#Light. #Nimble. #Fun. Three adjectives to describe #KTM_390_Duke. With a claimed 329-pound weight, 53.4-inch wheelbase, and a 373cc single-cylinder engine, this small naked #bike provides plenty of maneuverability and power for beginner #riders to enhance their skills while offering smile-inducing compact flickability that any skill-level rider can enjoy—reason enough for our editors to select this naked as a Ten #Best winner two times in a row.
Frankly, the marketing build-up and spec sheet of "The Beast" had Loz terrified – but a funny thing happened when he twisted the throttle on the 1290 R. It didn't kill him. In fact it turned out to be a surprisingly approachable bike for all conditions.