2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R – the beast has come

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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! 

The introduction of this beast will definitely satisfy riders that are hungry for more power from a bike with a great muscular look. By the look of it, KTM have a winner in their lineup.

2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Technical Specifications

Engine

Engine type 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75°
Displacement 1.301 ccm
Bore/stroke 108/71 mm
Power 132 kW (180 HP) at 8.870 rounds/min
Starting aid Electric starter/12V 11.2Ah
Transmission 6 gears
Engine lubrication Pressure lubrication with 3 Eaton pumps
Cooling system Liquid cooling
Clutch PASC slipper clutch, hydraulically operated
Engine management/ignition Keihin EMS with DBW, double ignition

Chassis

Frame Chromium-Molybdenum-Steel trellis frame, powder coated
Handlebar Aluminium, konifiziert Ø 28/22 mm
Front suspension WP-USD Ø 48 mm
Rear suspension WP-Monoshock
Front brake 2 x Brembo four piston, radially bolted caliper, brake disc Ø 320 mm
Rear brake Brembo fixed mounted two-piston brake calipers
Brake system Bosch 9ME Combined-ABS
Chain X-Ring 5/8 x 5/16″
Steering head angle 65,1°
Wheel base 1.482 ± 12 mm
Ground clearance 140 mm
Seat height 835 mm
Tank capacity 18 l Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)
Weight without fuel 189 kg

via: 1290superduker.com

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