KTM 1290 Super Duke R Motorbikes For Sale
What Is It?
The KTM 1290 Super Duke R is a top of the range naked bike and is powered by a Euro 4 compliant liquid cooled 1,301 cc V-Twin engine, producing 177 bhp at 9,500 rpm and maximum torque at 8,000 rpm.
- Steel tubular frame with single-sided swingarm
- Dual 320 mm discs up front with Brembo Stylema four piston calipers
- 240 mm disc at the rear with Brembo two piston caliper
- Bosch 9.1 MP 2.0 cornering ABS system with rear off mode
- Adjustable 48 mm WP APEX upside down fork with 125 mm travel
- Adjustable WP APEX shock with 140 mm travel
- WP steering damper
- Slip and assist clutch
- Cruise control
- Lean angle aware traction control with off mode
- Ride modes: Rain (100 bhp), Street, Sport
- Full LED lighting
- TFT dash
- Keyless ignition
- Adjustable handlebar / pegs / levers
- 6 speed gearbox with gear position indicator
Compared to the 2017-2019 model there's a new lighter yet stiffer frame with Aluminium / Carbon composite sub-frame, 3 bhp more power, updated front calipers, new WP APEX suspension with slightly less travel at the rear, an updated cornering ABS system with two modes, improved traction control, a new lighter wheel design with stickier tyres, slightly larger rear tyre and a new 2 litre smaller fuel tank.
It's 6 kg lighter, which is roughly 2 kg from the frame and the same again from the smaller tank and lighter wheels.
Supermoto ABS mode turns off ABS at the rear, doesn't prevent the rear wheel lifting and turns off cornering ABS.
The 5-spoke 17" wheels take a Bridgestone Battlax S22 120/70 tyre at the front and a 200/55 at the rear.
The £305 Track Pack adds the Track and Performance riding modes, anti-wheelie off mode, launch control and adjustment for both traction control slip and throttle response.
Accessories include the Akrapovic Titanium / Carbon slip-on silencer, full Akrapovic system, up / down quickshifter, engine bars, APEX PRO 7117 steering damper, heated grips, lever protection, fancy milled levers, bar end mirrors, pillion seat cover, comfort seat, advanced pegs, motor slip regulator, adaptive brake light, soft panniers, fly screen, Carbon mudguards and lots of billet bits.
- 2020-2021: Orange/blue, black
- 2022: Blue/orange, silver/orange
It's also known as "The Beast" and KTM describe this refresh as "Re-Beasting".
Launch RRP: £15,700
Capacity: 1,301 cc (very high)
Power: 177 bhp, 132 kW (very high)
Red Line: 10,300 rpm (high)
Top Speed: 185 mph, 298 km/h (very high)
Fuel Consumption / Gas Mileage: 45 mpg, 6.3 l/100km, 15.9 km/l (average)
Range: 160 miles, 257 km (high)
Fuel Capacity: 16.0 litres, 4.2 US gallons (high)
Seat Height: 835 mm, 32.9 inches (average)
Dry Weight: 189 kg, 417 pounds
Road Tax (VED): £96 / Year (very high)
Model History & Updates
2021: Euro 5 compatible.
Review In A Few
- Loads of usable low down power
- Electronics package
- No pillion grab rail
- High seat
Up And Down The Range
2021: £21,500 1290 Super Duke RR with light Carbon bodywork, a quick turn throttle grip, Akrapovic Titanium slip-on exhaust, CNC machined triple clamp, APEX PRO racing suspension + steering damper, 1.5 kg lighter forged wheels, sticky tyres, folding levers + guard, grippier seat, machined pegs, keyless fuel cap, motor slip regulator, 2.5 kg lighter Lithium-ion battery and a massive 9 kg shaved off the weight.