Revolt Cycles, a popular custom motorcycle-maker from the Philippines, has unveiled its latest creation. Dubbed as the ‘Pantera’, it’s actually a 2014 KTM 390 Duke underneath. The motorcycle has been carefully modified into a Brat Tracker that preserves the original motorcycle’s edgy design but has imparted a retro touch to it.
The customizers of this KTM say they took a lot of time analyzing how the already stunning looking motorcycle can be changed into something that looks more classic and more attractive. The owner of this bike wanted a tracker style motorcycle along with an all-black paint scheme. All the bright-colored anodized accessories were removed and their paint was stripped off. Even the wheels lost their orange paint and were colored in matte black. They were also shod with Shinko 805s dual purpose tires. Some custom bits like aftermarket bar-end side mirrors and an aftermarket exhaust system were also added.
The original tank was retained but was given a matte black paint scheme. The headlamp, however, was replaced with an all-new one that that has been painted in black and wrapped with a gloss RVLT decal and yellow tinted lens on it. The rear-end of the motorcycle is where it gets the most changes. The customizers chopped off the ¼ of the sub-frame and fabricated a new pointed style tube at the end. All the electricals and wirings were tucked under a new custom-made seat pan. The new detachable leather-wrapped seat can be replaced with a custom seat cowl cover. The mudguard is also custom-made and offers a sleek clean tail tidy look. The original taillamp has been retained.
Other than the new aftermarket exhaust system, the motorcycle also benefits from a performance air filter. Other than these two rather minor changes, there is no other performance mod that this bike carries. Powering it is the same 373.2cc single-cylinder motor that can be found on the original motorcycle. The fuel-injected motor weighs only 36 KGs and comes mated to a six-speed transmission. It outputs a maximum power of 43 bhp and benefits from bits like NiCaSil cylinder coating and forced oil lubrication with performance-boosting casing evacuation.