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KTM Duke 390 Test Ride

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KTM 390 Review

Bike Tested: KTM Duke 390

Price OTR Mumbai: Rs.

The Duke 390 offers heart performance, it is one brutally fast

The year 2013 has been a bit Rising fuel prices and have sent auto plunging down (in both 2 and segments). After a long the launch of the KTM Duke 390 in India has witnessed. Reviewers have waiting to get hold of the Duke 390 and it in Indian conditions.

We could not hence, we went ahead and you our initial impressions of the KTM Duke 390 on soil last month. The 390 is finally in our hands and we put it through all of roads to bring you a thorough of the highly anticipated motorcycle you been waiting for. So sit relax and grab your snack because this KTM 390 review is going to be a long

Motor Quest: KTM introduced the Duke badged motorcycle in the Duke I 620. The Duke II in 1998 and evolved into the 690. Since then 125, 200 and 390 models of the Duke followed.

Styling – There is not to say here. The styling of the Duke 390 is to the Duke 200 which is a love it or it design. The KTM Duke 390 also hand-guards as standard although are missing on our test bike.

You get the scooped tank with shrouds, slim headlight, and purposeful engine belly minimalistic flat tailpiece and a front fender. At the rear is the gorgeous looking … aluminium swing arm, LED tail lights, LED turn bulbous looking grab and the annoyingly long rear with the Indian specific guard and a tyre hugger. KTM has done is something clever and be ruled out.

A new paint scheme and freshly graphics just for the KTM Duke 390 well. Instead of the Duke, the 390 is now the bold one on the bike. First KTM the brand and now the capacity, makes

The eye-catchy part of the KTM Duke 390 is the coated orange trellis and wheels, which have finish, and are loud in the flesh. you see the Duke 390, it is a exactly a Duke but a second look you realise that it is a Duke 390 all to the bold ’390′ and orange and frame. The paint signifies it is something special.

The orange frame is seen on motorcycles as the Duke 690, 990 and RC series of The orange wheels are seen on flagship motorcycles, which are performance forged Marchesini these are normal alloys but are orange to show it’s a bike, even for the manufacturer.

The from the 200 is the exposed ABS wires on the side and under the fuel where the exposed wiring comes falling down heat resistant material onto it. Looks a bit of a mess, but it is not a off either.

Instrument Cluster and Gear – Yes, it is the same too. We never liked the of the tachometer being digital and the LCD being small. It robs you of the fun an analog tachometer offers. KTM makes up is the plethora of information, it provides.

A clock, temperature economy readouts in European and versions, side stand two trip meters, gear service due indicator, distance to engine malfunction indicator and the shift light, neutral, high beam indicators. is new? Well, it is the unmarked ABS right below the SET button and the ABS on the top right side.

The MODE, SET and unmarked ABS buttons are hard to press and cannot be with gloves easily, need some real pressing. Switchgear is identical which means top-notch Back lit switchgear makes it (in the international motorcycle market).

– Naked street motorcycle number one has been followed wide handle bars, sitting position and rear set pegs. Despite the simple it gives you the feel that you are a ‘big bike’. The rock seats on the KTM Duke 390 is typical of any big bike.

Good for confidence and riding but not to everyone’s taste and A small specific we found is the foot pegs are even rear set than the Duke 200 by a margin. Mirror stalks are but the glass is small, so most average built riders jackets will find it to see what is behind clearly.

seat is of no use until and unless you a sidekick who has an extremely below built and willingly volunteers to sit on insanely fast motorcycle.

and Gearbox – Until now, was simple and sane. Powering motorcycle is a heart of a monster. A DOHC, 373cc engine out 43 BHP of power at 9000 RPM and 35 Nm of torque at RPM.

The engine is smooth and throughout the rev range and is loaded technologies which are usually in racing. The cylinder is sleeveless, coated with NIKASIL is used to reduce wear and in modern four-… racing The piston is a forged unit, gives it a quick reviving and reduces heat.

The cam and its follower are prone to wear and tear it keeps constantly sliding in a high performing engine KTM coated it with diamond coating for reducing friction by a margin which enhances in return.

Every important part of the 390′s engine is on par with engines, which are used for or track racing. This in insane performance and exact characteristic which an enthusiast dream off. The high components helps in weight and this motor weighs 36 kgs. One more fact considering is that the 373cc churns out a whopping 43.5 PS means PS/litre number is an 118!

