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

    Quote Originally Posted by Anoop H.N View Post
    Riding in traffic has any negative impact on bike?
    None that i have noticed so far apart from fuel efficiency. For a moderate style of riding, it will give around 25 kmpl in city and 30 on highways which i think is great. In city traffic, the annoying thing is the radiator fan being on for most of the time (annoying coz it is a bit loud). Also, one has to change gears quite often, but would get used to in a few days. Highways would be a treat to ride on.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rohit007sr View Post
    None that i have noticed so far apart from fuel efficiency. For a moderate style of riding, it will give around 25 kmpl in city and 30 on highways which i think is great. In city traffic, the annoying thing is the radiator fan being on for most of the time (annoying coz it is a bit loud). Also, one has to change gears quite often, but would get used to in a few days. Highways would be a treat to ride on.
    Do you ride in traffic? Which place?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Anoop H.N View Post
    Could you please suggest me the most reliable brand? For long term.
    It’s totally, on personal preferences. I personally own a discover 125t and have ridden it for 41k kms. Despite the flaws ppl talk about the Bajaj brand, this lil bike has never let me down. I have been riding it for four long years and never did it trouble me on anything mechanically (I service my bike once in every five months, make it roughly once in 6000 kms) .I know that it’s a small bike and then never expected anything magical from it. It has truly been a very satisfactory experience for me over this period.

    Now even I wish to upgrade further and have dominar in my mind. Owing to my past experience I wish to stick on to it and buy one in the next one month.

    I personally feel proud to say that I’m going to buy a flagship Bike of one of the largest bike makers in India. There is nothing else to compare at the price point and the features it offers.

    But ppl keep advising to go for other foreign brands in the name of refinement and ride quality. Bajaj has excelled in ride quality and refinement many notches higher with the dominar. Though it is slightly not up to par with its foreign competitors, I would still choose a dominar 400 coz of my own past experience and the VFM.
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    Default Re: Can Duke 390 2017/18 be used to commute in Bangalore traffic?

    I have finalized my decision to buy Duke 390. I am going to book it in 15 days.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Anoop H.N View Post
    I have finalized my decision to buy Duke 390. I am going to book it in 15 days.
    Good choice.

    Ride safe and have fun.
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    Default Re: Can Duke 390 2017/18 be used to commute in Bangalore traffic?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Anoop H.N View Post
    Finally Duke 390 got delivered.
    Congratulations. I am using Duke 390 for daily commute (85kms /day) and it is doing the duty flawlessly in Bangalore . I get a decent mileage of 30-32kmpl with 60% city riding and 40% on highways. You will definitely enjoy this bike. Ride safe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puneeth max View Post
    Congratulations. I am using Duke 390 for daily commute (85kms /day) and it is doing the duty flawlessly in Bangalore . I get a decent mileage of 30-32kmpl with 60% city riding and 40% on highways. You will definitely enjoy this bike. Ride safe!
    Thank you

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

    I am also looking to buy a 2017 Duke 390 but i am skeptical about the ride comfort, I like to go on weekend drives. Does it offer comfortable seating for long drives ?.

    Current bike - TB350

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

    Quote Originally Posted by dinakarkaushik View Post
    I am also looking to buy a 2017 Duke 390 but i am skeptical about the ride comfort, I like to go on weekend drives. Does it offer comfortable seating for long drives ?.

    Current bike - TB350
    Duke 390 is a good bike. I found the duke 390 2017 to be have a much linear acceleration as compared to the older 390 which was very rough and jerky. The engine still remains to be very torquey and power delivery is in short burst which means you end up playing with clutch quite a lot in traffic casuing some pain in the hand. But given the power, I feel any bike with that kind of torque will cause this.
    The seat is also comfortable as compared to the older version but a naked bike for long commutes is going to face a lot of wind blast. But then again its true with any naked bike. Besides there are so many out there doing cross country rides on the Duke.

    If you ask me you would certainly enjoy riding the bike given the power and the torquey engine if that thrills you. It's an on-road mini rocket!
    Go for a test ride and you would have most of the doubts settled.

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