The KTM 390 Duke is all about wheelie popping fun, adrenaline pumping performance and modern technology. Its a ‘complete’ motorcycle for most owners and those who are still not satisfied can get this – its called the Badmaash and has been crafted by well known, Jaipur based Rajputana Custom Motorcycles.
The term ‘Badmaash‘ itself means a mischievous person and gives us a good hint of how this modified KTM Duke 390 would feel on Indian roads. Vijay Singh, the young motorcycle enthusiast behind Rajputana ran us through the list of modifications done to make this look like a cool Scrambler.
The first thing was to find the right set of wheels. Badmaash runs on blacked out 17-inch alloy wheels on both the ends with 120mm and 140mm wide dual purpose Ralco tyres respectively. The Duke’s original fairing gets replaced by a round LED headlight and you also notice a new slimmer front mudguard.
The fuel tank is custom made and cleverly houses the LCD display which continues to show a wealth of information. To make this bike look like a clean Scrambler, unwanted body panels were ditched and a new wiring plan set-up. The seat is new, there’s a smaller battery and tail light is integrated into the subframe. The bike also gets a new paint job – looks lethal in black with contrasting white for the tank and the rear mono-shock.
The 390 Duke, with its 42.9 bhp engine, is a very quick bike for the money. But, Badmaash had to be quicker and hence the Powertronic mapping and a custom exhaust for music lovers. How does it sound? Well, click to view the video
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