KTM 125 Concept and Duke 125/200/350

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Re: KTM 125 Concept and Duke 125/200/350

Postby rk1951 » 16 Jun 2012, 21:26

Sorry Jaame but this is the most retarded bike to buy in TW. If TW started importing these motorcycles, like the CBR 150 then it might be ok, but that wont happen. This bike is great, but a waste of money in TW. Don't even get me started!! It will never happen!
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Re: KTM 125 Concept and Duke 125/200/350

Postby jaame » 17 Jun 2012, 17:52

Hi RK!

I'm trying to make myself forget the price of bikes in other countries since I live here and will continue to do so for the forseeable future. It might be half the price back home, but also I'd be paying over 30% tax and twice as much for fuel, and I'd be worried about losing my licence every time I opened the throttle. In fact, I wouldn't even be able to buy a bike at all because the government would be having about 60% of my salary off me in direct and indirect tax and the rest would be going on a mortgage for a crappy little house somewhere I wouldn't even want to live.

If you think in terms of "is this bike worth the money in Taiwan?" then yes it is, because that's what people are buying them for. Even if you do pay twice the price for it, you'll be able to reclaim twice the price when you sell it. At least second hand bikes hold their value well here.

You have to admit, it looks 'kin good.

You should get one too, you have a couple of years to save up. You said yourself a litre bike is too much for here. A 350cc street bike is where it's at. You know it!
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Re: KTM 125 Concept and Duke 125/200/350

Postby Hamletintaiwan » 17 Jun 2012, 18:24

You all need penis enlargement surgery.
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Re: KTM 125 Concept and Duke 125/200/350

Postby johnniewalker » 15 Aug 2012, 18:33

This bike is dead sexy and perfect for Taipei lanes and alleys. Great research Jaame, but damn, those prices they're asking in Taoyuan are outrageous!! That is all due to taxes and registration? Or are those guys bringing home the cash big time? Taipei would be so fun on a little duke 200 or a Kawasaki klx250sf. Aren't motorcycle companies lobbying the **** out of the Taipei government to ease up on the restrictions a little? There is a lot of money to be made on some of these sweet little 250 imports, and the Taiwanese would eat them up. Instead of dropping 400K or whatever it was on a bike why doesn't someone drop 400K into the hands of whatever official is calling the motorcycle registration shots? (strictly hypothetically of course)

ohhhhhhh those Dukes look nice! :cry:
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Re: KTM 125 Concept and Duke 125/200/350

Postby jaame » 04 Nov 2012, 19:33

I know there's another thread about it but I'll put in in this one.

KTM set to launch the Duke 390 at some trade show I've never heard of (EIEMC or something) next month.

The stats: 375cc single, 45 horsepower, wet weight of under 150kg. The Indian rumour mill is spinning, saying it will be very similar to the 200 Duke, but with a few more premium parts to handle the power and to make it look better to help justify the price - almost double the Duke 200.

My guess is twin discs up front, slightly different headlight and racier colour schemes.

In the past, KTM have released engines with smaller capacities than their model designations suggest, such as the 690 SMC which was originally 654cc or so. AFter a couple of years they upped the ante and released a 690 version. I think they'll do that to the Duke 390, starting at 375cc and then after two or three years there will be a Superduke R 390 with a genuine 390cc, orange frame and wheels, 50hp and wet weight of 140kg.

That will be THE bike for Taiwan.

In India the 200 is 117,000 Rupees. The 390 is slated to be about 200,000. In Taiwan the 200 is likely to be $298,000 when it arrives (this month?). My guess for the 390 is about $400k. Would anyone buy one at that? The only way I would is if I sell my house and have a load of money spare. I wouldn't be using my salary to pay for it, that's for sure.
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Re: KTM 125 Concept and Duke 125/200/350

Postby jaame » 13 Nov 2012, 19:13

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Re: KTM 125 Concept and Duke 125/200/350

Postby johnniewalker » 16 Nov 2012, 00:11

would a laowai kidney fetch $400k?
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Re: KTM 125 Concept and Duke 125/200/350

Postby johnledoe » 16 Nov 2012, 02:30

When I saw a picture of this motorcycle, I thought of this song...



Because only Indians only look good in orange...

Nah, I'm joking for the most part. That's one damn ugly colour scheme. I'd like to buy it, but then I'd have to strip the whole damn thing down to the bare frame to repaint it...
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Re: KTM 125 Concept and Duke 125/200/350

Postby jaame » 16 Nov 2012, 18:54

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That's what I'm talking about. Sorry John, I disagree with you. I hope they release the one with orange wheels. Much better than black, but I'd love those 50:50 orange and whites like on the original concept 125.

Most parts shared with the 200, should be a decent price. I reckon if the 200 is $298k, this one will be about $330k. After discount, $299k.
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Re: KTM 125 Concept and Duke 125/200/350

Postby jaame » 17 Nov 2012, 08:11

Official promo of Duke 390. Put your names down for one Pommes and RK!
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