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KTM Duke 390 or Aprilia Shiver?

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    KTM Duke 390 or Aprilia Shiver 750?


    Looking to see if any of u have any experience in either
    Thanks

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    Re: KTM Duke 390 or Aprilia Shiver?

    Apples or oranges?

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    Re: KTM Duke 390 or Aprilia Shiver?

    Since there is no context and seemingly next to nothing shared between the two models listed, I'll do the NESR thing and instead offer the model that's got me drooling:

    Husky 701SM

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    Re: KTM Duke 390 or Aprilia Shiver?

    Turbo busa or bust

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    Re: KTM Duke 390 or Aprilia Shiver?

    We had a Shiver me Timbers on tour last year .

    She is a good stead , lots of fun and willing to take a handful of throttle .

    Bike is on the right in this photo.
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    Re: KTM Duke 390 or Aprilia Shiver?

    I have experience with an RC390.

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    Re: KTM Duke 390 or Aprilia Shiver?

    I have ridden both. The Shiver is fun, torquey and feels like a proper Italian bike. The 390 is a rowdy little beast, feels light and nimble.

    I bet the Ape is a bit more relaxed on the highway - both are a hoot around town. Ride them and decide.

    My $ would go to the Italians - the 390 is a starter KTM and lacks the jewel like components/ fit finish of their bigger bikes.

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    Re: KTM Duke 390 or Aprilia Shiver?

    I sat on a Duke 690 a few weeks ago and really liked it, felt super light.

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    Re: KTM Duke 390 or Aprilia Shiver?

    Shiver, solely because it was referred to as Shiver Me Timbers.

    If you can come up with a better name for the duke (Duke Nukem ain’t bad) then maybe my vote will sway.

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    Re: KTM Duke 390 or Aprilia Shiver?

    Duke Of Earl

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    Re: KTM Duke 390 or Aprilia Shiver?

    Quote Originally Posted by JettaJayGLS View Post
    Shiver, solely because it was referred to as Shiver Me Timbers.
    Mr. Duck has some creative names for the Italian machines. If we are judging solely by that metric - I vote for a 2016 Moto Guzzi Stornello known as Stromboli.

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    Re: KTM Duke 390 or Aprilia Shiver?

    I would get the Shiver if you're planning extended highway travel. Not that the 390 won't do it, but I'm guessing it won't be as comfortable (keep in mind I also have a 1200cc ADV I'm taking to Mexico next week). On the other hand, if you're cruising around the city, a 390 is probably one of the best ways to get around... or at least that has been my experience.

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    Re: KTM Duke 390 or Aprilia Shiver?

    Actually might be picking up a CRF 250l.
    Lady has one cheap so figured u canít go wrong with the Crf
    I had a KLX 250s for a couple years and was fun so maybe this will fix that need

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    Re: KTM Duke 390 or Aprilia Shiver?

    Ended up getting the CRF250L
    1600 miles on it and very clean
    Now to pipe it or not

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    Re: KTM Duke 390 or Aprilia Shiver?

    Hop her up for sure. She's a dog in stock form.

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    Re: KTM Duke 390 or Aprilia Shiver?

    Crank from a CBR300 paired with a Takegawa big bore high comp piston, cams, new injector and throttle body with matching ECU...

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    Re: KTM Duke 390 or Aprilia Shiver?

    Hahaa, and you know this because...?

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    Re: KTM Duke 390 or Aprilia Shiver?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    Hahaa, and you know this because...?
    I may or may not have been curious while I owned my CBR250R what my options were...

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    Re: KTM Duke 390 or Aprilia Shiver?

    Congrats! It seems like everyone who actually takes these into the dirt put a pipe and some kind of ECU tweak or powercommander on them, shorten the gearing, etc.

    I put a bunch of fun street miles on a couple of 250Ls and they were both totally stock from an exhaust/fueling perspective. I always really loved how smooth and quiet it was, so another 5-10% of not-much-power was never worth losing the stealth / free-and-easy / bicycling-without-pedaling experience.

    Give it a chance to delight or disappoint you before throwing more money into it.

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