Like Guga, as he was known, the Duke 390 packs a punch and leaves you mesmerised by the power on display.
But unlike the Brazilian, it seems Bajaj's motorbike is poised to rule the world for a longer period.
Bajaj has stuck to its successful formula of launching similar-looking motorcycles so that its sporty urban DNA remains intact despite the distinctions among the bikes.
Hence the 390 looks virtually the same as the Duke 200 apart from the bigger tank, lower seat and the body graphics, so much so that even as you manage to turn people "orange" with envy, a question you will regularly face is, "Is this a new variant of the Duke 200?"
Text: Arup Das, Business Standard
Images Courtesy: Bajaj KTM Duke 390