This theory that every single is used to deliver heart-pounding In first gear the Duke 390 56 km/hr, in second gear 82 in third it does 105 km/hr, in it maxes out at 135 km/hr while in it tops out at 156 km/hr.

While at 100 km/hr in sixth gear, the is relaxed doing 5000 RPM and at 120 km/hr in top gear results in RPM on the tacho, which means while cruising at these doesn’t necessitate a downshift. heavy wind-blast is felt 130 km/hr which is a bit irritating on straight roads (KTM a windshield visor which surely help to contain to some extent).

Below RPM, the engine is as relaxed as any engine. Nevertheless, there is low-end torque thanks to the and taller gearing, which it relaxing to cruise around in The less frantic fuelling it more drivable, unlike the 200 where you bump into the almost all the time.

Overall it is frantic with smoother and taller gearing. Even the taller gearing you don’t to rev the hell out of the engine due to the narrow band, which is from RPM to 10,500 RPM rather than RPM in most bikes. This is aligned with street characteristic. To give you an example of the the Duke 200 uses a 43T rear while the Duke 390 uses a 45T sprocket.

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However, it is not easy to ride in as the engine heats up a lot like any liquid-cooled sports bike. You have to keep speeds 60 km/hr in third gear or to avoid the heat. However, you cross 5000 RPM, the 390 turns into a Nuke and forward with the urgency of a

300 BHP per tonne can no way be tagged as tame. You feel anything that is inside the engine, it just forward with utmost and feels like a two-… of yesteryears. If we give this to a two-… lover, he would go the bunk and ask the pump attendant to mix oil and The acceleration is the party piece of the KTM 390 and it is fabulously savage.

Accelerate in a in first gear and you are bound to do a power wheelie on the Duke It gives you a rush, which you imagine until and unless you it. Front is very lively accelerating hard and it bounces a it is not scary but it’s the part of the experience which displays the of the power to weight ratio.

60 is dealt in less than 3 100 km/hr comes up in a recorded 5.6 and the top speed is a whopping 160 km/hr which comes as soon as you into sixth gear and is hardly any wait. There is a though, which is for 170 km/hr, can be extracted only if roads and support. The engine is much and throaty with the use of the same type exhaust as the Duke

Although it does not sound or pleasing but it sounds exactly as the it possess, a growling monster.

Riding Dynamics – Armed a trellis frame, WP upside forks at the front and WP monoshock at the (which is directly mounted on the arm), the KTM Duke 390 has excellent Pottering around in the city is a and shoot affair. It is as easy as motorcycles.

High speed is excellent due to stiffly sprung and slightly longer wheelbase the Duke 200. On a twisty is where the Duke 390 comes The Duke is very agile turning into corners and planted through the sweepers.

You can keep on changing directions if you want to keep up the pace on twisty roads. Steering minutely slow due to added and longer wheelbase when to the Duke 200, which it the platform with. Nevertheless, the fun and grin levels are the same as the sibling.

Grip levels on the 390 are phenomenal in the wet. The bike planted like it’s in the dry to the super grippy Metzeler M5 tyres. The Duke 390′s are the same dimensions as the Duke 200 but this motorcycle is capable of more speeds even quickly, an upgrade was necessary.

The 300 mm at the front uses a four-pot calliper and the 230 mm disc at the rear a single pot calliper, which by ABS works very well to the Duke 390, right in its at any given speed. ABS pulsating was not more than once was when we stood on the brakes at 150 Ride quality is properly and ride is harsh. Mid corner will unsettle the bike if you are too fast.

It gobbles small potholes ease but bigger craters of our roads really ruin the when it comes to city The ride is liveable though as of the bumps don’t filter as as they do on normal motorcycles due to 150 mm travel on both ends.

– Overall, we think the KTM Duke 390 is The Duke 390 screams performance. part of the engine is thoughtfully to provide racing experience and reliability. This KTM is what the 200 should have been. said that, the 390 becomes a deal with far more added practicality for Indian and ABS coming as standard.

At this it is wet dreams come true for enthusiasts. You can only understand the when you start the engine and into the horizon biblically This is something you imagined can be felt with superbikes come at ten times the price. about the KTM Duke 390 is 10 or 20% better expected and praise does not get than that.

The Duke 390 is the bike in India, which thoroughly appeal to both the and head. This truly is an sports bike you have waiting for all these years.

The KTM 390 is an all out pocket rocket and the way it accelerates can you spell bound. There is nothing at this price can even come close.

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