At the beginning of December the first models of the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R can be seen in showrooms of authorized European KTM dealers (in North America at the beginning of 2014). The KTM dealers offer professional advice on the new SUPER DUKE R and will take any orders.
For your guidance: in Germany the SUPER DUKE R costs EUR 15.495 (including taxes). In other countries the SUPER DUKE R can vary in price due to national tax rates.
Yes, there is a short version of the registration plate holder available in the PowerParts product range (see Style Setup or picture above).
The exhaust system of the prototype is an individual item that was designed only for show purposes. As a result of the incredibly loud sound and the applicable exhaust emission standards, this exhaust system cannot be applied on the production version. For clarification as to how loud it actually is: Initially the video of the prototype was supposed to be recorded on a race track – but there was no chance, as the volume is comparable to a starting jet fighter. In the end we tried our luck at a place where you can usually meet jet fighters and the airport luckily gave us approval for the video shoot of this Mattighofen made ‘Fighter Jet’.
The KTM PowerParts product range offers a street-legal Akrapovič slip-on axle back exhaust (see Style Setup or picture above), as well as an Akrapovič titanium exhaust system (only for racing use, see Race Setup). Equipped with these PowerParts peak performance and torque of the SUPER DUKE can be increased whilst reducing the weight at the same time.
The displayed setups of the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R are merely suggestions for individualization. All PowerParts are available as individual parts at your authorized KTM dealer. The dealers adapt the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R according to the displayed setup alternatives or according to individual customer specifications. At www.ktm.com you can find the entire PowerParts product range. (as of 2014)
Former tests with quick shifters revealed that the system is suboptimal for all riding conditions (race track/ country road/ city) and is incompatible with the components available today given the big performance and displacement two-cylinder engine concept. For the future model years KTM is working on a quick shifter that should be available as a PowerPart. We will first offer the quick shifter when it complies with our quality requirements and only when it enhances the overall riding experience.
The first service becomes due at 1000 km, afterwards every 15000 km or every year. To preserve the voluntary manufacturer´s warranty it´s necessary to have the annual service carried out by an authorized dealer.
Homologated top speed: 290 km/h
Basically, the engine would fit into the RC 8 R, however the engine is in no way adapted to components like the airbox, mechanic throttle valve body, exhaust system, etc. The effort of application would be tremendous.
On the road - yes. Thanks to the riding dynamic and the qualities of chassis, engine and electronic systems. Even on the race track the new 1290 SUPER DUKE R is fast - at test rides we drew level with Superbikes - with advantages on slower sections and a slight disadvantage in faster routes (as the aerodynamic disadvantage of the naked SD compared to any full-faired Superbike increase at high speed). But the riding enjoyment is incredible – no matter which road or track.
Even with activated traction control the front wheel can be lifted in a controlled manner. Depending on the chosen mode the front wheel will catch for safety reasons prior to the achievement of a certain degree of the wheelie. With traction control disabled wheelies are possible at any time – even up to 180 degree.
|Engine type||2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75°|
|Power||132 kW (180 HP) at 8.870 rounds/min|
|Starting aid||Electric starter/12V 11.2Ah|
|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, konifiziert Ø 28/22 mm|
|Front suspension||WP-USD Ø 48 mm|
|Front brake||2 x Brembo four piston, radially bolted caliper, brake disc Ø 320 mm|
|Rear brake||Brembo fixed mounted two-piston brake calipers|
|Brake system||Bosch 9M+ ABS with SuperMoto Mode|
|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|