OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R 1290

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So now we have seen the finished bike are you....

Gutted! Everything I feared after all these months of speculation :-(
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It looks ok but not overly excited.
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Looks better than I expected and this could be a purchase but not sold completely yet. A lot depends on price tag.
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Shit my left testicle and kidney are on eBay now. Show me where to sign away my first born as well. Must have!!!
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OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R 1290

Postby Year One » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:16 pm

So here she is (in concept form) finally, sorry no time to post the pics up!:

http://www.ktm.com/news-events/eicma-20 ... uke-r.html
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Re: OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R

Postby Bert » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:27 pm

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http://imgur.com/a/AIGpp

High res photos: https://www.ktm.com/uploads/media/1290_Super_Duke_R.zip

Text from the press release PDF:


PROTOTYPE KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R – EICMA 2012

Before glimpsing the fascinating future of the Super Duke, a short flashback: in 2005, the first pure street twin with the name Super Duke rolls out of the KTM halls and changes the world of motorcycles. Extremely agile and muscular, the bike lives up to its name – an unmistakable machine, with an aggressive sound, a bike to fit no pre-conceived notions and keeping out of no competitor’s way. Over the years, the Super Duke gets even hotter. Its power increases – as does its fan community.

The success of this uniquely dynamic motorbike confirms the veracity of KTM’s commitment to the Naked Bike, opening the door for further models. The merciless street fighter becomes the leader of a veritable pack of exhilarating bikes – all of them light, pure, top quality, and all without fairings. In 2011, KTM hits the bull’s eye of the small displacement segment with the 125 Duke. Almost 10,000 motorcyclists hop up, by no means just beginners. Just a year later, KTM stages another energetic escalation with the upgraded entry-level version 200 Duke, and puts the latest LC4 generation of the 690 Duke onto the grid – with well-known ingredients for maximum riding fun; with plenty of Single thrust at minimal weight; but also with more practicality, thanks to Drive-by-Wire and ABS. Another year later, there comes the athletic 690 Duke R, while at the same time, the brand new 390 Duke makes ready – a reasonable fun bike that will bring incredible enjoyment to riders all over the world.

Everything possible
So far, so good: 125, 200, 390, 690 and 990 cubic centimetres. But things don’t need to end there, even if nobody can make a case for more displacement purely based on rational considerations. Rather, it’s about enjoying power in abundance, about crazy acceleration, about tyres screaming for mercy, about pushing the limits of physics. Out of passion for the world of extremes. The world of KTM. The world of the new Super Duke.

Super Duke Onepointthree
At the EICMA 2012, KTM showcases the prototype of the future 1290 Super Duke R – a machine whose entrance needs no explanation and which shouts the very essence of the KTM philosophy unfiltered into the world’s face through two open megaphones. The creators of this concept are not about complying with regulations and legal provisions. They are about showing what happens when the best technicians, designers and riders are unleashed in Mattighofen.

The developers started with another hefty rebore of the RC8 R engine in order to give it maximum punch. Around this two-cylinder elemental force, they fitted a tight suit tailored from light steel pipes, completing the chassis with a single-sided swing arm and the finest suspension components from the WP Suspension prototype development, as well as racing wheels, racing brakes and racing tyres. To this they added the finest carbon parts, countless working hours, and spilled sweat by the bucket. More sweat, more commitment, then finally, cheers. Job done. Rollout in Milan.

Wide open throttle
The best news comes last: KTM is already working on the production version of the 1290 Super Duke R, with that same enthusiasm. A good reason to look forward to 2013 – to the first press testride on the new Super Duke R.

The specifications
- Engine: liquid cooled V-twin based on RC8 R with Drive-by-Wire
- Displacement: more than ever
- Power and torque: very, very much
- Electronic assistants: ABS and traction control – stoppie and wheelie protection disengageable (of course)
- Top speed: depends on the rider’s courage and figure
- Frame: Trellis frame made of chrome molybdenum steel
- Swing arm: single sided aluminium swing arm
- Suspension components: WP prototypes – upside-down forks with gas pressure reservoir, directly linked rear shock
- Wheels and tyres: aluminium wheels with slicks
- Brakes: front and rear Brembo racing callipers
- Weight: incredibly low
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Re: OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R Prototype

Postby Bert » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:40 pm

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Re: OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R Prototype

Postby motoronin » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:41 pm

Fap Fap Fap!

