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    Question KTM DUKE 390: Phased out by 2016?

    Hi Xbhpians,

    I am obcessed with the Duke 390...truely!!! I have decided to buy this bike this year for which I have started saving up. Now, as I was browsing, I found out that news that KTM's current line up is going to be phased out by 2016 . By when this is going to happen - especially for the Duke 390? I am planning to buy the bike around october. What are my options? Please help!

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    Default Re: KTM DUKE 390: Phased out by 2016?

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    Default Re: KTM DUKE 390: Phased out by 2016?

    You have to understand a couple of things to make a logical decision.

    The current Gen1 models of KTM will be phased out by 2017. That means the 2016 models of the KTM bikes are the most refined Gen1 bikes you can get since these will be the 4th iteration of the Gen1 models

    In 2017 when Gen2 bikes come out, they might have a new set of issues with them as they will belong to the 1st set.

    So make your choice wisely. Theres always an IF or BUT.

    According to a very recent news, the 2016 models of KTM bikes arent out yet but they will be and they are rumored to get some very minor changes including an all-the-time-ON DRLs. So wait until the autoExpo is over to get some more information
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    Default Re: KTM DUKE 390: Phased out by 2016?

    I am also in the same situation of buying duke 390 in the couple of months

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    Default Re: KTM DUKE 390: Phased out by 2016?

    But ride by wire will definitely increase price and rupee exchange rate also will have impact bike price. So if you are looking for bike
    about 2 lac, go ahead

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    Default Re: KTM DUKE 390: Phased out by 2016?

    Quote Originally Posted by jaggu_rtr View Post
    But ride by wire will definitely increase price
    Might, might not. Duke doesn't comes as CBK but is manufactured for other markets also in India. So don't worry too much about rupee rate. It adds more electronic components so price might or might not increase. Depends on how KTM wants to place it(Slipper clutch and better radiator components added last year without price impact). Experts say that ride by wire does not improve the throttle experience much but is more aimed at meeting stringent emission norms by giving more control on fuel input by on board computers.

    Also on second thought, contrary to what I said in previous post, it might be a great idea to wait for 2017 model as 2017 model essentially would be next iteration of 2016 model without any radical change as engine and gerabox is left untouched. Only change would be silencer and probably ride by wire I guess. It could be an improvement on current version and is unlikely to be faced by glitches usually faced by a hugely revamped model.
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    Default Re: KTM DUKE 390: Phased out by 2016?

    KTM Duke 390 current editions will be stopped manufacturing from Mid of this year -2016.
    New 2016 edition should be avialble by Q3 or Max Q4 of this year.
    DRL , Bigger Disks will be included in new edition . Ride by wire may or may not be there in the Indian versions.
    There will be price revison as well.
    I think it would be good to wait till mid of this year to get more updates on the new version then decide to buy current edition or wait for 2016 edition.

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    Default Re: KTM DUKE 390: Phased out by 2016?

    Quote Originally Posted by aerofire View Post
    KTM Duke 390 current editions will be stopped manufacturing from Mid of this year -2016.
    New 2016 edition should be avialble by Q3 or Max Q4 of this year.
    DRL , Bigger Disks will be included in new edition . Ride by wire may or may not be there in the Indian versions.
    There will be price revison as well.
    I think it would be good to wait till mid of this year to get more updates on the new version then decide to buy current edition or wait for 2016 edition.
    What is your source if I may ask? And will there be an all new 390 in 2017?

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    Default Re: KTM DUKE 390: Phased out by 2016?

    Quote Originally Posted by red liner View Post
    What is your source if I may ask? And will there be an all new 390 in 2017?

    Public source - 2016 KTM RC & Duke Models to get Auto Headlamp Function in India - News - NDTV CarAndBike.com .

    Regarding new rc390 in 2017 its too early to say , let the 2016 edition roll first.

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    Default Re: KTM DUKE 390: Phased out by 2016?

    Quote Originally Posted by aerofire View Post
    Public source - 2016 KTM RC & Duke Models to get Auto Headlamp Function in India - News - NDTV CarAndBike.com .

    Regarding new rc390 in 2017 its too early to say , let the 2016 edition roll first.
    The 2016 models are actually already available in showrooms
    Last edited by RoyalIndian; 03-01-2016 at 07:40 PM.

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