2012 KTM 990 Duke R - Coolness Factor = 78.3%

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2012 KTM 990 Duke R - Coolness Factor = 78.3%

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:34 pm

2012 KTM 990 Duke R on the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall

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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 - Totalmotorcycle.com International Specifications/Technical Details
MSRP Price: See KTM dealer for pricing.



ENGINE

Engine type: 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75°
Displacement: 999 cc
Bore/stroke: 101/62.4 mm
Power: 92 kW (125 hp) @ 9000 rpm
Torque: 100 Nm @ 8000 rpm
Compression ratio: 11.5:1
Starter/battery: Electric starter/12V 11.2Ah
Gears: 6 gears
Fuel system: Keihin electronic fuel injection
Control: 4 V/DOHC
Lubrication: Pressure lubrication with 2 Eaton pumps
Engine oil: Motorex, SAE 10W-50
Primary drive: 35:67
Final drive: 16:38
Cooling: Liquid cooling
Clutch: Wet multi-disc clutch, hydraulically operated
Engine management/ignition: Keihin EMS


CHASSIS


Frame: Chromium-Molybdenum trellis frame, powder-coated
Subframe: Aluminium
Handlebar: Aluminium, tapered, Ø 28/22 mm
Front suspension: WP-USD Ø 48 mm
Rear suspension: WP-Monoshock
Suspension travel front/rear: 135/150 mm
Front brake: 2 x Brembo four piston, radially bolted caliper, brake disc Ø 320 mm
Rear brake: Brembo single piston, floating caliper, brake disc Ø 240 mm
Wheels front/rear: Cast aluminium wheels 3.50 x 17''; 5.50 x 17''
Tires front/rear: 120/70 ZR 17; 180/55 ZR 17
Chain: X-Ring 5/8 x 5/16"
Silencer: Stainless steel silencer with regulated catalytic converter
Steering head angle: 67.3°
Trail: 93.9 mm
Wheel base: 1,450 ± 10 mm
Ground clearance: 150 mm
Seat height: 850 mm
Tank capacity: approx. 18.5 litres/3.5 litres reserve
Weight (ready to race): approx. 186 kg (without fuel)
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Re: This week: 2012 KTM 990 Duke R: Vote Today

Unread post by pchast » Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:40 pm

Mike,

The specs on this are in columns down the page
not side by side....

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Re: This week: 2012 KTM 990 Duke R: Vote Today

Unread post by HYPERR » Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:59 pm

Any incarnation of a Katoom! Duke is AWESOME, without question.

The R looks absolutely stunning with the orange trellis and other tasty bits. :kicking:
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Re: This week: 2012 KTM 990 Duke R: Vote Today

Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:56 pm

That thing has attitude and sweats awesome!!!!!!
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Re: This week: 2012 KTM 990 Duke R: Vote Today

Unread post by sunshine229 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:32 pm

pchast wrote:Mike,

The specs on this are in columns down the page
not side by side....

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Fixed! :mrgreen:
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Re: This week: 2012 KTM 990 Duke R: Vote Today

Unread post by sunshine229 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:33 pm

Light, fast, fun! That garners a "Cool" vote for me!
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Re: This week: 2012 KTM 990 Duke R: Vote Today

Unread post by Grey Thumper » Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:56 am

HYPERR wrote:Any incarnation of a Katoom! Duke is AWESOME, without question.

The R looks absolutely stunning with the orange trellis and other tasty bits. :kicking:
Dunno how they manage it. Even the 200cc Duke looks great.

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And this R is awesome! I'm looking forward to the Duke with the new 1290 engine.
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Re: This week: 2012 KTM 990 Duke R: Vote Today

Unread post by Shriker » Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:31 am

Duke R is definitely way cool. One of if not the most awesome naked out there . It right there with the Tuono and Street fighter. Wish I had one .....or two!

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Re: This week: 2012 KTM 990 Duke R: Vote Today

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:06 pm

I voted: Uncool

Yes, I know, it's a naked bike and yes, it's light, powerful, agile, fast, etc, but what gets me to go from cool to uncool is the angular design of it. Just too many angles and not enough curve. Reminds me of Japanese Origami but on wheels. :D

Yes, my best friend owns one and he is gonna kill me when he sees I voted "uncool", he even let me ride his 990 as well. It was fun for a quick ride bike but I couldn't see riding it for more than an hour (even though he does tour on one).

Good bike but less Origami please. :D

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Re: This week: 2012 KTM 990 Duke R: Vote Today

Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:15 am

Hey different strokes for different folks, if looks are what gets ya then looks are what gets ya.
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Re: This week: 2012 KTM 990 Duke R: Vote Today

Unread post by BobK » Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:36 am

I voted Awesome!!

I don't care for the looks of it, but they seem to go pretty good. I'm not sure I need 125 hp, though. I find the 390 intriguing:

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Re: This week: 2012 KTM 990 Duke R: Vote Today

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:15 pm

Your Coolness Factor of the 2012 KTM 990 Duke R is:

Awesome (3 points) 58% [ 23 ]
Cool (2 points) 28% [ 11 ]
Uncool (1 point) 8% [ 3 ]
Fail (0 point) 8% [ 3 ]

Total votes : 40

= a Coolwall Factor of 78.3%

NOTES: A wonderful Cool Wall finish for a wonderful Naked bike. Light, fast and fun, what more could a rider ask for?

Next bike is now up for voting on and it's a new Kawasaki 2014...but which one? :revv:

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Re: This week: 2012 KTM 990 Duke R: Vote Today

Unread post by High_Side » Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:35 pm

totalmotorcycle wrote:I voted: Uncool

Yes, I know, it's a naked bike and yes, it's light, powerful, agile, fast, etc, but what gets me to go from cool to uncool is the angular design of it. Just too many angles and not enough curve. Reminds me of Japanese Origami but on wheels. :D

Yes, my best friend owns one and he is gonna kill me when he sees I voted "uncool", he even let me ride his 990 as well. It was fun for a quick ride bike but I couldn't see riding it for more than an hour (even though he does tour on one).

Good bike but less Origami please. :D

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Mrs High_Side says it looks like the bad-guys bike in a Mad-Max movie and really doesn't like it. In my case however beauty is in the eye of the beer-holder, and I freaking love it (and love the fact that others don't)! Most fun on two wheels I have ever had, and a readjustment every time I get off one of my Honda's.

F'n awesome.

Here is my lowly standard version :mrgreen:
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Re: 2012 KTM 990 Duke R - Coolness Factor = 78.3%

Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:08 pm

Not to shabby not at all 8)
there aint nothin like it

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