Introducing the 2024 KTM 1390 Super Duke R EVO…
The KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R EVO is truly an evolved BEAST. Not only is it all-new for 2024, but it also brings intuitive WP Semi-Active Suspension Technology (SAT) to the fore. Being able to automatically adapt its suspension to the rider’s input or the road surface, it brings intelligence to the tarmac and into the hunt.
The 2024 KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R EVO has erupted into the Naked segment without warning, sending a clear message to the competition; There is a new BEAST on the prowl.
With 2024 marking 30 YEARS OF DUKE, the all-new KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R EVO has evolved into the most fearsome iteration yet, ripping into the tarmac with pure ferocity – with a new, more aggressive look to match.
For 2024, THE BEAST has undergone a striking aposematic evolution, sending a clear warning message to anyone brave enough to take it on. An all-new LED headlight unit dominates, with new tank spoilers and added winglets making it known that it is not to be messed with. A further reduced subframe cover eliminates the brake light making for an even sharper, pure look and riding experience. With a lower overall profile and more emphasis placed on the compact chassis, the KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R EVO looks more muscular and aggressive than ever before. In short, KTM upped the attitude, by lowering the altitude.
2024 KTM 1390 Super Duke R EVO Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
A redesigned air intake and airbox see a revised fuel tank with an overall tank capacity of 4.6 gallons (17.5 liters), which is an increase of 1.5 liters over the predecessor. This not only takes the riding range up, but also performs an important ergonomic function. In the hunt for grams, every panel has been calculated for optimum thickness and minimized where possible, with new tank spoilers and added winglets increasing downforce.
However, it is the lightweight and ‘smart’ headlight design that makes the biggest visual impact. Weighing in at nearly 700 g less than the previous unit, and boasting an alien-like design, it adds an all-new aggressive glare to the KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R EVO. Position and daytime running lights are located on the profile of the headlight, which auto-adjusts in intensity according to ambient light conditions thanks to a light sensor integrated into the dashboard.
Additionally, the KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R EVO is fitted with Coming Home light functionality as standard. Here, the headlight will remain on after the ignition has been switched off for greater ambient visibility. This not only illuminates the surroundings, but provides a level of safety when parking in dark areas.
This ferocious BEAST required an enlarged heart to keep up with its muscular stance. Boasting an updated version of the LC8, further marking its territory as the alpha. The bore is increased to 110 mm to achieve an engine displacement of 1,350 cc, with an all-new cam shift integrated on the cylinder heads. This provides more power and torque throughout the rpm range and allows for a more differentiated fuel mapping to meet the latest emission regulations.
Getting that power to the ground comes courtesy of new, lightweight MICHELIN Power GP tires with dual-compound technology, as well as a new suspension management taken to an all-new level with the latest generation of WP Semi-Active Technology (SAT). As the most advanced suspension system on the market, it features electronically controlled magnetic valves for variable damping, providing a wide range of adjustability – from maximum comfort to track-ready stiffness.
Here, the SCU (Suspension Control Unit) adapts the damping rates via the magnetic valves in real-time, reading the road surface and rider style to automatically adjust the suspension on the fly.
The technology feast doesn’t end there, with the KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R EVO debuting updated PERFORMANCE and TRACK MODES, complete with lap timer and telemetry stats, as well as optional ENGINE BRAKE CONTROL and an updated SUSPENSION PRO module.
The KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R EVO will also be offered in select 30 YEARS OF DUKE colorways, reminiscent of the orange scheme found on the 2005 KTM 990 SUPER DUKE.
2024 KTM 1390 Super Duke R EVO Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
Simply put, when wrestling a BEAST like the KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R EVO, fine tuning and adjustability are key. Not only are all the shifting and braking controls fully adjustable – riders also have the option for a reverse shift pattern and shift lever throw.
