KTM unveils new 1290 Super Duke RR

KTM has introduced a new, lighter and limited edition 1290 Super Duke RR model.

The motorcycle itself is not a complete surprise for those familiar with the situation on the motorcycle market, because the development path has been documented by a series of patents and insider information. What was not known were the specifications.

The main idea behind this motorcycle is a focus on performance, and as KTM claims, the company’s research and development team has complete freedom in making this model. The new RR is thus 9 kg lighter than the standard Super Duke R (180 kg in total), while the unit delivers 180 hp and 140 Nm of maximum torque.

Weight loss has been achieved through the use of carbon fiber, and the rear end is just one of many low-weight parts on the new machine. The wheels are 1.5 kg lighter and come with Michelin Power Cup2 tires for improved grip.

The chassis has also been revised, with WP Apex Pro 7548 forks, an adjustable WP Apex Pro 7117 steering damper and an Apex Pro 7746 rear shock. And the electronics have been revised, with the addition of Track and Performance driving modes.

Before you go to your local KTM dealer to pay a deposit for this machine, keep in mind that it is a limited series, while ordering – which starts tomorrow – is done exclusively online. A total of 500 units will be made, and KTM has not yet announced how many will be intended for the Old Continent.


Source: Moto Berza by www.moto-berza.com.

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