Hi guys, I´m about to buy the KTM Duke 390 here in Argentina.
I´ve discussed form of payment, chose color (bk) and now the ball is on my side, I have to anwser the dealer if I´m in or not.
Why am I hesitating?
Well, I´ve read here and in Argie forums that the bike has the fan shroud problem (simple but quite disappointing thing!).
This makes me wonder how on earth can KTM Bajaj overlook such a thing...
Then, there are users telling me that the bike stalls or the engine dies all of a sudden... that they need to re start the bike...ECU thing? throttle body? electric failure?
Lastly, this bike IS pricy in Argentina... as every other here mind you...
For you to have an idea, it costs us... USD9.5-10 grand!
ER6N Kawasaki the next "step" in size (here) costs us...USD14-15 grand
That will not change, however, if I will "bury" my savings in a bike, I want to know in advance that...it will not fail!
Lemon cases apart, this is the question for you, please give me your best honest straight & cold answer:
Is this bike reliable or are we looking at a budget (for NA, not us) "with issues" AustrIndian bike with nice features, nimble and good performance?
Else, how would you rate this bike in terms of reliability?
Many thanks and please I´m not implying anything against the bike, in fact, I love its looks, power and speed fit my needs, plus inverted forks and ABS make sense for me.
Lastly, if reliability is in fact a question mark, I begin to wonder if I should make an effort and go with the ER6N Kawasaki instead. Not that nimble, good looking, etc (and ABS version is not here) but I know for a fact that Kawasaki will not fail.