A real barrel of powder, the KTM SuperDuke 1290 R has yet to find a suitable opponent. If its 173 horses place it at the top of the roadster category, and even above certain hypersports, its driving is not for all that reserved for the elite or the unconscious..
The Superduke is a bomb, its Special Edition version is a demonstration of what can be done with the PowerParts catalog. Big watts, a decoration that flashes and a set of beautiful pieces, it does not take more to snap the adrenaline hose.
Identifiable by its color "Galvano Orange", this Superduke smells even more of racing. The machine is threatening, its engine even more. There is plenty of electronics to channel its ardor, and an Akrapovic titanium escapement to allow it to express itself with vocals. The Slovenian silencer saves 1500 gr … on a motorcycle that is already not very heavy.
Orange is no longer content with the frame; it can also be used on wheels and on top quality parts. In this special edition, the KTM roadster receives anodized aluminum triple trees, nicer and stiffer than the standard components. Wave discs come to offer more stability under braking, already of excellent quality. More ergonomic, 2 mm higher, the saddle gains in quality with topstitching and a special coating.
Once in charge, the bonuses continue. The levers are adjustable, foldable, and equipped with protection at the end of the handlebars. Each jar (brake, clutch) receives an anodized Powerparts aluminum cover. And for forays on the track, where the Katoche can give a good sweat, 5 mm thick carbon protections are responsible for preserving the clutch and alternator housings of the big twin derived from the RC8-R sports car..
Special and limited edition. KTM has only planned to market it for a certain period of time, but it is not known from when or for how long. Just the price wedged under 18,000 euros allows you to psychologically prepare for your arrival in the garage.
And also to bring their physical form up to standard. With a machine of such caliber, it is better to give the best of yourself. Although the new standards have lost some 7 horsepower to the LC8, there are 173 units and still 14.7 mkg of torque to digest. Fortunately, in addition to a quality chassis with the perennial tubular steel trellis frame, superb single-sided, 48mm WP inverted fork and Brembo M50 brakes on 320mm rotors, the 1290 Superduke R comes equipped with a clutch. anti-dribble, tilt angle sensitive traction control, sporty ABS and 3 ride modes.
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1290 SUPER DUKE R 2014
Model marketed in
about 250 km / h
The technical aspect
KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R Special Edition 2016
- Tank: 18 liters
- Wheelbase: 1,482 mm
- Dry weight: 187 kg
- Train before
- secondary by chain
- Rear axle
(108 x 71 mm)
at 8,870 rpm
- 14.70 mkg