Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Motorbikes


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 21st December 2012, 19:00   #211
Senior - BHPian
 
navpreet318's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Dehradun
Posts: 1,718
Thanked: 826 Times
Default re: KTM Duke 390 - 375cc, 45 PS, 150 kg

Doc. The only issue with modifications is that it is in the end a "Jugaad" and is not made to factory standards or stress considerations and will fail under severe stress. Planning a Leh ride on a bike with extended fork tubes is highly risky. I have done quite a lot of modifications and spent a lot of money on things and in the end everything failed. I just do not believe in Jugaads now.

Now coming to the 390. Yes even I want to do something like this and a close friend who's been an avid riders and runs one of the premier touring companies in India is now hell bend on making this a touring and/or enduro bike.

Whatever we make, we have one thing in mind. No modifications. Bolt on stuff which is bound not to fail. No non branded stuff. Only the best goes in. It will be expensive, but not skyrocketing figures.
navpreet318 is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 21st December 2012, 19:34   #212
Senior - BHPian
 
ebonho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Pune
Posts: 3,942
Thanked: 3,178 Times
Default re: KTM Duke 390 - 375cc, 45 PS, 150 kg

Quote:
Originally Posted by navpreet318 View Post
Doc. The only issue with modifications is that it is in the end a "Jugaad" and is not made to factory standards or stress considerations and will fail under severe stress. Planning a Leh ride on a bike with extended fork tubes is highly risky. I have done quite a lot of modifications and spent a lot of money on things and in the end everything failed. I just do not believe in Jugaads now.

Now coming to the 390. Yes even I want to do something like this and a close friend who's been an avid riders and runs one of the premier touring companies in India is now hell bend on making this a touring and/or enduro bike.

Whatever we make, we have one thing in mind. No modifications. Bolt on stuff which is bound not to fail. No non branded stuff. Only the best goes in. It will be expensive, but not skyrocketing figures.
I am 100% with you on this. Nothing like a sweet reliable stock bike while on tour.

All go fast, jump high, slide far keeda is best done max 10-15 kms from home or to the point of endurance of pushing a dead bike or the farthest distance your mech is willingly to come to bail you out.

The 390 is appealing to a lot of guys across massive cross sections I am glad to see.

Meanwhile some end-of-the-day slightly over the top eye candy, since we are all bikers and dreamers here!

KTM Duke 390 - 375cc, 45 PS, 150 kg-ktmadventure.jpg <br /> <img src=
ebonho is offline   (2) Thanks
Old 22nd December 2012, 10:35   #213
BHPian
 
Srini76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Chennai, India
Posts: 115
Thanked: 70 Times
Exclamation re: KTM Duke 390 - 375cc, 45 PS, 150 kg

Hi All,

The KTM store on Avinashi road, Coimbatore informs me that the DUKE 390 is to be out around the mid of FEB 2013 ! A sales rep in the store also went on to ask me if I wanted to book now for a 10k payment.

Very surprised for I was not aware that booking were open !!!

Thanks,

Srini
Srini76 is offline  
Old 22nd December 2012, 12:01   #214
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Hyderabad/Blr
Posts: 648
Thanked: 151 Times
Default re: KTM Duke 390 - 375cc, 45 PS, 150 kg

Quote:
Originally Posted by Srini76 View Post
Hi All,

The KTM store on Avinashi road, Coimbatore informs me that the DUKE 390 is to be out around the mid of FEB 2013 ! A sales rep in the store also went on to ask me if I wanted to book now for a 10k payment.

Very surprised for I was not aware that booking were open !!!

Thanks,

Srini
Maybe its just Dealer is taking booking based on speculation. There is no official announcement of launch dates.
shamanth is offline  
Old 24th December 2012, 12:41   #215
Senior - BHPian
 
ku69rd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,293
Thanked: 1,226 Times
Default re: KTM Duke 390 - 375cc, 45 PS, 150 kg

Quote:
Originally Posted by shamanth View Post
Maybe its just Dealer is taking booking based on speculation. There is no official announcement of launch dates.
Hey Shamanth, So you planning to sell your FZ and then head for the Duke?
Am eagerly waiting for it to be launched. Apparently been hearing that it will rolled out in 3 versions, Street; Tourer; With Fairing.
Unsure if this is true or false
ku69rd is offline  
Old 24th December 2012, 13:04   #216
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Hyderabad/Blr
Posts: 648
Thanked: 151 Times
Default re: KTM Duke 390 - 375cc, 45 PS, 150 kg

Quote:
Originally Posted by ku69rd View Post
Hey Shamanth, So you planning to sell your FZ and then head for the Duke?
Am eagerly waiting for it to be launched. Apparently been hearing that it will rolled out in 3 versions, Street; Tourer; With Fairing.
Unsure if this is true or false
Yes right, Wanted to go for Duke 200 when the news of 390 came, so waiting for it
shamanth is offline  
Old 25th December 2012, 15:46   #217
BHPian
 
21Archer84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Utsunomiya
Posts: 282
Thanked: 159 Times
Default re: KTM Duke 390 - 375cc, 45 PS, 150 kg

Quote:
Originally Posted by Srini76 View Post
Hi All,

The KTM store on Avinashi road, Coimbatore informs me that the DUKE 390 is to be out around the mid of FEB 2013 ! A sales rep in the store also went on to ask me if I wanted to book now for a 10k payment.

Very surprised for I was not aware that booking were open !!!

Thanks,

Srini
Bookings aren't open yet AFAIK, checked with the sales rep. at the Hyderabad showroom the other day when I went to book 200 for my friend. We were told that bookings would open only once the price and launch date are announced.

