Modification wish list for KTM Duke 390- Part 2: The windshield

Been long since my I posted on the modification wish list. As mentioned before regarding the windshield, I’ve changed it with additional enforcement, let’s get started. Yes, this is the windshield of Bajaj Pulsar 200 AS which I managed to purchase after half hour of pursuing the in-charge at the Bajaj services centre. During that…

Modification wish list for KTM Duke 390- Part 4: Handlebar risers

While covering rough patches the time required reduces at the same time it gets uncomfortable while seated. Standing on the foot pegs solves the problem. At this position, riding becomes faster and smoother. Comfort is possible only if the rider is able to maintain an erect posture while standing. Thus the next change that I…

Modification wish list for KTM Duke 390- Part 3: Light em up

#ktmduke390offroad #sundaymorningride #ktmduke390offroad #weekendride #ktm390adventure #ktmduke390 #ktmoffroadadventures A post shared by Dr. Bhushan S. Gaikwad (@dr.bhushan_sg) on Jun 5, 2016 at 3:13am PDT Visibility is important in all the aspects. Reduced visibility increases the chances of accidents and also slows down your average moving speed. If you are getting back home to a warm cozy…

Modification wish list for KTM Duke 390- Part 2: The windshield

The first problem that I would like to discuss  was the oncoming wind blast experienced while moving above 108km/hr. Now I do like the oncoming wind and how it make you feel; the reason I wanted to decrease the wind blast was because it generated a lot of drag generated. While riding, wind is continuously hitting…

Modification wish list for KTM Duke 390- Part 1

The bike has crossed 12,000 kilometers (km) till now and I have been having tremendous amount of fun. The screaming wind blowing on the highway with eyes watering and heart racing speeds, cornering the curves up and down the hills, sliding on the off-roads and throwing dirt. The bike is absolutely fantastic and its worth…

Sore bum and Difficulty in seeing

Recently I did a ride to Belgavi from Pune. It’s a nice ride of approximately 342Km on the NH4 (National Highway 4). These roads I have been traveling since long time. The road has undergone many changes from single lane to double lanes and currently four lanes. The route includes two states, Maharashtra and Karnataka…

Transition from RE to KTM and the unexpected problems

Its been a difficult change from riding my Royal Enfield (RE) Electra 5S to KTM Duke 390 the naked entry level racer bike. My RE was purchased in March 2006, since then I have been tripping on it everywhere. As I used the bike for routine commuting as well as long tours, it had become…