Having shed its skin, the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R is now a leaner, meaner and an even more menacing hyper-naked bike than ever before. Mounted into an all-new chassis, beats an updated version of the renowned 75 degree, 1301 cc LC8, V-Twin heart, taking THE BEAST to the next level. Every piece, system, nut and bolt of the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R wants you to go fast and yet stay in control: the wide, low handlebar, the Brembo monobloc brakes, the MSC including cornering ABS, the glorious WP suspension, the optional, two-way Quickshifter+, the new multifunctional TFT display and the LED headlight. The KTM MY RIDE smartphone and audio player integration comes as standard, and with the KTM RACE ON transponder key in your pocket, you can forget about ignition keys and mechanically locked fuel caps.
2020 KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R HIGHLIGHTS
more powerful 1,301 cc LC8 V-Twin, with titanium inlet valves and resonator
chambers on the cylinder heads, sets the standard in the naked segment in terms
of horsepower and torque.
thinner engine casings and revised water and oil cooler mounts have resulted in
a 0.8 kg (1.7 lbs) weight saving.
engine carrier bracket and linkage mount have been integrated into the engine
case, allowing for a stiffer connection and resulting in a 5 mm higher swingarm
pivot for improved stability and anti-squat.
top-feeder injectors and 56 mm throttle bodies provide an improved air to fuel
mixture at high rpms, providing more torque and better fuel economy throughout
the rev range.
PANKL gearbox provides quicker shift times, shorter shift action and lighter
ram air intake positioned in the new headlight mask maximizes flow by forcing
air into the combustion chambers, reducing the chance of low air pressure and
increases the fuel burn rate.
steel tank with 16 liter (4.2 gal) fuel capacity has been crafted with a new shape
and angle designed to support the rider equally on the street and on the track.
exhaust headers optimize gas flow, while 2 catalytic converters control
emissions, without compromising the V-twin engine note or horsepower.
ultra-lightweight chrome-molybdenum steel frame with the engine as a stressed
member is 3 time stiffer and 2 kg (4.4 lbs) lighter than its predecessor,
allowing for effortless, confidence-inspiring handling.
and lighter composite subframe combines a number of functions to save weight
and increase functionality.
longer single-sided swingarm has been repositioned closer to the output
sprocket for more control when putting the power down.
lighter 48 mm WP APEX USD split front forks with separate damping circuits
offer composed handling on and off the track. Rebound and compression damping
are adjustable, as well as adjustable preload, new for 2020.
developed WP APEX rear shock absorber features separate gas and oil reservoirs,
making it lighter and more compact than its predecessor. A ‘no-tools-needed’
manual preload dial provides the ultimate in rear shock set-up.
lighter forged aluminum triple clamps with an offset of 32 mm have been matched
to an aluminum steering column for added weight savings.
linkage at the rear helps to smooth out rough roads, while still ensuring that
full-attack track action remains uncompromised.
CAD designed wheels offer a lighter build while keeping strength and looking
Bridgestone S22 tires developed with a specific carcass in the rear for the KTM
1290 SUPER DUKE R offers a more stable ride in corners, improving grip and
reworked and updated ride modes have been designed to be less intrusive in all
modes with smoother anti-wheelie functions.
(Motorcycle Stability Control) with Cornering ABS by Bosch incl. Supermoto
mode, Ride mode technology and multi-stage, lean angle sensitive Motorcycle
Traction Control (MTC)
sensitive Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC) uses a 6 axis lean angle sensor and
two different controllers to keep things in check. The wheel-slip controller
regulates the amount of spin or break in traction at the rear wheel. A pitch
angle controller identifies and regulates abrupt changes in front wheel lift.
“Track mode” includes launch control, 9-level spin adjuster, a track ride mode,
and anti-wheelie off function.
“Performance mode” takes the basic concept of “Track mode” but adapts it for
the street. Riders are still able to adjust throttle response, wheel slip and
anti-wheelie functions, but retain typical street functions such as Cruise
Control and KTM MY RIDE.
dealer-installed Performance Pack combines Motor Slip Regulation (MSR),
MY RIDE comes as standard and features a Bluetooth connection to the rider’s
smart phone to control audio playback and to accept phone calls.
LED headlight and LED daytime running lights for an aggressive front profile
and great visibility.
multifunctional TFT-dashboard with increased functionality displays all
important information in a clear and bright display and is angle adjustable
with a bonded glass display for scratch and glare resistance.
menu switches with paddle buttons allows for quick and easy selection of Ride Modes,
traction control slip adjust or to set two programmable switches for fast access
to favored features or setting of their choosing.
color ways and new bodywork that is aggressive, menacing and lean—every panel
and plate has been calculated for optimum thickness and minimized wherever
control for long distance convenience.
RACE ON keyless system for less hassle and increased security.
Engine Type: 2-Cylinder, 4-Stroke, 75° V-Twin, DOHC
Displacement: 1,301 cc
Bore/Stroke: 108/71 mm
Starter: Electric; 12V 11.2Ah
Transmission: 6 Gears
Fuel System: Keihin EFI, 56 mm Throttle Body
Lubrication: Pressure Lubrication, 3 Eaton
Cooling: Liquid Cooling
Clutch: PASC Slipper Clutch, Hydraulically
Ignition: Keihin EMS with Ride-By-Wire, Dual
Frame: Chrome-moly Steel, Powder Coated
Subframe: Cast Aluminum/Composite
Aluminum, Tapered, Ø 28/22 mm
Front Suspension: WP APEX USD Ø 48 mm
Rear Suspension: WP APEX Monoshock
Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 125 mm/ 4.9 in;
140 mm/ 5.5 in
Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 320 mm/240 mm
Front/Rear Wheels: 3.50 x 17”, 6.00 x
Front/Rear Tires: 120/70ZR17”; 200/55ZR17”
Steering Head Angle: 25.2º
Wheelbase: 1,497 mm ± 15 mm / 58.9 ± 0.6 in
Ground Clearance: 160 mm / 6.3 in
Seat Height: 835 mm / 32.8 in
Tank Capacity: 16 L / 4.2 gal
Dry Weight, Approx: 189 kg/ 416.6 lbs
Source: KTM North America