To remap or not to remap - KTM remapping
Today I drove my bike to KTM for the 1000km service.
Until now my engine (Duke 390 2017) is 100% stock.
I asked the guy who makes the service about options for remapping.
I explained to him that at low speed, i.e. 3,000 RPM, maybe 1/4 throttle the bike is stuttering. That seems to be normal with the standard KTM map.
The mechanic told me he will look at the options for a remap (I guess he will talk with other people who know more about it).
I will go there tomorrow and pick up my bike and probably they will wait for me until they do any remapping.
Is there any disadvantage of a different KTM map?
It seems the original map is lean for emission and fuel efficiency reasons. I don't really care too much about those.
I want that the engine feels perfectly tuned in any condition - even if it uses more gas.
Here in this forum are many entries about remapping with aftermarket exhausts, air filter modifications, etc.
Until now I don't have any modification and I am not sure if I ever want them. Maybe I would want that the bike is a little louder so that other people can hear me, but that's about it.
I want a well tuned bike, original from KTM, without buying extra hardware.
What is your experience?
Did anybody do a KTM remapping with stock engine (with the 2017 model)?
Are there any bad side effects?
Maybe they give me the option that they map it and I try it and if I don't like it change the mapping back to original. Until now I don't know.
But I want to be prepared for any discussion about that by tomorrow.
Thanks for any input.