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Thread: The KTM Questions. Duke 200 to Duke 390, OK. Wait, Adventure 390?!

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    Default The KTM Questions. Duke 200 to Duke 390, OK. Wait, Adventure 390?!

    I have been planning to get myself a new set of wheels for a while now. I figured that the KTM Duke 200 would be perfect for me. Rode one around for a bit, it handles like a dream and I loved that rev happy engine. So I get in touch with KTM, told them that it rains a lot where I live and asked if they would be releasing the 200 with ABS anytime soon; aslo about what tires they would recommend.
    They were pretty prompt with their reply, informed me that there were no plans to release a ABS kit Duke 200 anytime soon and advised me to check out the 390; with its ABS and Metzeler M5s.
    I did, it's brilliant! Actually seems a bit more sane then the 200; probably the gear ratios or something; its definitely lower and much easier to shimmy down the twisties.
    Great, thought I! All sorted, get my cash together and go get myself a mobike. NOT!
    Just saw that KTM might be releasing a Adventure 390! That would be perfect for me! Larger shocker play, re-tuned engine for more low end grunt, different tires. Else, the same power train and swing arm. They'd probably lose the underbelly exhaust to increase the ground clearance. I'm using the Adventure 1190 as a template and also some common sense. Motorbeam.com seems to believe that the Adventure 390 will be out sometime next year.
    So here is my dilemma, should I wait for the Adventure 390 or get myself the Duke 390. I like street fighters, they be light and easy to throw around. I like tourers, they be comfy and have large tanks. Both have their pros and cons.
    Has anyone on XBHP any news about the Adventure 390 is my question? I normally am a lurker, I read stuff on forums but hardly ever post anything on my own. This time though I can't really find any info to help me decide. So I throw my question into the mix, shall I get the Duke 390, that sexy street fighter; or should I wait for the Adventure 390, that tomboy everyone secretly wants?

    Also, here is what the Adventure 1190 looks like:
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    Default Re: The KTM Questions. Duke 200 to Duke 390, OK. Wait, Adventure 390?!

    Query Approved

    Go for the 390, nobody knows when the Adventure will come, if it comes at all. Bajaj/ KTM will be too focussed on releasing the 'fairing' waala RC series to bother about opening up a new segment of the market.

    Lot of guys on xBhp would be interested in an adventure bike. Unfortunately we have got zilch!
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    Default Re: The KTM Questions. Duke 200 to Duke 390, OK. Wait, Adventure 390?!

    Don't wait for years to get a PERFECT bike just go for the DUKE 390 you will be happy

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    Default Re: The KTM Questions. Duke 200 to Duke 390, OK. Wait, Adventure 390?!

    Get the duke 390 over the duke 200

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    Default Re: The KTM Questions. Duke 200 to Duke 390, OK. Wait, Adventure 390?!

    Bummer. I was hoping that someone would have some positive information about and Adventure 390. That's a shame, though too be honest, I understand what ya mean about goin fer the Duke 390. It really is a fantastic machine.
    Oh well, that's that I suppose.
    Gotta get my stuff sorted and get myself a Duke 390!!
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    Default Re: The KTM Questions. Duke 200 to Duke 390, OK. Wait, Adventure 390?!

    Hi Guys,
    With the new Duke 390, has the direction of heat coming from the radiator fan changed? Does it still roast the riders legs in neck-n-neck traffic?
    Two legs and Two wheels. Add two more and they become crutches and cars.

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    Default Re: The KTM Questions. Duke 200 to Duke 390, OK. Wait, Adventure 390?!

    I was told by the KTM guys that they would 2 models every year. I guess 2016 would be the year for Duke 250 and RC 250. I wish they launch the Adventure 390 , but non one has seen a teat mule of that bike. I have a Duke 390 and I have done around 15k of touring on it in the last 2 years. It's never failed me yet either in Uttrakhand, Himachal or J&K.
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    Default Re: The KTM Questions. Duke 200 to Duke 390, OK. Wait, Adventure 390?!

    Quote Originally Posted by krishan.adhikari View Post
    I was told by the KTM guys that they would 2 models every year. I guess 2016 would be the year for Duke 250 and RC 250. I wish they launch the Adventure 390 , but non one has seen a teat mule of that bike. I have a Duke 390 and I have done around 15k of touring on it in the last 2 years. It's never failed me yet either in Uttrakhand, Himachal or J&K.
    I'm about to take the 390 & then went to the Honda showroom & fell in love with the 250 Repsol Honda edition. I think fit & finish is way better than 390. I TD'd 390 too. Awesome paint job by Honda. Now in a dilemma. 390 vs 250 Repsol edition. Is it still worth to go for CBR 250 Repsol edition?
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    Don't think too much, buy what your heart desires

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    Default Re: The KTM Questions. Duke 200 to Duke 390, OK. Wait, Adventure 390?!

    Quote Originally Posted by jack_daniels View Post
    I'm about to take the 390 & then went to the Honda showroom & fell in love with the 250 Repsol Honda edition. I think fit & finish is way better than 390. I TD'd 390 too. Awesome paint job by Honda. Now in a dilemma. 390 vs 250 Repsol edition. Is it still worth to go for CBR 250 Repsol edition?
    Test ride the CBR 250 too, i would still suggest the 390 though.

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