORN View Post
            You'd be requiring a relay for dual horn setup, the stock is designed to a handle a horn only another toad can give heed to. Install a relay for peace of mind.

            Cheers!
            VJ
            But, Apache, Suzuki dual horns are compatible with Duke 390 no? With relay of course.

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            • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

              Buddy horns are not designed for any specific vehicle....
              To operate as designed they need the correct voltage and current. If your Duke can give it, it will function as designed. Just install a relay n power from battery direct, it will work just fine.
              Once a Biker ....Always a BIKER

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              • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                Originally posted by jack_daniels View Post
                Hi guys, went to the TVS showroom today to check out Apache dual horn. Really really nice sounding pair of horns. Sounds like a sharp version of Roots Windtone minus the trumpet sound.
                Now will check out Gixxer horn tomorrow & make a decision.

                My question whether these horns are compatible with the Duke 390 or not? Pls help guys.
                Originally posted by jack_daniels View Post
                But, Apache, Suzuki dual horns are compatible with Duke 390 no? With relay of course.
                Stock dual horns bikes have a relay already in them inside the BCU which regulates the voltage to the horn. On a single horn setup, you need to install relay to prevent overload on the horn wire/switch and fuses.

                Get a relay and install the dual horns.

                Cheers!
                VJ
                Once upon a time, a guy asked a girl 'Will you marry me?'
                The girl said, 'NO!'


                And the guy lived happily ever after and rode motorcycles and watched sport on a big screen TV, went fishing and surfing, and played golf a lot, and drank beer and scotch and had tons of money in the bank and left the toilet seat up and farted whenever he wanted.


                THE END

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                • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                  Originally posted by killer_180 View Post
                  Thanks for the tip.. Was your experience with Osram on the Figo? I mostly use the low beam, would Osram be better for that?
                  Yes, it was with Figo. Low beam was lot better with NB than with Philips.
                  07 HH Zma
                  11 Honda Aviator DLX
                  14 Ford Figo 1.4 TDCI (Now Caged:( )
                  16 Scooty Zest
                  11 CBR 250R

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                  • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                    Originally posted by B7ACKTHORN View Post
                    Stock dual horns bikes have a relay already in them inside the BCU which regulates the voltage to the horn. On a single horn setup, you need to install relay to prevent overload on the horn wire/switch and fuses.

                    Get a relay and install the dual horns.

                    Cheers!
                    VJ
                    I read online about some Bosch relay (20A). Pic below-

                    Where can I find it? Is it available in automotive stores? Or have to go to an electrical store? Or what to say to the retailer??

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                    • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                      You will find it in any good auto electrical /automotive store.
                      Once a Biker ....Always a BIKER

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                      • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                        Originally posted by judebrent View Post
                        2016 D390 won't make a difference as there are no changes, but as you pointed the RC390 will have the mentioned revisions..
                        Correct D390 wont be having any difference but people who are planning to buy in early 2016 will wait for the 2016 manufactured Dukes. Second, the RC390 has already come out with Slipper Clutch without any notice and those are the 2016 manufactured bikes and there is no hike in the price as well. So that's what I meant earlier!
                        2003 - 2009 : Pulsar 150 Classic (Sold)
                        2009 - Present : Pulsar 220 Dtsi
                        2009 - Present : Honda Activa
                        2016 - Present : KTM Duke 390

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                        • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                          Originally posted by smoker n doper View Post
                          Correct D390 wont be having any difference but people who are planning to buy in early 2016 will wait for the 2016 manufactured Dukes. Second, the RC390 has already come out with Slipper Clutch without any notice and those are the 2016 manufactured bikes and there is no hike in the price as well. So that's what I meant earlier!
                          I booked the D390 on Jan 5th, 2016! The dealer said 2016 manufactured D390's would come towards the end of Jan, but as we know with no changes, so I took the existing stock, but got it registered in Jan, 2016 this week and that's what factored almost in all important matters

                          Cheers

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                          • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                            Originally posted by judebrent View Post
                            I booked the D390 on Jan 5th, 2016! The dealer said 2016 manufactured D390's would come towards the end of Jan, but as we know with no changes, so I took the existing stock, but got it registered in Jan, 2016 this week and that's what factored almost in all important matters

                            Cheers
                            AFAIK your manufactured year matters while selling the bike. For eg. your's would be a 2015 model whereas anyone who will purchase during the end of Jan will have 2016 mentioned in the RC. Rakshit Rana has also booked one and will wait till Feb to get the 16 manufactured D390.
                            2003 - 2009 : Pulsar 150 Classic (Sold)
                            2009 - Present : Pulsar 220 Dtsi
                            2009 - Present : Honda Activa
                            2016 - Present : KTM Duke 390

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                            • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                              Originally posted by smoker n doper View Post
                              AFAIK your manufactured year matters while selling the bike. For eg. your's would be a 2015 model whereas anyone who will purchase during the end of Jan will have 2016 mentioned in the RC. Rakshit Rana has also booked one and will wait till Feb to get the 16 manufactured D390.
                              While both enter the RC book, the registration date matters! I've sold 4 bikes prior to this

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                              • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                                Originally posted by judebrent View Post
                                While both enter the RC book, the registration date matters! I've sold 4 bikes prior to this
                                AFAIK manufacturing date matters more as compared to registration date, you have seen many superbike owners have registered their bike much after the manufacturing of the bike.

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