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The KTM Duke 390 Ownership Experience

re: The KTM Duke 390 Ownership Experience

Thank you gents for your very helpful responses.

a request. Super long follows. But please read it and provide your insights. you!)

I had two things on the agenda — visit the KTM showroom the seller of the used Duke 200 in city — gurgaon next to my office)

1st up; visit to the KTM

I parked my Royal Oilfield the Gurgaon KTM showroom and was greeted by the immediately upon entry. I them for a test ride of 200 and 390. Was asked to fill a and out we headed for a test ride.

taken for me r get the keys since my — No more than 3 First class

Duke 200 ride. From the moment I the starter; the bike did not feel The brake lever had excessive front end was wobbly. The bike was not at all and the throttle wasn’t crisp The front end dove on the slightest

Scared myself silly and came back to the showroom. the sales guy if the bike was awaiting work to be carried out. He that the front suspension was shot and there are many items that need to be to.

Duke 390 test ride. I was even before I swung my leg it. This is gonna be great. I to myself. Thumbed the starter and the roared to life with a bassy. well. roar.

the throttle — Soooooo The bike was brand new; not a 100 kms old. I took the bike out of the lane and onto the main and what awaited me was a perfect

A MILE long traffic

The bike would simply forward every time I it even a bit. This is maddddddd. At the slightest of throttle the bike just wants to off.

I was having a tough guiding it through the tiny between the vehicles.

Throttle BRAAAPPPPP ZOOOM LURCH — PANIC BRAKE BRAKE is how it played out for about a km. I the bike once too. She was not neither was I. But after the jam came a bit of road.

The squid in me woke up and I it. HOLY HELL.

It ran like it broke free after shackled for years. I got a taste of its (by my novice standards) acceleration. I was from ear to ear. Thats I started looking for a corner to see how baby turns.

She is light, the sculpted tank lets me in my knees very well and allows me to move around on the with relative ease.

You can flick it in corners alrite! My complaint; the front end was devoid of any The front felt so light; it wasn’t even there. this is a part of the un-learning post living with the for these many years?

not a deal breaker.

But this made me realize the skill required to really push therefore enjoy) these and how much I need to practice. Am read through Nick Sport riding rechniques yet What really drove the home was when I tried the throttle to rev match whilst I can do it seamlessly on my bullet (Lol).

On the it went — Clutch in, blip, release clutch, surges forward, no rev match, big Tried it a couple of times with exact same Did not try anything pro-like (LOL) that.

Rode the bike to how I am — a novice at sport

Exchanged numbers with the KTM manager and took his leave. Oh; the ABS was deliberately removed by the sales guy as the is skiddish (. ). Silly man!

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So; the were 200 nil; 390 A GAZILLION. that; I went to meet the who had his 200 up for sale.

200 test ride deux). This bike was like the test ride. It tight, was extremely smooth and managable actually.

I had the same with the light / 0 feedback end and my bliiping skills (no joy on the 200 either. disastrous results).

BUT; I was met with heavy traffic a crawl) and the 200 felt a lot more Real calm, zen like I exaggerate). The sound was a bit muted for my but give it some beans and she a glorious BRAAAAAPPPPPPPPPPP.

Loved it!

Went back to the guy, him the bike ran fine and was getting to negotiate. Asked him for his service and thats when THE … hit THE He said he had his console changed back. The bike had actually over 30k kms (he advertised it as just 10.5k kms). He said he was telling me as I seemed genuine all my riding gear and a trusty

Bloody crook! Told him and his buddy — no deal.

Now the — Outright craziness of the 390 or aggression of the 200?

390 pros Serious performance and oodles of joy for little money

Cons No real VFM deals available in the market, Not sure if it ( me) will be to cope with the city (The city is where she spend 80% of the time. Not bogged in a crawl but not super quick

200 pros — Good power for a novice like me, not feel as bogged down in / low RPMs. Used deals Am going to check out another one 2012 model; done 5k kms see!). Asking price 1

Will probably close it 90 — 95k. Good

Cons — Will it my skills enough to take on a fast 600 / 750 in the near future. a year / 18 months? Not as fast or looking as the 390.

Still Please chime in with thoughts. I really look to hearing from you.


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