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  • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

    Originally posted by bhanubond View Post
    thanks for reply
    i am buying from lb nagar ktm delaer the quote is 2.23 on road my down payment is 65000
    the loan amount is 157000 but they added 10000 to loan saying that paperwork 6000, 1000 registration ,1500 paper work
    and finally made my loan amount to 167000.finance is bajaj finance
    From what I know, OTR price is the cost of you legally acquiring the vehicle and that includes all the paperwork and stuff. I paid 2.24L for mine in Kerala. That OTR price must also include all the bits that make a vehicle road legal, including mirrors and the lot. That's what my family friend working at the Road Transport Office told me when I was getting mine registered. This Rs. 10,000 doesn't sound legit to me. Ask them if this will be billed, if they say no, don't pay them.
    Must ride on!

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    • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

      Originally posted by ananthu View Post
      From what I know, OTR price is the cost of you legally acquiring the vehicle and that includes all the paperwork and stuff. I paid 2.24L for mine in Kerala. That OTR price must also include all the bits that make a vehicle road legal, including mirrors and the lot. That's what my family friend working at the Road Transport Office told me when I was getting mine registered. This Rs. 10,000 doesn't sound legit to me. Ask them if this will be billed, if they say no, don't pay them.
      sorry i didn't write clearly.down payment 65000.remaining is loan amount 157000.(2.23 is on road price). they ayre saying 4% processing fee for loan so 6000 ,1200 insurance for me,1500 for loan paperwork,1000 for vehicle registration, so they finally made my loan amount to 167000

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      • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

        Originally posted by bhanubond View Post
        sorry i didn't write clearly.down payment 65000.remaining is loan amount 157000.(2.23 is on road price). they ayre saying 4% processing fee for loan so 6000 ,1200 insurance for me,1500 for loan paperwork,1000 for vehicle registration, so they finally made my loan amount to 167000
        Bajaj finance is very costly in this case. Choose from banks which can provide less processing fee and nil charges for prepayment and part payment. Also, you can try to get a better deal out of bank executives and get a more cheaper interest rate.
        One side to this is, if you get around 1 % processing fee and no charges for paperwork than you can add that to your insurance and get a zero dep insurance plan.
        I also took loan from axis bank (personal loan) for Duke 390 (1 lakh loan, 2.19 lakh OTR price) and I paid 1% processing fee and 0 paper work charges. interest was around 11.99% anf there are no prepayment or partpayment charges. Right now it is around 11.49% if I remember correctly. Since bajaj finance is an secure loan they charge more. Better take insecured loan and get insurance on the loan itself. You bank associate can tell you more.
        On a separate note, Duke 390 2017 model has been launched at the EICMA and boy the headlight looks good. Overall looks are just a bit too loud . . . for me that is.
        Last edited by Hemant Singh; 11-08-2016, 07:10 PM.
        Busy finding peace

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        • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

          Originally posted by Hemant Singh View Post
          Bajaj finance is very costly in this case. Choose from banks which can provide less processing fee and nil charges for prepayment and part payment. Also, you can try to get a better deal out of bank executives and get a more cheaper interest rate.
          One side to this is, if you get around 1 % processing fee and no charges for paperwork than you can add that to your insurance and get a zero dep insurance plan.
          I also took loan from axis bank (personal loan) for Duke 390 (1 lakh loan, 2.19 lakh OTR price) and I paid 1% processing fee and 0 paper work charges. interest was around 11.99% anf there are no prepayment or partpayment charges. Right now it is around 11.49% if I remember correctly. Since bajaj finance is an secure loan they charge more. Better take insecured loan and get insurance on the loan itself. You bank associate can tell you more.
          On a separate note, Duke 390 2017 model has been launched at the EICMA and boy the headlight looks good. Overall looks are just a bit too loud . . . for me that is.
          thank you for your suggestion. i will check with other finance

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          • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

            Today after leaving from work, when I put the key in my D390, she felt so heavy to move. I looked at the wheel if something was stuck in between the spokes/ chain, etc. But, everything looked fine. I thought maybe someone had played with her and with much force managed to bring her out of the parking lot. Started the bike and left the office gate. Immediately, the bike felt a lot heavier and was starting to sway to the right. Odo is @ 6.5k kms. OMG.. All those bad thoughts started entering my mind regarding bike swaying problem. I began to remember the Yamaha R3 swaying problem in the initial batches. Well, that was the first thing that entered my mind.[emoji16] [emoji16] I thought somebody had dropped my bike which had probably bent the forks and made the bike sway to the right or something. But, then again the bike felt very sluggish, so I thought maybe something is stuck in between the wheels. So, after some 500-600m, I again stopped the bike before a traffic signal and had a thorough look at the body and wheels. Everything appeared to be alright but then I pressed on the rear portion to see if the shock was alright. It was then that I noticed that the problem was in fact... a flat tire!!😂😂
            Immediately, felt a sigh of relief that I don't have to spend a bomb on expensive repairs and rode the bike at a snail's pace to near my house to a tire shop. Found 2 big nails inserted in it. The tire guy removed and repaired it with rubber strips. Felt a huge sigh of relief afterwards. After coming home, gave a thorough check to see if I'll be able to reach office tomorrow or not? And everything was alright. So, this was my flat tire experience. Hope it helps somebody.
            So, had my first Metzeler puncture @ 6.5k kms. Now, my question is how long do these tire strips last?? Should I buy new rear tire OR ride on these till they die out??
            Last edited by jack_daniels; 11-09-2016, 02:28 AM.

