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Description for luxury vehicle KTM 1290 Super Duke R - Brand New - 2017

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.



Fast just became faster. This engine, in its latest incarnation, pumps out an
arm wrenching 177 hp while its torque figures reach for the sky between 6,750
rpm (140 Nm) and 7,000 rpm (141 Nm). So it’s stronger than ever, but we made it
run smoother than ever as well thanks to overhauled resonator chambers. All in
all, weighing in at around 62 kg, the extremely slim 4-valve unit is one of the
lightest big twins in the world.

10 mm shorter intake

An intake flange is more than the plumbing that connects the throttle body to
the ports in the cylinder head. It is an integral part of the induction system
and has to match the airflow characteristics of the cylinder head and camshaft,
as well as the displacement and rpm range of the engine. KTM developed a 10 mm
shorter intake flange that perfectly caters to the engine’s needs, enhancing
the power output and widening its powerband by 500 rpm. Thunder along and surf
its torque or whip it hard and meet the Beast.

Titanium inlet valves

Another reason for the outstanding performance of the 1290 SUPER DUKE R 75°
V-twin are the state-of-the-art, machined titanium inlet valves with chromium
nitride PVD coating. Their flat design combined with the smaller combustion
chamber now offer an increased compression ratio of 13,6:1. Interesting fact:
The titanium valves only weigh 39 grams each, which is 19 grams less than the
steel inlet valves we used before.

Cylinder heads

Thanks to new resonator chambers on the cylinder heads, designed to polish the
torque output in the lower to mid-range rpms, the 1290 SUPER DUKE R power train
runs smoother, consumes less fuel and cuts down on CO² emissions by about 10%.

Exhaust system

The KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R’s new exhaust system is made entirely from rustproof
stainless steel and is Euro 4 homologated. Hundreds of test bench runs and
complex simulations ensured that the exhaust system, which uses a new exhaust
flap, contributes decisively to the extremely smooth torque curve and excellent
emission values of this powerful V-twin. And did we mention the sound? While it
whispers at low revs, it will take your breath away reaching for the high

Ride by wire

Instead of the electronic injection system's throttle valves being controlled
by cables, ride by wire generally processes throttle twist grip movements with
the help of electronic sensors and activates the throttle valves accordingly
using servo motors. However, our ride by wire on the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R goes
the extra mile: It electronically translates the throttle commands of the rider
into the best throttle valve positions for the current riding situation.
Choking, jolting and involuntary wheelies are a thing of the past. Voluntary
ones, however, could easily be a thing of your future.

Slipper clutch

Not only does the slipper clutch open when the engine back-torque becomes too
high, it also assists when you open up the throttle. The former prevents
destabilizing rear wheel chatter when braking sharply or decelerating; the
latter reduces the hand force required for changing gear, allowing the clutch
to be controlled with one trigger happy finger.


The responsiveness and free-revving nature of the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R’s
engine are also enhanced by the very low reciprocating weight of its
crankshaft. Moreover, the flow-optimized shape of the crank webs boosts the
particularly low-loss running of the crank drive. For motor stability, the
thickness of the crankshaft’s cone has now been increased by 3 mm.

Twin ignition

The twin-plug ignition system controls the two differently sized spark plugs in
each cylinder head independently of each other in such a way that more
efficient combustion and a smooth, optimally controlled ignition sequence are
achieved at all times. The result: more power, better feedback, lower fuel
consumption and lower emissions. And so the world is a better place.


The forged piston structure on the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R, borrowed from Formula
1 technology, results in a high loading capacity, despite the extremely short
and lightweight design. Reciprocating weight is minimized, thereby maximizing
the rev-happy nature of the engine. Furthermore, the piston skirts have a
state-of-the-art, hard-anodized finish. Not only does this minimize friction,
it is also extremely hardwearing.


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. Unrivaled braking from world market leader Brembo
and assistance systems (MSC with 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. Feedback? Check. Safety? Check. Fun? Double check.

Shock absorber

The directly articulated, high-quality WP pressurized-gas central shock
absorber with external remote reservoir offers numerous setting options over a
wide set-up range. Compression and rebound damping can be regulated
independently – with separate settings for high-speed and low-speed compression
damping. In addition, the spring preload can be adjusted by hand. For MY2017
the Beast is equipped with a harder fork spring than its predecessor (10,0
N/mm), while the preload of the shock absorber as well as the set-up of the
fork and the shock absorber have been revised for high-speed excellence.

