KTM Duke 390
On 12th February came home the KTM Duke 390. It is a 373 cc, 43 bhp, street bike capable of the top speed of about 163 km/h.
The Duke 200, i.e. the 200 cc variant of this bike, was launched much earlier than the 390 here in India. It was something I had been mulling over buying for a long time. I had been craving an upgrade for a while. Although faster, the 200 wasn’t that much of an upgrade or even that much faster than what I already owned. i.e. Hero Honda Karizma R.
And then the 390 was announced and I started salivating at the thought of riding/owning/going on trips/becoming a-lone-riding-introspective-unshaven-cool-guy.
About the same time I discovered the Triumph Street Triple as well, which is one of the more affordable high end street bikes available in India. So it was a combined drooling over both the bikes (so much so that my keys started sticking!) The Street Triple is an
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