Ktm duke 390

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11/11/2018 6:04 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/11/2018 6:04 AM

Any of you guys got one of these ? Can be had for around $4000 new. Not bad it seems. Might pick it up
To drive to work...60 miles one way.

Can anyone offer insight ?

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GP740
Since 1987

11/11/2018 6:24 AM

I see quiet often them here in Spain.... Be is not something I would like to be riding everyday for 60mils to go to work... Does not seems to be comfortable and deffinetly not comfortable at plus 100kph at all...

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11/11/2018 7:07 AM

I enjoy mine. Bought it to just commute back and forth to work in a big city. Fun bike that has some up and go for a single cylinder. Cheap to maintain but you have to maintain them. The dealer I work for has seen quite a few come in that are destroyed by lack of maintenance.

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11/11/2018 7:10 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/11/2018 7:11 AM

GeorgiePorgie wrote:

Any of you guys got one of these ? Can be had for around $4000 new. Not bad it seems. Might pick it up
To drive to work...60 miles one way.

Can anyone offer insight ?

I drive 50 miles one way. I really miss my street bike but between the dumbass drivers, deer, possums, raccoons, refrigerators, mattresses, lumber, bad roads and 5 months a year of crappy weather...I gave it up.

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If it ain't yer's don't take it, If it ain't the truth dont say it, If it ain't right don't do it...Marcus Aurelius

11/11/2018 9:28 AM

a yamaha r3 or kawi Ninja 300 or the new 400 with the twin motor might be a bit better on the freeway, but all 3 are good little bikes for that size commute,

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11/11/2018 9:33 AM

Get yourself a 600. Most fun on the streets I ever had was on my 03 Kawi 636.

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"Shifting gears and passing queers" GL

11/11/2018 10:09 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/11/2018 10:12 AM

Yea I used to have a gsxr600. Lucky I’m still alive. Haha. Best time I ever had at 19 though.

These dukes look pretty cool. And for the price seems like a reasonsable commuter bike for the summer. Or just buy an old Honda Civic.

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GP740
Since 1987

11/26/2018 1:19 PM

Ive got the Husqvarna Svartpilen 401, basically the same bike. It is a blast to ride but not the most comfortable bike. On backroads around 45-55 MPH is where i enjoy it most.

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11/26/2018 1:25 PM

a friend of mine has one and loves it. she just bought her husband a brand new one and they go all over hell on them.

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11/27/2018 11:21 AM

Got the Husqvarna Vitpilen & Svartpilen.
Both are very fun to rip around on.
Did a 370 mile day trip on the Vitpilen in August from basically Seattle to Yakima. Cruised about 80 over Chinook Pass. Super nimble bikes.
Running the Competition Werkes cat delete pipes on both with an Akrapovic muffler on the Vitpilen.
It’s a bit louder but not too annoying.
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11/27/2018 11:35 AM

I always thought the duke 690s from 2008 -2012 (I think it was) were awesome looking machines..

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"Shifting gears and passing queers" GL

11/27/2018 11:38 AM

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"Shifting gears and passing queers" GL