My son (18 yrs old) wants to buy this but I am sceptical, kindly help.
KTM Duke has more raw power in class than any other. It's the youngsters who are not able to handle it can get themselves in trouble. Try to get your son adjusted to a smaller displacement bike. The bike though, itself doesn't have any safety flaws.
The hype was created by some facebook users as they claimed that half of the KTM owners have passed off as they bought a KTM. The thing was an attempt to mislead the buyers and Bajaj Autos had filed a complaint regarding that also. The hype creators have apologized for their misleading and wrong information. KTM bikes are made from the best parts available in the industry and they offer a lot of value for money products. Their flagship Indian bike, RC390 comes with the most effective price tag in the industry and comes loaded with features like ABS, dual disc brakes and slipper clutch. It is even better than many of the INR 1.5 lakh more costing bikes, as they even miss on the safety measures. KTM is safe and the rider should be responsible for a better and safe driving environment, avoiding speeding in crowd or cities.