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Offline LRFan

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Anybody that have a KTM 390 Duke
« on: March 04, 2020, 06:53:12 am »
Does any of you Wilddogs own or had a KTM 390 Duke, my wife is looking at 2015,2016 models, the good and bad. They look like
quite nice little bikes. I like the new 390 Adventure.
 

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Re: Anybody that have a KTM 390 Duke
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2020, 08:04:25 am »
I have a 401 Svartpilen. Same engine. I think the 401 is lighter and handles a little differently. She will love it. More than enough poke.
 

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Re: Anybody that have a KTM 390 Duke
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2020, 09:59:14 am »
I have a 401 Svartpilen.Same engine. I think the 401 is lighter and handles a little differently. She will love it. More than enough poke.

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Re: Anybody that have a KTM 390 Duke
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2020, 10:02:18 am »
I got lent one when my 1190 got serviced once. I thought it was gonna be dogshit but was pleasantly surprised!!  Nippy little bugger and really fun to ride.

The huskys definitely look nicer though.
 

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Re: Anybody that have a KTM 390 Duke
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2020, 11:19:54 am »
I have a 401 Svartpilen.Same engine. I think the 401 is lighter and handles a little differently. She will love it. More than enough poke.

A WHAT????

Yup
 

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Re: Anybody that have a KTM 390 Duke
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2020, 11:42:33 am »
PM Twister  :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: Anybody that have a KTM 390 Duke
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2020, 10:04:21 am »
I have a 401 Svartpilen.Same engine. I think the 401 is lighter and handles a little differently. She will love it. More than enough poke.

A WHAT????

Yup

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Re: Anybody that have a KTM 390 Duke
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2020, 11:24:19 am »
Svartpilen is Swedish for 'Black Arrow'  :deal:
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Re: Anybody that have a KTM 390 Duke
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2020, 12:29:04 pm »
They are a bit more than what wife can afford
 

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Re: Anybody that have a KTM 390 Duke
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2020, 12:49:15 pm »
Solid engine. I like them  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Anybody that have a KTM 390 Duke
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2020, 02:42:38 pm »
Solid engine. I like them  :thumleft:

My 2015 390 Duke begs to differ. Mine went thru 2 different engine rebuilds due to overheating. The 1st models do not have wide enough waterways in the head to cool the engine down sufficiently.
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Re: Anybody that have a KTM 390 Duke
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2020, 02:53:09 pm »
Solid engine. I like them  :thumleft:

My 2015 390 Duke begs to differ. Mine went thru 2 different engine rebuilds due to overheating. The 1st models do not have wide enough waterways in the head to cool the engine down sufficiently.
Never buy a 1st model run KTM  :biggrin:
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Re: Anybody that have a KTM 390 Duke
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2020, 03:07:45 pm »
Solid engine. I like them  :thumleft:

My 2015 390 Duke begs to differ. Mine went thru 2 different engine rebuilds due to overheating. The 1st models do not have wide enough waterways in the head to cool the engine down sufficiently.
Never buy a 1st model run KTM  :biggrin:

Like the 790?
 

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Re: Anybody that have a KTM 390 Duke
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2020, 03:20:41 pm »
Solid engine. I like them  :thumleft:

My 2015 390 Duke begs to differ. Mine went thru 2 different engine rebuilds due to overheating. The 1st models do not have wide enough waterways in the head to cool the engine down sufficiently.
Never buy a 1st model run KTM  :biggrin:

Like the 790?

Geen kak met 790 nie.
 

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Re: Anybody that have a KTM 390 Duke
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2020, 08:22:33 pm »
Solid engine. I like them  :thumleft:

My 2015 390 Duke begs to differ. Mine went thru 2 different engine rebuilds due to overheating. The 1st models do not have wide enough waterways in the head to cool the engine down sufficiently.
Never buy a 1st model run KTM  :biggrin:

But what about the new 390 Adventure that is coming to SA this month I believe as it also has the Duke 390 engine?
Are the 2019 Duke engines still a problem with overheating etc as  with the 2015 models?
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Re: Anybody that have a KTM 390 Duke
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2020, 09:48:24 pm »
490 Duke also on its way.