Perspective: KTM 390 Duke Vs Suzuki Inazuma

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Perspective: KTM 390 Duke vs Suzuki

Look, this isn’t a test. That would 200 words to write. It would like this. The Suzuki is a motorcycle.

It handles well but its two attributes are its stunning ride and the amazing powertrain refinement. It the Suzuki a fantastic motorcycle to if you’re the unhurried type. If been riding Royal on the highway and love them to do not ride the Suzuki.

It offers performance than them such profound elegance and of effort that it’ll REs feel a lot worse than actually are. It’s a brilliant motorcycle the Suzuki. it lacks, really, is a price makes sense.

It costs Rs lakh on-road Mumbai.

offers more performance Bullets with such elegance and lack of effort it’ll make REs feel a lot than they actually are

At price you can have a KTM 390 Duke and a Which makes a direct impossible. But for what it is worth, the KTM is way can cruise in reasonable comfort on the at much higher speeds you adapt to its much harder and much smaller tank In town, the KTM feels more more likely to encourage and is generally so hyperactive that it to be ridden hard without

That kind of riding everyone’s cup of tea and that’s why despite the value for money, the 390 will not everyone. And that, in sum, be the comparison test.

I rode the KTM 390 right after I sent the back to Suzuki after the test regimen. And the Suzuki, to my painted the KTM in a completely different A surprisingly unflattering light. If the wasn’t so expensive, I’d tell you a bunch of reasons why the Suzuki is a far better motorcycle and far more to our real world riding.

The would have rocked the hard.

At the price of an Inazuma, you can a KTM 390 Duke and a half

Ridden back to back, the KTM raw. It isn’t unrefined by any of the imagination, but the Suzuki forces you to the minor vibration that’s coming through the footpegs, in the and through the seat and the tank. ridden the 390 enough to know this vibration is low enough for it to not be within a day of acclimatization and most not enough to give you tingly, hands even on fast, rides.

But the Suzuki sets a benchmark. The balancer shaft on the twin does a sterling job of vibrations. On the other hand, a parallel twin 248cc just 24PS means the is almost entirely unstressed.

combination is why the Suzuki can be so quiet, so and deliver its torque with amazing civility. I’ll be in the KTM’s aggro world a day or two of riding, for sure. But the memory of the will return to haunt the whenever I’m less than 100 per on the ball.

When I want to be able to quickly without expending so energy.

KTM is way faster, can cruise in comfort on the highway at much speeds

Similarly, the KTM’s quality is called out by the Suzuki. My suddenly seemed a 110 per cent bumpy on the KTM. We know the KTM is sporty.

It’s stiffly to keep its short wheelbase and higher center of gravity producing alarming suspension under its considerable acceleration and But it also means that on roads, the KTM’s suspension is to keep the wheels firmly in with the road. This as spikes in the revs as the rear spins up when it gets and as a mild twitch in the bars the front gets light. It for an interesting ride.

But it means always in, say a video game than able to enjoy a composed ride.

The Suzuki is quick in traffic precisely of its ride quality

The Suzuki on the other hand, is quick in traffic precisely of its ride quality. You can use parts of the that others are scared to impunity. You can stay on the gas allowing the to ensure the rear wheel can the torque while the front will respond to steering

This makes going very light on effort and far less stressful than the

The Suzuki is also a vastly spacious motorcycle. With its longer wheelbase, the Inazuma has proportions which means space for both the rider and the It means your wife or will be far more willing to sit you even for long rides, the KTM nixes almost by design.

in handling terms, the KTM is the king of but there’s something to be the said for the which is such a tremendously motorcycle to corner that newbies will be able to it pretty hard with confidence and speed. The KTM would a rookie’s head right And if you think about it, we have newbies than skilled right?

I think the one area where the KTM the Suzuki, price aside, is the A flat hard seat sound like the right but while it does take a bit of to get used to it, in the long run, prove better for comfort. soft seats, like the are better for short rides, the coccyx becomes this tingly thing from contact with the seat

It is the reason why, for instance, the sport tourers tend to flatter, harder seats than generously spongy-foamy seats.

All this put together the KTM feel younger, more and like it’s had way too much This kind of energy is for short durations – you know playing with your energetic six-year old. But you have to live with it, you finding yourself thinking you a break from the constant barrage, the unrelenting pace at things happen.

It can drain The Suzuki feels vastly engineered and more …. not slow, though it certainly in the KTM ballpark. It’s a quiet, motorcycle that would the sting out of riding in India day.

And this it does so astonishingly that if the Suzuki were at Rs 1.7-1.9 lakhs, or roughly Rs more than the 200 Duke and Rs 15-20,000 less than the 390 the comparison test would a very, very interesting

Read our road test of the Inazuma GW250 here of the KTM 390 Duke here


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