30 YEARS OF DUKE
Colorways & Graphics
Looking back while blasting its way into the future, the 2024 KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R EVO wears its new colors as a homage to THE BEASTS that came before it. Drawing from a 30-year-old bloodline, the iconic Orange colorway is inspired by its ancestral KTM 990 SUPER DUKE colors from as far back as 2005.
When you’re naked, you have nothing to hide. The KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R EVO takes compactness to the next level. Lower, meaner and more muscular, the KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R EVO bristles with an all-new tank design, new aero winglets and a predatory LED headlight, with a sleeker, more aggressive stance.
LIGHT UP THE DARKNESS
Burning a deep hole into the darkness is an all-new, predatory LED headlight giving the KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R EVO an even meaner face. With signature daytime running lights that automatically adjust in intensity according to the ambient light conditions, an automatic low beam that stays illuminated for a few seconds after the ride is done, and a welcoming headlight animation display when turned on – the warning is clear.
Boasting the latest and fully revised version of the bellowing LC8 V-twin engine, the KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R EVO is a torque-hungry, epically powerful, and exciting BEAST. Increased displacement and an all-new cam shift technology deliver a near 1:1 power-to-weight ratio, the KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R EVO turns the planet on its axis rather than riding upon it.
A redesigned ram air system for a more direct air flow and a new airbox mean the KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R EVO breathes like THE BEAST it is. With approximately 10 liters of airbox capacity, it consumes oxygen like a cheetah at full pace, while the design ensures easy maintenance when the need arises.
PICK YOUR POWER
Configurable with up to 5 different ride modes, the KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R EVO is ready for total domination, With STREET Mode set as the default, riders have full power, traction control, and limited front wheel lift, with an easy throttle response. In a step-up, SPORT Mode sharpens throttle response and allows for some wheel slip, while RAIN Mode does what it says on the box, providing maximum traction control and reduced power. The optional PERFORMANCE and TRACK Modes crank the KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R EVO to an entirely new sphere, providing enhanced rider customization and unlimited superbike-scaring ability.
Dare to choose the optional TRACK Mode, and the KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R EVO goes from a rip-roaring street fiend to an all-out track destroyer. The readability of the TFT is improved, icons and key data displayed larger, and any unnecessary secondary information is removed from view. Here, riders can also toggle Anti-wheelie on or off, with Launch Control available for the perfect start off the grid. Naturally, no cruise control and no KTMconnect are available in this Mode – Because in TRACK Mode, cruising is not an option.
Telemetry Screen & Lap Timer
A new telemetry screen can be found in the optional TRACK Mode. Here, riders can keep an eye on lean angles, G-forces, and an all-new lap timer function. When selecting TRACK Mode, the Lap Timer is visualized in the display, with the rider starting or stopping the time by clicking the high beam button.
TFT Display & Connectivity
The 5″ bonded glass TFT dashboard is upgraded with the latest graphics, information and software, making it faster, easier to navigate and designed to give riders faster access to the various features of the bike with far fewer clicks. The TFT dash also works in conjunction with optional KTMconnect, which connects your smartphone to the dash to access navigation, audio and calls. A USB-C connection is also available for charging your smart device.
READY TO RACE
Let’s not mince words. The KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R EVO is a 100% hardcore and dominant performance machine. For that reason, it is ergonomically styled for sporty riding. The tank is angled slightly outwards, providing more support under braking, as well as better contact while knee down. The handlebar is also lower for improved control without compromising comfort.
ALL DAY COMFORT
Performance-focused, but still comfortable for all-day riding, the KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R EVO is designed to be track-capable one second, and a real-world passenger motorcycle the next. For that reason, the seat is made to be ultimately usable in all scenarios. At 32.8 in (834 mm), it’s the perfect height for aggressive track work, but low enough to provide easy access and comfort. The pillion seat wasn’t forgotten here either, making it equally as comfortable for longer rides.
FUEL THE BEAST
At 4.6 gallons (17.5 liters), the KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R EVO’s tank sees an increase of 1.5 liters over its predecessor. THE BEAST can push its range while added winglets increase downforce and reduce front wheel lift. It’s smart, too, incorporating KTM’s signature RACE ON fuel cap for keyless fill-ups.
