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I thought it might be interesting to compare notes on what rider modes we use and why.
I for one have settled on Street mode for most of my riding as i do not like a harsh throttle response when riding around normally.
I have played with rain mode but as i generally ride more cautiously on wet roads i have found no benefit and swapped back to street mode, however i can see me using this mode this winter as an extra safety precaution.
Sport and Track modes will only be used when i am having a mad moment or two or three and on the track
 

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Personally I rarely leave sport mode and that’s including a 20mile round trip daily commute through London.

I find street mode more relaxed if I want to just take it easy, but the throttle response is just too laggy for me. Nowhere near as bad as rain mode though.

Track mode reserved for weekends and track days :devil:
 

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I thought it might be interesting to compare notes on what rider modes we use and why.
I for one have settled on Street mode for most of my riding as i do not like a harsh throttle response when riding around normally.
I have played with rain mode but as i generally ride more cautiously on wet roads i have found no benefit and swapped back to street mode, however i can see me using this mode this winter as an extra safety precaution.
Sport and Track modes will only be used when i am having a mad moment or two or three and on the track
I am the same, keeping mine mainly street mode as the roads surfaces on the rural roads where I live are of mixed sometimes very iffy surfaces, and often damp and the less harsher throttle response helps.
 

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I am the same, keeping mine mainly street mode as the roads surfaces on the rural roads where I live are of mixed sometimes very iffy surfaces, and often damp and the less harsher throttle response helps.
I thought this thread would get a better response or does it mean most people never change it?
 

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Only done 135 miles so far, tried all except rain and currently street mode as hoping snatchy throttle improves as suggested..
 

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Only done 135 miles so far, tried all except rain and currently street mode as hoping snatchy throttle improves as suggested..
it's very early day's for you then, your babies not even weaned yet.

if you have read the forums you will have seen a lots of comments regarding throttle response as snatchy

the reason is very clear is you look at the data this bike runs stupidly lean at low throttle openings to ensure emission compliance.

Some people saying bike software made it better, possible if map was changed by KTM but i am not sure they have
Some saying it get's better with mileage, which i doubt
Some saying Booster plug cures the problem, i can say this did make it a lot better
Some have gone for piggy back ECU AR and Coober, i can also say this made it even better
and finally some have had the bike map altered, this should be the best solution looking at results, but i have not tried
 

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I wonder if something has changed in the 2019 model. Or is something different with the bikes they are sending to North America. Could they be tuned different for emissions? I just received my bike a couple of weeks ago and I have no complaints about throttle response. It is near flawless. No "snatchy-ness" detected. I have ridden city, mountain and open high way terrain. Being in "Break-In" mode I try to vary terrain and RPM. Easy load of course not going over 6k rpm. If any detected I will update.
 

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I wonder if something has changed in the 2019 model. Or is something different with the bikes they are sending to North America. Could they be tuned different for emissions? I just received my bike a couple of weeks ago and I have no complaints about throttle response. It is near flawless. No "snatchy-ness" detected. I have ridden city, mountain and open high way terrain. Being in "Break-In" mode I try to vary terrain and RPM. Easy load of course not going over 6k rpm. If any detected I will update.

what software version is your bike running?
 

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It is running ver 1.0 I am pretty sure. I just seen it a few days ago. I will verify later and if different I will post. Pretty sure though.
 

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Hi peoples, I’ve posted before, (but must admit I keep losing track of the different threads on the forum...🙄) but have the AR system, and now just leave it in track mode with sport throttle....sounds mad, but the Atom fuelling module has dialled out all the throttle snatching and it is quite responsive, but easy to control, and pretty smooth. If I switch to street throttle, it becomes a little tamer, and has slightly less urgency in torque feeling, but still very smooth and easy to ride at low revs for town or village riding....😁
 

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your cheating :)
yes with any ECU unit this will have a big impact on fuelling
 

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You’d be surprised to know, that back in May/June this year I was only looking for a decent style of exhaust end can, and not anything to add power, just something looking a bit smarter, but once I’d done some homework, the complete AR kit was impossible to resist....😂
 

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Around town I'm in Street mode, open highway and back roads i use sport, and on my last track day i used Race mode, Im impressed with the modes as they are quite useful on this bike. Race mode is ugly around town, but on the track it really comes into its own, i noticed the rev counter changes to orange in race mode once the revs reach 8000.
 

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I actually just tried Track throttle response for the first time today... Nearly fell off the back!

I run Street mostly, Sport when im out with the boys and sometimes Rain if im in town which isnt often.
 

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I run Sport mode most of the time- gives me the response I want- and compared to the 690, the fueling is as smooth as silk. Tried street- found it a bit lacking. I try not to ride in the rain unless I get caught out.

I guess I will have to try track mode up in the mountains one of these days.

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Early days yet. 700km on the clock and still running it in but sport mode seems to be for me. I did 100 odd kms today and near the end of the ride changed it into street and then rain. Seemed like someone had stolen my horse power. The thing I love most about the bike is the instant response when you open the throttle and sport does that best. Haven't even had it in track mode yet.
 

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Same as everybody I guess. Street when cruising and Sport when I am felling a little "Sporty" lol. I am running PowerCommander V with the AutoTuner. Bike seems to be really great in any mode. No complaints.
 

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Same as everybody I guess. Street when cruising and Sport when I am felling a little "Sporty" lol. I am running PowerCommander V with the AutoTuner. Bike seems to be really great in any mode. No complaints.
Im considering PowerCommander V with the AutoTuner myself.

Can you tell me, after the AutoTuner does its job and the new map is locked in to the PowerCommander can the AutoTuner be removed (to be used on another bike for example).
 

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Hi, 2,000 kilometres up now so...………...around Town/City riding I use Rain Mode as the throttle response is smoother for filtering. On the open road I usually stick with Street mode. For some reason I haven't tried Sport mode - 3 x bikes to ride so not enough time is my feeble excuse. I did do a lengthy 'round town trip early in the piece with the bike in Track mode (and didn't know it!) - not much use in traffic hey? The main thing is I find when riding I spend my time either smiling, laughing or yelling JEBERS! as I rocket down the road. I like looking at the bike in the shed too.
 
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