Telescopic fork

With its multiple setting options for spring rebound, compression and damping,
the extremely torsion-resistant upside-down telescopic fork from WP Suspension
provides you with a personalized suspension set-up. Not only can rebound and
compression damping be set separately, but also completely independently from
each other thanks to the 'split principle' (the left fork tube controls
compression and the right one rebound damping). This allows riders to find
their dream set-up with speed and precision – key words at KTM.

Frame and subframe

Mechanics can be so beautiful – above all, when designers can draw on unlimited
resources. Take this chrome-molybdenum stainless steel trellis frame, which
makes a major contribution to the bike’s excellent chassis geometry, for
example. It’s a rugged, laser-cut, robot-welded thing of beauty with a glorious
surface finish. And at only 9 kg, it helps to keep the dry weight at a
spectacular 195 kg.


More than adequate deceleration is ensured at the front wheel on the KTM 1290
SUPER DUKE R by the two radially mounted Brembo M50 Monobloc four-piston fixed
calipers with 320 mm twin-disc brake with two floating discs and a radial hand
pump. The spacing between hand brake lever and handlebar is adjustable so that
the lever is within easy reach for every rider. The front brake receives
effective support from the disc brake on the rear wheel, which features a 240
mm diameter disc and a two-piston Brembo caliper. The enormous potential of the
Brembo brakes can be exploited to the full on the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R thanks
to its sportily tuned and lean-angle sensitive anti-lock braking system.

Steering damper

With so much propulsive power, the front wheel could become very light, which
might lead to unpleasant kick-back on uneven roads or following a slight
stimulus at the handlebar. The 1290 SUPER DUKE R prevents this safely with a
reliable and sensitive WP steering damper.

Single-sided swingarm

The jaw-droppingly beautiful, light alloy, single-sided swingarm on the KTM
1290 SUPER DUKE R is not only extremely lightweight, but also precisely
manufactured and generously dimensioned – a potent partner when the SUPER DUKE
R unleashes its torque and riding dynamics. The rear wheel is fitted to an axle
50 mm in diameter and bolted in place with a 60 mm central wheel nut. The
design of the swing arm is adapted optimally to the tubular trellis frame in
terms of flexural behavior and stiffness. A high-precision, eccentric
adjustment is used for tensioning the chain.

Wheels and tires

The tailor-made Metzeler M7RR tires on the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R enter new
technological territory. Derived from Metzeler’s experience in Road Racing
activities, including the “Isle of Man TT”, they feature completely new
profiles, structure materials, compounds and tread pattern. Even for wear,
perfect steering behavior, grip in every situation and fantastic ride
stability. The tubeless sport tires are fitted on extremely lightweight,
light-alloy wheels manufactured in a low-pressure die casting process. Not only
do the lightweight wheels make the bike lighter overall, they also minimize the
unsprung masses and moment of inertia, with a positive impact on the handling
and ride dynamics of the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R.

Supermoto mode

The fun-loving Supermoto mode allows the rider to block the rear wheel - a
prerequisite for committed Supermoto riding and deliberately executed slides.
The ABS function remains active on the front wheel, even in this mode.

MSR (Motor Slip

The optionally available MSR (Motor Slip Regulation) works in the opposite
direction of the MTC. If, due to quick downshifts or abrupt throttle chopping,
the engine drag torque is too high, the  ride by wire opens the throttle
exactly as much as is needed to prevent the rear wheel from drifting. With the
help of MSC, this system is also lean-angle sensitive. Safety first, but
pleasure that comes with it is always a very close second at KTM.

