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  • Q. Which is better KTM RC 390 or KTM 390 Duke

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    Sarvesh
    Sarvesh | 3 weeks ago

    @ Go | My bike is ktm rc 390 ...Why i choosed this model because first of all i think rc is looking more musculr than duke ...if we look at its specifications both rc and duke having the same except its handling and ride postureBefore rc i had r15/pulsar 220 both are more or less same on its riding posture and handlingIf we look at duke its a staright sitting naked bike And i test drived once at that time i felt its little hard to ride in traffic means to do very tricky to make a fast manoeuvre rest in highways it gives a good rodong posture with no back pain or shoulder painThen also why i choose rc my mainly because of its handling and look

    There is no doubt in this tht KTM is highly reputed company but I want to share my experience, I have ktm rc390 and have done hardly 29000 km on it. You can check me service records, all services are before time.. but my bike has started leaving black smoke. It has just done 29000km and leaving black smoke. It's engine oil level decrease drastically.I have give my bike in ktm service station, total cost is above 50000 Rs. That too it l take month to get repaired. Once u have purchased this bike, there is no good support from KTM. Every one is just looting money from you. You can just imagine the quality of engine which starts burning engine oil just after 29000 km.

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    Go
    Go | 1 month ago

    My bike is ktm rc 390 ...Why i choosed this model because first of all i think rc is looking more musculr than duke ...if we look at its specifications both rc and duke having the same except its handling and ride postureBefore rc i had r15/pulsar 220 both are more or less same on its riding posture and handlingIf we look at duke its a staright sitting naked bike And i test drived once at that time i felt its little hard to ride in traffic means to do very tricky to make a fast manoeuvre rest in highways it gives a good rodong posture with no back pain or shoulder painThen also why i choose rc my mainly because of its handling and look

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    Farhan
    Farhan | 10 months ago

    It totally depends on what you need, if you are on streets or into stunts, duke is a better option, it has more features, better console and is more comfortable. But if you a speed lover,track person or into cornering just like me, RC is a better option as it is faster ther than duke beacause of the aerodynamics and the riding position. RC gets more agressive as it has less wind blast. Both share the same 373cc engine but in a drag you might see RC leading. Where as on the other hand duke is much comfortable because of it's upright riding position, but remember you get more wind blast and it slows you down. Duke is better for long rides where in RC is not. Now you have to decide what you want, more aggressive power or comfort and features.

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    Anshul
    Anshul | 8 months ago

    To be honest... If you ask which is a better vehicle in terms of performance, handling, controlling and stability with road grip... RC390 is much better than Duke 390.Now, if you are looking for latest features such as TFT display, Bluetooth connectivity which allows you to receive and decline calls from handlebar itself.. change songs.. increase & decrease volume etc. then Duke 390 is the best choice... also, it offers you the sitting posture which is both commited also and relaxed as well... whereas in RC390 its only commited riding position which May give you back pain and wrist pain if you are not used to riding sport bikes.

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    Adi
    Adi | 2 months ago

    It depends upon where you’re going to use the bike. If you’re looking for a bike for daily commute, touring and long rides the duke 390 is perfect. If you’re looking for a bike with a full fairing, sporty ergonomics and sharp handling then the rc 390 is the one for you

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    Mahendra
    Mahendra | 6 months ago

    As it really matters btw both machines are equivalent, and are twins one smooth like flash while other hulk like design it might sound odd but yes that's what I think. Now if you are track based person then you can go for RC 390 or love something comfortable then duke. But personally I've always been RC lover but it doesn't means that I'm against duke but still do not like it.

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    Speedx
    Speedx | 9 months ago

    Duke 390 and RC 390 have same engine i.e 390CC but Duke 390 has more loaded technology compared to RC 390..The difference between them is RC is track bike and meant for racing and track purpose with its areodynamic design.While as Duke is completely Naked and for city and touring purpose.You can also use Duke for racing with no issues as both bikes have Metzler tyres.

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    Gym
    Gym | 1 day ago

    If you're looking for a bike regarding touring purposes then go for Duke, and if you are looking for a more track focused and balanced bike with full of precision then go for the RC

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    Farhan
    Farhan | 10 months ago

    Duke 390 would be a better option, as RC is more track focused bike, and duke is meant to be a street monster. Due to RC's riding position you may not like it for city or day to day rides. But duke has a upright position which makes it more comfortable and efficient om streets.

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    Bhavani
    Bhavani | 5 months ago

    Choose Anything but RC. You will regret later on spending money to put your body through pain and additional general doctor visiting charges. Looks can be deceiving. People around you will surely give a stare at the bike but only you know your pain

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