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    Quote Originally Posted by The Monk View Post
    I think that is the maturing xBhpian.
    Kinda True. Rumors no longer excite the Indian biker. But I would like to concede that I was a tiny bit excited since as far as I have seen, the KTM/Honda related rumors have a far greater probability of coming true as compared to the others.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Monk View Post
    Funnily the original news report calls a 250cc RC 25 a toned down version of the RC8 From 1300cc to 250cc is not toned down, its a whole new bike!
    There is another thing. The RC8 is just 1195cc (or 1.2l) Not 1300cc as per the article.
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    Quote Originally Posted by antz.bin View Post
    There is another thing. The RC8 is just 1195cc (or 1.2l) Not 1300cc as per the article.
    That is probably why the article loses credibility! Also the fact that the 390 is being released for the last six months. People have got bored of waiting for Bajaj-KTM.
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    Also a few years back, things like Full Fairing, Liquid Cooling, twin cyliders, exotic brands like KTM were all new to the desi bikers. Now things are a bit different and hae been exposed to stuff which were not there earlier.




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    Quote Originally Posted by The Monk View Post
    Also the fact that the 390 is being released for the last six months. People have got bored of waiting for Bajaj-KTM.
    How can it be 6 months? It was only unveiled on 16th November 2012 (< 3 months back)

    And as for the launch date, any prudent auto manufacturer would delay launching / declaring the pricing of any new vehicle beyond the Budget announcement so that there are no surprises till next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by antz.bin View Post
    How can it be 6 months? It was only unveiled on 16th November 2012 (< 3 months back)
    And they said it will be launched in a month or something, now after three months, it still to be launched in the next three months, or by Diwali, or by Christmas or by God knows when. Does get a bit irritating don't it
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Monk View Post
    And they said it will be launched in a month or something, now after three months, it still to be launched in the next three months, or by Diwali, or by Christmas or by God knows when. Does get a bit irritating don't it
    Exactly! The launch date gets postponed every time! Lets hope we get to see a big bike from KTM this year!

    I miss old XBHP. When we happily waited for new bikes and they actually got released!
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    What are u saying Nitro !! ... OLD Xbhp ... there were wackier assumptions .. and stories about up coming releases ... but they had a totally different way of accepting the news thats it !! ... with an open heart ... LOL ... Hope fully the KTM will come and if properly priced ... there goes my CBR ... ...fingers crossed ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrosatya View Post
    Exactly! The launch date gets postponed every time! Lets hope we get to see a big bike from KTM this year!

    I miss old XBHP. When we happily waited for new bikes and they actually got released!
    As far as I remember, all speculation ever since the beginning has always hinted towards March/April 2013 launch for the Duke 390. Those dates are yet to come. The launch was never pushed anywhere ever since the unveil 3 months back. I feel that we have been especially cynical on this particular thread. There is a lot more enthusiasm than this on the Honda 400/500 thread which don't even have a rumor of coming to India.

    The only reason for the cynicism I see is that most members expected the full faired bike to be a 3xx cc and not a 250. We already have 3 250s in the market. But we must never forget that the biggest beneficiary of competition is the customer!
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    well whatever the speculation be, RC25 would be a good bike, specially knowing the grunt the engine has of the current Duke, the 250 should be more aggressive and fun to ride
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    Quote Originally Posted by antz.bin View Post
    I feel that we have been especially cynical on this particular thread. There is a lot more enthusiasm than this on the Honda 400/500 thread which don't even have a rumor of coming to India.

    The only reason for the cynicism I see is that most members expected the full faired bike to be a 3xx cc and not a 250. We already have 3 250s in the market. But we must never forget that the biggest beneficiary of competition is the customer!
    Its just that this topic has been discussed infinite number of times . For more than a year it has been speculated and then confirmed that there will be a DUKE 390 coming after the 200. And also a faired duke will make its way. So there is nothing new and unheard about this news. Hence there is very less interest in this news.
    On the other hand, the Honda 400/500 thread has so much enthusiasm is because the topic was very rarely discussed and it was a straight 'confirmed' news with 'Pictures' of the bikes. There was no speculation or discussion done on it for years.

    Once the pictures come out , you will see the enthusiasm on this thread too.

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