I suggest you to wait until the price is announced even if you are inclined towards the 200.
21Archer84 is online now  
Old 26th December 2012, 02:40   #218
BHPian
 
Slick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 236
Thanked: 96 Times
Default re: KTM Duke 390 - 375cc, 45 PS, 150 kg

I had gone to the Kanjurmarg KTM showroom here in Mumbai, I was told that the 200 is 1.48L on road

Duke 390 should be here around April 13 for an approximate 2.5L onroad.

Of course this was from the Sales rep and need not be true.

PS: Nice pictures @Ebonho

And saw a sweet Ninja 650R prepped up for delivery. Any one here take deliver in the last week?

Last edited by Slick : 26th December 2012 at 02:42.
Slick is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 26th December 2012, 22:56   #219
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: m
Posts: 94
Thanked: 4 Times
Default re: KTM Duke 390 - 375cc, 45 PS, 150 kg

guys just got confirmed news about the 390 duke exports have started one of my friend
who knows a bajaj top head had the opportunuty to test ride a 390 ktm at the chakkan plant and he was really impressed said its like 4 yamaha RX 100 put into one bike
also price on road mumbai is gonna be 2.45 l with abs
and 2.10 ex showroom and its gonna be launched in march end so march bookings gonna start
malcolm is offline   (2) Thanks
Old 27th December 2012, 01:13   #220
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 941
Thanked: 256 Times
Default re: KTM Duke 390 - 375cc, 45 PS, 150 kg

Quote:
Originally Posted by malcolm View Post
guys just got confirmed news about the 390 duke exports have started one of my friend
who knows a bajaj top head had the opportunuty to test ride a 390 ktm at the chakkan plant and he was really impressed said its like 4 yamaha RX 100 put into one bike
also price on road mumbai is gonna be 2.45 l with abs
and 2.10 ex showroom and its gonna be launched in march end so march bookings gonna start
Will it come in only one version i.e with ABS coz that will straightaway jack up the price by 20k atleast? Can I assume that the non ABS version, if present, will be priced at say 1.9L ex showroom? All the export versions will be *only with ABS* ones. However, even though the Duke 200 2013 comes internationally with ABS only, there is a non ABS version too. Can we expect the same with D390?

BTW, how's the acceleration of the bike? And, you're a ROCK STAR; for breaking the news (we assume that it's super reliable)

Last edited by Abhi_Automobile : 27th December 2012 at 01:14.
Abhi_Automobile is online now  
Old 27th December 2012, 07:19   #221
BHPian
 
slalom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: " Deep " in God's Own Country !!
Posts: 183
Thanked: 88 Times
Default re: KTM Duke 390 - 375cc, 45 PS, 150 kg

That's great news indeed, the pricing seems to be great too .
If the picture you gave is concrete, the cocktail is deadly.
@ malcolm , hope your friend gave you a first hand report .

Anyway cheers man for the info !!
slalom is offline  
Old 27th December 2012, 08:51   #222
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: m
Posts: 94
Thanked: 4 Times
Default re: KTM Duke 390 - 375cc, 45 PS, 150 kg

yes guys info is 99% geniune and frankly not sure about the non abs but i feel as always abs will be an option but according to me for a bike like the 390 with so much torque and acceleration abs is a must guys why risk your life for few bucks what say
malcolm is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 27th December 2012, 09:54   #223
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Chennai
Posts: 347
Thanked: 439 Times
Default re: KTM Duke 390 - 375cc, 45 PS, 150 kg

Quote:
Originally Posted by malcolm View Post
yes guys info is 99% geniune and frankly not sure about the non abs but i feel as always abs will be an option but according to me for a bike like the 390 with so much torque and acceleration abs is a must guys why risk your life for few bucks what say
Hi Malcolm, was there any hint on when they would come out with the touring version of the bike. I am keen on that
arulpeem is offline  
Old 27th December 2012, 11:37   #224
Senior - BHPian
 
ebonho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Pune
Posts: 3,942
Thanked: 3,178 Times
Default re: KTM Duke 390 - 375cc, 45 PS, 150 kg

"Touring version" is as such such an insult to a brand like the KTM man. Almost like a Ferrari minivan - KTM simply does not do tourers!

What they do do, and do very very nicely and on the edge is crazy Enduros, super light, super tall, humungous suspension, huge torque and power, and very very fun to ride.

If I wanted a tourer I would buy a Honda or a GS. The KTM can and will tour - but very unlike anything else out there.

Last edited by ebonho : 27th December 2012 at 11:50.
ebonho is offline   (2) Thanks
Old 27th December 2012, 12:28   #225
BHPian
 
samschenker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: pune
Posts: 67
Thanked: 32 Times
Default re: KTM Duke 390 - 375cc, 45 PS, 150 kg

Quote:
Originally Posted by ebonho View Post
"Touring version" is as such such an insult to a brand like the KTM man.
Doc, but KTM does have a range of bikes in the 'Travel' segment which includes models like Adventures & the SMT?

I for would love to see a 390 SMT, but all i we can do is dream & hope
samschenker is offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The KTM Duke 390 Ownership Experience Thread parrys Motorbikes 6103 14th December 2017 09:46
My Tryst with Orange: KTM Duke 390 sriramv.iyer Motorbikes 257 4th December 2016 09:46
Duke of Ram - My Orange Flame, KTM Duke 390. EDIT : Sold! hillram Motorbikes 65 13th May 2016 07:21
Bullet Thunderbird TBTS 500 versus KTM Duke 390? sridhu Motorbikes 174 29th November 2015 17:53
India made KTM Duke 390 & RC 390 to be sold in the USA Tushar Motorbikes 1 7th January 2015 13:59


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 08:26.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks