KTM Indiranagar. I highlight the experience as average as there were no updates from them about anything on the bike in all of 90 days. There are a couple of other things I will bring to light at a later time. They have nothing to do with the bike, just the overall experience of the dealer.
The dealer claimed none of the bikes from Bangalore have it.
I do not have a picture to upload right away. My KTM did come with the flexible rubber mud flap as an extension of the front mudguard. I suppose your dealer does not know about the existence of such a thing.
The following BHPian Thanks sandeepmohan for this useful post:
The mud flap is standard Sridhu. Let me know if you need help with some pictures.
Congrats and now lets start discussing the mods
Here is an update for prospective buyers:-
The bike makes me sweat more. Be it the stationary heat or the heat from running slow in traffic. When i reach work i am pretty sure i am sweating more
My 500 feels like riding on oil spilled, granite floor when it comes to braking comparison. Mine is the old 500 with a 100% working disc brakes. Yet after riding the 390 for all these weeks the 500 suddenly feels slow to stop. Thats how good 390 brakes are.
Have adjusted the play and position of gear levers but the brakes cannot be adjusted for position?(Or can it be???)
Personally i may start preferring the 500 for city rides and the 390 for anything that requires distance to cover in good time. I have already planned for a trip to trivandrum from Chennai shortly on the 390
Last edited by VW2010 : 7th October 2013 at 16:58.
The following BHPian Thanks VW2010 for this useful post:
I personally think the "flap" looks extremely ugly, and is a Bajaj afterthought on a KTM product/design. Much like the hugger/saree guard. I would never spoil the small bikini mudguard's looks by putting it on. Just wash the radiator more frequently. How tough is that?
The following BHPian Thanks ebonho for this useful post:
Radiator is ok. But the engine guard has a crazy design of gaps that just collects all the mud and slime the tyre throws at it.
And cleaning the inside of the engine guard requires you to remove it and clean it which is a five minute job.
Those slats are for air to go through and aid in cooling. I generally just use fingers and tothbrush and clean inside to the extent I can. And then flush with a well directed spray of water from the garden hose. The rest is cleaned during servicing. Never opened the belly pan myself. Anways mud on the casing is not going to greatly affect overheating. While that on the radiator finds (fully exposed) will. As an old time Bulleteer, you will soon appreciate how easy it is to gleam wash a Bullet compared to a Duke after a rain ride.
Last edited by ebonho : 7th October 2013 at 18:11.