2018 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Review

2018 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

2018 KTM 1290 Super Duke R 2018 KTM 1290 Super Duke R 2018 KTM 1290 Super Duke R 2018 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

UNLEASH THE BEAST.

2018 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Review on Total Motorcycle:

This is our punk record – pure, raw and straight to the point: speed. Its V-twin, the most powerful one we ever muscled into a street bike, beats the battle drums at 177 hp, while its purebred chassis is set to stay ahead when the straight is devoured. When corners become prey. Even on a bad day, thanks to state-of-the-art rider assistance systems. No, scratch that. Grin amplifiers.

 

 

 

 

 

2018 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

 

 

 

2018 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Engine & Exhaust

Fast just became faster. This is our punk record – pure, raw and straight to the point: speed. Its V-twin, the most powerful one we ever muscled into a street bike beating the battle drums at 177 hp.

 

Chassis

With its ultra-lightweight yet extremely stable trellis frame, a beautifully manufactured single-sided swingarm and state-of-the-art WP suspension components, the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R exceeds all requirements for stability and control. Tubeless wheels, 17-inch front and rear, with the latest Metzeler M7RR tires offer tremendous traction on asphalt and let you exploit the bike’s capabilities to the fullest. Feedback? Check. Safety? Check. Fun? Double check.

 

Ergonomics & Comfort

The powerful and cultivated engine enables either super-sporty propulsion or, when required, relaxed and comfortable riding – with every conceivable level in between. The chassis combines lightness with outstanding geometry and fantastic suspension, which, together with every feasible electronic riding aid, allow undreamed riding pleasure in all conditions and whatever speed you desire, from very relaxed to very, very fast.

 

Bodywork & Graphics

The bodywork with sharp rear end, extended tank spoilers and air intakes, the ultra lightweight chrome-molybdenum steel trellis frame and the ready to race WP suspension components convert brute power into a usable tool. The elimination of plastic parts shouts ‘NAKED’ and create a BEAST which is always READY TO RACE.

 

Software & Electronics

Conquer the streets and the racetrack with unique look and features that contribute to exploit the full potential of the BEAST. Unrivaled braking from world market leader Brembo and assistance systems (MTC and lean-angle sensitive ABS), developed in close collaboration with Bosch, round off the package and help the 1290 SUPER DUKE R into a clear lead straight from the start in terms of ride dynamics and safety.

 

Accessories & Luggage

KTM know its customers like to modify and to travel, which is why the PowerParts range boasts a huge variety of accessories and luggage options across its Street range of sportmotorcycles – past and present. All PowerParts are developed alongside their chosen machine, meaning that KTM riders only get parts that perfectly complement their ride and provide that important ‘factory fit’ straight from the dealer.

 

 

 

 

2018 KTM 1290 Super Duke R – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for Pricing in USD
  • Frame design

Chromium-Molybdenum steel trellis frame, powder coated

  • Front suspension

WP USD Ø 48 mm

  • Rear suspension

WP monoshock

  • Suspension travel (front)

4.92 inch

  • Front brake disc diameter

320 mm

  • Rear brake disc diameter

240 mm

  • ABS

Two-channel Bosch 9.1 MP ABS (incl. Cornering ABS and Supermoto mode Disengegable)

  • Chain

525 X-Ring

  • Steering head angle

65.1 °

  • Seat height

32.87 inch

  • dry weight

429.9

  • Suspension travel (rear)

6.14 inch

  • Tank capacity (approx.)

4.76

  • Design

2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75°

  • Displacement

1301 cm³

  • Bore

108 mm

  • Stroke

71 mm

  • Power in KW

130 kW

  • Starter

Electric starter

  • Lubrication

Forced oil lubrication with 3 oil pumps

  • Transmission

6-speed

  • Primary drive

40:76

  • Secondary gear ratio

17:38

  • Cooling

Liquid cooled

  • Clutch

PASC (TM) slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated

  • EMS

Keihin EMS with RBW and cruise control, double ignition

 

 

 

 

2018 KTM 1290 Super Duke R – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for Pricing in CDN
  • Frame design

Chromium-Molybdenum steel trellis frame, powder coated

  • Front suspension

WP USD Ø 48 mm

  • Rear suspension

WP monoshock

  • Suspension travel (front)

4.92 inch

  • Front brake disc diameter

320 mm

  • Rear brake disc diameter

240 mm

  • ABS

Two-channel Bosch 9.1 MP ABS (incl. Cornering ABS and Supermoto mode Disengegable)

  • Chain

525 X-Ring

  • Steering head angle

65.1 °

  • Seat height

32.87 inch

  • dry weight

429.9

  • Suspension travel (rear)

6.14 inch

  • Tank capacity (approx.)

4.76

  • Design

2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75°

  • Displacement

1301 cm³

  • Bore

108 mm

  • Stroke

71 mm

  • Power in KW

130 kW

  • Starter

Electric starter

  • Lubrication

Forced oil lubrication with 3 oil pumps

  • Transmission

6-speed

  • Primary drive

40:76

  • Secondary gear ratio

17:38

  • Cooling

Liquid cooled

  • Clutch

PASC (TM) slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated

  • EMS

Keihin EMS with RBW and cruise control, double ignition

 

 

 

2018 KTM 1290 Super Duke R – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See Dealer for Pricing in GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
  • Frame design

Chromium-Molybdenum steel trellis frame, powder coated

  • Front suspension

WP USD Ø 48 mm

  • Rear suspension

WP monoshock

  • Suspension travel (front)

125 mm

  • Suspension travel (rear)

156 mm

  • Front brake

2 x Brembo monoblock four-piston radial fixed calliper, brake discs, floating

  • Rear brake

Brembo twin-piston fixed calliper, brake disc

  • Front brake disc diameter

320 mm

  • Rear brake disc diameter

240 mm

  • ABS

Two-channel Bosch 9.1 MP ABS (incl. Cornering ABS and Supermoto mode Disengegable)

  • Chain

525 X-Ring

  • Steering head angle

65.1 °

  • Wheelbase

1482 ± 15 mm

  • Ground clearance

141 mm

  • Seat height

835 mm

  • Tank capacity (approx.)

18 l

  • dry weight

195 kg

  • Design

2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75°

  • Displacement

1301 cm³

  • Bore

108 mm

  • Stroke

71 mm

  • Power in KW

130 kW

  • Starter

Electric starter

  • Lubrication

Forced oil lubrication with 3 oil pumps

  • Transmission

6-speed

  • Primary drive

40:76

  • Secondary gear ratio

17:38

  • Cooling

Liquid cooled

  • Clutch

PASC (TM) slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated

  • EMS

Keihin EMS with RBW and cruise control, double ignition

  • CO2emissions

130

  • Fuel consumption

5.57

 

 

 

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