I know the Vitpilen 401 is brand spankin’ new, but their lack of protection support worries me. Undoubtedly, Husky will eventually have all the accessories needed to keep our bikes safe, but in the meantime I doesn’t hurt to spend 25 dollars on a radiator grill. I work at an auto dealer and I know how often radiators/condensers get punctured in the most auspicious way.
I went ahead and bought a 390 Duke radiator grill, cut to fit, and repainted (to prevent rust + black out the DUKE logo in the middle bottom). It literally took me 10 minutes. 10 minutes + radiator grill > new radiator
Thanks for the post, I was wondering if the Duke grill fit. I have the Svartpilen and the fact that they could put those tires and that front fender on a scramblerish bike without even offering some sort radiator protection in their parts catalog is kinda shocking.
I used a cut off wheel. i think i cut off off the sides until i got a total length of 11.5 inches. then i ground down each side + the corners after test fitting. remember to hit it with some spray paint + clear coat to avoid rust in the future
I found two on eBay listed as ‘Black stainless radiator grille guard cover protector for KTM Duke 390 2013-2016’. The manufacturer listed is Lanqian, the same one I bought from Amazon. For some reason one of them is $24.26, the other $36.99. The manufacturer and photos are the same. I paid the higher price for mine. The seller for the lower price one is listed as usmyi-moto, seller for higher priced is us10yi, both out of Hong Kong.
One thing I have noticed since installing the radiator grill. The bike runs slightly hotter with the grill on…not that surprising since there will obviously be slightly less air flow through the radiator with the grill there.