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post #1 of 5 Old 09-10-2015, 02:39 AM Thread Starter
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post #2 of 5 Old 09-10-2015, 05:19 AM
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post #3 of 5 Old 11-01-2015, 06:06 AM
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I assume that is a prototype, and is unfinished. KTM got the dash correct. Tempting......

The lcd display on the 390 is hard to read in the daylight.

I read the comments below the article, and someone mentioned the 390 Duke having a surging throttle. I've never noticed that on mine. The fueling is perfect. I'm running the KTM Factory "Off Road" map on the 990 Super Duke. It's perfect also. Maybe the guys that have problems, live in countries with tougher emission standards, I don't know.

The MT-03 with its passive forced induction looks promising.

What's new and interesting from Big Red? Ummmmm, nothing. Like usual.

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The motorcycle wars of the 70s and 80s are done with. Big Red will play it safe from here on out. I wouldn't expect "Big Things" from any of the NG companies.

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post #5 of 5 Old 11-02-2015, 08:50 PM
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I had the 390 out yesterday.

I was wrong.

In low gears, with very little load, and a steady throttle, it does surge. The cure is to up shift, and therefore put some load on it; or accelerate.

I've never noticed it before. I purposely tried to induce the surge. It doesn't surprise me tho. It's a KTM. They're not happy puttering around slowly. Their motto: Ready To Race. Deal with it. Lol.

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