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  • Re: Detailed First Ride Report - KTM 390

    Wow! This is the best review I have come across for the D390. Very clear and covers all the points. Thanks for putting this up.

    Now, all my doubts about this bike are cleared up. Just waiting for delivery.
    Your biking tells a lot about the person you are!

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    • Re: Detailed First Ride Report - KTM 390

      hey,

      wow........another superb review for D390...adds dat much more fuel to the fires of the painful wait.
      thank u so mch [MENTION=29237]atul_chang[/MENTION].
      this review should help us thru the september although u kno what beats a 250km ride??
      a 500 km ride review .......or oooh - ooohhh ....... another review on its track performance...huh....??
      cya.
      You Start Your Life with a Full Pot of Luck and an Empty Pot of Experience, the Object is to Fill the Pot of Experience Before you Empty the Pot of Luck.....!!

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      • Re: KTM 390 - The original Hooligan - Ownership Thread

        Another great review that came today

        http://www.motorbeam.com/bikes/ktm-d...t-ride-review/

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        • Re: KTM 390 - The original Hooligan - Ownership Thread

          Originally posted by THE46FAN View Post
          @atul...After the 250kms ride...i can understand the smile...but i tell God...life is not fair.... Enjoy man...
          It will come in soon buddy just hang in there and know that you have made the right choice.

          Originally posted by kkamaleshh View Post
          Atul you got gr8 head heart and hands, everything comes out fine like your riding and love of your machines.
          Your review about the 250km ride is just awesome and also realistic without any unwanted appreciation and it's simply superb.
          Sent from my ST18i using xBhp Connect mobile app
          Thanks for the generous appreciation.
          Originally posted by THE46FAN View Post
          @atul...Are you planning to change the oil now?
          Actually wanted to do it at 500 km, the first servicing comes at 910 km.
          Originally posted by pkd View Post
          And then - @atul_chang Fantastic report - read it thrice and will probably show it off multiple times this week. I liked the ride plan - the rain added to the drama. Excellent pictures despite the rain and a good ending. I would love to catch up with you if I ride to Mumbai sometime on my future 390 and stare at your Ducati
          Nope, I am not going to cheat on the 390, I will wait
          Looking forward to it mate, lets ride whenever you are here. Thanks
          Originally posted by Sharrrrrrad View Post
          Thank you for the detailed report. Loved the rainy pictures. Complete justice to the D390.


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          Thanks, it was a great ride.
          Originally posted by abhijeet080808 View Post
          Wow! This is the best review I have come across for the D390. Very clear and covers all the points. Thanks for putting this up.

          Now, all my doubts about this bike are cleared up. Just waiting for delivery.
          Thanks
          Originally posted by dnewguy View Post
          hey,

          wow........another superb review for D390...adds dat much more fuel to the fires of the painful wait.
          thank u so mch @atul_chang.
          this review should help us thru the september although u kno what beats a 250km ride??
          a 500 km ride review .......or oooh - ooohhh ....... another review on its track performance...huh....??
          cya.
          You bet, lets see how soon I can do that.

          Originally posted by mohitahuja View Post
          Another great review that came today

          KTM Duke 390 Test Ride Review | MotorBeam – Indian Car Bike News & Reviews

          Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 2
          It is a great review professionally done. Didnt know that it could power wheelie, let me now get the break in out of the way.
          I ride in just 2 weather conditions...
          1.When it rains
          2. When it doesn't

          _____________________________
          Kawasaki Z1000 (2014)
          KTM 390 (2013)
          Ducati 848 Evo - 2011 (Sold)
          Suzuki Intruder - 2010 (Sold)
          CBR 250R - 2011 (Sold)


          THAR DESERT RIDE IN BURNING SUMMERS - 5 days
          http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/superbik...tml#post612177

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          • Re: KTM 390 - The original Hooligan - Ownership Thread

            Originally posted by mohitahuja View Post
            Another great review that came today

            KTM Duke 390 Test Ride Review | MotorBeam – Indian Car Bike News & Reviews

            Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 2
            Unlike all other reviews this states that the bike does indeed do a power wheelie. Ahhhh I can't wait to get my hands on it and the waiting is killing me. The dealers are still saying first week of September. Keeping fingers crossed that this time the bike is delivered.

