The dealer I bought my bike from which I asked about the lowering kit did not recommend it, they were hesitant infact when I inquired about it asking me if I really thought I needed it. The dealership if you want to even call it that sells KTM only, they really are a performance motocross tuning/repair shop first and then a bike seller second. I trust their opinion 100% and they have a huge reputation before them.Wise words, though I’m not sure how much there is to shave. It’s the side/ corner that typically needs shaving most to allow your legs to come in closer not the top that most assume.
Hi! Just came across this post, and know it is rather dated, but wondered if you still have the lowering kit available as I have a 28" inseam, and trying to determine if I would even be able to touch the ground with one foot on a Duke?I guess not then!
Still surprised at the lack of interest, after all the talk about lowering the bike.
Thank you! I didn't realize you were in the UK. I'm looking at the 2021 Duke 390, but with a 28"(710mm) inseam, I don't think the listed 32.3" (820mm) seat height would be very comfortable or practical around town. I've been riding since age 12, so accustomed to dealing with seat height issues, but when I rode dirt bikes as a kid it wasn't an issue because I didn't have to deal with stop and go traffic. As an adult, I rode cruiser type bikes for years, and scraped a lot of foot pegs because the dual sports and sport bikes kept getting taller and taller. My aggressive riding is far behind me, I hope, so not concerned with steep lean angles. What attracted me to the Duke is its low end torque and lightweight. According to the spec sheet, it only weighs 328.5# (149 kilos). The only other viable alternatives are the Yamaha MT-03, or the Kawasaki Z400, but both of them rely on high RPMs to produce their power. Thank you again for responding, and stay safe!Hi there actually l do still have the kit, l never got around to selling it.
The problem is, cost of postage to the US from the U.K. might be prohibitive as it's a fairly large box.
The kit contains a new rear spring, a new
side stand, and new springs for the forks plus various bits and pieces.
Thank you Lightening! When I measured my inseam, I measured from my crotch to the floor barefoot at 28" (711mm), so not sure if that's what "inseam" means. I didn't go by my pants size because that tends to vary. Is that how you measured your 29" inseam? I see people list height when inquiring about fit, but inseam length is what matters when it comes to seat height.My inseam is 29" and initially l didn't feel confident on the Duke as l had just come back to biking after a gap of 12 years.
I bought the lowering kit with the intention of fitting it, but having ridden the Duke 1,000 miles or so l gained confidence.
l can get both toes down but when l stop l just put one foot down.
The bike is so light (compared to my previous bikes) that it gives you confidence that it won't fall over.
As your inseam is 28" you'd have to see how it went and then decide whether you need the lowering kit.
lt lowers the bike by about 1"