Why Second Hand KTM Duke 390 Is Better Than Dominar 400 | MotorBeam

Why Second Hand KTM Duke 390 Is Better Than Dominar 400 | MotorBeam


Hi guys and welcome to MotorBeam. The KTM Duke 390 took the Indian market by
storm by offering a lot of performance for your money. And now it’s the Dominar 400’s turn to offer
even more value for the money. Well, the Dominar 400 beats the KTM in terms
of practicality and comfort, yet we have 5 reasons why you should be buying a Duke 390
over the Dominar 400. The Dominar 400 is a heavy bike and the KTM
Duke 390 weighs 28 kgs less. This is due to higher quality components being
used on the KTM such as an aluminium swingarm while the Dominar 400 uses a metal swingarm. Although both bikes use the same engine, the
Duke 390’s motor has more tech and as a result produces 9 HP more. Being lighter, it results in the Duke 390
being 2.7 seconds faster to the ton, also having a higher top speed than the Dominar
400. The Dominar 400 has twin consoles but it still
lacks a gear position indicator and the ton of information offered on the KTM Duke 390. The light weight Duke 390 runs on stickier
Metzeler tyres against the heavy Dominar’s MRFs. Add to that the stiffer suspension and sharper
steering, make the KTM the better handling bike by a mile. KTM’s service is much better than Bajaj as
the service centre has to handle lesser volume. One gets a premium service experience with
the Duke 390 which is lacking with the Dominar 400. I hope you guys liked this video, please do
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100 Comments

  1. And yet again How can u judge that before the bike gets a proper base in the market.
    I own a Dominar and believe me Its really awesome than the Duke 390.
    I rode both and felt that Dominar simply has more comfort than that of the Duke 390.
    But lets just not see now. Its just the beginning of the year 2k17…

    The new 390 is yet to establish a market too…

  2. Hi!
    I think I saw a video of MotorBeam where Dominar had a top Speed of 158KMPH, but here it shows dominar has a top speed of only 149KMPH…
    Aren't I right Mororbeam?

  3. I feel sorry for Motorbeam, they have to deal with idiots in their comments section. i can see now why india has a low average IQ

  4. Now I am really confused since one of your vlog told us that Dominar is a far better than KTM. Now this vlog is telling me the opposite. Which one I should trust now.

  5. hi motor beam, please yaar ek bike ko acha bolo either dominar or duke 390.. aapki videos confuse kar rhi hai.

  6. Wow! You spoke my mind!I sold my CBR 250R &i just had to choose between 1.8 lakh new Dominar 400 & 1 lakh rs used duke 390. Guesd what, i rode both of them and now i just enjoy the duke 390's awesomeness everytime i ride. Check out my channel for videos of both dominar test ride and duke 390 experiences. 🙂

  7. I love this channel before I watched these two video in January you said you should buy dominar now you are saying one should prefer Duke! what are you upto bro? confusing us for no reason

  8. hey motorbeam the duke 390 engine is not the same as dominar s , please dont confuse the viewers the duke is DOHC dominar is just SOHC ,DOHC (DOUBLE OVER HEAD CAMSHAFT ) this cams are used in performance bikes

  9. I hate the way he presents his videos,have an intro and then just speak,dont speak a line and show something and then speak a line and so on,and lower the music

  10. Looking forward for your next video "5 Reasons why you should buy second hand Yamaha R3 over a Royal Enfield classic 350"

  11. the duke is light weight that is why it catches the 100kmph speed in less seconds
    but the bike has to be in weight(like in ndominar 400) for performance
    the rc and duke accidents which occurs bcs of the light weight
    the rider cant handle the power and crashed them

  12. I'm a new rider and have only rode an FZ25 to date. Which should I buy Duke 200 or Dominar 400. I dont care much for speed. The main necessities include comfort and safety and I heard heavier bikes are generally safer since they don't catch air. So should I go for the Dominar?

  13. Hi there motorbeam. I am stuck i want to buy aa second hand ktm bike. But cannot decide which to buy rc or duke(390)model 2015-16.So plz tell me which one to buy according to your own experience. Plz it is humble request

  14. 1 crash nd we'll see value for money……..ktm gets crushed….nd has a bad reputation of being responsible for more crashes than any other bike

  15. Hey motor beam are you kidding ? In the pervious video that you are said the DOMINAR is much better than KTM 390 and you are convince it through your video, in that you 'motor beam' said dominar has much better and good rideing quality in this video you said ktm has good handling how it is posible

  16. What do u mean by "Second hand hand Duke 390"………..?????? I think motorbeam don't know that there R bunch of KTM showrooms in India!!!!
    Poor motorbeam!!!!!!

  17. But doesn't the duke always heat up in traffic? That means everytime you drive it's just going to have to shut off, no? ?

  18. UNDER 2 LAKH WHAT U WANT
    BAJAJ HAS VAST SERVICE CENTERS THEN KTM
    PARTS 90 PERCENT CHEAPER THEN KTM
    ALUMINIUM SWING STRONG HAI YA METAL ?
    METAL ZYAADAA STRONG
    KTM K ALLOY WHEELS INDIA K ZHATKEY SEY TUT JAATEY HAI
    KTM PARTS NOT EASILY AVAILABLE
    POWER CRUISER HAI BAJAJ KI NO 1 BIKE
    KTM CRUISER CATEGORY BIKE MEIN NAHI AATI SAMJHEY
    KUCH BHI VIDEO MAT BANAO WEIGHT KYU ZYAADA HAI DOMINAR KA WO ISLIYE KYUKI BIKE POWER CRUISER HAI…ROAD PAKAD K CHALTI HAI KTM K BAAJU SEY TRUCK GAYA K HAWA MEIN UDD JAATI HAI….
    KTM COSTLY RAHEGI NA…INDIA MEIN.
    AB BAJAJ KI BIKES INDONEASIA BANGLADESH MEIN EXPORT HOTI HAI TAB KYA INDIA PROCE MEIN BECHTA HAI BAJAJ ?
    BANGLADESH MEIN 150 PULSAR KI PRICE HE 1LAKH HAI

