KTM 1290 SuperDuke R: Official pictures and specifications revealed

| October 1, 2013 | 3 Comments

KTM1290 Super Duke R (9)

After enough of teaser pictures and images, Austrian motorcycle manufacturer has finally and officially revealed images and specifications of the KTM 1290 SuperDuke.

Hitting the nail bang on the power speculations, the KTM 1290 SuperDuke with its 1301cc 75 degree V-twin engine cranks out peak power figures of 180 bhp @ 8870 rpm and max torque of 144 nm with a full 100nm available as low as 2500 rpm (WOW). Talking of performance the edgy Kiska designed streetfighter hits the 0-200 kph mark in a measly 7.2 seconds.

KTM1290 Super Duke R (8)

Utilizing a Bosch and Keihin ride by wire system, the SuperDuke gets 4 levels of switchable traction control viz. (1) RAIN for smooth and limited power and an early intervening traction control, (2) STREET for sporty and super-swift performance, (3) SPORT with full power at disposal coupled with a controlled drift feeling (4) PLUS for Supermoto if one wishes to go drifting around the track.

Other hardware on the KTM 1290 Super Duke’s list reads a CroMo steel tubular space frame, an exotic looking single-sided light swingarm, USD forks, ultra light die cast wheels, tailor-made Dunlop Sportsmart² tyres and daylight running LEDs.

KTM1290 Super Duke R (7)

Shedding speed or bringing the Orange Monster to a halt are a set of Brembo M50 monoblock calipers mounted on twin 320mm discs at the front. A BOSCH Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) except the Supermoto works in all other riding modes.

KTM claims the 1290 Super Duke R to be highly economical at fuel consumption with a 15,000 km service interval.

Needless to say, the new 1290 Super Duke R has set our hearts racing past the redline. What do you say?

A sumptuous set of pictures await you on the NEXT PAGE.

SPECIFICATIONS

ENGINE TYPE 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75°
DISPLACEMENT 1.301 ccm
BORE/STROKE 108/71 mm
POWER 132 kW (180 HP) at 8.870 RPM
STARTING AID Electric starter/12V 11.2Ah
TRANSMISSION 6 gears
ENGINE LUBRICATION Pressure lubrication with 3 Eaton pumps
COOLING SYSTEM Liquid cooling
CLUTCH PASC slipper clutch, hydraulically operated
ENGINE MANAGEMENT/IGNITION Keihin EMS with DBW, double ignition
FRAME Chromium-Molybdenum-Steel trellis frame, powder coated
HANDLEBAR Aluminium
FRONT SUSPENSION 48mm WP-USD
REAR SUSPENSION WP-Monoshock
FRONT BRAKE 2 x Brembo four piston, radially bolted caliper, 320mm brake disc
REAR BRAKE Brembo fixed mounted two-piston brake calipers
BRAKE SYSTEM Bosch 9ME Combined-ABS
CHAIN X-Ring 5/8 x 5/16″
STEERING HEAD ANGLE 65,1°
WHEEL BASE 1.482 ± 12 mm
GROUND CLEARANCE 140 mm
SEAT HEIGHT 835 mm
TANK CAPACITY 18 l Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)
DRY WEIGHT 189 kg

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  1. Dheeraj jathan says:

    Wowwwwwww.

    Can we expect this on Indian Roads Soon?

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