KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R 2021

KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R 2021

R295,999.00

Having shed its skin, the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R is now a leaner, meaner and an even more menacing hyper-naked bike than ever before. Mounted into an all-new chassis, beats an updated version of the renowned 75 degree, 1301 cc LC8, V-Twin heart, taking THE BEAST to the next level.

01. ENGINE & EXHAUST

If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it. But by all means, make it meaner! Boasting 180 hp and 140 Nm, the 1301 cc LC8, V-Twin has undergone a subtle yet impactful development. Optimized to be lighter but retaining its torquey character, this powerhouse is the benchmark of V-twin evolution. And with new engine and linkage mounts that add to the overall structure of the entire package – it quite literally is the part that holds THE BEAST together.

02. CHASSIS

A new frame concept, which uses the engine as a means to increase torsional rigidity, has resulted in the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R being 3 times stiffer than its predecessor. This allows for an effortless, confidence-inspiring riding position which translate into an ultimately faster ride. This is achieved by maximizing the feedback from the chassis and the front tire. The frame also makes use of thicker diameter tubes with thinner walls, which is the single biggest weight saving measure on the bike – saving 2 kg compared to the previous model.

03. ERGONOMICS & COMFORT

Finding the optimal seating position is made easy with an adjustable 760 mm wide handlebar. Riders can tailor their preferred reach with 4 positions over 21 mm, front to back, making it easy to attack corners and crucial for hanging on down the straights.

04. BODYWORK & GRAPHICS

There isn’t much to say about the bodywork of the new KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R as there is so little of it to talk about. But that’s exactly how we like it! Aggressive and menacing, the bodywork and panels had to achieve two objectives – tick all the ergonomic boxes and shave weight wherever possible. As such, every panel and plate has been calculated for optimum thickness and minimized where possible. The only thing that remained heavy was attitude.

05. SOFTWARE & ELECTRONICS

While the all-new headlight mask doubles as an intake snorkel, it’s the twin LED headlights that really shine. Sharp, menacing lines enhance THE BEAST’s overall look, while providing ample illumination when it gets dark. Daytime running lights also ensure you will get noticed, which not only earns you kudos when it comes to street cred, but more importantly, makes you more visible to other road users.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

ENGINE

TORQUE140 Nm

TRANSMISSION6-speed

COOLINGLiquid cooled

POWER IN KW132 kW

STARTERElectric starter

STROKE71 mm

BORE108 mm

CLUTCHPASC (TM) slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated

CO2 EMISSIONS144 g/km

DISPLACEMENT1301 cm³

EMSKeihin EMS with RBW and cruise control, double ignition

DESIGN2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75°

FUEL CONSUMPTION6.17 l/100 km

LUBRICATIONForced oil lubrication with 3 oil pumps

CHASSIS

TANK CAPACITY (APPROX.)16 l

ABSBosch 9.1MP 2.0 (with cornering ABS and SUPERMOTO ABS)

FRONT BRAKE DISC DIAMETER320 mm

REAR BRAKE DISC DIAMETER240 mm

FRONT BRAKE2 x Brembo Stylema Monobloc four piston, radially mounted caliper

CHAIN525 X-Ring

DRY WEIGHT189 kg

FRAME DESIGNChrome-moly tubular space frame, powder-coated

FRONT SUSPENSIONWP APEX 48

GROUND CLEARANCE160 mm

REAR SUSPENSIONWP APEX – Monoshock

SEAT HEIGHT835 mm

STEERING HEAD ANGLE64.8 °

SUSPENSION TRAVEL (FRONT)125 mm

SUSPENSION TRAVEL (REAR)140 mm

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