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  • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

    I WANT THIS

    Where can I find this.

    I WANT THIS [emoji7]

    Not only Great power comes with great responsibility but also with Great RISK !!! Referring to SBKs...

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    • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

      Originally posted by krishan.adhikari View Post
      The metz at the end of their life are very puncture prone. I got m7 installed on my bike for 16k. Another 100 Rs for the fitment
      16k is way out if my budget, I am looking for Somewhere around 9. I am just confused between MRF AND Michelin. The Metzeler is an amazing rubber but due to it is puncher prone I am looking something like a but harder. Just we wanted to checked the reviews of Michelin or MRF if someone has installed them..

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      • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

        Originally posted by Nickyboy View Post
        16k is way out if my budget, I am looking for Somewhere around 9. I am just confused between MRF AND Michelin. The Metzeler is an amazing rubber but due to it is puncher prone I am looking something like a but harder. Just we wanted to checked the reviews of Michelin or MRF if someone has installed them..
        Michelin is wayy better than MRFs bro. People compare Michelins with Metzelers.! U can take MRFs but a bike like Duke 390 deserves no compromises. Choose it at ur own discretion.
        MRF Revz costs around 3.2-3.3k while Michelin costs around 5.5k-6k..

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        • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

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          Last edited by jack_daniels; 01-28-2016, 01:27 AM.

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          • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

            Originally posted by jack_daniels View Post
            Pardon me, but I read the thread. Nobody told how to install the headlights. Any relay/ extra fuse required? Or just plug-&-play?
            The Duke uses a 55/60W bulb with a H4 connector. As long as you replace the stock bulb with the same rating and the same connector, it's plug and play. No fuses or relays required.

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            Originally posted by Veeral View Post
            I WANT THIS

            Where can I find this.

            I WANT THIS [emoji7]
            I saw something similar on this website- www.ktmupgrades.com
            They have both black and orange ones and they look great. But I'm not sure if they'll actually dissipate more heat because they don't have as many holes as the one in the photo.
            So if you're looking for a cosmetic upgrade, you should check these out.

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            • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

              Originally posted by thrustrev View Post
              The Duke uses a 55/60W bulb with a H4 connector. As long as you replace the stock bulb with the same rating and the same connector, it's plug and play. No fuses or relays required.

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              I saw something similar on this website- www.ktmupgrades.com
              They have both black and orange ones and they look great. But I'm not sure if they'll actually dissipate more heat because they don't have as many holes as the one in the photo.
              So if you're looking for a cosmetic upgrade, you should check these out.
              Well I'm not looking for cosmetic change. But wavy rotors from galfer actually perform better than stock ones.
              Not only Great power comes with great responsibility but also with Great RISK !!! Referring to SBKs...

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              • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                Originally posted by rakshit rana View Post
                Yes the bike will be considered as 2016 when you'll go for resale.

                Did you buy yours or are waiting for delivery, can't recollect?

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                • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                  Originally posted by Nickyboy View Post
                  16k is way out if my budget, I am looking for Somewhere around 9. I am just confused between MRF AND Michelin. The Metzeler is an amazing rubber but due to it is puncher prone I am looking something like a but harder. Just we wanted to checked the reviews of Michelin or MRF if someone has installed them..
                  This forum and the internet is full of posts in praise of Michelin. I got them installed couple of weeks back.
                  Do go for them if you cant afford the Metz.
                  KTM Duke 390 | RE Interceptor 650

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                  • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                    Originally posted by timuseravan View Post
                    This forum and the internet is full of posts in praise of Michelin. I got them installed couple of weeks back.
                    Do go for them if you cant afford the Metz.
                    It's not the affordability but the longevity. If I knew that the Metz would last for 25-30k kms like the Michelins, I'd hv gladly gone for the Metzelers. But, sadly they last only 10-12k's.

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                    • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                      I have been using Michelin Radial Tyre for my rear wheel for the past ~800kms and I find absolutely no difference in my daily commute compared to Metzler. Infact, Michelin has much better grip on gravel. Haven't tested in wet and it is not a priority for me since when it rains I prefer to commute by car.

                      Its good value and I think it is more than enough for a regular joe like me.
                      A lone amateur built the ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic...

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                      • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                        Originally posted by Veeral View Post
                        I WANT THIS

                        Where can I find this.

                        I WANT THIS [emoji7]

                        This wheel belongs to Phillip Cuore from Malaysia. He was active on ktmduke390forum. His bike was displayed in KTM's official shows. He used only powerparts on his bike. This must be the wave rotor available as powerparts. He also installed a different master cylinder, a brembo RCS-19. As per his reviews it gave true one finger braking.

                        Try searching in official KTM Power parts catalogue available at any KTM dealer. You should find it.

                        Couple this with just EBC sintered HH brake pads and you'll have significant improvement in braking. I personally will just upgrade the pads, and if I still feel the need, to a bigger rotor.
                        Last edited by TrippieHippie; 01-28-2016, 06:22 PM.

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                        • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                          Originally posted by TrippieHippie View Post
                          This wheel belongs to Phillip Cuore from Malaysia. He was active on ktmduke390forum. His bike was displayed in KTM's official shows. He used only powerparts on his bike. This must be the wave rotor available as powerparts. He also installed a different master cylinder, a brembo RCS-19. As per his reviews it gave true one finger braking.



                          Try searching in official KTM Power parts catalogue available at any KTM dealer. You should find it.



                          Couple this with just EBC sintered HH brake pads and you'll have significant improvement in braking. I personally will just upgrade the pads, and if I still feel the need, to a bigger rotor.

                          Any idea if this available in India and at what cost?

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                          • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                            Originally posted by TrippieHippie View Post
                            This wheel belongs to Phillip Cuore from Malaysia. He was active on ktmduke390forum. His bike was displayed in KTM's official shows. He used only powerparts on his bike. This must be the wave rotor available as powerparts. He also installed a different master cylinder, a brembo RCS-19. As per his reviews it gave true one finger braking.

                            Try searching in official KTM Power parts catalogue available at any KTM dealer. You should find it.

                            Couple this with just EBC sintered HH brake pads and you'll have significant improvement in braking. I personally will just upgrade the pads, and if I still feel the need, to a bigger rotor.
                            Originally posted by rick_7428 View Post
                            Any idea if this available in India and at what cost?
                            If I am not wrong these are produced by Galfer. This is definitely going to cost bomb. But a drool stuff...
                            Not only Great power comes with great responsibility but also with Great RISK !!! Referring to SBKs...

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                            • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                              We definitely need better brakes for KTM Duke 390. Brakes are inadequate. Very soft feel. Earlier, my ZMR had a very sharp bite while pressing the brakes.
                              But, I'm not ruling out the role of ABS in this.[emoji6] But, still changing pads or discs might give better feel and stopping power.

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                              • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                                So just completed my ride on a full tank and got a mileage of 16! Sounds insane but asking what's the average you guys get? City and highway? Thanks

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