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2012 KTM Duke 200 gets a remap option by Indian tuning firm Kiirus Autosport, that pushes up the rev limiter to 11,700 rpm, in an ICB exclusive


Lots of folks whom we know and who have experienced the KTM Duke 200 have had one thing to say about the motorcycle, and that has been of the Duke 200 being the next best thing to the high strung two strokes that we had roaming Indian streets once upon a time. Romanticism apart, it’s been barely a couple of weeks since the first KTM Duke 200s have begun hitting the Indian streets and now, we have an Indian performance tuning firm, Kiirus Autosports, coming up with a remap solution for the Duke 200. Jump right in for all the juicy details that we’re serving up piping hot on the interweb today, and by the way, you read it first on

KTM Duke 200

2012 KTM Duke 200 Streetfighter Motorcycle

Kiirus Autosports offers a remap solution for the KTM Duke 200, which the tuning firm claims, improves power throughout the rev range. Although the motorcycle with the remap hasn’t been dyno tested yet, Kiirus suggests that a 3 Bhp increase could be expected after the remap. The biggest gain to be had from the remap is that the rev limiter of the KTM Duke 200 is now pushed much higher, now coming in at 11,700 rpm, which is a full 1,200 rpm increase over the stock Duke 200’s rev limit of 10,500 rpm. The new rev limit of 11,700 rpm is applicable to each of the six gears of the Duke 200.

All these extra revs are said to deliver a top speed of about 12-15 Kph extra over the stock motorcycle’s top speed. The KTM Duke 200 is one of the few motorcycles in India that actually is extremely shortly geared, which allows it to hit the rev limiter very quickly in each gear. Even with the Kiirus Autosports’ remap, the motorcycle is said to be capable of hitting the rev limiter in all six gears, which means that the grunty, hooligan nature of the motorcycle has been retained. Kiirus also claims that the idle speed of the motorcycle is reduced, with a smoother bottom end of the rev spectrum, which is  far cry from the fast-ish idle that the KTM Duke 200 comes with in stock form.

KTM Duke 200

2012 KTM Duke 200 Streetfighter Motorcycle

Reportedly, the other gain from the remap is a higher fuel efficiency number as the engine’s fueling is said to be optimized by the remap. So, if you ride sanely with the remap, expect to get a decent gain of a kilometer or two over the stock Duke 200’s remap. The first few KTM Duke 200s with Kiirus’ remap are already running on Indian roads and Kiirus says that the motorcycle with the remap will not require any more maintenance than what Bajaj-KTM suggest, with the existing service intervals to be retained as it is.

More importantly, KTM-Bajaj service centers will not be able to find out whether your Duke 200 has been remapped as the diagnostic tool will be unable to recognize any change in the ECU due to the remap. This is something that most Duke 200 owners wanting a remap will be concerned about and with the Kiirus Autosport remap, they’d be able to keep warranty as it is. The cost of the remap is INR 12,000 all inclusive. If you’re in Mumbai, you can head to Kiirus Autosports’ tuning shop on Palm Beach Road. The process of remapping the ECU takes about 4 hours.

KTM Duke 200 in the flesh

2012 KTM Duke 200 in the flesh

In case, you’re not from Mumbai, you’ll have to ship your stock ECU to Kiirus, who will then remap your ECU and ship it back to you the same day. Once the remapped ECU reaches, you just need to install it and you’re good to go. It’s plug and play, as simple as that. As an inaugural offer, Kiirus is also offering a free wash and wax detailing job on the KTM Duke 200s that get the ECU remap done at  Kiirus’ Mumbai tuning shop. For more details, you may get in touch with Abhishek Mukherjee, the owner of Kiirus Autosports, on +91-9594060920. Alternately, you can email for more information about the remap on info(at)kiirus(dot)in.

Kiirus Autosports, especially when it comes to the ECU remapping service, which happens to be their bread and butter business, is run by a bunch of collaborators spread across the world. And that’s precisely what Abhishek Mukherjee, the Indian who owns this tuning outfit had to say when Team ICB got in touch with him hours ago. Remaps are worked upon by various professionals who collaborate with each other from across the world and Kiirus offers a range of remap services for a wide variety of cars, through its Indian operation based out of Mumbai. Click here to be transported across to Kiirus Motorsport’s website while the Facebookers may want to take a look at Kiirus’ Facebook page here.

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  1. Aryan

    March 15, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    good to hear !!! but bajaj can easily recognize the change in ECU.

  2. Ketan

    March 15, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    What’s wrong with your English?… Don’t expect silly spelling mistakes from you…

  3. Abhishek Mukherjee

    March 16, 2012 at 9:25 am

    No change in ECU….its the same stock one that comes with the bike. Its a re-flash on the existing hardware.