The frame also received a few minor tweaks to compensate for the updated engine, gearbox and larger fuel tank. The frame uses the engine as a means to increase torsional rigidity, making the KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R EVO extremely precise. This allows for an effortless, confidence-inspiring riding position, translating into an ultimately faster ride. This is achieved by maximizing the feedback from the chassis and the front tire. The frame also makes use of thick-diameter tubes with thin walls for optimal stiffness and weight.
SPRING INTO ACTION
3rd Gen Semi-Active Suspension
The KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R EVO is fitted with the latest generation of WP Semi-Active Technology (SAT) suspension. It boasts credentials like being the most advanced suspension system on the market, featuring electronically controlled magnetic valves for variable damping and providing a wide range of adjustability – from maximum comfort to track-ready stiffness and support – manually or automatically.
SPRING INTO ACTION
Completely new Open Cartridge design, this third-generation Semi-active technology takes the KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R EVO to another level. The target was to provide a more precise and consistent damping behavior at higher frequencies but still maintain all the advantages of the damping range offered by an electric valve. The result: 750 g lighter than the 2023 KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R EVO fork while being more effective with the ability to process and respond quicker.
SAT Rear Shock
The WP APEX SAT shock absorber has a newly developed Semi-Active valve with DCC. Additionally, a new sensor in the shock base measures both stroke travel and acceleration providing a more precise valve actuation. The automatic pre-load adjuster features a stroke sensor which also enables a self-adjustment system. The system can measure rider and pillion load, road surface and rider input and ensure the ultimate riding experience of street, or track.
The optional SUSPENSION PRO package allows for even more adjustment when it comes to the suspension. It adds two additional suspension damping modes, namely TRACK and PRO, with three auto-leveling preload settings, as well as the ability to turn Anti-Dive mode on or off. This also adds a Factory Start option, inspired by the launch device from the KTM RC16 factory machine. Here, the rear shock preload is automatically reduced to lower the rear when coming to a standstill. This allows for increased straight line stability and loads weight on the rear wheel to better launched off the line.
Wheels and Tires
The KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R comes fitted as standard with new lightweight, MICHELIN Power GP rubber. Thanks to the dual compound technology, these tires provide enhanced grip both on straight-line acceleration and more importantly, at lean-angle. Not only do they promise exceptions to track performance, but they offer outstanding road manners too in both wet and dry conditions.
With all that forward thrust available, coming to a stop requires some serious firepower. Upfront, 4-piston Brembo Stylema monobloc calipers are now supported by BREMBO’s MCS radial brake master cylinder which allows for variable distance and ratio adjustment. The combination ensures ultimate control and maximum braking performance. The front calipers grip a set of 320 mm floating discs, while the rear makes use of a twin-piston floating caliper paired with a 240 mm disc. Additionally, an all-new Brembo clutch cylinder features a self-venting system which eliminates the need to bleed the hydraulic system.
2024 KTM 1390 Super Duke R EVO – Totalmotorcycle.com International Specifications/Technical Details
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Battery capacity 11.2Ah
Cooling Liquid cooled with water/oil heat exchanger
Power in KW 140kW
Starter Electric starter
Clutch PASC (TM) slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated
EMS Keihin EMS with RBW and cruise control, double ignition
Design 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75°
Lubrication Forced oil lubrication with 3 oil pumps
Weight (without fuel) 200kg
Front brake disc diameter 320mm
Rear brake disc diameter 240mm
Front brake 2 x Brembo Stylema Monobloc four piston, radially mounted caliper
Rear brake Brembo twin-piston fixed calliper, brake disc
Chain 525 X-Ring
Frame design Chrome-moly tubular space frame, powder-coated
Ground clearance 149mm
Seat height 834 mm
Steering head angle 65.3°
Suspension travel (front) 125mm
Suspension travel (rear) 140mm
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