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We try out KTM’s new and improved ’24 390 Duke during Puerto Rico’s Duke Fest.
We try out KTM’s new and improved ’24 390 Duke during Puerto Rico’s Duke Fest. (Adam Waheed/)

Did you know that KTM’s 390 Duke is one of the bestselling new motorcycles in the US territory of Puerto Rico? Known for its warm year-round tropical weather and higher than average population density (more than California!), this small Caribbean island is a good place to ride compact and fuel-efficient bikes like the 2024 390 Duke ($5,899).

The 390 Duke’s muscular stance makes it a favorite among Puerto Rican riders.
The 390 Duke’s muscular stance makes it a favorite among Puerto Rican riders. (Adam Waheed/)

The KTM 390 Duke is an aggressively styled naked bike that embodies these qualities, offering a peppy riding experience for new riders, and anyone seeking a compact, easy-riding streetbike for around-town use.

“I think it’s a combination of things,” Evinmotors’ Carlos Olivares says when asked why the little orange bike is so popular. (His KTM dealership sold 25 bikes that particular day.) “First of all the adrenaline when you go on a KTM bike, you know because of the torque and ready-to-race thing, but also reliability. It’s a very good product. We haven’t had any major issues.”

Puerto Rican motorcyclists love their KTM Duke streetbikes. It’s easily one of the more popular bike brands in the Caribbean island.
Puerto Rican motorcyclists love their KTM Duke streetbikes. It’s easily one of the more popular bike brands in the Caribbean island. (Adam Waheed/)

The KTM 390 Duke boasts distinctive naked bike styling that exudes a sense of aggressiveness and athleticism. From its sharp lines to its muscular stance, every aspect of the bike’s design reflects its performance-oriented nature. The minimalist bodywork not only showcases the bike’s mechanical components, but gives it a raw and purposeful aesthetic.

Additionally, thoughtful details such as full LED lighting (including the turn signals), a nice-looking color TFT display, and premium touches like chunky and backlit switch gear, a nice seat cover, and adjustable brake and clutch levers further elevate the bike’s overall appeal, making it a head-turner on the road. Whether you’re cruising through the city or parked at a café, this Duke commands attention with its striking design and bold presence.

At the heart of the KTM 390 Duke is a larger-displacement 399cc single-cylinder engine, capable of delivering 43 hp and 37 lb.-ft. torque. This liquid-cooled thumper is capable of freeway speeds (upward of 80 mph) with a punchy, high-revving engine character, which is unique for a single-cylinder engine in this class. It drinks from a generously sized 4-gallon fuel tank and delivers upward of 50 mpg! Maintenance-wise after the initial 620-mile service, it goes 6,200 miles between engine oil/filter service, with the valve inspection interval (and spark plug replacement) of 12,400 miles.

Hundreds of riders come out to go on a casually paced fun ride during 2024 Duke Fest.
Hundreds of riders come out to go on a casually paced fun ride during 2024 Duke Fest. (Adam Waheed/)

The engine’s responsive throttle and fast-revving character ensure a thrilling ride—especially at high rpm. But oh boy, does it vibrate. Engine vibration can be felt through every control and is downright excessive at high revs. A six-speed gearbox with optional electronic quickshifter ($249.99) allows for full-throttle upshifts and clutchless downshifts. Our only gripe is that you have to pay extra for this feature, although it’s included on the vehicle (this feature has to be “unlocked” by the dealer using the official KTM programming tool).

Cruising down the

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By: Adam Waheed
Title: 2024 KTM 390 Duke Review From Duke Fest With Videos
Sourced From: www.motorcyclistonline.com/reviews/ktm-390-duke-review-from-duke-fest-with-videos/
Published Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2024 18:29:36 +0000

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Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand

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Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.
A surfboard rack on a motorcycle might seem like a gimmick to some, but if you live in Bali and love surfing, it’s a downright necessity. The Indonesian island is peppered with surf spots—and a small bike with a rack is the best way to get to them. It doesn’t hurt if that motorcycle looks as good as this Yamaha WR155R scrambler.

The bike was built by Dream Fast Co. for Tiw, the founder of the Laem Yah Rayong Surf Club. Both parties are based in Thailand, but the influence came directly from Bali’s motorcycle and surf culture. Tiw has Balinese friends who use vintage enduro bikes to find hard-to-reach surf spots, and wanted to capture that vibe in his Yamaha WR155R.

Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.

Dream Fast Co.’s mandate was to take the modern and reliable WR155R and inject it with a big dose of classic Yamaha dirt bike style. It sounds simple enough on paper, but in reality, it meant wading through piles of plastic to shed the WR155R’s contemporary aesthetic.

Once the Yamaha was denuded of its plastics, the Dream Fast Co. crew set about reworking its lines. The subframe was hacked off, and a new one was fabricated, this time with a kicked-up loop at the back. A new seat sits up top; it’s designed for one, but there is a smidge of space out back if you and your passenger want to get extremely cozy.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/yamaha-wr155r-scrambler
Published Date: Sat, 18 May 2024 18:15:34 +0000

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1967 Ford Bronco underwent a full, frame-off restoration in 2020 that was completed in 2022. The frame and all components have been powder-coated in black. The body parts were media-blasted and coated top and bottom in LizardSkin for protection. The powerplant is a 351W with aluminum heads, roller rockers, mild roller cam, 10.25:1 compression and .40-over pistons. An Edelbrock Pro-Flow 4 fuel-injection system controls and monitors the engine components. It also features a CVF serpentine pulley system, K&N filters and an aluminum radiator.

The engine is backed by a C4 automatic transmission built to handle 400hp and includes Kevlar bands, Redline clutches, a 2,000-rpm stall converter and Dana 20T transfer case with twin-stick conversion. Power goes to a Ford 9-inch rear end with a Dana 30 front differential, WARN locking hubs and 3.50-ratio gears. It also features power steering and brakes (front disc and rear drum), new drive lines, a ceramic-coated exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers, complete Painless wiring, a chrome tilt wheel, 2.5-inch suspension lift with 2-inch body lift, stainless-steel brake lines, six Bronco oil shocks with single steering stabilizer and a BorgWarner steering box with all billet components.

This SUV was finished in a new Bronco Area 51 Blue with the original Bronco Wimbledon White hardtop, roll cage, dash, grille and accessories, and rides on color-matched Ford steel wheels wrapped in Toyo Mud Country tires. The cabin includes high-back bucket seats with a console, a rear seat that folds up, shoulder seat belts and a Vintage Air system for heating and cooling. It also features a Kenwood head unit with back-up camera, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and charging port, and sound going through two 6×9-inch and two 6.5-inch KICKER speakers paired with a 10-inch Fosgate subwoofer.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/1967-ford-bronco-custom-suv-selling-with-no-reserve-at-the-2024-scottsdale-fall-auction/
Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:13:08 +0000

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1964 Chevrolet C10 crew-cab pickup is powered by a 496ci stroker V8 engine mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The exterior is equipped with suicide doors, shaved door handles and custom paint, and the bed of the truck features a hydraulic lift.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
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Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:12:42 +0000

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