Model Description


Having shed its skin, the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R is now a leaner, meaner and an even more menacing hyper-naked bike than ever before. Mounted into an all-new chassis, beats an updated version of the renowned 75 degree, 1301 cc LC8, V-Twin heart, taking THE BEAST to the next level.

Legend has it, if you walk through the streets of Mattighofen at full moon, you can hear its roar. Ok, so we made that part up, but there is no denying the 1301 cc V-twin’s legendary status. Now even lighter and more powerful than before, this torquey powerhouse has been built to take on anything you’re brave enough to throw at it.

At the core of the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R is a major chassis overhaul. Boasting an all new frame with 3 times the torsional rigidity of previous models, stickier tires, smarter WP suspension, an aluminum and carbon composite subframe and completely revised geometry, the king of the DUKES has become lighter, stiffer and faster.

We won’t mince words here – the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R has been sculpted for spirited performance riding without compromising rider comfort. A restyled tank gives the rider better support, while lower, variable handlebars and adjustable foot pegs make for improved comfort on the road and more control on the track.

Purposefully uncovered, the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R has been designed to be a naked bike from the ground up – not a stripped back sports bike. As such, the brief was clear; maintain the iconic BEAST character, but push the limits of weight saving.

If you tried taming THE BEAST by grabbing it by the scruff of its neck and wrestling it into submission, you’d get bitten. For that reason, the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R wears an invisible muzzle to protect from heavy-handed petting. But for those few that can manhandle 1301 cc of pure fury, the muzzle can be removed at the flick of a switch.

Model Specification


  • Engine
    Engine Type

    2-cylinder, 4-stroke V-twin

    Displacement

    1301 cc

    Starter

    Electric starter

    Transmission

    6 speed

    Engine Lubrication

    Pressure lubrication with 3 Eaton pumps

    Cooling

    Liquid cooled

    Clutch

    PASC slipper clutch, hydraulically operated

    Ignition

    Keihin EMS with RBW, double ignition and cruise control

    ABS System

    Bosch 9.1 MP 2.0 ABS (incl. Cornering ABS and Supermoto mode)

    Bore x Stroke

    Compression Ratio

    Final Drive

  • Dimensions
    Bore

    108 mm

    Stroke

    71 mm

    Wheelbase

    Ground Clearance (unloaded)

    160 mm

    Seat Height

    835 mm

    Weight (No Fuel)

    189 kg

  • Performance
    Performance

    132 kw (180 hp)

    Primary Gear Ratio

    Secondary Gear Ratio

    Brake System Front

    2 x Brembo Stylema Monobloc four piston, radially bolted caliper, brake disc 320 mm

    Brake System Rear

    Brembo two piston, fixed caliper, brake disc 240 mm

  • Frame
    Frame

    Chromium-Molybdenum-Steel trellis frame, powder coated

    Chain

    525 X-Ring

    Steering Head Angle

    64.8 degrees

    Tank Capacity

    16 litres

    Suspension Travel Front/Rear

    Brakes: Front/Rear

    Rims: Front/Rear

    Tank Capactiy

    Ground Clearence (Unloaded)

  • Suspension
    Front Suspension

    WP USD 48 mm

    Rear Suspension

    WP Monoshock

    Suspension Travel Front

    125 mm

    Suspension Travel Rear

    140 mm