A good graphics by KTM to show the information about the 1290 Super Duke that has been released to the world last year in December 2013. The KTM 1290 Super Duke has been an interesting bike to get to know to. It comes with a mighty engine with lots of torque, hence the nickname The Beast. Not just that, it is styled to be radical, unique and different that the rest of the competitor, but wait, is there any competitor in this category? You can heads up to read more about the info after the jump: Continue reading “2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke info – 100Nm at just 2,500RPM – brappp!!!”
Motonation Sdn Bhd has bring us this 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R in Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia for its first ever launch in Asia. This indeed is a good move since the rider can test the power and mainly the torque of this bike in proper way, that is the circuit where you can max everything out of this bike, only if you dare. In the morning, it was raining while I was driving there and thinking that this test ride might be a wet test ride. Luckily it turns out sunny and the track is dry. The KTM 1290 Super Duke R has managed to awakens the desire within the riders soul with its radical design and a big engine under its Trellis frame. Looking very beautiful on every side you see it, this is the bike worth waiting for and now it is already touches its feet to Malaysia.
The 1290 Super Duke R was developed since 2002, that is 11 years ago and the first final product is the KTM Super Duke 990 (as pictured above). The KTM Super Duke 990 was introduced in 2005 and has become an interesting naked bike to look for. It is then refined with two replacement model with same name in 2008 and 2011.
The radically designed KTM 1290 Super Duke R has been unveiled and all the specs has been spilled. This machine is sure looking like a beast with that big 1,301cc engine wrapped in the beautiful KTM orange Trellis frame. It can propel the bike to 200km/h in just 7.2secs. The engine is in V-twin configuration at 75-degree angle that can extract 180hp with 144Nm of torque with 100Nm already available at 1,000RPM. That is wild! Continue reading “2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R – the beast has come”