2019 KTM 1290
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THE BEAST is not about mincing words or pulling punches. Blunt, brutal and extreme - there is nothing tame about this hyper-naked bike. With an updated design, mega powerful 1301 cc V-twin engine and exceptional all-round handling, the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R commands respect.Features may include:
- ENGINE & EXHAUST
Launching THE BEAST forward at warp speed is a lightweight V-twin engine that is the most potent powerplant in its class. Weighing in at just 62 kg, it blasts out 132 kW (177 hp) and delivers its maximum 141 Nm of torque between 6750 rpm and 7000 rpm. No doubt then that it packs a fearsome punch for full-paced race attacks. Whether for street or racetrack use, it lays down bucket loads of pure, unadulterated performance.
Ultimate power requires total control. With its ultra-lightweight yet extremely stable trellis frame, a beautifully manufactured single-sided swing arm, high-end BREMBO brakes and state-of-the-art WP suspension components, the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R is the poster-boy for hooliganism. Paired with 17-inch tubeless wheels front and rear, and wrapped in METZELER M7RR tyres, THE BEAST tears into tarmac for maximum grip.
- ERGONOMICS & COMFORT
The powerful yet sophisticated engine in the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R enables hyper-sport propulsion or, when required, relaxed and comfortable riding and everything in between. Pair that with fantastic suspension, geometry and rider aids, and the SUPER DUKE allows for unimaginable riding pleasure in all conditions at whatever speed you want, from very relaxed to very, very fast.
- BODYWORK & GRAPHICS
Fresh decals, a sharp rear end, aggressive tank spoilers and air intakes, portrays the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R’s brutal attitude. The reduction of plastic parts shouts NAKED and creates a BEAST that is always READY TO RACE.
- SOFTWARE & ELECTRONICS
Unrivaled braking from world market leader BREMBO, and assistance system MTC (Motorcycle Traction Control) and lean-angle sensitive ABS developed in close collaboration with BOSCH, round off the package and help the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R lead from start to finish. They allow you to either unleash the full potential of THE BEAST or to reign in its fury to easily and instantly adapt to changing riding conditions and personal needs, with the simple flick of a switch.
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