“Spinne” is German for “spider,” but this KTM Super Duke R-based custom reminds us more of an elephant. That’s a good thing, typically knocking a bunch of weight off a bike involves making it look impossibly delicate. That can be good if we’re talking vintage moped, not so good if you’re building something for Pikes Peak. Which the Dugally SuperSpinne is.
Mark Dugally says, “This bike is inspired by Glenn Cox using a modified SDR to rock out in the Pikes Peak Hillclimb. All carbon fiber, one-off bodywork. Custom-built Akropovic racing exhaust. Plenty of CRG, PSR and Vortex racing goodies. Custom cush-grip seat. Custom boulder bucket bellypan. PIAA HID torches.”
Everywhere we look on this bike, we see something creative, weird and awesome. Unlike most custom bikes which are built in order to replicate a certain period or rep a certain parts catalog, we struggle to pigeon hole anything on the SuperSpinne. Is the seat Frank Herbert’s “Dune” or H.R. Geiger’s “Aliens”? We can’t decide. The hand guards/mud guard/fairing are organic in form, yet look structurally indestructible. In profile, the thing is so ridiculously short and menacing that, not going to lie, we’re kinda scared of it.
Organic forms, a visual sense of strength that enhances the KTM’s inherent character and total uniqueness? Mark might be on to something here.