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This Week: 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R ABS - Vote Now

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:36 am

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In the form of the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R, KTM has crowned its legendary Naked Bike model range with a machine that redefines the term 'Streetfighter'. One look at its impressive performance data and aggressive design is enough to see that the 1290 R is the most extreme Super Duke ever. Thanks to unbeatable performance in conjunction with the versatility provided by the adjustable riding modes and PowerParts setups, pure riding pleasure is pre-programmed - from the racetrack to the city and everywhere in between. The new KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R perfectly embodies the KTM philosophy: endless power, highest precision, perfect ergonomics, finest ingredients, not a gram too many, simply "Ready to Race"! The KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R – high-tech in an aggressive design with unprecedented functionality and razor-sharp sportiness reduced to the essentials. The new KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R transforms optimum performance with maximum safety into ultimate riding pleasure.




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From zero to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 7.2 seconds – with low fuel consumption and a 15,000 km service interval

What happens when KTM packs the attributes of the proven 75-degree V-twin into 1.3 litres of displacement? The result is an extremely lightweight, elemental engine filled with state-of-the-art racing technology, yet still even more sophisticated, durable and cultivated than ever. 132 kW (180 hp) peak power, 144 Nm maximum torque with 100 Nm as early as 2500 rpm – could there be better guarantees for explosive propulsion whatever the revs?



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US MSRP Price: $16,999 USD
Canadian MSRP Price: $19,499 CDN


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Design 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition engine, 75° V arrangement, liquid-cooled
Displacement 1,301 cm³
Bore 108 mm
Stroke 71 mm
Starting aid Electric starter
Performance 132 kW (180 PS)
Engine lubrication Forced oil lubrication with 3 rotor pumps
Primary gear ratio 40:79
Secondary gear ratio 17:38
Cooling system Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump
Clutch PASC™ anti-hopping clutch/ hydraulically operated
Ignition system Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment
CHASSIS
Frame Tubular space frame made from chrome molybdenum steel, powder-coated
Fork WP Suspension Up Side Down
Shock absorber WP Suspension Monoshock
Suspension travel front 125 mm
Suspension travel rear 156 mm
Brake system front Twin-disc brake with radially mounted four-piston brake calipers
Brake system rear Single-disc brake with two-piston brake caliper; fixed brake disc
Brake discs - diameter front 320 mm
Brake discs - diameter rear 240 mm
Chain 5/8 x 5/16" X Ring
Steering head angle 65.1°
Wheel base 1,482±15 mm
Ground clearance (unloaded) 140 mm
Seat height (unloaded) 835 mm
Total fuel tank capacity approx. 18 l
Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)
Weight without fuel approx. 189 kg
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Re: This Week: 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R ABS - Vote Now

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:38 am

Thanks to ZRex for suggesting the 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R ABS for the Cool Wall this week! I'm surprised I haven't put this one up as it was new last year from KTM, but more than likely some other bike was announced just after the 1290 and I forgot...lol.

Suggest a Cool Wall bike today: viewtopic.php?f=61&t=40774&p=340151#p340151

But here you go, the 1290 Superduke!

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Re: This Week: 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R ABS - Vote Now

Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:08 pm

MMMMMMMM
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Re: This Week: 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R ABS - Vote Now

Unread post by ZRex » Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:25 pm

Thank you for putting the Super Duke R on the cool wall, that was a nice birthday present. I thought surely I hadn't missed it but made sure to look before I recommended it.

I am voting Awesome and if there were something above Awesome I would have picked that. Kawasaki is my favorite brand and I hope to never get rid of my ZRX, but if I were to buy a new bike and could afford it I would buy The KTM. I actually went to my local KTM shop today but they did not have any in. I am getting a little nervous because KTM might be getting way too much of my money next year.

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Re: This Week: 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R ABS - Vote Now

Unread post by Grey Thumper » Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:13 am

Freaking awesome. This is a dream bike. If I had the money, I'd definitely get one.
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Unread post by HYPERR » Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:56 pm

I want one too. :kicking:

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Re: This Week: 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R ABS - Vote Now

Unread post by jstark47 » Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:35 pm

Yes. Because, obviously, the 990 Super Dukes weren't hooliganish enough. :roll:

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Re: This Week: 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R ABS - Vote Now

Unread post by sunshine229 » Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:18 pm

I went with a solid COOL on this one. I do like the unique and modern styling a lot but I do think that making this bike the 1290 probably just makes it even more like death on wheels... :lol: To anyone who buys one... please be careful!!!
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Re: This Week: 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R ABS - Vote Now

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:05 pm

Hmmmm, I'll go with Cool.

I would have gone awesome (and it is for the looks) but the price, wowzers?! $20000 ($17000 USD) ouch! Is KTM planning to sell many of these at all?

Pretty amazing looking at the specs a 1300cc V-Twin with 180hp in a bike that weights in at just 189 kg (420lbs), and a short wheelbase wow. Talk about a wheelie machine + + . But I doubt it would be very good for touring use... but the 1290 would rock urban use!

The only complaints I have about the KTM 1290 Super Duke R are:

1. The rear of the bike looks like someone rear ended you and you left it in the "accident position"
2. Lack of cool gauges/clocks.
3. A little too angular

But that isn't that bad. :D

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Re: This Week: 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R ABS - Vote Now

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:34 pm

...and it takes #3 spot on the 2014 Cool Wall with it's smaller cousin just that much more cooler at spot #1. Can it hang on till December or not?

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Re: This Week: 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R ABS - Vote Now

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:34 pm

2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R ABS - Coolness Factor = 84.1%
Featured: September 5th, 2014 - September 12th, 2014
Most popular vote category: Awesome

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Your Coolness Factor of the 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R ABS is:

Awesome (3 points) 59% [ 20 ]
Cool (2 points) 35% [ 12 ]
Uncool (1 point) 6% [ 2 ]
Fail (0 point) 0% [ 0 ]

Total votes : 34

= a Coolwall Factor of 84.1%

NOTES: Wow, KTM nails one out of the park with the introduction of the 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R ABS! Impressive V-Twin power, cool KTM unique design and a "over the top" design philosophy only KTM can deliver. But, all that comes with a very high price... Awesome bike, but will it sell in any numbers at all?

Next 2014 TMW Cool Wall bike is now up for voting on, have fun!
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