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            • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

              Originally posted by jack_daniels View Post
              Today after leaving from work, when I put the key in my D390, she felt so heavy to move. I looked at the wheel if something was stuck in between the spokes/ chain, etc. But, everything looked fine. I thought maybe someone had played with her and with much force managed to bring her out of the parking lot. Started the bike and left the office gate. Immediately, the bike felt a lot heavier and was starting to sway to the right. Odo is @ 6.5k kms. OMG.. All those bad thoughts started entering my mind regarding bike swaying problem. I began to remember the Yamaha R3 swaying problem in the initial batches. Well, that was the first thing that entered my mind.[emoji16] [emoji16] I thought somebody had dropped my bike which had probably bent the forks and made the bike sway to the right or something. But, then again the bike felt very sluggish, so I thought maybe something is stuck in between the wheels. So, after some 500-600m, I again stopped the bike before a traffic signal and had a thorough look at the body and wheels. Everything appeared to be alright but then I pressed on the rear portion to see if the shock was alright. It was then that I noticed that the problem was in fact... a flat tire!!😂😂
              Immediately, felt a sigh of relief that I don't have to spend a bomb on expensive repairs and rode the bike at a snail's pace to near my house to a tire shop. Found 2 big nails inserted in it. The tire guy removed and repaired it with rubber strips. Felt a huge sigh of relief afterwards. After coming home, gave a thorough check to see if I'll be able to reach office tomorrow or not? And everything was alright. So, this was my flat tire experience. Hope it helps somebody.
              So, had my first Metzeler puncture @ 6.5k kms. Now, my question is how long do these tire strips last?? Should I buy new rear tire OR ride on these till they die out??
              I've done almost 9k till now, with no punctures ever, and my tyres are still going strong, and will give me a few more thousand kms. Once you've gotten the puncture fixed, use the same tyre, as a replacement would be costly at 6.5k kms itself.

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              • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                Originally posted by jack_daniels View Post
                Now, my question is how long do these tire strips last?? Should I buy new rear tire OR ride on these till they die out??
                If the puncture is small/normal (lets say not more than 3mm in dia) around the center of the tire tread area (And not close to or on the sidewall), these strips will usually hold up pretty well. I personally wouldn't cross 120kmph (i.e. consistently riding at high speeds) with such repairs in place. I in fact had three punctures fixed in such a way on my D200, and they did not fail (had done close to 10k km with these strips), and around 50% of it was touring but at speeds mostly under 100kmph with occasionally going up to 120 and sometimes testing if top speed was intact.
                If you want a better puncture repair, you should get the mushroom patch repair done from the inside. Very few tire shops do it (mostly places that do car tire replacements and alignments and some michelin tire points).
                Here is an example: http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/motorcyc...ml#post1094419
                These usually cost more and hold up much better.

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                • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                  Today morning again my tire was flat. Reached office 10 mins late. Had to hear a lot of things from my boss. Asked for permission to go out to replace the rear wheel @ 11am but was allowed to go out @ lunch time only.
                  Finally, went out @ 2pm. Was almost finalized on the Michelin Pilot Street as I had heard about its durability and grip but was also thinking about which tire shop would accept Credit card in my mind (After the Black money saga yesterday).[emoji16] [emoji16] Just then saw a roadside tire shop and just like that entered my bike there. Discussed with the guy about whether to purchase a new tire or ...?? The guy said, "Don't take tension. Main abhi aapka tire seal karwa dunga". He then thoroughly checked for any holes/leaks by applying surf water. Fortunately, found a very minute leak (0.001m) leaking air bubbles. The guy immediately sealed the hole with a rubber strip.
                  Finally, I'm back just now and writing this post. Hopefully, the seal holds. Otherwise, I think I'll have to buy the Michelin Pilot Street. Fingers crossed.

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                  • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                    Some Questions on the feature list on the 2016 Duke 390.

                    1. Does it have a traditional Fuel Tap (Main/Reserve/Off)?
                    2. Does it have a kick start?
                    3. What other locks (apart from Ignition/Handlebar) are provide as standard fitment? - Seat/Storage/helmet holding?
                    4. I believe there is no choke, right?
                    5. Does it have a side stand warning or a fail safe?

                    Would appreciate if some 2016 owners would give me a quick answer.
                    I am doing a little research on how features are changing between traditional and contemporary offerings.

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                    • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                      Originally posted by rajatagarwal View Post
                      Some Questions on the feature list on the 2016 Duke 390.

                      1. Does it have a traditional Fuel Tap (Main/Reserve/Off)?
                      2. Does it have a kick start?
                      3. What other locks (apart from Ignition/Handlebar) are provide as standard fitment? - Seat/Storage/helmet holding?
                      4. I believe there is no choke, right?
                      5. Does it have a side stand warning or a fail safe?

