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KTM 1290 Super Duke R breaks cover

by Arun Mohan Nadar Posted on 08 Oct 201332,390 Views9 Comments

KTM finally showcased its latest bad-boy, the 1290 SuperDuke R ahead of its official launch at the 2013 EICMA show in Milan, starting November 5

 

KTM 1290 SuperDuke R studio shot

 

 

After months of speculations, scoops and rumours, KTM finally removed the wraps off its naked monster and unvieled the 1290 Super Duke R. The new offering would be launched at the up-coming EICMA show in Milan, Italy; where incidentally the concept bike was shown for the first time a year ago. In terms of design, the Super Duke R lives to the Austrian firm’s edgy, wild and minimalist design language. Visually there is hardly any difference between the production version and the concept, which is a good thing.

 

The major differences are the headlamps and the exhaust. The funky headlamp design is a love or hate it affair though personally I like them. The chunky looking exhaust pipe has been retained from the one seen on the test mules and is in sync with the aggressive design language of the machine. Coming to the mechanical front the bike would be powered by a 75-degree V-twin mill which has been bored out to displace 1,310cc. Power figures stand at 182.5PS @ 8,870rpm and peak torque is a meaty 144Nm, while the bike just weighing just 189kg. These incredible numbers endows the Super Duke R to posses a power-to-weight ratio of an impressive 965.5PS/ton. 

 

 

KTM 1290 SuperDuke R action shot

 

 

The Austrian bike manufacturer has provided all the necessary electronic nanny to help the rider from being bitten by the beast like adjustable ABS, traction control, stoppie and wheelie protection. But if you like being a hooligan and do some stunts, well no worries as you can disengage stoppie and wheelie protection on your will. The R is equipped with a specially developed Keihin engine management with three throttle-response modes which include Rain, Street, and Sport. Stopping responsibilities would be taken care of by Brembo 320mm discs with Monobloc radially mounted callipers. 

 

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KTM finally showcased its latest bad-boy, the 1290 SuperDuke R ahead of its official launch at the 2013 EICMA show in Milan

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