It has been stressful to say this least having this new KTM converted into a Super Hooligan race bike. Being the first person to get the new bike out to the flat track races has not come without its challenges. It was impressive to throw it on the track with minimal modifications in Texas and be the top qualifier and fighting for the win. But it was blow to the championship chase not finishing the race due to a chain breaking. But after some improvements to the motorcycle, between rounds, I was ready to take another shot at putting the KTM on top of the box.
Since Texas, Savage Custom built a new gas tank that's much smaller, made a new sub frame, foot controls, and custom bodywork. The bike was totally transformed into a flat track machine. It looked the part now. But having received the bike the day I was leaving for round 4 of the series in Perris, California, I didn't have the luxury of testing the bike ahead of time. I drove down to SoCal with my Dad not knowing what to expect, but feeling pretty good about the bike modifications. Travis at Savage Custom did a hell of a job making it feel like a proper flat track bike.
On the drive down, my Dad and I got inspired to call a shop in Costa Mesa called Rottweiler Performance, who focuses solely on KTM off road and street bikes. We heard they were the guys to talk to about tuning and a few other things. After a chat with them, we got inspired to drive all night to get there right at 8am in the morning when the opened to see if we could get a DynoJet Power Commander installed with one of their tunes on it. Sure enough, they were happy to assist us. The owner, Chris Parker, was even nice enough dyno the bike for us to make a specific map just for my bike.