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    Default re: KTM Duke 390 Launched in India at Rs 1.8 Lakhs: xBhp News

    @Cyrus_the_virus, If you look at the Tube closely, it's the same used for D200. It has not been manufactured with the dent to fit. It's been altered to do so.
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    Default re: KTM Duke 390 Launched in India at Rs 1.8 Lakhs: xBhp News

    Quote Originally Posted by AmitRavi07 View Post
    In the spec sheet mentioned on KTM site it says that the clutch is hydraulically operated, but as mentioned in a previous post the I could see the cable for clutch. Can anyone confirm if it has cable wire clutch or not.
    Maybe the wire is linked to a hydraulic arm? No?

    Quote Originally Posted by Syed Zakir Ahamed View Post
    @Cyrus_the_virus, If you look at the Tube closely, it's the same used for D200. It has not been manufactured with the dent to fit. It's been altered to do so.
    Altering the standard design to make a new standard design does not equal to QC issue. :|

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    Default re: KTM Duke 390 Launched in India at Rs 1.8 Lakhs: xBhp News

    Need to wait five more days for the test ride. That is what BTM KTM told me. No idea why. They already have the bike with them.

    Beginning to lose interest now :-(

    Anybody in Bengaluru has taken a test ride yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Syed Zakir Ahamed View Post
    @Cyrus_the_virus, If you look at the Tube closely, it's the same used for D200. It has not been manufactured with the dent to fit. It's been altered to do so.
    Nope, it is not the same. The 390's silencer pipe is bigger in diameter.

    As for the clutch cable query, here is a pic -

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    It is NOT hydraulic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Syed Zakir Ahamed View Post
    @Cyrus_the_virus, If you look at the Tube closely, it's the same used for D200. It has not been manufactured with the dent to fit. It's been altered to do so.
    The below quote should answer your question. The point is, they did NOT figure out that they have to alter the exhaust pipe when they were fitting the engine into the frame. It was a no brainer that the pipe has to be desinged from the very beginneing that way to fit into the frame. Just to clear the air, it's not a dent. It's by design. No one says that an exhaust has to be perfectly round else there is a quality issue!
    Quote Originally Posted by dishayu View Post
    Altering the standard design to make a new standard design does not equal to QC issue. :|

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    Default re: KTM Duke 390 Launched in India at Rs 1.8 Lakhs: xBhp News

    Quote Originally Posted by riot View Post
    A Small update for Dukers looking for finance schemes

    On-road price in Delhi is 2,01,580

    Bajaj finance is offered on duke and it is at 11.5% interest.
    Downpayment was 63k and 36 EMIs of around 5500.

    Checked with Vijaya Bank, though i will have to open 2 accounts (1 for me, 1 for my guarantor) and it will take approx 15 days for everything to complete, the end cost is much less:
    Downpayment is 41580 and 36 EMIs 5200

    So, Dont get trapped in Private Bank's finance schemes. Look for a Govt bank finance scheme for ur Dukes. Jago Ghrahak Jago


    Why u need to wait for ur Dukes is a little secret. But it will be worth the wait. First lot will be delivered in nxt 3 weeks.

    +1 for this, Even Bajaj Auto Finance charges about 4% Processing fee over loan Amount,

    I am taking loan from Canera Bank..... Processing fee is 0.01 or upto Rs. 250/- (whichever is less)

    I will save over Rs. 8000/- for choosing this, + good relationship in bank, + Good Bank record for future super bike loan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrus_the_virus View Post
    The below quote should answer your question. The point is, they did NOT figure out that they have to alter the exhaust pipe when they were fitting the engine into the frame. It was a no brainer that the pipe has to be desinged from the very beginneing that way to fit into the frame. Just to clear the air, it's not a dent. It's by design. No one says that an exhaust has to be perfectly round else there is a quality issue!
    Personally I don't have any issues with cable clutches, but hydraulics are way more easy on fingers.

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    woah! looks like jobless anonymous, except why didn't I notice this before.

    So the review got delayed and the Nikasil( or some such) coated cylinders fell apart. Though i agree there might be some issue which the company might be trying to sort, but Alan Cathcart ( i think it was him only) has already done a review of the 390 in Austria. Ok, maybe not review, just an initial impression. So it is not that no impression of the bike exists.

    And one thing that bothers me is that why is no one commenting on why is this site holding on the review and under whose request or pressure? If and only if this is delayed due to some problems, it will be honest on the site's part to let us know of the problem. It is for us to then judge whether the problem is rectified when we go for a test ride or not. Hopefully the will let us know what the issue for keeping the review under wraps was. I hope it is just the strike or some small teething problems. But till the time sites start putting it out, it is fun to read about half a less bhp, exposed wires and hydraulic clutches.


    P.S: There are new licensing norms in Britain/ Europe now. The 390, last i read, was out of reach of early learners ( A2 as far as i remember) because its power to weight ratio was a bit high compared to what was allowed. European market is, for now, a big one for KTM, they might be attempting to reduce power or some such thingmajig to slot it in that licensing group. Just a thought, not sure about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by forty6 View Post
    woah! looks like jobless anonymous, except why didn't I notice this before.

    So the review got delayed and the Nikasil( or some such) coated cylinders fell apart. Though i agree there might be some issue which the company might be trying to sort, but Alan Cathcart ( i think it was him only) has already done a review of the 390 in Austria. Ok, maybe not review, just an initial impression. So it is not that no impression of the bike exists.

    And one thing that bothers me is that why is no one commenting on why is this site holding on the review and under whose request or pressure? If and only if this is delayed due to some problems, it will be honest on the site's part to let us know of the problem. It is for us to then judge whether the problem is rectified when we go for a test ride or not. Hopefully the will let us know what the issue for keeping the review under wraps was. I hope it is just the strike or some small teething problems. But till the time sites start putting it out, it is fun to read about half a less bhp, exposed wires and hydraulic clutches.


    P.S: There are new licensing norms in Britain/ Europe now. The 390, last i read, was out of reach of early learners ( A2 as far as i remember) because its power to weight ratio was a bit high compared to what was allowed. European market is, for now, a big one for KTM, they might be attempting to reduce power or some such thingmajig to slot it in that licensing group. Just a thought, not sure about it.
    As mentioned by ktm a small throttle limiter is fitted by the dealers for A2 licence compliance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syed Zakir Ahamed View Post
    Dent on the Silencer to fit it in the frame. lol... This brings a big Question for the Quality Check in India by KTM.
    You expect to have new frame so that the wider exhaust pipe and larger engine fits in the frame or you expect to have a small alteration in shape (not dent) so that the tried and tested frame remains the same?
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