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Old 15th November 2016, 23:08   #31
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In other news, 2017 Duke200 and Duke 125 have also been unveiled. The main visual difference between D390 and D200 is there is no split headlamp.
Nevertheless, that Duke-200 too is a darn looker.

And Siddy, seems like your question has been answered (and my prayers)
KTM has increased the overall torque figures by 2-NM (this ofcourse doesn't change your previous anticipation of the change in torque curve and my willful concession to it). Just that more torque is always welcome. Price increase is expected in vicinity of Rs.20k which should translate to a Bangalore OTR of Rs.2.51L (approx).

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Just when I thought that this bike was better than it's predecessor in every perceivable manner, KTM had to put in a kink there. What on earth is a seat height of 830mm doing on Street Naked !! It nearly barges into Versys-650 (and that's an ADV/Soft off-roader with long travel suspension) territory which has a seat height of 840mm. To give you a perspective, these are the different seat heights of other available bikes in our market (in no particular order or genre, just random samples)

1. KTM Duke 200 ==> 810mm
2. Pulsar 220F ==> 795mm
3. Yamaha R3 ==> 780mm
4. Pulsar 200NS ==> 805mm
5. RE Thunderbird ==> 775mm
6. Triump Street Triple ==> 800mm
7. Beneli TNT 300 ==> 795mm
8. Hero Impulse ==> 835mm

I really hope Bajaj comes to rescue of whole lot of us on the shorter side.
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Infographic showing comparison between the old and new models.
All the new changes are pointing to a new ADV version - increased seat height, ground clearance, bigger tank, better shockers and looks like more comfortable seat!
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Just when I thought that this bike was better than it's predecessor in every perceivable manner, KTM had to put in a kink there. What on earth is a seat height of 830mm doing on Street Naked !! It nearly barges into Versys-650 (and that's an ADV/Soft off-roader with long travel suspension) territory which has a seat height of 840mm...

I really hope Bajaj comes to rescue of whole lot of us on the shorter side.
Second that. I am 5ft5 and the increased seat height is surely a concern for me. I mean a concern enough not to purchase the machine. I am currently using first gen R15.
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Second that. I am 5ft5 and the increased seat height is surely a concern for me. I mean a concern enough not to purchase the machine. I am currently using first gen R15.
+1 to that. I'm 5'4 and not that well built. The increased seat height and weight most certainly be a make or break situation for me. Only a test ride can tell now.
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+1 to that. I'm 5'4 and not that well built. The increased seat height and weight most certainly be a make or break situation for me. Only a test ride can tell now.
I wouldn't have had second thoughts what to buy if BMW G310 had slipper clutch (provided that they launch in first half of 2017). I feel G310 would offer better riding comfort, smoother engine and premium build quality. But nothing is certain till a test ride I guess.
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Hello Guys,

Check out the video in the attached link. I don’t know if this video was previewed during unveil ceremony but it details the 2107 Duke 390 completely and following points are noteworthy.

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http://www.ibtimes.co.in/2017-ktm-39...january-706960


1. Exhaust Note: The bike now has a deep exhaust note, many of us will consider that as a yay from the current ‘auto rickshaw’ exhaust.

2. Canyon carver: 2016 Duke390 was light as it is and thus the amazing flickering abilities but apparently added weight in the bike due to side mounted exhausted system has not diminished the said ability.

3. TFT console: That console system looks marvelous and reminds of the older brother 1290 duke.

4. Other Features: Pillion grab rail is below the pillion seat, ride-by-wire system and LED head lamps are again inspired from 1290 duke.

With Dominar set to launch on 15-12-2016, I believe, KTM needs to launch 2017 Duke 390 (In India) at the earliest. Fingers crossed!


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1. Exhaust Note: The bike now has a deep exhaust note, many of us will consider that as a yay from the current ‘auto rickshaw’ exhaust.
Agree, noticed the same on a test mule today morning. Exhaust sound isn't that loud anymore. It was accompanied by a Dominar as well.
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