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2020 1290 Super Duke R

$18,699.00

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THE BEAST

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.

* MSRP: $ 18699 plus $ 550 Freight

Engine

If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it. But by all means, make it meaner! Boasting increased horsepower and torque, the 1301 cc LC8, V-Twin has undergone a subtle yet impactful development. Optimized to be lighter but retaining its torquey character, this powerhouse is the benchmark of V-twin evolution. And with new engine and linkage mounts that add to the overall structure of the entire package – it quite literally is the part that holds THE BEAST together.

 

Frame

A new frame concept, which uses the engine as a means to increase torsional rigidity, has resulted in the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R being 3 times stiffer than its predecessor. This allows for an effortless, confidence-inspiring riding position which translate into an ultimately faster ride. This is achieved by maximizing the feedback from the chassis and the front tire. The frame also makes use of thicker diameter tubes with thinner walls, which is the single biggest weight saving measure on the bike – saving 2 kg compared to the previous model.

Subframe

Multi-dexterity is the name of the game when it comes to this BEAST’s tail. An all-new and lighter composite subframe combines a number of…

Swingarm

To increase feel and traction, the pivot point of the single-sided swingarm has been repositioned 5mm higher relative to the output sprocket for…

Engine

Displacement
1301 cm³
Power in KW
132 kW
Design
2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75°
Bore
108 mm
Stroke
71 mm
Starter
Electric starter
Lubrication
Forced oil lubrication with 3 oil pumps
Transmission
6-speed
Cooling
Liquid cooled
Clutch
PASC (TM) slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated
EMS
Keihin EMS with RBW and cruise control, double ignition

Chassis

Frame design
Chrome-moly tubular space frame, powder-coated
Front suspension
WP APEX 48
Rear suspension
WP APEX Monoshock
Front brake disc diameter
320 mm
Rear brake disc diameter
240 mm
ABS
Bosch 9.1MP 2.0 (with cornering ABS and SUPERMOTO ABS)
Chain
525 X-Ring
Steering head angle
64.8 °

 

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