KTM has been eagerly waiting for unveiling KTM 1290 Super Duke R Bike and is finally set to unveil on September 29 but will most likely to be launched in November at the 2013 EICMA show in Milan, starting November 5. The Austrian manufacturer has started a dedicated website with countdown timer reflecting the time left for the unveiling. Below are the First Look, Full Specs, Reviews and Release Date of KTM 1290 Super Duke R Bike in detail, let’s have a look:
KTM 1290 Super Duke R Bike Full Specifications
Engine : Liquid cooled V-twin, based on RC8 R Super bike with Ride-by-Wire
Displacement : one.point.three (more than ever)
Weight : incredibly very low
Power and torque : very, very much
Electronic assistants : ABS, traction control, anti-stoppie and anti-wheelie control ( means all are possible to deactivate)
Top speed : depends on the rider’s courage and figure
Frame : Trellis frame made of chrome molybdenum steel
Swingarm : Light-alloy single sided aluminium swingarm
Suspension components : WP prototypes – upside-down forks with gas pressure reservoir, directly linked rear shock
Wheels and types : Light-alloy wheels with slicks
Brakes : front and rear Brembo racing calipers
KTM 1290 Super Duke R Bike First Look
KTM 1290 Super Duke R Bike Reviews
After a lot of speculations KTM 1290 Super Duke R Bike is confirmed to be at EICMA show in Milan, italy. The bike will be powered by a Liquid-cooled, eight-valve V-Twin based on the RC8 R Superbike. Most of the specs of KTM 1290 Super Duke R Bike are yet not revealed like the Exact displacement and electricity numbers. KTM released the first image of KTM 1290 Super Duke R Bike on 19 September at the EICMA show in Milan, Italy. The power numbers estimated to be in 180-200 hp range. KTM 1290 Super Duke R Bike is said to have an amazing power-to-weight ratio. The frame is composed of chrome-molybdenum steel with Potential V-Twin terminated under tubular frame.
The test rider in the video, former MotoGP rider Jeremy McWilliams said,”It’s always an honor to ride at Goodwood, but to be honest this will be the most insane bike I’ve ever ridden and yes- more than a certain MotoGP bike, Hopefully I can keep ‘The Beast’ on a leash and put on a good show for the fans at Goodwood. It is going to be memorable!” The Goodwood Festival of the Speed is the largest motoring garden party in the world.
KTM 1290 Super Duke R Bike is going become a part of that mix of cars, motor bikes, stars and motor sport ‘royalty’ to create the largest motor culture event in the world. The 2013 Festival of the Speed is going to focus on highlights from the Festival’s glittering 20-year history. This show will feature the biggest, fastest, loudest and the best vehicles of all the time. KTM will also be a part. KTM 1290 Super Duke R Bike is also going to give a first look there.
KTM 1290 Super Duke R Bike Price and Release Date
The price of KTM 1290 Super Duke R Bike is not yet revealed. It will be revealed by the end of September when it will be unveiled. But an expected price of KTM 1290 Super Duke R Bike is US $16,500. KTM 1290 Super Duke R Bike is going to be unveiled on September 29 by Austrian Manufacturer. But it is set to be launched on 5 November at the 2013 EICMA show in Milan, Italy.
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