2013 KTM Duke 390

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by DOUBLE-O G, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. Navin

    Navin Long timer

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    I bet it will be a little more relaxed by the time a production bike is released. :wink:

    I'd expect pass pegs, seat and less yjan a full blown GP bike. Still, imagine that exact bike on the right roads. Might be worth the bit of torture.
  2. Gryphon12

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    I really hope so, but I kind of doubt it. If KTM is committing to the GP Series, they will use the bike as a marketing tool. In which case, initial sales will be great, followed by a total collapse, except to those who want a dedicated track bike.

    That still leaves the Duke and the ADV models. I live in the PNW, and I use a fairing in the RAIN 9 months of the year. Others in sunnier parts of the USA hate all of the "plastic" because they don't need it (and they drop their bikes!) :rofl

    I'll buy the Duke if that's all there is, because I really want a high-spec sm/mid-sized bike. If it all falls through, my fall-back is a STR with a 1st Gen FZ-1 fairing replacing the "bug eyes" of the naked. It's just way more bike than I need or want, however. [Now, if Triumph actually made a Sprint 675, that would be a different story!]
  3. dlmarquez

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    well the Duke 390 is up on the USA KTM website and it has specs and some info, but no pricing or availability date.
  4. Gryphon12

    Gryphon12 Long timer

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    Duke 690 is there for the US for 2013, too. At $8,999 for the new 690, the Street Triple R is still a threat / viable option. We'll see what we actually get; then I'll decide.
  5. Buzzbomber

    Buzzbomber Not Dr. Who...

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    Link? Looked, and found the 690, but not the 390...
  6. JTucker

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    690 for 2013 in the US, no 390 though.
  7. Navin

    Navin Long timer

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    Yeah, did they pull it off the page or is it hidden somewhere? :ear
  8. Emperor Norton

    Emperor Norton Kilroy was here

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    Even the 690 on the USA site is listed as the Euro spec bike.
  9. Navin

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  10. strongbad

    strongbad Been here awhile

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    I notice that the KTM dispenses with floating rotors in both the front and rear brakes which allow the rotor to expand and contract without warping. The newer cheap Hondas do this as well and go one step further by eliminating the carrier as well--bolting the rotor directly to the wheel.
  11. JTucker

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    I didn't see it on the page, that's the word I have though. There will be a 690.
  12. Gryphon12

    Gryphon12 Long timer

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    How do you mount a floating rotor on a motorcycle? Did you mean floating caliper?
  13. DiabloADV

    DiabloADV Semi-Occasional

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    Yes...floating rotor. Never heard of a floating caliper.
  14. Navin

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    Floating rotors have a nice little jingle when the bike is running and stopped. The rotors float on buttons, like rivits that allow it to expand/contract freely. Premium brake rotors are designed this way, look at better sumoto rotors to see them. Some even have replaceable buttons to keep them from getting too loose.

    Doesn't matter much if it isn't coming anyway!
  15. Tachedoutoffroad

    Tachedoutoffroad Mr. Parrish

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    This is a Husky rear, but the bolt goes through a little disc that holds the rotor. The bolt is tight, but the groove in the disc is slightly larger them the width of rotor. Clear as mud?? :1drink

    It makes a annoying jingling sound when just sitting at idle :1drink

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  16. Gryphon12

    Gryphon12 Long timer

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    Got it! Clear as crystal, actually. Not at all what the term means in the automotive world. :rofl
  17. strongbad

    strongbad Been here awhile

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    floating rotor.

    The rotor doesn't contact the spider or carrier, but floats on the buttons. High quality brakes use this design.
  18. Mk5mike

    Mk5mike Been here awhile

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    Any more news on a 390 coming to the states?
  19. Navin

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    Still no sign of it as a USA bound model on the KTM site. I'd say you might see it as a 2014, but even that I kinda doubt unless the stripped down 690 Duke just blows out of the dealerships. Not likely IMO.
  20. easternshorebiker

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