KTM Motorcycles - ATLAS Throttle Lock
Do you bleed orange? We do too, so it’s with great pleasure that we can say that the ATLAS Throttle Lock works with almost every KTM out there. With or without hand guards, heated grips, plastic or metal throttle tubes – it doesn’t phase the ATLAS.
Fun Fact: The ATLAS was designed while traveling around the world two-up on a 640 Adventure.
Conclusion: You can trust that the ATLAS will give you what you need - comfort, control and relief - in a strong, resilient, discrete device.
|390 RC||All||Top Kit|
|390 Duke||All||Either Kit|
|EXC 300-500cc class||All||Bottom Kit|
|LC4 625, 640, 690||All||Either Kit|
|LC8 950, 990||All||Either Kt|
|1090 Adv||All||Top Kit|
|1190 Adv||All||Top Kit|
|1290 Super Duke||All||Top Kit|
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|Top Kit||Bottom Kit|
|Top Kit Polished||Bottom Kit Polished|
Top Kit: You'll want a Top Kit if:
- There is less than 1.5 inches (38 mm) of clearance between the tank and the throttle housing at full right turn.
- There's a heated grip wire that comes out the bottom half of your rubber grip flange.
Bottom Kit: You'll want the Bottom Kit if:
- There's a heated grip wire that comes out the top half of your rubber grip flange.
- There are no other interferences. The majority of motorcycles will be able to use the Bottom Kit.
What's included with the Kit?
Your kit comes with everything you need to mount the ATLAS on many different motorcycles.
- Installation Instructions
- Allen Key (2mm)
- 2 M3 Bolts with thread locker
- 3 sizes of friction pads (2 of each)
- Alcohol Prep Pad
Friction Pads are required.
The ATLAS Throttle Lock was designed to be used with friction pads. Friction pads can last anywhere from 3,000 miles to 40,000+ miles. The wear depends on how often you rotate the throttle while it is engaged and if your throttle housings has sharp edges that rub on the friction pad. If you need replacement friction pads, you can buy more here: Friction Pads.
Which friction pad should you use?
The friction pads come in 3 different thicknesses. Your kit comes with two of each size but you will only need to apply one pad to your ATLAS. Watch our installation video and follow the instructions to determine which friction pad works best. You will want to start with the thickest friction pad and see if it fits between the throttle housing and the ATLAS Stopper Arm. If it doesn't fit, try the next size down until you find the right size that does not make contact with the throttle housing when disengaged.
Where should I place my friction pad?
We recommend adhering the friction pad along the top edge of the Stopper Arm, but, for some motorcycles, this isn't the best solution. If your throttle housing has any bevels on it which will interfere with the friction pad during any part of the rotation, then you will want to adjust the placement of the friction pad to avoid those bevels. Sometimes this means placing the friction pad a few millimeters away from the top edge of the stopper arm, or maybe placing it to the far right or left on the stopper arm.
All Motorcycle Makes and Models
Do you have another type of motorcycle? The ATLAS Throttle Lock will work on that too! Click on one of the brands below to learn more.
This really is the only good solution that I’ve encountered for DS motorcycles, especially those with handguards. I’ve tried the Kaoko, but it’s almost as costly and this is a much better solution being that it’s easier to engage/disengage (just a thumb press rather than lots of twisting on the Kaoko that can sometimes require the left hand), it’s out of harms way on the inboard side of the grip rather than the bar end, and, most importantly, it’s been trial tested on a serious KTM 640Adv on a RTW trip by none other than the owner of Atlas himself.
One thing that I need to test is the effect of the moto’s vibration on it’s friction. I just installed it and the bike is midstream on a major sorting session, so no ride testing as of yet. The Kaoko on my other 690E does lock on these vibrating thumpers if you crank it down, but that creates so much friction that it hinders throttle trimming the bike as needed, which is critical since this isn’t electronic cruise control, and could cause a delayed emergency evasion maneuver. In other words, the stability and tactility of the throttle when “locked” is almost as important as the ease of use and durability. The Kaoko is a simple engineering concept that’s flawed in all regards as a DS bike device (and questionable for a street tourer IMO) since it slips if not cranked down so hard that it’s dangerous, it breaks in nasty dirt drops, and it’s hard to engage. Altas is a better solution IMO.
As for installation, the Atlas is a good bit more complicated as a mechanism than the Kaoko and a little bit more complicated to install than a Kaoko, but once it’s on, it’s probably not going to need much attention (once you get the friction pad thickness and position of the lock sorted out. The Kaoko, while a good bit more robust and simple, is hard to keep it in just the right position where it doesn’t take too many spins to activate, but doesn’t cause grip friction when deactivated. One drop and it’s not quite right anymor...
A1 product so easy to fit takes longer to read the instructions than to install and holds your speed at what you set it at