I have no doubt it's a ripper of a bike, and it looks great too, it's just a shame it's so overpriced here as I have no doubt it would be an awesome city bike. Enjoy!!Lightemup;286589 wrote: Yeah, its only a 200 cc.....But KTM knows something about engines.
I have, seriously, never had this much fun on a bike.
If you havent tried one, you should jump at the opportunity to try one. I did and was instantly in love.
ODO now says 135 km on it, will do the Samoeng loop tomorrow a couple of times to get the tires run in.
Not trying to justify the price, Im totally with you on that, but after trying it, I was sold.
I see them around the city everywhere and I can understand why - great looking little bike. All bikes I saw had Thai ownersLightemup;286580 wrote: They debut in India in March/April.
My guess will be 400k+ for one of the Duke 390's
I just picked up a Duke 200 yesterday, first farang (stupid enough) to fork out for one.
KTM CNX Khun Eak claims he has sold 17 Duke 200's in 5 months. (Mine was #17)
KZ25;291285 wrote: The pricing is confusing - as stated above the CB500F is more expensive than the Duke 390 (which is actually a 375) in the UK.
You can't compare prices of bikes made in different countries, the CB500 is cheap here since it's assembled here. Even the Duke 200 is more expensive.
Since the Dukes are assembled in India, why are they still priced so high?
No it isn't.KZ25;291285 wrote:
You can't compare prices of bikes made in different countries, the CB500 is cheap here since it's assembled here.
India is in ASEAN? When did that happen.monsterman;291554 wrote: yes well thailand signs the Asean free trade treaty , but then breaks it at will ,,,,the bikes should sell here for 200000-225000 based on the rules of the AFT but Thailand never abide by treaties
The CB500s are cheap because they are assembled here; they'd be way more expensive if they'd be imported from Japan.CBR250;291594 wrote: No it isn't.
It's cheaper in America, after being sent half way round the World, then hit with their import and other taxes than it is here, 5km away from where it is built.