KTM 1290 Super Duke R in action November 14, 2012 By Wes Siler Tweet The color, the look, the exposed components, the shear lunacy of a 180bhp v-twin in a naked bike. The sound. Oh, the sound. This is the KTM 1290 Super Duke R in action. http://worldof2.com/ jpenney http://hellforleathermagazine.com/2010/08/ktm-teases-125-naked-disregards-pr-ban-from-ktm-boss-stefan-pierer/ I remembered there being something about KTM ceasing to show ads with irresponsible riding. Personally, I think it would be irresponsible to own this bike and NOT ride like this. PenguinScotty Yeah, they said they won’t do the ‘On the Street’ stuff anymore, which they didn’t. I was seriously worried about that for this new commercial, but i’m glad they did some hooliganism! http://bloodfalcons.blogspot.com motoguru Yes, please. robotribe So this must be the doppelganger to Honda’s CBR600 PSA video from the other day. Way to get us back on track emotionally, KTM. zipp4 Hello, next bike I will own. Frosty_spl haha! Gotta wear a tinted visor at all times with this thing, that neon is blindingly awesome! Orlando Shorter At least some manufacturers manage to keep their design unique… Full of edges and angles, like all other bikes these days, but somehow KTM seem to do it better, w/ more imagination, and a final result that`s more rad. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=305107 stickfigure Yeah, this bike is so ugly it’s gorgeous. Iconic, just like the 950A. Still, KTM does screw it up now and then. I’m disappointed by the 1190A and the 690 Duke revision. Both look boring and conventional. The original 690 Duke with projector headlights is still the sexiest thing on two wheels. PenguinScotty The new Adventure looks better in reality, but i agree with the new Duke 690. The old one looks much more crazy (And much more based on the original). Beewill Sweet Jesus, this bike is just an object of lust. The visual and the audible. Holden and Annette Is that a real, honest-to-goodness headlight? A month ago, a commenter joked (?) that the “light” was an HD camera. NewOldSchool Doubtful, it’s a “Functioning concept.” Bodywork and headlight are bound to change a bit. Who knows if they’ll even keep that exhaust, I HOPE! http://twitter.com/metabomber Jesse Gonna have to up my tire budget. je This bike is going to make me go full retard. nymoto Holy shit man – you never go FULL retard!! Hahaha Coreyvwc I don’t think anyone anywhere has disliked any appreciable aspect of this two wheeled suicide machine. So proud of Austria for pulling the batshit crazy card on this project, very “Americaaaa fuck yeah!” of them. Build it and they will come. http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler I’d ride one. Not enough photos of my busted ass on the internets anyway. http://www.pedalgents.com holdingfast it s been a while since i ve seen something remotely as desirable as this bike… http://www.postpixel.com.au Mugget Too right!! I’ve never been much of a nakedbike fan, but that’s mental enough to change my mind. 180rwhp? More than my K6 Gixxer, and a whole lot lighter… mind blown. Tommy I think I would have gotten a boner while watching that if the dubstep hadnt killed it. wwalkersd Y’know, I’ve ridden exactly like that every single time I’ve ridden on a deserted airfield.