MTC (Motorcycle
Traction Control)

The Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC), a lean-angle sensitive traction control
system, reacts immediately if the rotational speed of the rear wheel is
disproportionate to the riding situation. In a matter of milliseconds, MTC reduces
the engine output with an extremely smooth, barely perceptible intervention at
the throttle valves, until the system has reduced slippage to optimum
proportions for the selected ride mode and current angle of lean. Depending on
the selected ride mode, MTC allows three different levels of traction slip at
the rear wheel. ‘Sport’ is up for respectable drifts and a perceptible amount
of slippage, ‘Street’ keeps things smooth for comfortable, controllable riding
with full engine power, ‘Rain’ is all about early intervention and maximum grip
in the wet. And that’s not the end of it. Daredevils, we give you: the

Ride mode technology

Ride mode technology provides the rider with a choice of three ride modes on
the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R, which can be selected quickly and simply with the
menu switch on the handlebar. In conjunction with ride by wire, the selected
ride mode influences the general responsiveness of the engine, its maximum peak
power and  MTC intervention. "Street" and "Sport"
modes deliver a full 177 hp and appropriately potent power development with a
sporty traction setting. By contrast, "Rain" mode limits the maximum
output to 100 hp with smoother performance and early traction control

Quickshifter +

Upon your request, the 1290 SUPER DUKE R can be equipped with a quickshifter +
that allows slick, clutchless up- and downshifts under any load. It reads and
responds to your riding, so the shift action is fast when you are, but buttery
smooth at half-throttle. A sensor placed inside the engine housing detects the
pressure on the gear shift lever rod when the rider upshifts and the system
cuts the ignition instantaneously. As soon as the system detects the gear
engagement it reapplies the injection and opens the butterfly valve, ensuring
fast and smooth action at all throttle openings and engine speeds. When
downshifting, the system matches the engine speed to the speed of the lower
gear. And if you’re in the mood for a bit of old school, you can just switch
the system off.


TRACK ride modeWith the optional ‘Track Pack’, the track ride mode offers
unlimited thrills. It features launch control, spin adjuster, free engine map
selection and allows you to pull epic wheelies. Anti-wheelie offThis setting
disables the anti-wheelie function of the MTC while letting the rider enjoy a
beastly wheelie session. The function still guarantees quick acceleration
thanks to the heightened traction control of the MTC. Launch controlThe 1290
SUPER DUKE R is the very first KTM motorcycle ever to be equipped with launch
control, which actively supports the rider during a racing start in the “Track”
ride mode. Before takeoff, it keeps the engine rpm pitch perfect at the 6,500
mark. To rocket off into the distance, the rider just releases the clutch and
keeps the throttle pinned. The launch control will maintain an optimum level of
engine output, while limiting rear wheel spin and front wheel lift to ensure
maximum acceleration. Fire in the hole! Spin adjusterStandard traction control
limits the engine torque when the system detects too much slippage at the rear
wheel. The spin adjuster was developed so advanced riders on racetracks can use
wheelspin to create drive out of corners when (slick) tires start to wear down.
The system allows the rider to choose 9 levels of intervention of the traction
control.» Level 1 (minimum intervention) allows advanced riders to spin the
rear tire at a level very close to riding without traction control while
keeping the safety net of the traction control.» Modes 2 to 8 allow the rider
to adjust the maximum wheelspin to his or her personal taste.» Level 9 (Rain)
(maximum intervention) allows very little wheelspin and is an application for
rain tires in the wet. Free engine map selectionThe free engine map selection
allows the rider to configure the EFI mapping and as a result the throttle
response. The system provides a choice of 3 levels: Track, Sport or Street,
with Track being the most aggressive one. After the mapping selection, the
rider can also adjust the slippage of the rear wheel, as well as the wheelie
mode and launch control and keep it stored in the system even after turning off
the ignition.


A multicolor combination of relevant information, presented in a clear-cut,
uncluttered way. As you rev the engine, the display bars change color, either
spurring you on or telling you to back off when the engine’s still cold. The
display also automatically adapts its illumination to the ambient light and
gets racy when the optional track ride mode is selected.

Race on system

Forget about ignition keys and mechanically locked fuel caps. All you need is
this transponder in your pocket and your bike within arm’s reach.

Menu switch

Different modes for the various assistance systems can be selected using a new,
illuminated menu switch on the left side of the handlebar. It's very simple and
intuitive: "up" and "down" through the menu selection,
select the desired menu item with the right button, confirm it with the right.
The cruise control switch is now mounted on the left hand side in this cluster,
right within thumb’s reach.


A smartphone can be tethered wirelessly to the bike, giving you full control
over incoming calls and an audio player. All the information pops up on the
bike´s display as you manage this optional extra with the menu switch, keeping
your hands where they belong. On the handlebar.

