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    Default Re: Can Duke 390 2017/18 be used to commute in Bangalore traffic?

    Test ride some other bikes like the abs 250r by Honda and also another good contender in these high cc bikes is the mojo I road the mojo I found it fun and a bit heavy


    Well again I’m from Mumbai and about Bangalore traffic I can’t comment but one thing I can say is that the 390 does have heating issues

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    Default Re: Can Duke 390 2017/18 be used to commute in Bangalore traffic?

    Hey, I was also recently considering the 2017 Duke 390 for my Office commute of around 40kms. Once you ride the bike through traffic, not sure you’ll like it as much. It hates being ridden slow and even with ride by wire, power delivery is not smooth at lower revs. Also there’s almost no torque below 4k which would make slow moving/ bumper to bumper traffic a chore. Just my 2 cents.
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    Default Re: Can Duke 390 2017/18 be used to commute in Bangalore traffic?

    Quote Originally Posted by unicornwalla View Post
    Test ride some other bikes like the abs 250r by Honda and also another good contender in these high cc bikes is the mojo I road the mojo I found it fun and a bit heavy


    Well again I’m from Mumbai and about Bangalore traffic I can’t comment but one thing I can say is that the 390 does have heating issues
    CBR 250R is not available currently right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwinCylinder View Post
    Hey, I was also recently considering the 2017 Duke 390 for my Office commute of around 40kms. Once you ride the bike through traffic, not sure you’ll like it as much. It hates being ridden slow and even with ride by wire, power delivery is not smooth at lower revs. Also there’s almost no torque below 4k which would make slow moving/ bumper to bumper traffic a chore. Just my 2 cents.
    Which one did you buy finally?

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    Quote Originally Posted by incipient View Post
    If you are willing to settle for less power, Duke 200 (not 250) is also a good option. It has none of the aforementioned drawbacks and personally I really like that engine: smooth, high reving with a wide powerband. It has one significant drawback however, the short gearing makes it unsuitable for 100+ highway cruising.
    How about Yamaha FZ25?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abhishekilke View Post
    I would suggest the Dominaar if you are concerned about heat and as you said you'll be travelling 30 kms. The Dominaar is heavy but after a period of time you get used to it. The Fz25 does not have ABS but the Dominaar does.
    I'll definitely test ride dominar also. Does it not heat up in traffic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwinCylinder View Post
    Hey, I was also recently considering the 2017 Duke 390 for my Office commute of around 40kms. Once you ride the bike through traffic, not sure you’ll like it as much. It hates being ridden slow and even with ride by wire, power delivery is not smooth at lower revs. Also there’s almost no torque below 4k which would make slow moving/ bumper to bumper traffic a chore. Just my 2 cents.
    I loved the power of the Duke 390 ☺

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    Quote Originally Posted by rejitee View Post
    I will say, go for a gearless in bangalore traffic drives and keep your D390 for nights out and long runs
    I really don't like gearless vehicles. I feel more comfortable on big wheels. When I find a road hump or pothole I just stand on my footpeg and skip it easily. I love gear bikes.

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    Default Best bike within than 3lakhs for city and sometimes highways

    Guys,

    I have been riding Yamaha Gladiator since 11 years. I want to upgrad now. For very long distances, I use my car Honda Brio. I have filled up a template with my requirements.

    1. Budget : Less than 3lakhs
    2. Age:27
    3. Height:174cm
    4. Weight:66kg
    5. Intended usage : Office commute. Sometimes weekend rides on city or highway.
    6. Fuel Efficiency requirement (approx., if any) : NIL
    7. City & Highway percentage usage : 80% city 20%
    8. Approximate Daily / Monthly running : 30 km daily, 1000km+ monthly
    9. City / Town /Village of residence: Bangalore
    10. Brand / Bike type preference (if any) : Reliable brands.

    Please help me guys! I have been researching over YouTube from very long time. Took test ride also but couldn't decide as test rides are short to decide.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Anoop H.N,
    Bangalore.

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    Post Re: Can Duke 390 2017/18 be used to commute in Bangalore traffic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anoop H.N View Post
    I'll definitely test ride dominar also. Does it not heat up in traffic?
    It does not heat up in traffic, the boffins at Bajaj have done a good job at heat dissipation. My brother owned a Honda Unicorn, hated Bajaj because their bikes were used by squids and reliability was an issue. Now he owns a Dominaar and he really loves it! So i can say reliability has come a long way!
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