I am looking into getting a digital gauge for the KTM. I dont think I really need anything with GPS but I have found a lot that have a lot of different features. Can you guys tell me what has worked best or not for you and which ones have overkill features that are not worth spending the extra money on? I am doing my first enduro coming up in Croom so I do not know what is useful or not or if its even worth getting one at all. I figured I would ask before I go spend $ on an hour meter.
There are more seasoned enduro riders out their, hopefully they will chime in too.
For enduros these days, you don't need anymore than a watch. But, if you looking for more than that than Trailtech sells a great product and at a fair price. There are high dollar enduro specific computers but I doubt you would get your money worth.
You can also get the factory KTM unit, that comes on an XCW. Its what I did, because I really wanted the OEM fit and look, but you can get more for your money with the Trailtech units. BBMS can order the factory parts, but even with the discount it'll run well over $200. They are great, but pricey.
The Trailtechs aren't suitable for old fashioned enduro timekeeping. However, FTR no longer uses the old method. Nor does the AMA in the national series. That said, I like Trailtechs - excellent value and easy to install. Only 1 wire needs to be modified on a KTM. And that mod can be avoided if you run a wire straight to the battery. I have the handlebar switch which allows access to additional functionality that can't be accessed directly on the dash computer. This works well for dual sports. But it's hard to remember how to use the darn thing. Trailtech wisely includes a business card size cheat sheet that explains the handlebar switch. I carry the card in a pocket on my hydration pack and have to review it every time I expect to need those additional features.