Cruise control

Equipped as standard with cruise control, long motorway journeys become a piece
of cake. The system works in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th gear between 60 km/h and 200
km/h and is controlled by a switch on the left hand side of the handlebar.
Press it and the cruise control screen comes alive in the TFT display unit. A
downward push sets the speed and up or down manages it for you, so you’ll
arrive at the fun bits with energy to spare.

ATIR (Automatic Turn
Indicator Reset)

After 10 seconds of movement and 150 meters of riding distance, the turn signal
will stop automatically. If pressed meanwhile, it counts from zero again. A big
improvement in terms of safety, as it is now impossible to forget to reset the
turn signals.

Super equipped

The new 1290 SUPER DUKE R has very extensive standard and optional equipment,
with functions that the competition doesn't even offer as optional extras:

» LED headlight with DRL (daytime running light)

» TFT display

» MSC (Motorcycle Stability Control)

» Lean-angle sensitive ABS (cornering ABS) with Supermoto mode

» MTC (Motorcycle Traction Control)

» Race on system

» Cruise control

» LED turn signals with ATIR(Automatic Turn Indicator Reset)

» Immobilizer

» TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System)

» Quickshifter + (up/down shift)*


» MSR (Motor Slip Regulation)*

» ‘Track’ ride mode*-      Anti-wheelie
off*-      Launch
control*-      Spin
adjuster*-      Free engine map selection**Optional

TPMS (Tire Pressure
Monitoring System)

As its name implies, the TPMS monitors tire pressure (visible in the display)
and warns the rider in the event of pressure loss, for example due to tire

ATIR (Automatic Turn
Indicator Reset)

After 10 seconds of movement and 150 meters of riding distance, the turn signal
will stop automatically. If pressed meanwhile, it counts from zero again. A big
improvement in terms of safety, as it is now impossible to forget to reset the
turn signals.

Field of use

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.


The 20 mm wider handlebar has been positioned 5 mm lower and 18,5 mm more to
the front, so you’re READY TO RACE all the time. The ergonomics can also be
adjusted in many ways to suit riders of any stature: » Handlebar: 22 mm
adjustment range with four positions » Brake and gear shift lever: three
positions for the gear shift & brake lever » Adjustable hand levers

User value

Surprises are best when nobody expects them. For example, the KTM 1290 SUPER
DUKE R is very fuel efficient and additionally, it only needs to be serviced
every 15,000 km.

LED headlight

Form and function are integrated beautifully in the 1290 SUPER DUKE R. Take the
headlight for example, a highlight in this bike’s design. The central aluminum
heat sink holds the LEDs and keeps the unit cool while it’s busy combining
optimal illumination of the near field with maximum light output. And the
daytime running lights, which consist of 6 LEDs, ensure that the motorcycle is
perceived better and is more differentiated by other traffic users, thus
offering massive safety benefits.

Sharper rear end

The slim and high tail section emphasizes the compact silhouette. Round shapes
made way for straight lines, clarity and the promise of a radically thrilling
ride. Which this bike actually delivers.

New side fairings and
air intakes

It was essential that the increased performance of this second generation is
visible at the very first glance. Therefore, the side fairings are extended
more towards the front in order to emphasize the predatory nature of the new
Beast. The ‘R’ on its flanks really does stand for its roar.

Bike Technical Details


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


Keihin EMS with RBW and cruise control, double ignition


2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75°

Engine Displacement

1301 cm³

Bore x Stroke

108 mm x 71 mm


Electric starter



Lubrication System

Forced oil lubrication with 3 oil pumps

Secondry Gear Ratio



Liquid cooled


PASC (TM) slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated

Frame Type

Chromium-Molybdenum steel trellis frame, powder coated

Front Suspension

WP USD Ø 48 mm

Rear Suspension

WP monoshock

Front Suspension Travel

125 mm

Rear Suspension Travel

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 Diameter

320 mm

Rear Brake Diameter

240 mm


520 X-Ring

Steering Head Angle

65.1 °

Wheel Base

1482 ± 15 mm

Seat Height

835 mm

Fuel Capacity

18 l

Dry Weight

195 kg

Ground Clearance

141 mm


130 kW

Primary Drive




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