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In the form of the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R, KTM has crowned its legendary Naked Bike model range with a machine that redefines the term ‘Streetfighter’. One look at its impressive performance data and aggressive design is enough to see that the 1290 R is the most extreme Super Duke ever. Thanks to unbeatable performance in conjunction with the versatility provided by the adjustable riding modes and PowerParts setups, pure riding pleasure is pre-programmed – from the racetrack to the city and everywhere in between. The new KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R perfectly embodies the KTM philosophy: endless power, highest precision, perfect ergonomics, finest ingredients, not a gram too many, simply “Ready to Race”! The KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R – high-tech in an aggressive design with unprecedented functionality and razor-sharp sportiness reduced to the essentials. The new KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R transforms optimum performance with maximum safety into ultimate riding pleasure.

THE FACTS

KTM 1290 Super Duke R

Tested: 1,301cc four-stroke V-twin, six-speed transmission

Price/on sale: £13,999 (to be confirmed)/late December

Power/torque: 180bhp @ 8,870rpm/106lb ft @ 6,500rpm

Top speed: 170mph (estimated)

Range: 150 miles @ 45mpg (estimated)

Verdict: Exhilarating naked V-twin with muscular engine performance, agile handling and sophisticated electronics, but it comes at a price

Engine

Type 1301cc, twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled, four-stroke
Bore/stroke 108/71mm
Power 180bhp at 8870rpm
Torque 14.68kgm

Transmission

Type 6-speed, 1-down, 5-up

Dimensions

Wheel base 1482mm +/- 12mm
Ground clearance 140mm

Chassis & Body

Weight 189kg
Wheels multi-spoke alloy
Tyres 120/70 x 17 inches (f), 190/55 x 17 inches (r)

Suspension

Front 48mm USD forks
Rear Monoshock, alloy swingarm

Brakes

Front Twin 320mm discs (ABS)
Rear Single Disc (ABS)

Economy

Tank size 18 litres

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