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.
Engine & Exhaust
Legend has it, if you walk through the streets of Mattighofen at full moon, you can hear its roar. Ok, so we made that part up, but there is no denying the 1301 cc V-twin's legendary status. Now even lighter and more powerful than before, this torquey powerhouse has been built to take on anything you're brave enough to throw at it.
At the core of the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R is a major chassis overhaul. Boasting an all new frame with 3 times the torsional rigidity of previous models, stickier tires, smarter WP suspension, an aluminum and carbon composite subframe and completely revised geometry, the king of the DUKES has become lighter, stiffer and faster.
Ergonomics & Comfort
We won't mince words here - the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R has been sculpted for spirited performance riding without compromising rider comfort. A restyled tank gives the rider better support, while lower, variable handlebars and adjustable foot pegs make for improved comfort on the road and more control on the track.
Bodywork & Graphics
Purposefully uncovered, the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R has been designed to be a naked bike from the ground up - not a stripped back sports bike. As such, the brief was clear; maintain the iconic BEAST character, but push the limits of weight saving.
Software & Electronics
If you tried taming THE BEAST by grabbing it by the scruff of its neck and wrestling it into submission, you'd get bitten. For that reason, the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R wears an invisible muzzle to protect from heavy-handed petting. But for those few that can manhandle 1301 cc of pure fury, the muzzle can be removed at the flick of a switch.
Accessories & Luggage
Not enough for you? Well adding even more performance to this BEAST is only reserved for the brave! All KTM PowerParts are developed for their respective machines, meaning that KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R riders only get parts that perfectly complement their ride and provide the same 'factory fit' straight from the dealer – allowing you to refine your BEAST’s functionality, look and feel to better fit your personal needs.
2- Cylinder, 4- Stroke, 75° V -Twin, DOHC
Bore X Stroke
Max Power Output
Fuel Tank Capacity
Electric 12V 12Ah
Brakes Type Front
2 x Brembo monoblock four-piston radial fixed calliper, brake discs, floating 320 mm
Brakes Type Rear
Brembo twin-piston fixed calliper, brake disc 240 mm
Offer Ends 31/12/2020
KTM Finance now makes it easier than ever to own a new 2020 KTM model with a range of finance packages designed especially for you and available across the KTM Street range.
Once you’ve found your perfect KTM, your dealer will be able to present you with a range of KTM Finance options to help you make the right choice to finance your new machine. If you choose a Conditional Sale agreement you will be able to work with your dealer to change the deposit you’ll put in, alter the agreement length and add some KTM PowerParts into the mix if you can’t resist personalising your new KTM.
With regular KTM Finance promotions available on popular models, you can either work with the finance calculator on the website or go through a quote with your dealer to get a deal to suit you. The following examples are currently available;
Finance example updated June 2020.
Finance subject to status. Deposit shown may be higher than the minimum; a lower deposit will result in increased monthly payments. Terms and conditions apply. Applicants must be 18 or over. Guarantees/Indemnities may be required. KTM Finance RH1 1SR.
Once you’ve found your perfect KTM, your dealer will be able to present you with a range of KTM Finance options to help you make the right choice to finance your new machine. If you choose a Personal Contract Purchase agreement you will be able to work with your dealer to change the deposit you’ll put in, alter the agreement length, you can see the effect of different mileage lengths and add some KTM PowerParts into the mix if you can’t resist personalising your new KTM.
Finance example updated June 2020.
Finance subject to status. Deposit shown may be higher than the minimum; a lower deposit will result in increased monthly payments. Terms and conditions apply. At the end of the agreement there are three options: (i) Renew: Part exchange the vehicle (ii) Retain: Pay the Optional Final payment to own the vehicle; or (iii) Return the vehicle. Further charges may be made subject to the condition or mileage of the vehicle, if the vehicle is returned at the end of the finance agreement. Applicants must be 18 or over. Guarantees/Indemnities may be required. KTM Finance RH1 1SR.