The most exciting new bike of 2014? The 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R makes 180 bhp and 106 lb.-ft. of torque from its 1,301cc V-twin. Here’s all that power captured in motion. Insane.
2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Video:
As an interesting aside, KTM CEO Stefan Pierer three years ago called for, “Aggressive riding styles, and any depiction of unsafe behavior” to be banned from motorcycled advertising. “Motorcycle Manufacturers can play a significant role in improving road safety through communication and marketing,” he stated in 2010. Do you think this ad represents “aggressive riding styles and unsafe behavior?”
The Beast: World Exclusive 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R First Photos and Specs