                      Would appreciate if some 2016 owners would give me a quick answer.
                      I am doing a little research on how features are changing between traditional and contemporary offerings.
                      1. No traditional fuel tap
                      2. No kick start
                      3. Seat lock for pillion (seat removable to access tiny storage under it)
                      4. No manual choke, rather it has an 'auto choke' i.e. idle control stepper motor. On cold starts it automatically holds the rpm a wee bit higher for a minute or so till warm up.
                      5. Yes, has a side stand warning (both the warning lamp and a notification on the display). It also has a side stand sensor, which will shut off the engine if you engage gear while the side stand is down. You can start the bike in neutral with stand down, but the engine will cut off if you engage gear.

                      You can get more information from the self study manual:
                      https://www.dropbox.com/s/d4ld3kqno9...SSM_902_EN.pdf

                      Or the workshop manual:
                      https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0p...RfUDFER1E/edit

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                      Originally posted by jack_daniels View Post
                      Finally, I'm back just now and writing this post. Hopefully, the seal holds. Otherwise, I think I'll have to buy the Michelin Pilot Street. Fingers crossed.
                      If you want good grip and not worried about punctures get the mrf revz c1. It's sticky (not as much as metz but more than michelin) and costs much lesser.
                      Even the profile of this tire is slightly more rounded than the michelin.
                      The advantage of michelin is that it is a slightly harder compound, not puncture prone, lasts longer and gives a bit more comfortable ride.
                      Last edited by s1d; 11-10-2016, 11:23 AM.

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                      • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                        Originally posted by rajatagarwal View Post
                        Some Questions on the feature list on the 2016 Duke 390.

                        1. Does it have a traditional Fuel Tap (Main/Reserve/Off)?
                        2. Does it have a kick start?
                        3. What other locks (apart from Ignition/Handlebar) are provide as standard fitment? - Seat/Storage/helmet holding?
                        4. I believe there is no choke, right?
                        5. Does it have a side stand warning or a fail safe?

                        Would appreciate if some 2016 owners would give me a quick answer.
                        I am doing a little research on how features are changing between traditional and contemporary offerings.
                        1. Any FI vehicle will not have this. So, Duke do not have this.
                        2. NO
                        3. Rear seat lock to access battery and fuse.
                        4. No choke. FI vehicles do not have choke as well.
                        5. The bike shuts down automatically if the side stand is open and the vehicle is in gear.
                        Live to Ride!

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                        • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                          A big thanks to S1d and Skanda!

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                          • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                            Originally posted by s1d View Post
                            1. No traditional fuel tap
                            2. No kick start
                            3. Seat lock for pillion (seat removable to access tiny storage under it)
                            4. No manual choke, rather it has an 'auto choke' i.e. idle control stepper motor. On cold starts it automatically holds the rpm a wee bit higher for a minute or so till warm up.
                            5. Yes, has a side stand warning (both the warning lamp and a notification on the display). It also has a side stand sensor, which will shut off the engine if you engage gear while the side stand is down. You can start the bike in neutral with stand down, but the engine will cut off if you engage gear.

                            You can get more information from the self study manual:
                            https://www.dropbox.com/s/d4ld3kqno9...SSM_902_EN.pdf

                            Or the workshop manual:
                            https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0p...RfUDFER1E/edit

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                            If you want good grip and not worried about punctures get the mrf revz c1. It's sticky (not as much as metz but more than michelin) and costs much lesser.
                            Even the profile of this tire is slightly more rounded than the michelin.
                            The advantage of michelin is that it is a slightly harder compound, not puncture prone, lasts longer and gives a bit more comfortable ride.
                            Are you sure Mrf rev c1 is better than Michelin pilot street R ?
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                            • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                              Finally, it seems the seal is holding. Tire was alright this morning.
                              Btw saw many queries regarding Phone mount on this thread some time back. Got this yesterday from amazon. Vibrelli phone mount holder. Very good and genuine product. US Import by the seller. [emoji106][emoji106] [emoji16] [emoji16]
                              Enjoy the pics.





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                              • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

                                Originally posted by Imam Jafer Ali View Post
                                Are you sure Mrf rev c1 is better than Michelin pilot street R ?
                                Grip wise, the mrf is as good or better than the pilot street. The advantages of the michelin i've mentioned earlier. So you chose based on your requirements.
                                I own a D200, and have ridden on the mrf revz c (old model) for 14k km and now running the michelin pilot street for the past 11k km. I also briefly rode a 200 shod with the c1's and it was just as good.
                                The revz is a tire well worth the money (both front and rear), and the c1 is good enough (correct speed rating) for the 390's as well. The michelin 150/60 seems to have slightly bigger contact patch/harder compound (the tire wear on my 11k run michelin looks like a 6k run mrf revz!)
                                Coming to the grip in wet, I don't see any significant difference between the two. and in the wet rider skills plays a more important part, so i don't buy the 'reviews' some guys put up saying M is better than M in wet.
                                I'd say save some money and get yourself the revz c1 (and live with the similar headaches as a metz wrt punctures). If you tour a lot, then get the michelin's.

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