Everyone's been doing the small-bike shootout now that all the big players are in the entry-level sport bike game. Yamaha finally came to the kids table with the R3 and KTM—although having many small-bike options overseas—only just brought the RC390 to the States this year. For 2015, that makes four comparable sub-300cc sport bikes (including the Kawasaki NInja 300 and Honda CBR300R). It's a great time in motorcycling.
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KTM Duke 390 vs. Honda CB300F
But what if you don't like sport bikes? A naked or standard bike is often more comfortable, arguably more fun, and sometimes cheaper. Well, only two manufacturers tackle this dilemma with naked versions of their entry-level sport bikes: the KTM Duke 390 and the Honda CB300F.
Both are cheaper than their fairing counterparts and both are more fun to ride (but that's up for debate).
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However, these two bikes are built very differently from one another. One is the longer-on-the-market sensible choice and the other has class-leading power, suspension, and features. So do these bikes even compare?
Bruce Speedman and I set out to the mountains north of LA with to find out which little naked is more fun (oh, that sounded awkward).
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