That was my Duke!
Sitting on Douglas prom enjoying my weekly update on the world of two wheels, I had to raise a smile at Phil West’s test on the KTM 390 Duke – because exactly a year earlier I’d bought the R&G tank protector he was talking about and fitted to the bike in the test. The only reason I sold it to Vinnie at Wheels was to buy a 690 Duke R. The 390 was just too small for my wife and me. We bought it to carry on the back of our motorhome due to its light weight, the 690 is slightly heavier but much better suited to our needs. Steve Smith, email