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  • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

    Originally posted by timuseravan View Post
    Did your older ECU also goto 10500? Maybe your newer ecu does not have the problem and goes to 10500.
    Dont' remember as it was just a few days after my first-service. But, I am facing the problem in the newer ECU too.

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    • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

      Originally posted by AmitRavi07 View Post
      Dont' remember as it was just a few days after my first-service. But, I am facing the problem in the newer ECU too.
      Originally posted by timuseravan View Post
      @senotrius - I have never crossed 30kmpl be it ripping or driving sedately. Maybe my sedate is not sedate enough.
      @AmitRavi07 - what month, year is your bike?

      9500 is more than enough for me. But I am worried that if some bikes have 10500 rpm, that means the ecu map is not the same across bikes. And if the rev limiter is different, what else if different?
      Most worryingly, the svc people and others from KTM/Bajaj have no clue if the rev limiter should be 9500 or 10500.
      Originally posted by AmitRavi07 View Post
      Mine was from the second batch in Delhi. I got it in the month of October 2013. I too am surprised that they have limited some bikes to 9.5K rpm with the same top-end speed. As far as I remember you got your bike around the same time in Oct-Nov isn't it?
      Originally posted by timuseravan View Post
      Yeah I got it in Nov. I read about one more guy (in another forum) from first batch who got it in September. He also has rev limited to 9500.
      I am now wondering if bikes with 9500 ecu maps are the ones suffering from engine shutoff problem.
      Originally posted by senotrius View Post
      its sad we get a restricted version here.9.5krpm limiter.on the other hand I get between 30-40kpl mileage. 30 when I'm ripping occasionally. 40 in normal acceleration mode.tankful method.
      Originally posted by AmitRavi07 View Post
      Just to be sure I checked the redline limit for first and second gears, and I saw that the bike crossed 10K in both these gears . So as far as my bike is concerned, the rev limiter is definitely at 10.5K. May be I was being paranoid yesterday and saw something else
      So guys what should we do?

      I think the best way to go about it would be send a group e-mail to KTM/Bajaj asking for their clarification regarding the actual RPM at which the rev limiter should cut-in. Thereafter we could go to the respective ASCs and get them solve this issue by resetting the ECU or as the higher ups would suggest.

      What say?
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      • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

        Originally posted by timuseravan View Post
        [MENTION=23253]senotrius[/MENTION] - I have never crossed 30kmpl be it ripping or driving sedately. Maybe my sedate is not sedate enough.
        [MENTION=63108]AmitRavi07[/MENTION] - what month, year is your bike?

        9500 is more than enough for me. But I am worried that if some bikes have 10500 rpm, that means the ecu map is not the same across bikes. And if the rev limiter is different, what else if different?
        Most worryingly, the svc people and others from KTM/Bajaj have no clue if the rev limiter should be 9500 or 10500.
        oh 30kpl+ is easy.otherwise you must be full b2b use.
        now should I get my ecu reset? or is it maybe some display bug?
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        • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

          Originally posted by maverick180 View Post
          So guys what should we do?

          I think the best way to go about it would be send a group e-mail to KTM/Bajaj asking for their clarification regarding the actual RPM at which the rev limiter should cut-in. Thereafter we could go to the respective ASCs and get them solve this issue by resetting the ECU or as the higher ups would suggest.

          What say?
          I agree. That seem to be the way forward.
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          • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

            Originally posted by senotrius View Post
            its sad we get a restricted version here.9.5krpm limiter.on the other hand I get between 30-40kpl mileage. 30 when I'm ripping occasionally. 40 in normal acceleration mode.tankful method.
            wow 30-40 is really great FE.... i never get beyond 25 kmpl ... be it smooth or hard revving , Tankful method basis !

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            • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

              samarth 619, got 40kpl @ constant 80kph highway riding.I just got it once.during run in period.however bike was not babied.

              guys, does the duke use same leg guards as the 200ns? seems to me so.
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              • Do's and Don'ts for new KTM Duke 390 Help!

                Hi guys,

                My KTM Duke 390 is out for delivery in two days time and I was thinking if anyone could shed some light on some do's and don'ts for the new beast. I wanted to know if there be anything that needs to be known which haven't been discussed in the review part. Hoping for some tips for better performance. Thanks in advance!

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                • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

                  Originally posted by Cleaner View Post
                  10w40 will ruin the engine, use 10w50. Also there should be no labor charges during the free services.