    Thank you for this newsflash. We’ve tuned 3 motorbikes already.

  4. Aditya

    March 16, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Price seems to be too high for a reflash. For instance an aftermarket ECU is available for Royal Enfield Classic 500 by RaceDynamics for Rs 12,500 with shipping of the new ECU is free.

  5. Abhishek Mukherjee

    March 16, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    As easy it may sound software flash doesn’t mean we develop the data once and its over. One file does not work on the other. Either vehicles are immobilizer protected or same file cant be used again using the license tools we work with. Its a lot of work and not as simple as copy paste. The KTM ECU has a tricore chip similar to new bmw cars. We also insure against any losses. That’s a customer guarantee KIIRUS undertakes. If we blow up the hardware, we pay for it. Remap is different than a box. Results may sound similar but the feel is entirely measurable in terms of quality . I’ll let you decide that :-)

    External boxes work as addons and work differently as piggy back devices. I dont want to touch that area….sorry! not my expertise.

  6. Abhishek Mukherjee

    March 19, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Not sure if i am allowed to promote around here. Editor please pardon my ignorance, but this is a public announcement for all those who would like to have their KTMs tuned while we are in your city during the coming week.

    MARCH 2012
    Pune 23rd all day.

    Bangalore 26th all day.

  7. Aditya

    March 19, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    What do you mean by one file does not work on the other? Is every Duke different from the other? Do they all need different ECU maps? Its the same ROM file that goes for every Duke 200. What immobilizer protected thing are you cooking up? It is all about writing a file to a chip inside the ECU. The RaceDynamics thing I told you about is not a piggy bank thing, it is a ECU with new maps in it. What license tool do you use which needs you to charge so much for just a ecu reflash? and about blowing up hardware, it doesn’t happen if things are done properly and if you still blow up something, it is obvious that you have to bear it. @JayPrashant-It is sad that you are allowing the sale of certain stuff at exorbitantly high price using your website.

    • Jay Prashanth

      March 20, 2012 at 10:42 am


      Don’t shoot the messenger. I have absolutely nothing to gain from Kiirus selling their products. ICB is merely a medium to get the message across. If you have noticed, I have not recommended the product. Also, please don’t get into the “mere reflashing” business. There is a high degree of skill involved in remapping and it isn’t something any tom, dick and harry can do. So, you are paying for the engineer’s expertise also. Finally, it is up to you, the biker, to decide whether the various products that Kiirus, or say anybody else make, suits your requirements. Quite frankly, we carried the Kiirus story as we are motorcycle enthusiasts too and we are quite excited about the tuning scene in India, which although nowhere near global levels is slowly picking up. Also, the thing about small tuners is they do not have the resources to market their products. So, we’re quite happy to do what we can to make their tribe flourish by showcasing their products. If you have noticed, I have been carrying stories of almost all the small tuners like RaceConcepts, RaceDynamics, etc. And I do not have any hidden agendas or any pecuniary gains from these stories apart from connecting both enthusiasts as well as tuners. Looking forward to see some constructive debating about ECU remapping.



  8. Abhishek Mukherjee

    March 20, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Thank you Jay for your honest thoughts!

    We at KIIRUS try to refrain ourselves from Forum politics and discussions carried out in the on-line media or for any other publication purposes. Its a combination of good and bad with billions of people on the web sharing misleading information or hurting individual businesses and sentiments without even testing their product or services out. One such example is team-bhp where the chief moderator suggested we learn some techniques and manners of respecting their higher ups before making any comments. Also they seemed to have never tested our tuned cars and had no hesitations in making negative comments about our work and image even without having tested it. Forget tests, I haven’t even met these people and i definitely wont do the b*tt licking. The truth is, they seem more compassionate towards other biggies and old players in the indian performance market. We are three years old, small, successful and many such bigwigs hate us for intruding their so controlled space. I have never even met the owners of team-bhp, but they seem pretty high on some “attitude pills”. He refused to take my phone calls and blocked us from the Forum in no time.

    Similarly the case here. Very few people really understand what good ECU remapping is and the technique carried out. It is a high risk when we work on stock computers. The chances of blowing up an ECU is 1 in a 100 due to our carelessness or due to weak and old hardware component. We guarantee for every loss and there is none out there with any bitter experiences caused due to our work, including customers who have shipped us ECUs from across the country and as far as mizoram.