  19. WHY TO BUY SECOND HAND KTM 390 ?YE TITLE HAI TUMHARA…
    KYA COMPARE KAR RAHEY HO…BAJAJ JISDIN POWER BIKE BANAEGA NA TAB KTM KA BATANA….REVIEW

  20. In one video you say duke is nice and in other you say dominar
    sahi hai jaise jaise paisa mila waise waise mind change. 😀

  21. clearly you havent heard of TVS XL.. what an amazing performance and vfm it gives.. wait until they launch TVS XL 80RR

  22. I under everything but why the title is Second hand KTm duke?.
    Belive me KTM is being seen parked in the garages now a days after use of 1 or 2 years now. KTM service is pathetic now as they are thinking that they have established themselves enough that people will agree with what ever they do with bikes. Now second hand 390 is no good than a RS200 belive me. I still ride a 220 pulsar 2008 with an oddo reading of 97k kilometers with no engine issues and that was only possible due to on time service.
    I just say that second hand duke 390 is never ever better than a dominar.

  23. Comparing both these bikes is not a great idea… duke has SOHC engine and dominar uses DOHC engine… for duke compression ratio will much higher for better perfomance…due to this engine will heat significantly on trafic nd believe me it would be a tough time for riders..

  24. funny thing is, the first suggestion video below this video is of 5 reasons to buy dominar over 390, and it's from the same page…….chutiya banana inse seekhe koi

  25. maaaan. your last point MIGHT be wrong. about the service. d400 can't be serviced at normal Bajaj. only in centers where they have the equpemnts to service a Ktm. so goes for RC.

    and bro. dominar has developed an amazing group of owners. they have two Whatsaap pages that's all the time on and ready like a band of Brothers. truly makes me feel like a part of dominar cult. frequent tours and stuff. this is a great thing no other bike models get in India.
    and this dominar owners groups by Bajaj is much more than expectation. expectation vs reality, the reality is even more happening.

    hey and am not a dominar fan boy, I own one. but I am actually an impulse fan boy. 🙂

  26. I have just book bajaj dominar 400 abs.1 day ago but because of some problems I don't want that bike right now.so  Cancellation booking of bajaj dominar 400 abs.can bajaj give me  full refund of my booking price .

  27. Second hand vs First hand. I would buy a Dominar for its comfortable riding triangle. But,KTM's power is not to be ignored

  28. Ok, I have figured this out.

    Yes the KTM bike is the better machine than Dominar motorcycle. But if you are talking all about the specifications then you are right. I am not talking about the practicality and also about the economisation.

    Guys in the comments section are not able to understand what you’re saying.

    You’re not talking about the value for money you’re just talking about the vehicle.

    So the conclusion is that you are absolutely right.

  29. The 182 kgs give dominar superb straighy line stability so that may be a advantage
    And you can always upgrade your tyre on dominar to the sticker metzeller
    Ktm has more power but dominar gives you better mileage figures
    I agree that bajaj service is poor compared to ktm
    But more cost effective compared to crazy expensive ktm
    Here in my city spares are available,service staff is resonably good and least expensive
    The gearing ratio makes domi better tourer compared to ktm
    Ktm heating issues still presrnt im the newer version
    Hence ktm is the better perfomance machine but dominar is great tourer and offers better comfort and undeinably insane bang for your buck

  30. Duke 390 is gud just for highway rides amd track days day to day usage is not great om the bike as motor beam said duke 390 is less practical and comfortable than the dominar unless u have a scooter than u use daily i u want something really fun in the weekends go for the duke 390 bit if u want the bike that can do both like can be used daily i if u give it some gas had enough power i think then u should go for the dominar

  31. 5 reason to buy dominar 400 over the duke390
    5 reason to buy duke 390 over dominar 400
    Two are correct you are right motorbeam👍👍💓💓

  32. Ktm fanboys will go for it even if it is overpriced and less practical but sensible people will save the money and go for a more practical and user friendly bike The Dominar 400.
    The Indian bike brands are more than sufficient but still people approach ktm.🤔🤔🤔🤨 ( Probably for the looks)

  33. *When you don't have content to post so you start posting trash *, doing so you 'll only become Dhinchak Pooja of the automobile industry.
    1. The person calling 182kgs heavy is probably someone who faps 24×7, higher weight results in better high-speed stability, auto does not have that.
    2. sitting on the Auto 390 is closer to sitting on Bricks.
    3. And you know what you can actually make tandoori chicken if you would tie chicken near the foot pegs of the Auto 390.
    4. Auto 390 stalls a lot.
    5. Auto 390's headlamp stands no chance against Dominar.

  34. Please don't post video with the silly content's.
    May I ask you something, will KTM able to give a good product like Dominar @ lesser price range ? Do you think Dominar build quality is not good?🤔
    Do you think Dominar is a joke ?🤷‍♂️
    If it's I should ask you this as well,
    do KTM 390 has a record like Dominar (i.e. Polar odyssey, Trans Siberian odyssey, India to Sydney, 1st Indian motorcycle in Antarctica) These are all proud moments for Indian's and Indian manufacturers, I don't know why you (motor beam) is supporting overseas manufacturers!!🤯😴

  35. Pls make vid on why to buy ray zr over ntorq or vice versa

    And which one do u like better pls reply
    As i need to buy a scooter but confused wether to buy ray zr or ntorq

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