KTM 390 Duke vs RD 350: The hooligans

The KTM 390 Duke is very much in fashion now, largely because it’s bringing 400cc performance biking to the masses. Naturally, we had to draw comparisons between this rising star and another mad bike and icon of the 1980s, the Rajdoot RD 350.

Licensed and made in India between 1983 and 1990, by Escort’s motorcycle division Rajdoot, the RD 350 was the same Yamaha sold in international markets, just without the Rajdoot badging.