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  • KTM Duke 390 vs. Kawasaki ER6n?

    Hello,

    First off, my name is Matt. I would like to hear your views and opinions on my dilemma.

    In my country the Duke 390 and Kawa ER6n is priced similarly, to give you an idea, the Er6n is only 28,000 rupees more than the D390.
    If you were me, what bike would you get and why?

    By the way, I ride mostly in the city. I may be from a different country, but i love this community specially with riders and owners sharing their experiences. Hoping to get your opinions on this guys! Ride safe everyone!

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    Re: KTM Duke 390 vs. Kawasaki ER6n?

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      Re: KTM Duke 390 vs. Kawasaki ER6n?

      if i were you, i would go for the Kawa ER6n.. just checked this bike (didn't know about) it looks mose like a naked version of Kawa 650r.. and so it would give you much refined ride quality than the Duke 390, which would always ask you to go fast..
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        Re: KTM Duke 390 vs. Kawasaki ER6n?

        I can help you here. Looking at the pricing it is a tough choice for you.

        Positives's for Duke 390
        1. Small and lightweight
        2. good power.
        3. good fuel efficiency
        4. ABS
        5. very easily flickable compared to the ER6n. Should be perfect for city


        Negative's for Duke 390
        1. Feels tiny. Does not have the big bike feel.
        2. I have seen the Duke 200's build quality, so the 390 should be similar. There is no comparision here, the ER6n's build quality is in a different league.
        3. Average ride quality.



        Positive's for ER6n
        • [*=3]Twin cylinder's, no comparision here, if power is what you want look no further. Almost double the torque.
          [*=3]Big bike feel.
          [*=3]Highway stability, straightline stability is mind blowing.
          [*=3]ok fuel efficiency for its weight and power.
          [*=3]Built to last for a lifetime.
          [*=3]Highway mile muncher.
          [*=3]Good ride quality.


        Negatives for ER6n

        1. Heavy and big, cannot flick it in traffic. Not good for city rides.
        2. No ABS. I am not sure if in your country the ER6n comes with ABS.


        Finally if you look at all the above, they have contrasting personalities, it isn't a straightforward comparison. They are very different in character, you should test ride both for a fair distance and then decide. Don't decide based on what we say over here.

        All the best.

        NOTE :- I own a Ninja 650 and would love to have the Duke 390 in my garage for city rides. For highways the the Ninja all the way.

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          Re: KTM Duke 390 vs. Kawasaki ER6n?

          Originally posted by nadz11.ns View Post
          if i were you, i would go for the Kawa ER6n.. just checked this bike (didn't know about) it looks mose like a naked version of Kawa 650r.. and so it would give you much refined ride quality than the Duke 390, which would always ask you to go fast..
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          It is exactly similar with out the fairings of the N650. With the pricing here in my country, one would think twice on purchasing either bike since both are pretty good bikes.


          Originally posted by bprags View Post
          I can help you here. Looking at the pricing it is a tough choice for you.

          Positives's for Duke 390
          1. Small and lightweight
          2. good power.
          3. good fuel efficiency
          4. ABS
          5. very easily flickable compared to the ER6n. Should be perfect for city


          Negative's for Duke 390
          1. Feels tiny. Does not have the big bike feel.
          2. I have seen the Duke 200's build quality, so the 390 should be similar. There is no comparision here, the ER6n's build quality is in a different league.
          3. Average ride quality.



          Positive's for ER6n
          • [*=3]Twin cylinder's, no comparision here, if power is what you want look no further. Almost double the torque.
            [*=3]Big bike feel.
            [*=3]Highway stability, straightline stability is mind blowing.
            [*=3]ok fuel efficiency for its weight and power.
            [*=3]Built to last for a lifetime.
            [*=3]Highway mile muncher.
            [*=3]Good ride quality.


          Negatives for ER6n

          1. Heavy and big, cannot flick it in traffic. Not good for city rides.
          2. No ABS. I am not sure if in your country the ER6n comes with ABS.


          Finally if you look at all the above, they have contrasting personalities, it isn't a straightforward comparison. They are very different in character, you should test ride both for a fair distance and then decide. Don't decide based on what we say over here.

          All the best.

          NOTE :- I own a Ninja 650 and would love to have the Duke 390 in my garage for city rides. For highways the the Ninja all the way.
          I am from the Philippines, unfortunately the dealers don't have the test drive unit. It's like buy at your own risk out here. the KTM dealer has a test unit but its the D200 and as far as i read(been watching the D200 & D390 threads closely) the D200 and D390 is very different in character. All i can say is you guys in India are lucky to get the D390 at a very low price.

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