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Old 7th May 2012, 12:50   #76
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You should be joking to spend 4k on a perforated sheet metal . Not worth dude .
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+1. 4k for radiator guard is obscenely expensive.

Rahul, please PM rk_sans. He got a custom made radiator guard for his CBR 250R and IIRC it costed him just under 1k.
Thats what i was thinking, somehow controlled myself and didn't ordered hehe. I guess for lil bit more money, the radiator can itself can be replaced.

Yesterday cleaned and polished the bike. Polishing bikes is tough but in case of Duke its nightmare, there are so many different surfaces. You have to use different polish for black plastic and paint.
Evening went out on a ride within city, did red line in 5th gear for first time, its around 120-123kmph i think. The RPM meter is rubbish, you can't see anything :(. Touched around ~132 in 6th without crouching.

I remember reading somewhere about the radiator guard, will PM him.

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Old 13th May 2012, 00:05   #77
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some nos from the latest issue of overdrive magazine.

lap times from kari motor speed way

CBR 250
Anand - 1.24.00
Shumi - 1.31.10
Abhay - 1.30.00

R15 V2
Anand - 1.28.80
Shumi - 1.33.80
Abhay - 1.35.60

Duke 200
Anand - 1.23.00
Shumi - 1.26.10
Abhay - 1.28.70

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Rahul, Thats not fair da. You cant compare a naked one to a sari clad one na..
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Worth watching. Clears doubts of many on the exhaust system of the Duke.

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Really great video, even i doubts regarding silencer. Anyways i am going to test it in chennai once rain starts as roads here also designed to work as drain

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@sahir , any more videos on KTM ? The underbelly exhaust video shows the capability of the duck to go through water . .
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some nos from the latest issue of overdrive magazine.

lap times from kari motor speed way
Did the Duke beat the R15 and CBR in handling and braking as well?
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Old 18th May 2012, 00:14   #83
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Did the Duke beat the R15 and CBR in handling and braking as well?
Handling is very subjective in case of bikes, i have tried the old R15 and duke felt much more natural easier to control. But again i would suggest to take a TD :-)
Some more data.
0-60
Duke 3.58
CBR 3.76
R15 4.79

0-400mtrs
Duke 16.74secs @121.49kmph
CBR 16.73secs @124.78kmph
R15 18.25secs @110.6kmph

60-0
Duke 2.00secs/16.46mtrs
CBR 1.92secs/14.93mtrs
R15 2.48secs/18.25mtrs
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hey why isnt RTR 180 not here in this comparison? it would be nice to know RTR 180 figures too. isnt RTR 180 a Square/OverSquare engine with pumping torque in the class?
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Handling is very subjective in case of bikes, i have tried the old R15 and duke felt much more natural easier to control. But again i would suggest to take a TD :-)
I mean in the track test from which you've quoted these figures...
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Under belly exhaust for KTM Duke 200 - YouTube Worth watching. Clears doubts of many on the exhaust system of the Duke.
This is amazing and never seen this before, not even in cars. I have never dared to shut-off the engine and have always driven on half clutch with raised RPM to avoid stalling like many of us here.

Because i stay in a low lying area in Mumbai, i have always opted for bikes with upswept exhausts to be able to ride through knee deep water.

Can anyone put a light on what technology is used in KTM that you can even turn the engine off without the water getting sucked by the exhaust ??
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I mean in the track test from which you've quoted these figures...
In the end they have said that event without the aggressive riding position, Duke is suited more to the track compared to the other two.
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some nos from the latest issue of overdrive magazine.

lap times from kari motor speed way

CBR 250
Anand - 1.24.00
Shumi - 1.31.10
Abhay - 1.30.00

R15 V2
Anand - 1.28.80
Shumi - 1.33.80
Abhay - 1.35.60

Duke 200
Anand - 1.23.00
Shumi - 1.26.10
Abhay - 1.28.70

Just out of curiosity, what lap timings do these guys do on their 600cc super sport bikes on this same track?
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Got engine oil changed to full synthetic Motul 7100 20w50 yesterday @ 2100 kms. Havent used the bike for more than a month, planning to use it regularly now. After the oil change the engine noise has gone down considerably, so much that i was really shocked when bike was started after filling in the new oil, but there is no difference in vibration level or smoothness, its same as before. Also got bike cleaned and chain cleaned and oiled at Bajaj. service costs are decent. 100rs each for cleaning and chain service, 50 bucks for engine oil change. They also topped up the coolant, which was almost at min levels.

Duke owners can you tell me where does the temp meter stays in, for me as below

Highway - 7 bars
City - 8 bars (sometimes fans kicks in)
City heavy traffic - 9 bars (fan kicks in regularly)

Is this normal ?
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Just out of curiosity, what lap timings do these guys do on their 600cc super sport bikes on this same track?

On the race spec R6 Anand does a 1.12 -1.15 on routine laps .I dont know about others as they haven't been timed on big bikes .

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