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Re: OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R Prototype

Postby Bert » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:46 pm

VIDEO!

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Re: OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R Prototype

Postby Colonel_Klinck » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:47 pm

180bhp??? and listen to her start up!

http://hellforleathermagazine.com/2012/ ... 0hp-naked/
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Re: OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R Prototype

Postby johnpav » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:58 pm

OMG, I'm in love, have to have (another) wank!
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Re: OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R Prototype

Postby fuel » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:01 pm

Better start saving :twisted:

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Re: OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R Prototype

Postby Marco_RSA » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:10 pm

On the other thread I was thanking KTM, but perhaps I should also thank Bajaj??? Nevertheless, I think KTM is very ambitious and true to their fans.

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Re: OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R Prototype

Postby Millar » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:15 pm

fuel wrote:Better start saving :twisted:


A grand a month til it's released. Hmmm doable, food isn't a necessity :wink:

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Re: OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R Prototype

Postby Colonel_Klinck » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:18 pm

Sell the dog! Get the Mrs down Kings Cross turning some tricks. We can then eBay Ronin's garage contents to make up shortfall
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Re: OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R Prototype

Postby Superdan » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:33 pm

Any one else got it as their screensaver yet :oops:

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Re: OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R Prototype

Postby jambox » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:38 pm

I'm liking the dual exhaust. Plus free cameras! They'd better come on the production one :lol:
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Re: OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R Prototype

Postby Superdan » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:41 pm

jambox wrote:I'm liking the dual exhaust. Plus free cameras! They'd better come on the production one :lol:


Yes it looks cool but RC8 Akra exhausts change hands for £1000 used so dont want anything to complicated.

I have not been to the NEC show for years as nothing floated my boat but may have to attend this year :twisted:
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Re: OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R Prototype

Postby Stratkat » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:42 pm

do they have a remote starter on it?

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Re: OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R Prototype

Postby motoronin » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:45 pm

Stratkat wrote:do they have a remote starter on it?

Seems like it!
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Re: OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R Prototype

Postby MADDOG53 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:00 pm

Hope they put a fuel tank on it that hold's "ethanol" :?: :roll:
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Re: OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R Prototype

Postby Colonel_Klinck » Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:07 pm

I guess doing 2 separate exhaust systems could save money on all the pipework that was required on the 990 to make them the same length? As long as it saves money I'm all for it.
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Re: OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R Prototype

Postby JohnJJr » Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:33 pm

Fook'n HELL YEAH !!!! 180 hp Double Hell yeah ! Looks like KTM is doin it right ! Man i need me some Jingle now $$$

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Re: OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R Prototype

Postby tigerstyletroy » Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:45 pm

Ahhh fook gotta start saving now

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Re: OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R

Postby PBRnr » Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:57 pm

Bert wrote:The specifications
- Engine: liquid cooled V-twin based on RC8 R with Drive-by-Wire
- Displacement: more than ever
- Power and torque: very, very much
- Electronic assistants: ABS and traction control – stoppie and wheelie protection disengageable (of course)
- Top speed: depends on the rider’s courage and figure
- Frame: Trellis frame made of chrome molybdenum steel
- Swing arm: single sided aluminium swing arm
- Suspension components: WP prototypes – upside-down forks with gas pressure reservoir, directly linked rear shock
- Wheels and tyres: aluminium wheels with slicks
- Brakes: front and rear Brembo racing callipers
- Weight: incredibly low


:lol: If only all bike specs were as to the point!
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Re: OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R Prototype

Postby Colonel_Klinck » Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:59 pm

added a pole for fun :D
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Re: OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R Prototype

Postby Marco_RSA » Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:14 pm

Colonel_Klinck wrote:added a pole for fun :D


I'm totally sold by the whole concept, but I'm still waiting to see the final product. I know that KTM will not disappoint the big Super Duke fan base.

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Re: OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R Prototype

Postby Viking » Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:27 pm

That looks cool.

Be interesting to see how the production version turns out. That tank is very high and the mask looks like it's falling off.

I wonder if they'll end up doing a track special like the RC8.

Would love a go on it. I bet it's a riot to ride. Now all we need is for the stars to align, pigs to fly, and them to do a 2014 superduke battle
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Re: OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R Prototype

Postby Stupid Luke » Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:30 pm

Ah, feck they have put a 195 tyre on the back. So for the next 7 years we wont have every newbie that buys one asking if a 190/55 will fit. What will we talk about instead? :D

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