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Seems like a cool bike. Gotta ditch that fender thing tho. Also, being a single, I bet it's buzzy as all hell!!

Still looks like it would be fun to ride.
 

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They're really playing up that whole "omg this bike is so big and fast" angle in that video... And although I'm sure it gets up and goes, it's still only a 390cc single. C'mon now.
 

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I was impressed too with the 0-60 in 2.6 until they stated km/h. The real-world 0-60 on it (or 0-100 for us in the metric system) was stated as 5.5. Not much if any quicker than the ninja 250.
 

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I was impressed too with the 0-60 in 2.6 until they stated km/h. The real-world 0-60 on it (or 0-100 for us in the metric system) was stated as 5.5. Not much if any quicker than the ninja 250.
Ahh haa. Yeah that makes a big difference. 60kmh = 37mph, and 100kmh = 62mph, so basically 0-60 mph in 5.5 seconds. Boring!
 

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I think it is fast enough for a single 390

And, for the record it is faster than a Ninja-300 till ~70 miles.
 

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Neat looking bike, I bet it'd be lots of fun. Honestly though, i'm shocked someone's trying to bring a 375cc thumper streetbike to the US market - it'll either never sell or it'll be wildly popular (ala ninja 250/300/cbr250). Always glad to have more options though! Anyone know what the target price will be?
 

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Anyone know what the target price will be?
In India, the Ninja 300 retails for $ 6,050, whereas the N-250 was on sale for $ 4,800.

This KTM Duke 390 is on sale at $ 3,600.

^ The prices are approximate (close to the exact figure, but not exact) with taxes.

Been hearing its a lot of fun, but quality wise the N-300 has an advantage. But the pricing of both tilts the advantage *heavily* in KTM's favor. And it has ABS, Ninja doesn't, even as an option.
 
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