KTM is seen as one of the motorcycle brands in Nepal that revolutionized the bike culture with its offerings such as KTM 200 Duke and 390 Duke. The brand has been aggressive since the start when it comes to new marketing strategies and catching the attention of bike enthusiasts. And it was not long since these bikes became famous and everyone wanted to ride these fun-packed pocket rockets.
With the rise of biking culture, a number of new bike customization houses emerged that promises to make these machines even better than they already were. In the article today we list down some of the best-customized KTM bikes not only from Nepal but around the world.
Badmaash is originally a KTM 390 Duke which has been given a true a neo-street look by the highly famous Rajputana Customs. The bike has been modified heavily as it now gets 17-inch alloy wheels shod with 120-mm and 140-mm wide dual purpose Ralco tyres, new body panels, paint, front round headlamp, tank mounted digital instrument panel while the frame, engine, and suspension remains the same.
The American bike design and custom houses came up with one of the most impressive modification jobs on an RC390 till date. The bike carries the sharp and sporty silhouette as before but major changes have been brought to its headlight design, paint and sticker set. The headlights have been modified to give it a different look. The headlight assembly is designed with a side panel that covers the side profile of the front lights. Also, the tank has grown wider that makes it more alluring. Overall the RC390 graphics modification seems to have worked wonders for the bike, irrespective of the angle it is viewed from.
Kunka Motor Customs showcased this modified KTM 200 Duke a few years back at the Thailand International Auto show. This modified KTM 200 Duke by Kunka is famous by the name KTM Duke-T concept which gets a minimalistic yet attractive design and looks. This Duke-T concept bike has been upgraded with a number of KTM’s official power part kits including new underbelly cover, new sleeker headlight, and tail assembly. The new dark grey paint scheme gives the bike a highly bold and raw stance.
Autologue Design is a Pune, India based motorcycle modification house which has worked on some very famous KTM projects to date. The KTM X12 was officially made for the famous Indian Cricketer, Yuvraj Singh. Unlike the one seen above, this bike has gone through a serious number of serious design updates. It gets redesigned headlight assembly, tank as well as tail section to make it look like its bigger brother, the 1290 SuperDuke.
The Portugal based bike design and modification firm, Bendita Macchina modified the 390 Duke and transformed it into a fully retro-street motorcycle. The fit and finish carried on the bike look quite impressive and a job well done. Talking about the changes from the original bike, the stock fairing has been taken off, front original headlamp has been swapped with a round unit, tank and tail light assembly have been totally redesigned in a minimalistic manner. It also gets a new single exhaust pipe that looks good with the overall projection of the bike.