2. Suck, Squish, Bang, Blow


Here’s one of KTM’s engine dyno operators putting an LC8 engine through its paces. The dynos usually aren’t seeking outright power, instead the technicians are testing for anything ranging from unexpected noises or vibrations to engine durability. Up to six different fuel types can be tested, giving a sampling for fuels used throughout the world and how best to map for them. These engine dynos are also used to achieve optimum fuel mapping when a customer purchases an aftermarket exhaust from one of KTM’s accessory partners: Akrapovic and FMF.