2016 KTM 1290 Super Duke R
The 2016 KTM 1290 Super Duke R has been given the term of Streetfighter due to the powerful performance, hard-hitting torque-monster of an engine, long-travel and big bump-absorbing suspension and its cozy cockpit that takes the pain out of long rides. Featuring a honking 1.3-liter LC8-generation Twin wedged within a slim, tall and taut steel-trellis chassis, the Duke wows riders with keen lines and eyelid-peeling performance. With 80-plus lb-ft of torque available at the right wrist, from just above 4000 rpm, the 1290 stops the competition in the burnout department.
KTM has issued a recall for all 2014 1290 Super Duke R motorcycles for a potential issue with the threaded inserts at the rear of the gas tank.
|Model||1290 Super Duke R|
|Engine Type||75° V-Twin, DOHC, eight-valve|
|Bore Stroke||108 mm x 71 mm|
|Rake Trail||24.9° / 4.2 in.|
|Seat Height||32.9 in.|
|Front Suspension||48 mm WP inverted fork, two-way adjustable for compression and rebound damping; 4.92 in. travel|
|Rear Suspension||WP gas-charged shock, three-adjustable for spring preload, compression and rebound damping; 6.14 in. travel|
|Front Brake||320 mm discs with radial- mount Brembo four-piston calipers|
|Rear Brake||240 mm single disc, Brembo two-piston caliper|
|Front Tire||Dunlop Sportmax Sportsmart 2; 120/70-17|
|Rear Tire||Dunlop Sportmax Sportsmart 2; 190/55-17|
|Fuel Capacity||4.75 gal.|
|Dry Weight||471 lbs. (Wet)|
The Beast gets nastier… KTM provides a race-prepped version of its 1290 Super Duke R for some track time.