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Old 10th June 2019, 15:45   #6391
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Why does the DUKE have such a poor resale value ? I was casually checking prices of used Dukes in Chennai on olx/quickr. Most look like dealer bikes and were being quoted at 1.25-1.75 range.

But if what you are saying is correct, it will be a good option for me to consider next year when I will actually be on the look out for a bike
Do browse through the ownership threads on xBhp before finalizing on purchase, most recently I've seen two user experiences of rebuilding the motorcycle at 30k km's and 65k km's.

Have attached links(in the respective mileages) to the OP's on xBhp, the 30k rebuild was due to a seizure and the OP has provided scanned images of the bill for the rebuild as well with a total cost summing to 25k/-.

Doesn't mean much, but then they'd give you a fair idea of ownership experience and cost come worst case scenario.

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Old 10th June 2019, 16:47   #6392
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Hello everyone,

I am writing this post on the behalf of my relative.

He owns a KTM Duke 390, which has ~17k kms on the odo. He is quite unhappy with the jerky power delivery in the lower gears and is considering getting a remap for linear power delivery.

He has shortlisted a Stage 1 Remap by Mantra Racing. But before going ahead, he has a few questions:

1. Has anyone tried their remap? Could you please give your suggestions regarding the same?

2. Is it worth the investment? Would it solve the above mentioned issue?

3. How about considering powertronics over mantra ecu remap?

Thanks in advance!

Regards,
Lonetraveller
So far, there hasn't been any usage report brought in by Mantra Racing user, though there are many videos that circulate from Mantra Racing itself as to what they have to offer. Powertronics is basically the PowerCommander of India. Also, they have downloadable maps from their website and are very support friendly as far I know.

You have a quickshifter option and switchable map button also sold as an accessory in the Powertronics setup.

Now, the Mantra is a good 5 to 5 grands cheaper when compared to the piggyback ECM of PowerTronics. The Powertronics is a piggyback, the Mantra is a complete standalone. So, you swap the ECM and you basically have a single map, and cannot switch to different maps as you would on PT piggyback ECM.

With customizable maps, quickshifter, map toggle switch, PowerTronics has a slight advantage here.

Mind you, Mantra is for Competition Use only as they mention.

Rest, the choice is yours!

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Old 10th June 2019, 17:03   #6393
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I'm in a terrible fix!
[*]Duke 390 - Nov'13 edition[/list]I had bought the Duke from a friend in Nov'14. The bike has clocked only 2500Kms till date.
So should I hold on in the hope or let it go?
I would recommend that you sell the bike before it starts becoming a liability. Given that you ride so little, you could end up spending lots of money to keep the 6 year old in SAFE riding condition. Tyres and certain other critical parts age very quickly and you may not know when they started giving up in between your sporadic rides. Rent a relatively new bike when you plan a ride.
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Why does the DUKE have such a poor resale value ? I was casually checking prices of used Dukes in Chennai on olx/quickr. Most look like dealer bikes and were being quoted at 1.25-1.75 range.

But if what you are saying is correct, it will be a good option for me to consider next year when I will actually be on the look out for a bike
Lots of newbie KTM owners rip/abuse their bikes to the highest levels.

Another problem is that KTMs are fancied by the lots of young blood who are having very less income levels and they fail to properly service their bikes at regular intervals which leads to bad ownership experience.

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Do browse through the ownership threads on xBhp before finalizing on purchase, most recently I've seen two user experiences of rebuilding the motorcycle at 30k km's and 65k km's.

Have attached links(in the respective mileages) to the OP's on xBhp, the 30k rebuild was due to a seizure and the OP has provided scanned images of the bill for the rebuild as well with a total cost summing to 25k/-.

Doesn't mean much, but then they'd give you a fair idea of ownership experience and cost come worst case scenario.

Cheers,
A.P.

In on the xBHP threads, one of the owners has mentioned that the engine got blown up due to low engine oil level due to his fault and not to due to KTM's engine.
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In on the xBHP threads, one of the owners has mentioned that the engine got blown up due to low engine oil level due to his fault and not to due to KTM's engine.
Blaming KTM was never the intention, it was just to give an overview to a potential owner contemplating a used motorcycle.
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