    With little over 500 vehicles tuned in 1000 plus days since starting out, i think its a pretty good score for a 2 man company with very little media support and limited advertisement. We continue to grow steady with very few and reliable sales partners across india who scout for business either using past references or through their own internal connections. We drive from state to state making it convenient for customers, to bring such services home. We also spend a lot of our earnings on R&D for software development before releasing our map commercially for the mass. For instance, there is no one globally yet that will remap your existing KTM ECU other than KIIRUS. Obviously there is a price for all that, which cant be ignored.

    KIIRUS i would imagine is the only ECU remap company that provides exclusive software solution for not just cars ECU, but we also specialize in development of new maps for various different motors that are controlled by ECU in trucks, boats, power generators, or even sugarcane crushers. That surely makes us exclusive!!!!

    Note for aditya : No offense to your knowledge on ECU remapping, but Tricore ECUs are not the common type and involve complex skills.

    I am going to be nice; We usually dont allow customer to see while we are at work. You pay us in 5 day post dated by cheque after work done. Come and see the process for yourself. See the labor and skill involved and then share your thoughts with everyone out there. If you are unhappy, I will return your cheque and roll back your bike to original map. So now you have a 5 day free trial time!!!!

    Have a good day folks!

  9. gunwant

    March 22, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    KTM Duke 200
    Tuned by Abhishekh Mukharji
    Here is the test report
    Thanks guys for sharing my experience.
    First of all, all you ktm owners keep in mind that KTM 200 is locked at 10500 rpm, with this it only attains 139 kmph speedo reading.
    Actual this machine is capable of doing 12500 rpm, and speeds up to 160 kmph.
    But for some reason any people on KTM side don’t know anything.
    I tried a lot with company but there is nobody who know how to remove rpm lock.
    Here comes the tuning master Abhishekh
    This was the first KTM 200 worldwide to get advanced tuning map.
    We tried very hard to test the bile with various maps, for varies riding conditions, speeds, with all temperatures. To get perfect map for Indian atmosphere.
    What i actual found is
    1- rpm lock is removed and it can rave up to 11700 rpm now
    2- torque is increased and you can feel thrust on touch of accelerator in 6 th gear too.
    3- very fluent cruising through traffic, as if you are riding bigger capacity bike.
    4- top end is awesome, exceeds 155 kmph
    5- the way bike reaches to 100 is clearly effortless.
    6- as far as the millage is concerned there is no difference
    7- at the constant speeds at 6000 rpm you may notice some strokes missing, (rarelly)
    8- the big thing, “THE COST”

    9- contact Mr. Abhishekh for this. 9594060920

    10- who am i ? read auto bild India latest issue “THE DREAM RUN”

  10. Aryan

    March 23, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    @ Gunwant …….
    KTM guyz knows every thing about locking & unlocking of RPM.
    they don’t want ur bike engine to become scarp in 1-2 years so there is speed limit for it.
    if u tune ur KTM there will be Warranty void & u can’t claim any warranty for ur KTM.

    Ask Kiirus guys r they ready to pay for warranty if any happens to ur engine.

  11. Abhishek@KIIRUS

    March 24, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    This is not the first time we’ve developed an engine map. Most people are unaware KIIRUS in the motorbike market, but we’ve been tuning many high end imports, domestic cars and so on with over 3 years now in the Indian demographic. Wouldn’t it would be stupid for us to be in the market without knowing what we were doing? If our work started blowing up engine’s; I’d be dead a long time ago :-)

    Failure of motors or any other parts can be due to many reasons and not just our remap. The extra rpm is well within run limits, because we still have another 800-1000 locked that we keep for safety. I wouldn’t think of even bajaj motors being aware of this, because they dont develop engine-maps here, and its not as simple as rpm limiter removal which most folks think. The coding must be done through development in all all gears with new limiters in place.

    While we develop engine maps, we also hope for customers to understand our intentions are not too loot people with bad products, but instead for them to “appreciate some” little bit of development and R&D we carry out for you customers to make most use of it. Most of you people were left with little or no hope after the KTM duke’s overall performance; pretty much the reason we are all on this page. We worked on an improvement and now we have it ready for you.

    If you have doubts wait to read other customer reviews and then take your call. If not, please leave us alone from carrying out baseless discussions like replacing engine etc after remap. The extra power we agree is locked for safety and also many other reasons

    I may sound rude here, but just because we have a product out there doesn’t mean you have to buy it. If you feel confident come to us and we will do the required job for you. If not, enjoy your bike as is.

    Sorry your warranty claim is not my responsibility.

