Some of you might be aware of the website called BikeAdvice.in. It has been bikers mainstay for up-to-date news from quite a while. The fact that they have gone a bit lazy lately is a whole other matter.
Anyways, they are running an ownership review contest in there and I thought I would participate. Tired of the inhumanely boring “standard” reviews, I thought of going a different path. Here is my Duke 390 review, in a poem.Breathing the air The air of Ladakh Feeling the chill Feeling determined Even though Khardung la Was a bit uphill Uphill and dangerous Rain, fog, hail and snow But smiling so wide Struggling on my Pulsar 13 horses aren’t enough Dude, I need a new ride! A new ride for sure Something more crazy But what to choose? Something spoke within “Duke 390 it is” And it was not the booze! Ninja too costly CBR too slow Bullets I hate What else could it be? Is this all we have? Oh, but wait! What of that prince Of orange dynasty That flies without wings? I asked around And everyone told me The same little things No other thing Holds a candle To this orange beast I took a test drive Booked one right away Time for a feast! After the feast I started to blog At RiderZone.in Sharing the love With fellow riders So much fun, so much win 3 weeks on I had my Duke Oh the way people saw! Eyes wide open Orange inside their head So naked, so raw “Who is KTM?” “How much is the mileage?” “What is the cost?” How many times I have answered these questions The count I’ve lost It’s a looker Grabs the eyeballs Pulls them out the socket Then you get on the saddle Push the starter And it blasts like a rocket It blasts like a rocket alright And pops a wheelie Even if you don’t try But the hard suspension And the Indian roads Will surely make you cry Cry you will more 11 liters of fuel In that puny little tank Then the mileage That will keep you running In and out the bank The mirrors are useless The horn even more The headlight is worse She hates low speeds Heats up like a furnace City riding is a curse But she roars like a 2 stroke As smooth as a 4 The best of all The Metzeler rubber And the ABS tech Will never let you fall The throttle rumbles The engine tumbles The 44 horses pull It feels like riding A 3000 pound Raging, alcoholic bull 173 top speed 0 to 100 in 5 seconds 100 to 0 in 4 Jaw dropping price Ultra-killer looks Could you ever ask for more? I decided to test The limits of my Duke In one cunning way Ride from Bombay All the way to Bangalore In one single day I did it last week 14 hours up, 12 hours down Now it’s time for something more How about Kanyakumari? What of Goa? Maybe a Saddle Sore? Whatever it maybe Wherever it maybe I proudly stand tall I own the bike That changed our world Once and for all The Duke 390 is crazy Young, naughty, evil A bit mental in the head But there is nothing like it Not for the price When all is done and said It’s a phenomenon A revelation Not some dirty, cheap fluke Here we are Tipping our hats Me and my Duke
I hope you liked this little absurdity! What is life if you don’t do silly stuff? Thanks for reading this Duke 390 review, for a more detailed and “normal” review, check this out. Let me know in the comments how you liked it 🙂