After a few teasers and promises, KTM finally revealed the 1290 Super Duke R 2014. On paper, everything was accomplished, so the new model of the Austrian company becomes the most extreme naked on the market, in every way. We’ll figure out why.
Its aggressive DNA reaches the maximum expression, a little less than that observed in the concept, counting on the V-Twin engine at 75 ° of 1301 cc of the sporting RC8 R: are 180 horsepower at 8,870 rpm and a maximum absurd torque of 14.68 mkg.
Weighing 189 kg, already in running order, it is not surprising that the 1290 Super Duke R makes 0 to 200 km / h in just 7.2 seconds. A naked soul with sportive.
The chassis has been adapted from the RC8 R as well as the fully adjustable WP suspension. The brakes are also up to the task because they are the same as a Ducati 1199 Panigale S, ie Brembo Monobloc M50 calipers coupled to the 320mm double front disc. Of course, Bosch ABS brakes are standard.
The motorcycle also features Keihin (ride-by-wire) electronic accelerator and traction control, which includes a new function with Sport and Rain modes. In Supermoto mode, the rear axle ABS brake is turned off for easy steering, a real innovation that makes the KTM 1290 Super Duke R unique in the electronics industry as well.