2017 KTM Duke 390 makes it to Sach Pass in freezing conditions
Located at an altitude of 14,500 ft, Sach Pass is a mountain pass which connects Chamba valleys to the Pangi valleys.
Meet Vinay Choudhary, a biker based on Delhi, who has become the first rider to take the all new KTM Duke 390 to the Sach Pass in freezing conditions. Vinay achieved this feat on the morning on 19th June, along with a few other biking buddies.
The weather enroute was one of the most extreme ever encountered. The roads were frozen, making it difficult to ride inspite of Vinay opting for the snow tyres for his new Duke 390.
He says, at some point, the roads were filled with over 1 feet snow, but the Duke 390 managed to get past without much problem. In fact, one of them in the group, who was riding on a Royal Enfield, had gotten stuck in the snow. Vinay says that it was his Duke 390 which came to that biker’s rescue.
The images shared by Vinay, speak a lot about the conditions. His entire bike is covered in snow, but still it manages to go on to the top. After reaching the summit, Vinay gets unfurls the national flag, and gets himself clicked.
Speaking about problems faced with the bike, Vinay says there were not much problems. The bike kept on going in spite of unforgiving terrains. In his own words, this is what he said about the bike – “Broken handle broken coolant reservoir, dented fuel tank.. but still ready to cruise.. the power of KTM Duke 390.. awesome bike.. i am loving it..”
Powered by a 373 cc single cylinder engine, new KTM Duke is one of the best motorcycle on sale in the segment. Not only it is powerful, it is also loaded with features – ABS, LED headlight, digital instrument cluster with smartphone connectivity, etc. The Duke 390 has been largely considered as a track bike. But thanks to this achievement by Vinay, there will be many Duke 390 riders out there who will head out to such extreme terrains in the future.