I came across G2 while trawling (not trolling) through the KTM forums looking for a good quick throttle. Why? I find the Duke 390â€™s stock throttle way too long and it gets in my way. I understand why a powerful bike needs a long throttle â€“ to allow new riders to modulate power better. But I was ready. Iâ€™m not a fan of hack solutions so as effective as the homemade solution Rishaad uses is, I wanted something more, er, professional.
The G2 proved to be what I wanted. Full throttle doesnâ€™t require the wrist to do yoga any more and this means I can exploit the KTMâ€™s torque and power more easily everywhere. The flip side â€“ which I like but new riders may not – is that it makes the KTM even more aggressive. The throttleâ€™s bigger cam seems to amplify the extra torque that arrives at 6,500-7,000rpm and the 390 really takes off. On Mumbaiâ€™s dirty roads, itâ€™s enough to kick the rear wheel loose in the middle gears. Small power wheelies in first are also a new behavioural trait. G2, of course, warns that this throttle isnâ€™t recommended for street use.
Installation was simple and you must remember that a quicker throttle usually makes the throttle stiffer to turn â€“ you move the hand less to open the throttle bodyâ€™s pulley more. This also has fuel economy implications. The KTM returns noticeably lower fuel efficiency in hard running because youâ€™re using more throttle everywhere. It returns to its usual mileage though in steady state highway running.
The all aluminium throttle with delrin inserts is not cheap at $80 (plus shipping) but it makes Ferocitas more aggressive which I really like. Money well spent, then!
Available at g2ergo.com
Price Rs 5,350
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