    After 4 motorbikes running happy, 5th one arrives at 4pm in the shop for a remap today. Anyone around …come and check it out. With repeat customer request WE DROP PRICE DOWN TO Rs.10000/- for the new file remap. Sorry no more negotiations hereafter, otherwise we simply have to scarp this service because we cant afford lowering it any further.

  12. Aryan

    March 26, 2012 at 10:52 am

    “Sorry your warranty claim is not my responsibility.”
    this comment seems to be added -ve, people will tune their bikes only after the warranty of their bike is over.
    I have asked a KTM technician about remapping they told me, at every servicing the ECU of bike is connected to austrian server to check for any voids, & KTM Austria people r much capable to detect any change, they have been doing this for many years & people have much experience.

  13. Abhishek@KIIRUS

    March 26, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    There are many arguments that will go on forever on the warranty topic. It seems highly unlike that someone else is watching with each bike being monitored individually. We’ll find out. At least cant be detected on any diagnostic system.

    The past week has been hectic and we’ve received overwhelming response with dukes coming to us for a remap. 7 motorbikes have been tuned already.

    Additional information about improvements post remap:
    1) Bikes feels smoother than stock.
    2) Driving feel is like a quick 2 stroke bike
    3) More power and less engine stress/noise at high speed compared to stock. For instance before tune speed is approx 70kmph@7000rpm on 6th gear. After remap 85kmph@7000rpm on 6th.
    4) Top speed improved to over 155kmph.
    5) Pune customer reports improvement in mileage

    Some updates: We are very busy most day working on cars that bring more revenue against motorbikes that are time consuming and less money. ECU’s removed/shipped to us is appreciated, otherwise we may have to charge and extra 5000/- min for removal and fitting, making it 15,000 for the whole job done by us.

    It may sound relatively high; and that’s why we encourage you to do this at a local bike mechanic who will do it for much less. Just park bike in safe place, call mechanic home and with some basic tools, the ECU can be extracted out very easily from under the tank plastic cover.

    We have three more ECU’s coming tomorrow from all over. They are all on Blue dart. They’ll all be tuned and shipped the same day. Owner just has to take the responsibility of putting it back to together from where it was. Fire your bike and you are ready to go with your new kiirus map on the Duke 200.

    KIIRUS does not encourage speeding. Please obey all Road Traffic and Safety Rules.

  14. Niraj Vaidya

    March 28, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Firstly..let me congratulate Abhishek and his partner for an awesome job.They have taken the fun quotient of the Duke to an entirely new level!
    I completely agree with all the observations made by the other guys. I haven’t been able to check the top end as yet,but going by all other changes I’m sure it is what the other guys say. The feeling of the torque at the throttle leaves you with a smile..unfailingly. The effortless way the bike reaches 100kmph is incredible..since in India it is safer to enjoy acceleration than top end, I think its a great advantage.
    Overall every penny spent on this map is worth it! Kudos…

  15. Mangesh Bramhe

    April 4, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Hey Abhishek@KIIRUS. Its great that local guys are doing this for the Motorcycles in India. Otherwise, we would only have to dream of a Power Commander.
    Thumbs Up to you.
    Coming to the topic, are you guys planning something for the Royal Enfield 500cc as well. Got to see some Dyno charts of the same. It is running rich all over the rpm range.
    What say?!? Planning to do a Royal Enfield soon?? Please do let me know.
    Thanks. And kudos to your hard work.

  16. abhishek@kiirus

    April 6, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Thank you folks for your kind words! We work hard to put that smile on your face. Some of you will appreciate our hard work while some will criticize! we wait for all!

    Mangesh, We havent worked on the enfield yet, but it seems its going to be imp sooner or later. Cars keep our schedule really busy, plus we like working on jobs that pay us more ;-)

  17. Vidy

    April 11, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    I dont get it, One side you are telling it increases RPM limit to 11,700 and other side you are telling KTM/Bajaj guys cant find it.

    Simple Max-rev/Dyno testing will be suffice

  18. abhishek@kiirus

    April 11, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    For customers who worry about so many details, we suggest you remap the bike after the warranty is over. We dont intend to cause any sleepless nights There is no way we can guarantee all the protection you would need with so many doubts and hesitations.

    The truth here in Mumbai is, i have people inside of bajaj who appreciate what we’ve done and they recommend many folks to come directly to us, if they feel unsatisfied with the stock performance. Unless your service guy is too an*l and has free time to loiter and waste over someone bike revving more than stock, i don’t think this will be an issue at all.

    Of course it matters from customers individual issue and warranty claims. Failures can occur due to many reasons and not just our work. I would then imagine failure in all the ktm bikes tuned by us.

