KTM 1290 Super Duke R For Sale

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KTM 1290 Super Duke R
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Insurance Costs: 10 of 10
Current Prices: £12,150–£8,500

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 174 bhp at 9,750 rpm and maximum torque at 7,000 rpm.

Features include:

  • Tubular Steel frame with single-sided swingarm
  • Dual 320 mm discs up front with Brembo M50 four piston calipers
  • 240 mm disc at the rear with Brembo two piston caliper
  • Bosch 9.1 MP cornering ABS system with off mode
  • Adjustable 48 mm WP upside down fork with 125 mm travel
  • Adjustable WP shock with 156 mm travel
  • WP steering damper
  • Slipper clutch, launch control, cruise control
  • Traction control with off mode
  • 5 ride modes: Rain (100 bhp), Street, Sport, Track, Supermoto
  • Full LED lighting
  • 6 speed gearbox with gear position indicator

Compared to the 2013-2016 model peak power is up 4 bhp, the red line 500 rpm higher, the inlet valves are now Titanium and the engine is now Euro 4 compliant. Ergonomically the riding position is slightly more aggressive with the handlebars being 5 mm lower and 18 mm further forward.

You also now get an LED headlight, launch control, cornering ABS, cruise control, colour TFT dash, keyless ignition, a new Track riding mode and tyre pressure warning however the bike is somewhat heavier than the old model. The 10-spoke 17" front wheel takes a Metzeler Racetec K3 120/70 tyre and the rear a 190/55.

Accessories include an Akrapovic exhaust, quickshifter, soft panniers / top case, race suspension, Carbon mudguards and heated grips.

  • 2017-2018: Grey/black, white/orange
  • 2019: White (black wheels), black/orange (orange wheels)

2019: Euro 5 engine tweaks, small power boost and quickshifter now standard.

Did You Know?

It's also known as The Beast.

Review In A Few

What's Good?

  • Loads of usable low down power
  • Electronics package

Any Downsides?

  • The styling isn't subtle
  • Pretty thirsty


Capacity: 1,301 cc (very high)

Power: 174 bhp / 130 kW (very high)

Red Line: 10,300 rpm (high)

Top Speed: 185 mph / 298 km/h (very high)

Economy: 40 mpg / 7.1 L/100km (average)

Range: 160 miles / 257 km (high)

Fuel Capacity: 18.0 litres / 4.0 gallons (high)

Seat Height: 835 mm / 32.9 inches (average)

Dry Weight: 195 kg / 430 pounds

Launch RRP: £14,000


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Check out this video review from TheMissendenFlyer.

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Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
2017 £10,600 £8,500 £7,400 5,100
2018 £11,400 £9,100 £7,950 3,700
2019 £12,150 £9,750 £8,500 2,100
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Popularity & How Many Left

Year On The Road Off The Road Total For Sale
2017 351 45 396 130 / month
2018 447 - 447 100 / month
2019 Data coming soon... 430 / month

Source: DVLA