2017 KTM 390 Duke Review

Entry-level bikes certainly don’t require wheelie ability, but a surfeit of grunt over a broad rev range to keep from getting trampled by traffic is a benefit to any rider, and it enables a longer ownership lifespan as skills develop. Behind me is one of the banked corners on the roof of the old Fiat factory, and riding on the 90-year-old test track was a highly unique experience.