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2012 KTM 990 Duke R
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- 2012 KTM 990 Duke R Review

2012 KTM 990 Duke R

THE ALPHA ANIMAL

The totally single-minded "R" version of the Super Duke is the flagship model of KTM's Naked Bike range in MY2012. Rated at a plentiful 125hp, the newly homologated LC8 V-twin engine delivers a solid punch and incomparable liveliness. The sharper trellis frame makes for maximum agility with its sporting “R” geometry and only nine kilograms of weight. The special “R” chassis ensures a high-resolution feedback about the road surface with its precisely adjustable WP steering damper and top quality suspension components.

First rate equipment like the machined, black anodized triple clamps, radial brake and clutch levers or the high quality Brembo brakes with radial four-pot front callipers elevate this Superbike among the Naked Bikes and ensure intuitive operation. Massive
power and perfect control right up to the limit make the 990 Super Duke R the ultimate nemesis of hypersport bikes on race tracks. And not just there. Weightless agility, incisive precision and an optimised suspension set-up let the "R" score on public roads, too. A
riding experience that can now be shared, thanks to the new dual seat. For a Duke rarely comes alone.



 

2012 KTM 990 Duke R Features and Benefits

- Advanced LC8 4-stroke V-Twin, electronic Keihin fuel injection, multi-functional balancer shaft, 6-speed gearbox

- Max. output: 92 kW/125 PS, emissions: Euro 3

- Chrome-molybdenum steel trellis frame, coated orange, with bolt-on rear aluminium subframe and sharper, “R” series geometry

- WP 48mm USD front forks, lower fork tubes TiAlN coated

- Tapered, extruded aluminium swingarm, fully adjustable, lengthened rear WP monoshock, piston rod TiAlN coated

- Adjustable WP steering damper

- Now with dual seat for twice the fun

ENGINE 2-CYLINDER, 4-STROKE V 75° · DISPLACEMENT 999 CC
STARTER ELECTRIC STARTER · TRANSMISSION 6 GEARS · TANK CAPACITY APPROX. 18.5L
WEIGHT (READY TO RACE) APPROX. 186 KG (WITHOUT FUEL)





 

2012 KTM 990 Duke R - International Specifications/Technical Details
MSRP Price: See KTM dealer for pricing.

ENGINE

Engine type
Displacement
Bore/stroke
Power
Torque
Compression ratio
Starter/battery
Transmission
Fuel system
Control
Lubrication
Engine oil
Primary drive
Final drive
Cooling
Clutch
Engine management/ignition

CHASSIS

Frame
Subframe
Handlebar
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Suspension travel front/rear
Front brake
Rear brake
Wheels front/rear
Tires front/rear
Chain
Silencer
Steering head angle
Trail
Wheel base
Ground clearance
Seat height
Tank capacity
Weight (ready to race)

 

2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75°
999 cc
101/62.4 mm
92 kW (125 hp) @ 9000 rpm
100 Nm @ 8000 rpm
11.5:1
Electric starter/12V 11.2Ah
6 gears
Keihin electronic fuel injection
4 V/DOHC
Pressure lubrication with 2 Eaton pumps
Motorex, SAE 10W-50
35:67
16:38
Liquid cooling
Wet multi-disc clutch, hydraulically operated
Keihin EMS

 

Chromium-Molybdenum trellis frame, powder-coated
Aluminium
Aluminium, tapered, Ø 28/22 mm
WP-USD Ø 48 mm
WP-Monoshock
135/150 mm
2 x Brembo four piston, radially bolted caliper, brake disc Ø 320 mm
Brembo single piston, floating caliper, brake disc Ø 240 mm
Cast aluminium wheels 3.50 x 17''; 5.50 x 17''
120/70 ZR 17; 180/55 ZR 17
X-Ring 5/8 x 5/16"
Stainless steel silencer with regulated catalytic converter
67.3°
93.9 mm
1,450 ± 10 mm
150 mm
850 mm
approx. 18.5 litres/3.5 litres reserve
approx. 186 kg (without fuel)

 

 


 

2012 KTM 990 Duke R - American Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: See KTM dealer for pricing and availability

To be annouced. See International Specifications.

 


 

2012 KTM 990 Duke R - Canada Specifications/Technical Details
Canadian MSRP Price: See KTM dealer for pricing and availability

To be annouced. See International Specifications.