                  Tell me, if both spares and labors are paid, what's free in the free service?
                  No it will not ruin your engine, 10w40 will just degrade faster than a 10w50

                  Please dont miss lead your guys here, I'm from philippines and our local ktm also sell 10w-40 motul oil I dont think they are dumb enough to sell oil that will ruin your engine right?

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                  • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

                    L.H.S Bar end weight fell off this morning on my way to work

                    I did not notice any increased vibrations because of absence of the bar end weight. Does it add any value to riding experience? I am thinking of getting them removed along with the handguards.
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                    • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

                      Originally posted by jaswave125 View Post
                      No it will not ruin your engine, 10w40 will just degrade faster than a 10w50

                      Please dont miss lead your guys here, I'm from philippines and our local ktm also sell 10w-40 motul oil I dont think they are dumb enough to sell oil that will ruin your engine right?
                      Which grade of oil your manual recommend to use in philippines, as it also vary depending on climate. Here in india it can be hot so using 10w50 make sense than 10w40, as 10w40 will loose its lubricating property at high temperature compared to w50. Also there will not be much difference in short term but engine will not perform optimally with w40 and in long term there can be big difference.
                      svc are smart enough to clear there stock. If there is a problem after 2 years they will be more than happy to fix it even during warranty period they get labour charges from company.

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                      Originally posted by NitinGirish View Post
                      L.H.S Bar end weight fell off this morning on my way to work

                      I did not notice any increased vibrations because of absence of the bar end weight. Does it add any value to riding experience? I am thinking of getting them removed along with the handguards.
                      It reduces vibration and in cse of fall it gives a bit of protection to bike body

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                      • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

                        Originally posted by jaswave125 View Post
                        No it will not ruin your engine, 10w40 will just degrade faster than a 10w50

                        Please dont miss lead your guys here, I'm from philippines and our local ktm also sell 10w-40 motul oil I dont think they are dumb enough to sell oil that will ruin your engine right?



                        well. Clarification, grade of the oil has nothing to do with degradation. Rate of degradation depends on the quality. The grade shows viscosity. Xw40 wont destroy your engine. But on a long run, use what is recommended. Svc uses oil which they have permission to use by the government because of environmental concerns.





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                        • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

                          Originally posted by NitinGirish View Post
                          L.H.S Bar end weight fell off this morning on my way to work

                          I did not notice any increased vibrations because of absence of the bar end weight. Does it add any value to riding experience? I am thinking of getting them removed along with the handguards.


                          I have removed the handle weights of my rtr and replaced it with plastic caps. Result: lighter handling.







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                          • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

                            Originally posted by maverick180 View Post
                            So guys what should we do?

                            I think the best way to go about it would be send a group e-mail to KTM/Bajaj asking for their clarification regarding the actual RPM at which the rev limiter should cut-in. Thereafter we could go to the respective ASCs and get them solve this issue by resetting the ECU or as the higher ups would suggest.

                            What say?
                            So I have the same problem as well. rev limiter cuts in at 9500 rpm. I did shoot a mail to ktm this morning. Waiting for a reply. Mine is nov 2013 model.

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                            • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

                              Originally posted by adityajohanan View Post
                              well. Clarification, grade of the oil has nothing to do with degradation. Rate of degradation depends on the quality. The grade shows viscosity. Xw40 wont destroy your engine. But on a long run, use what is recommended. Svc uses oil which they have permission to use by the government because of environmental concerns.





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                              Well, some clarification again. The grade of oil has a lot to do with degradation if the recommended grade is not used.

                              xW40 would degrade faster in an engine meant for xW50 because it would be less viscous at the operating temp, thus, providing less lubrication. This less lubrication would result into more heat thereby reducing the oils drain interval and engines life too(effect on engines life would be in the long run). There is a reason why the manufacturer's recommend a particular grade depending on a lot of factors. A much colder place may use a different grade oil compared to what we use in India.

                              And may be svc's use oil after permission but it's not possible for the govt to allow usage of xW40 and not xW50.
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                              • Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

                                Does anyone knows where can we get paddock stand in Pune, tried calling showroom they said they don't sell it ! I was thinking of fabricating one can anyone provide measurements or if anyone in Pune has it so i can come and take measurements myself... Please let me know , m going crazy not to getting to clean n lubricate my chain

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