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Q. Which bike I should buy, KTM Duke 390 or Adventure 390?
  • Both the bikes are good in their forte. If everyday performance is your top priority, nothing offers the same sort of explosive acceleration and razor-sharp handling as the 390 Duke -- in this price range or in a segment above. Now more mature and refined in its latest form, the 2020 KTM 390 Duke still remains a well-rounded package tailor-made for thrill-seekers. Whereas, KTM 390 Adventure features excellent ergos for touring, Retains on-road performance of 390 Duke, Packed with electronic goodies. For a better understanding of compatibility and driving comfort, we would suggest you to take a test drive. Follow the link and select your desired city for dealership.Read more -2020 KTM 390 Duke BS6: First Ride Review..-KTM 390 Adventure: Road Test Review.
Q. Which bike to choose, 390 Duke or YZF R15 V3?
  • Both the bikes are good in their forte. If everyday performance is your top priority, nothing offers the same sort of explosive acceleration and razor-sharp handling as the 390 Duke -- in this price range or in a segment above. Now more mature and refined in its latest form, the 2020 KTM 390 Duke still remains a well-rounded package tailor-made for thrill-seekers. Whereas, the R15 v3 remains one potent small-capacity supersport for beginners. In its version 3.0 guise, it has become sharper and more focused, making it great for sport riding or trac enthusiasts. However, the aggressive riding stance could cause discomfort if you intend to use the bike for daily commuting and the quality of components have also gone down. Moreover, we would suggest you to take a test ride for a better understanding of performance and comfort. Click on the link and select your desired city for dealership details.Read more -2020 KTM 390 Duke BS6: First Ride Review.
  • Both Bikes are good in their own way, But its depend what is your riding style. I mean if you love to long rides and exploring new place than R15 V3 may creates little problem to you due to his aggressive seating position, in other hand if you just ride 20 or 30 KM in city than believe me you gonna love to ride r15 v3, its feels like you riding in MotoGP. Cornering position is best than ever compare to other bikes in this price.
Q. I connected both my mobile and Bluetooth headphones to my ktm 390 but i cant listen to any audio in my Bluetooth headphones as soon as it get connected to the bike?
  • For this, we would suggest you get in touch with the nearest authorized service center of KTM in your city as they may assist you better after the inspection of your bike.
  • Disable the audio sharing of your bike on the phone and then try
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Q. Can 5.5ft height person handle KTM 390 Duke?
  • Yes you should know how to ride a bike properly in condition than you can handle it. I would advise you to please take test ride before you purchase a bike If you are comfortable and if its easy for you to handle that bike than you can buy that particular bike.
  • Yes absolutely you can ...also i advice you to go KTM showroom near by you and take test ride of KTM D390. you can get the real life experience is different and the virtual data collection of is different so please do test ride.
  • Please take a test ride of the DUKE 390 & only then make an informed decision.The seat height of the 2017 DUKE 390 is 825 mm. One just has to balance the motorcycle well. Hence, the test ride to figure that one out!
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Q. What is maintenance and service cost of KTM Duke 390?
  • After some 15k km you have to change the tyres, chain sprocket, brake flush, radiator flush, then some brocken seals of front shocks. All these together if it comes in a service which will cost you around 10k without tyres. Tyres will be another 10k for metzellers. So yearly minimum you can expect of 20k. It need to be serviced every 7500km and if ride less then ofcourse the service cost will come down.
  • Average 4 monthly routine service costs 3.5k including engine oil and other replaceables like spark plug air filter, oil filter. Tyres must be maintained in good condition and must be replaced after every 10k but can be extended with some risk upto 12k kms or every 3 years but can be extended upto 4 years with a minor risk, among both whichever occurs earlier. Now some cheap options also available from Ceat and Mrf under 10k for both tyres and with more kms life. Battery will cost 4k every 3 years, Front fork oil seal replacement 1.2k,Chain sprocket 4kFront fork pipe 6k.Sometimes coolant pump seal gives away 2k.But it's all worth the amazing experience you gain with this rocket.
  • This is a subjective question. Its completely going to depend on how you ride and where you ride. Now if you are usually using bad or broken roads your tyres will wear out. Stock metz m5 will cost you 15k. These tyres have a life of about 8k kms only. Other than that your front rims if you break will cost you about 6k rear rims around 5k. Basic service will cost you about 2k. Clutch cable around 187 rupees. If you ride about very nicely you might just incur the service cost that's all..but if you are riding nicely then why buy a d390. GO for a bike you want to ride under 60, avoid potholes, not jump on speed breakers..something like a bullet..no offense bro...
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Q. My height is 5'4" will Duke 390 be comfortable for me or not?
  • Woow i see soo many people saying no , dude first of all go to show room n check for urself , secondly their are many shorter riders riding a tall bike depends on wether or not u will ride it in traffic or on highway , their is a way to stand still on a tall bike , u need to put ur left leg on the gear and right leg on the ground , thats how most of the shorter riders ride a adv as many of them are even 850mm above seat height , but if ur committed to ride i think nothing can stop u . Good luckAnd a word of advice for those geniuses who are advicing for change of suspension , i just hope u dont skid or bounce of ur bikePlease do not change suspension settings untill n unless ur on race track or adv track
  • If your a rider ull be fine... If its your first bike then prob not... im 5'7' and the duke was my first bike and it felt big and heavy when I first rode it, I was pretty scared I bought a bike that was maybe too big for me... a few months later the duke feels awesome. It is light and fits my height perfectly. I am ready for a larger bike. Perspective.
  • The KTM Duke is a rather high seated bike and reaching the floor would be a full stretch. Besides it is a heavy bike and handling it requires a certain degree of physical strength. Try it personally and find out for yourself.
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