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A surprising number of Duke owners around the world find the lightweight, agile Duke a capable mount for light offroad duties. A set of 50/50 tires, a bashplate under the engine and perhaps a radiator guard are all it takes to convert the Duke to an enduro. No heavy-duty rock climbing or extreme offroad maneuvers, but the Duke is so versatile that it can do credible duty as a light-duty offroader. This is why there is a search for an effective, inexpensive bash plate.
 

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A surprising number of Duke owners around the world find the lightweight, agile Duke a capable mount for light offroad duties. A set of 50/50 tires, a bashplate under the engine and perhaps a radiator guard are all it takes to convert the Duke to an enduro. No heavy-duty rock climbing or extreme offroad maneuvers, but the Duke is so versatile that it can do credible duty as a light-duty offroader. This is why there is a search for an effective, inexpensive bash plate.
Blimey - not of the Duke owners round here would take their bike off road, let alone take the sticky road tyres off and change them for 50/50 tyres...

in my book - if you want off road fun - buy another bike ....
 

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Both my wife and myself like riding on gravel. Less cars to care about, great nature and fresh air... And since my wife is rather short we searched for a quite low bike with ABS. There´s not that many options.....

Therefor I decieded to "convert" it to a offroad bike. Knobby tires, heated grips, bash plate to come.....

And it´s performing really well on gravel roads and smaller paths! Off course, it cant be compared against my 1190 Adv R!
 

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I´m going to India for a business trip and just ordered the Indimotard bash plate to be delivered to my hotel.....
Cross my fingers that it will be there when I show up!!

I really hope the mounting is easy, that it will fit without too many mods!!

Will post a pic of the "Swedish Enduro Duke" when it´s mounted.
 

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Yippie, after some weeks of waiting I finally came to my hotel in India and the bash plate were waiting for me!!!
Total cost of appr 2300INR incl freight!!
Will post a pic when it's mounted!
 

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Yippie, after some weeks of waiting I finally came to my hotel in India and the bash plate were waiting for me!!!
Total cost of appr 2300INR incl freight!!
Will post a pic when it's mounted!
Äsh.. You should have ordered two. One for me ?
Have you tried the Duke on ice yet? Trevlig resa!!
 

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Indi-motard bashplate

Not made it back to Sweden yet or did it not fit?
I had mine brought from India by a friend.
The bulkhead rubbers didn't fit but the plate went on smoothly.

Yippie, after some weeks of waiting I finally came to my hotel in India and the bash plate were waiting for me!!!
Total cost of appr 2300INR incl freight!!
Will post a pic when it's mounted!
 

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Given this post seems to have risen back up to the top I better put some info in on my bash guard.

This info is for the 2017 models onwards:

I wanted a bash guard for my Duke but no one was making any for the 2017 models. I came across this one from As3 performance.
https://www.as3performance.co.uk/ktm-390-duke-2013-2014-as3-aluminium-skid-plate-sump-bash-guard/

They were willing for me to try to get it to fit so I ordered it. With some tweaking I was able to get it to fit properly. I wrote a guide on my website here for how to do it. KTM Duke 390 2017-18 Sump guard/Skid plate | GordyHand.co.uk



My only addendum to that guide is that in riding with the guard the noise that the engine makes is changed. It was causing weird sounds. So since I wrote that guide I have created a rubber gasket set to stop the vibrations. It worked well so I have very happy with my choice.
 
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