2023 KTM Duke 390: A Continental GT owner’s impartial observations
The fit and finish levels are a revelation, when compared to that of the first generation models.
BHPian neil.jericho recently shared this with other enthusiasts.
For the Bangalore KTM showrooms, the official launch of the Duke 390 is happening at some resort on Sunday. Hence, dealers will start offering test rides from the 16th (Monday).
My first impressions of the latest generation Duke 390 were very positive. The fit and finish levels are a revelation, when compared to that of the first generation models. Barring the ugly gap between the headlight and the surrounding DRLs, there really is nothing that KTM seems to have missed out on. The dash looks to be quite well laid out
The colours are going to be a major point of discussion for potential buyers. The Electronic Orange has waaay too much of orange on it but at least its true to the DNA of the brand. The Atlantic Blue, on the other hand, is subtle. As one TBHPian rightly said, it has too much of a John Cena (You cant see me) vibe. Honestly, its an inoffensive colour scheme, which is the last thing that one would expect to find on a Duke 390.
The best thing to do is get the Electronic Orange Duke 390 and replace the OEM orange coloured seat, with the the black one from the Atlantic Blue bike. This simple seat swap will tone down the garishness of the Electronic Orange paint scheme. Im sure a fellow owner with an Atlantic Blue bike will love the splash of orange that the seat from the Electronic Orange bike, will add. Win-win, I say.
The on road price in Bangalore is Rs 4.08L. I don’t have the price breakup, so I don’t know what all inflated costs have been baked in, as usual.
Remember what I said about the orange seat!
That gap is an eyesore
Hey, where did the display bike go?
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