Update: SuperDuke.net sourced an even better picture, revealing the new headlight. German magazine Motorrad has captured photos of a prototype KTM 1290 SuperDuke R undergoing validation testing in the Canary Islands. While the bike you see here remains a rough … Continued
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.
Calm down there. This KTM 1290 SuperDuke R isn’t quite a production bike, yet. Instead, it’s a fully-functional concept. A bored-out version of the RC8′s v-twin yields 180bhp. Listen to it startup below.
Our friends at Oliepeil snagged this shot of a partially uncovered KTM 1290 Super Duke. With a punched-out version of the RC8/1190 Adventure motor (which already makes 92lb/ft), this thing is set to be utterly ridiculous. Only ex-paratroopers that skydive … Continued
KTM today released these dark, moody images of the new SuperDuke, saying, “The special creation boasts an engine unit bored to 1290cc, has ride-by-wire, a new frame and swingarm, super-fine WP suspension, trick wheels and a throaty roar.” The KTM … Continued