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              • Re: KTM 390 - The original Hooligan - Ownership Thread

                I booked it from Delhi and this is mere speculation from the showroom guys. They have confirmed the delivery dates thrice and with such conviction as to leave no doubt in your mind... and.. each time another delivery date. So I am a bit sceptic about their timeline. Best bet seems to be the late September and since Mumbai is close to Pune deliveries should start in Mumbai by mid-Sep. Thats just my guess.

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                • Re: KTM 390 - The original Hooligan - Ownership Thread

                  Ktm vashi has done 2 deliveries till now.

                  Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 2
                  I ride in just 2 weather conditions...
                  1.When it rains
                  2. When it doesn't

                  _____________________________
                  Kawasaki Z1000 (2014)
                  KTM 390 (2013)
                  Ducati 848 Evo - 2011 (Sold)
                  Suzuki Intruder - 2010 (Sold)
                  CBR 250R - 2011 (Sold)


                  THAR DESERT RIDE IN BURNING SUMMERS - 5 days
                  http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/superbik...tml#post612177

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                  • Re: Detailed First Ride Report - KTM 390

                    Good clear detailed review @atul_chang

                    A bit more clarification on this?? "" So basically do you mean that you have to a bit of clutch juggling act to be done?
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                    I'd rather be riding my motorcycle thinking about God than sitting in church thinking about my motorcycle.

                    2012 - Honda Unicorn
                    2013 - Duke 390 (Booked - Cancelled)
                    2014 - RC 390 (Waiting)

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                    • Re: KTM 390 - The original Hooligan - Ownership Thread

                      I mean that if you are in traffic you will not be able to let go of the clutch lever until u reach the twenties in terms of speed even in the first gear

                      Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 2
                      I ride in just 2 weather conditions...
                      1.When it rains
                      2. When it doesn't

                      _____________________________
                      Kawasaki Z1000 (2014)
                      KTM 390 (2013)
                      Ducati 848 Evo - 2011 (Sold)
                      Suzuki Intruder - 2010 (Sold)
                      CBR 250R - 2011 (Sold)


                      THAR DESERT RIDE IN BURNING SUMMERS - 5 days
                      http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/superbik...tml#post612177

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                      • Re: KTM 390 - The original Hooligan - Ownership Thread

                        Came across another review..

                        http://automotiveignitors.blogspot.c...-test.html?m=1

                        Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 4
                        Honda Dio (Sold) | Yamaha FZ16 (Sold) | Duke 390 | Kawasaki Z800 (Technically it's my brother's, but WTH ;P) |

                        1. Start the engine; 2. Turn the trottle; 3. Disappear ;)

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                        • Re: KTM 390 - The original Hooligan - Ownership Thread

                          [MENTION=29237]atul_chang[/MENTION] Thanks for the excellent review. I am upgrading from the CBR 250 to the KTM 390. Could you give some inputs on the engine refinement and ustressed character vis a vis the CBR.

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                          • Re: KTM 390 - The original Hooligan - Ownership Thread

                            Originally posted by Venkatesh Velmani View Post
                            Came across another review..

                            http://automotiveignitors.blogspot.c...-test.html?m=1

                            Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 4
                            This is the same review done by Shumi for overdrive.


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                            • Re: KTM 390 - The original Hooligan - Ownership Thread

                              Could some of the lucky owners please shed some light on fuel options. What type of fuel have you guys used ? Its mentioned that it requires high octane petrol but in Kolkata that is a very rare commodity.

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                              • Re: KTM 390 - The original Hooligan - Ownership Thread

                                Originally posted by Buro View Post
                                Could some of the lucky owners please shed some light on fuel options. What type of fuel have you guys used ? Its mentioned that it requires high octane petrol but in Kolkata that is a very rare commodity.
                                on the Xbhp review of D390 you can read that [MENTION=10454]MG[/MENTION] used normal fuel throughout his time with the bike and didn't faced any problem..

                                Ride safe and have fun.
                                Regards
                                Nadeem

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