2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R FIRST RIDE

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KTM 690 Super Duke R

Beast Mode On!

They “Torque; Beast.”

KTM has never shy about its intentions for the signature Duke streetfighter. Born a sketch by Gerald Kiska way in 2000, the Super Duke was from the beginning to be the most aggressive hooligan bike you wheelie away from a This latest, fourth-generation redesigned from the ground up, true to form—the most aggressive hooligan bike you can buy

We’ve long loved the Duke, even naming the platform Motorcycle of the Year in 2007. And this is the best one Officially designated the 1290 Duke R —there is no base the full-stick R version is the only is a quantum leap forward the third-gen bike, expanding capacity from 990cc to incorporating sophisticated rider including variable ride traction control and ABS, and top-end braking and suspension for to set a new standard for … bike

Such an ambitious Super redesign underlines KTM’s commitment to streetbikes. (This was third major streetbike for the 2014 model year, the 1190 Adventure and 200/390 Though best known for its off-road racers, streetbikes now for nearly 50 percent of the Austrian annual output—which, in 2013, nearly 110,000 units, KTM Europe’s largest full-size producer, ahead of BMW, and Triumph. KTM’s Duke covering everything from to 1,300cc, is driving this streetbike growth, tripling the market share in the past years (with much of growth coming from markets). The Super Duke is the making this redesign important.

The R revision is another creation, and his signature sharp-edged cues remain prominent as The overall effect is that of a dirtbike, with dagger-like concealing the radiator and an elongated that mimics the outline of a MX fender. The contrast-colored steel frame is a prominent styling with the bolt-on rear trimmed with the tiniest skirt.

The Super Duke R’s attitude comes from the To create the 1290 engine, KTM increased the bore of the LC8 superbike 3mm and stretched the … 2mm, the 75-degree V-twin nearly to max Superlight, F1-style box-in-a-box weigh less than the old 990 and lighter, single-piece cams and finger followers further reciprocating mass, so the 1290 a delightfully free-revving character, the added displacement.

Revised cam a reshaped combustion chamber and ports, and staggered-fire dual-spark improve combustion efficiency for running across the powerband. Nitrified exhaust valves the service interval to 10,000

Our first impression of this 180-claimed-horsepower mountain motor what KTM Street Product Jöerg Schueller says was his reaction after riding the prototype: Jesus F*cking Talk about torque… KTM a peak figure of 106 pound-feet at rpm, and says it surpasses the old 990 peak output at just rpm.

KTM 690 Super Duke R

This engine us why we used to love big-inch before the modern era of peaky like Ducati’s Superquadro and KTM’s own RC8R superbikes trade low-end thrust for horsepower. Super Duke R supersized acceleration in any gear, at any even power wheelying in gear! There’s simply no for displacement.

Such a mega-powerful motorcycle be difficult for many to enjoy well-developed rider assists, so KTM to its partners at Keihin and Bosch to a cutting-edge electronic control combining ride-by-wire throttle with traction control and The Keihin throttle bodies, from 52mm to 56mm year, fuel flawlessly at any with perfectly calibrated circuitry knocking the edge off would otherwise be a massive power hit.

There are ride modes—Sport, Street, and (the latter 100 hp max)—each different throttle response, control, wheelie control, and ABS Traction control can be turned off so can the ABS, which additionally a Supermoto mode that the rear pressure modulator to rear wheel drifting, a for any proper hooligan bike.

Electronic settings are manipulated the same thumb controls as the Adventure (the dash is with the Adventure, too), changes less convenient some other brands. selection sits two menus and requires you to close the throttle and a button for two seconds; disabling ABS or TC traversing three menu and a five-second button push. A liability precaution, KTM says, so never accidentally switch safety overrides off.

you need balance-point wheelies, there’s no reason to switch off. The Sport settings are impressive, and permissive enough to let you the rear under power, the front wheel off corners and rises in the road, and subtly the back end up to any apex.

Bosch’s MM500 sensor platform both wheel speed and angle to interpret traction and on the throttle plates, rather cutting fuel or spark, to TC intervention essentially invisible. The time you’ll feel the control step in is when you want it to, after your cross the threshold from to something scary.

KTM 690 Super Duke R

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