From its very launch, the KTM 390 Duke has become one of the most sought-after designs on the market. A stylish and robust bike, this Australian bid operates like a fantasy. Closer home, Bajaj’s Dominar 400, not only has excellent features and incredible strength, as well as the confidence and reputation that comes with years of making Indian bikes. These two bikes are top of the range, and they’re solid performers. If you should be looking for a soft city bike or an ambitious ride friend, there are also plenty of choices.
The KTM Duke 390, was valued at Rs. 2,48,000 in 2019. The Duke 390 arrives with a single cylinder and a 373.2 cc liquid-cooled engine; this comes with a six-speed gearbox. It is driven by 43.5 PS, with a torque of 37Nm. The Duke 39 is doing good for fuel consumption in two-wheelers, with an outstanding mileage of 25.7 kilometers per liter, and a 13.4-liter fuel tank; this is the lighter motorcycle of the two, at 149 kilograms and 2.145 meters long. In terms of height, it is also lower at 0.8 meters and width at 0.76 meters. It looks like the model, having originated Super Duke 1290 styling. The base, with its bolt-on subframe, is a single one, and the bodywork is even small.
The front brake is a 320 mm one that means improved bite, progression, feedback, and disappearing resistance. Thanks to the Euro 4 emission regulations, the exhaust canister has risen, which even the export models need to conform with; this may have also applied more towards the 11 kg that it weighs over most of the outgoing edition. Nevertheless, the most significant improvements apart from the latest front brake are a 13.5-liter fuel tank, which means a better tank range. A ride-by-wire throttle which removes the jerkiness of the previous 390 Duke at low revs; an all-LED headlamp with a ‘ split ‘ configuration such as the Super Duke and a color TFT LCD with Bluetooth connectivity which can be powered by handlebar buttons.
The Dominar 400 of Bajaj has a market value of Rs. 1,80,000. The Dominar 400 comes with a single-cylinder and a 373.3 cc liquid-cooled engine. I have 40PS power and 35Nm torque. With a fuel capacity of 13 liters, the Dominar performs a range of 25.59 kilometers per liter. The Bajaj Dominar 400 is the two’s significantly bigger and heavier bike, 182 kilograms long by 2,156 meters. It is 1.112 meters high and 0.813 meters wide. The 2019 Dominar receives a plethora of upgrades on the preceding Dominar generation. For stronger braking, it’s 320 mm front disk brake now comes with radially mounted brake calipers. The exhaust could be a greater, double-barrelled unit at the back, which emits an exhaust note from the throat. The instrument display has become more detailed, and an all-digital Led interface is accessible on the tank equipped instrument console. The mirrors were replaced with a more upmarket model, too. The motorcycle retains the same style but got some slight changes to give it a fresh appeal. The 2019 Dominar is equipped in two color schemes to choose from-Aurora Green and Vine Black. As far as equipment is concerned, it includes an upgraded instrument console that provides the rider with more detail, secondary display on the fuel tank, new side mirrors, forged side stand, and a double-barrel exhaust. The 2019 Dominar tends to come with braces placed under the pillion seat to optimize the touring capability, which can be used to brace luggage using bungee cords.