Post mapping riding thoughts
So I’ve had the remap done and had a chance to put some miles on the 690 both on familiar and unfamiliar roads. The result is really good, much more grunt at the bottom and a little up top too. They had a hard time getting the map right and it took a while as they weren’t 100% happy so it was agreed that I’d take the bike and ride it for a week to see how it was and report back to them. In the meantime Andy was going to pick through the map to see if he thought he could make any improvements and if so he’d get me back in and load up the modified map to try. If I had to make any criticism it would be that it has a very slight surge at part throttle at around 3-3.5k but it’s barely noticeable and probably feels worse due to the rest of the rev range being so much smoother. I was hoping for a before and after comparison graph but they took the Akra ktm map straight out and loaded a standard map in which was tweeked to suit my specific engine and state of tune so they didn’t run it up with the Akra map. More power/torque and much smoother, also peace of mind knowing it’s not running too lean or rich anywhere so well worth the cash. Whether it’s better or worse than a pc5 or a hilltop tune I don’t know but the end results from either are probably pretty close. I’ll be phoning Andy on Friday to let him know what I think and maybe I’ll nip it back to them if he thinks he can improve the map anywhere.
Always outnumbered, never outgunned.