While it’s not a surprise that the KTM Duke 390 is so agile, light and nimble, I was most impressed by how stable, precise, and surefooted it is. The suspension is a little harsh, but on relaxed rides around town and in the country the bike didn’t cause any discomfort, thanks largely to the well-shaped and nicely padded seat. On the down side, the Bybre brakes, made in India by Brembo, proved inadequate for track use. They’re spongy and didn’t communicate well, which makes the ABS a must. That, however, is the only flaw in this spirited little KTM, which is fun at the track as it is on the road, where you can keep up with the big guys using very little gasoline. This, friends, is the new king of city traffic, way above any scooter I’ve ridden.