Ice cold engine of my KTM Duke 200 heats up and shoots the highest temperature and the gauge reaches the extreme within like 15-30 minutes of driving it in traffic. And the engine stops and doesn't start (obviously).
Things I don't do which might cause this-
- Useless revs.
- Shooting ahead of the traffic showing off the acceleration.
- Not keeping the coolant filled.
- Not getting the motorcycle serviced on time.
I am not able to figure out the reason for this. At times it does cover 300km and above almost non-stop. Whereas on other days it doesn't even withstand 10km of driving in traffic. Usually, if there's a traffic jam and I have to stand still for 10 minutes, I see the temperature of the engine jumping quite a lot of degrees.
What could be the reason and how do I fix this? Could the 'higher power and comparatively lesser displacement' ratio be the reason?