  19. abhishek@kiirus

    April 27, 2012 at 11:48 am

    we have something to share….

    the first speed dyno test uploaded on our FB page. Click here :

    or visit

  20. splus

    August 17, 2012 at 2:18 am

    Kiirus, it’s really great you’re offering this remap, and I sincerely hope you’ll be able to keep on with your work and not be put down by unfounded criticism and petty concerns over warranty. Those who are concerned about it simply shouldn’t do it and then everyone will stay happy.

    I have a question about performance with your ECU remap since there’s no dyno chart – is power delivery over entire rpm range with your ECU remap identical to stock but just with rev limiter raised to 11,700 rpm, or is there any other difference in power delivery across the rpm range?

    I’m asking because someone in comments above mentioned “strokes missing” at around 6000 rpm, which doesn’t happen at stock?
    I just don’t want to lose the smoothness in power delivery at any rpm just to be able to rev up to 11,700 rpm.

    I want to do it, but I want to know if I’m not happy with the new ECU remap can I ship you the ECU again and revert to original mapping at no extra cost, at any later time, not just few days later? I’d pay for shipping, of course.

  21. Abhishek

    August 17, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Splus : We publish honest reviews and gunwants bike after test has some missing issues at 6000 that was not reported on any other bikes. After tuning more than 30 odd bikes till date, including one I own; No trouble has been reported.

    We have not just extended the rpm to 11700, but the entire map has been re-worked for better feel and overall riding with our fuel conditions. Its also much smoother than stock tune. You can enhance more on power by adding a custom exhaust and k&n. The PlanetDSG guys have already carried out all the required tests with our remapped ECU and the results reported are truly awesome.

    About refunds : If it were a tangible product i would happily take our hardware back and return your money. But our products involves labor that high for such skilled jobs. If the tuned file were bad or not up-to mark, we wouldn’t release it all.

  22. vj

    October 30, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    @Abhishek:I highly appreciate & respect your work and your attitude…
    but AFAIK..duke does 70km/h @ 5000rpm & @7000rpm it does 90km/h…that was a false statement..
    also if i am not wrong remapping does not the speeds at various rpms…cheers…

  23. Abhishek

    December 26, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Home bred Indian exhaust, not the best looking but our first prototype on SS. We build the next one that will please your eyes too! Maybe carbon fiber end can much lighter, although that’s for later on. WORKS well with KIIRUS tuned ECU + BMC Air (stock replacement). Motor responds much better now with excellent smoothness in overall performance. No drop in mileage.

  24. neston

    June 12, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Hey Kiiru’s @ Abhishek
    I just want to know,
    Whats the MAX top speed attained with your ECU Remap till date?
    and is the dyno test and chart out yet? :)

  25. abhishek

    January 15, 2014 at 3:04 am

    We have new map release for the duke 200 now with 13000 rpm limiter and top speed measured on speed roller over 150. Video on our FB page. There are no real two wheels dyno’s for outside use other than factory available in India hence we dont have any specific numbers.

    Most riders always review our product and for the price we charge its really nominal. The remapping process is not a simple plug n play for read and write on these Tricore processors. Work on each ECU takes long (nearly 3-4 hours for a complete job).

    Also a new map has been released for the Duke 390 with better top speed over 175 and 13000 rpm limiter.

    Reviews and Post are available at

    Cost 12500 with labor or shipping.

    International customers can also avail our services using reliable courier. Please email for custom instructions. Cost USD 250 includes return DHL express shipping.

    A year or more has gone since our first map release on KTM DUKE 200. We’ve tuned over 700 motorbikes including few internationally. Some have come back now with their 390’s. Guaranteed 100% satisfaction for all our customers.

    • Rimmy

      January 5, 2015 at 2:04 pm

      Dear Abhishek,
      im from Malaysia and i am interested in your products.
      Please reply my email.
      Thank you :)

  26. Kevin

    December 24, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    What is the difference between reflashing the original ECU and installing an entirely new remapped one (for eg powertronic)

  27. sam

    December 29, 2014 at 9:37 am

    My frnd wants his bikes ECU to remap with Kirus bt he wants the full rpm of 13000 ,he needs no warranty on his dukey and it already reachs 140kmph in singles and 135kmph in doubles and also reaches 80kmph in 6.2rpm I clearly analysed the bike we just want to increase top speed and bhp as much as duke can made and can u do it .if u can do tat means we will drive our dukely frm Thoothukudi in Tamilnadu the corner city in India

  28. sam

    December 29, 2014 at 9:43 am

    I want atleast 180kmph and bhp of at least 35 by changing the rear sprocket by changing the air filter r any thing I just want our bike is best in south can u do it for me

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