Article By Ministry of Bikes
Posted on 10 Nov 2016
The KTM 1290 Super Duke R gets a revamp
So, the current Super Duke was already as powerful as we thought it could get. However, it seems we were wrong.
The revamped Super Duke R produces 177 bhp at 9750 rpm which is absolutely incredible! Unbelievably, the motorcycle has gained 6 kg, now reaching a staggering 195 kg.
The new bike has a modernised LC8 engine and LED headlight which don’t utilise as much energy as you would think. Moreover, the motorcycles bulky frame is much more exposed with very little body work. Nevertheless, it fits the name of the bike.
Furthermore, the seat height is generally average at 835 mm and features a key less ignition system making riding easier.
KTM have introduced the My Ride multimedia system for the new model which offers hands-free for smartphone users, engine mapping, TFT colour control, MTC slip control and traction control. Finally, the rider is able two switch to three different riding modes depending on riding conditions.