Austrian-motorcycle manufacturer KTM is all set to unveil the production version of the 1290 Super Duke R on the 1st of October this year. The bike, which was first showcased as a concept at the 2012 Milan Motorcycle Expo (EICMA), will replace the 990 Super Duke as the company's flagship naked bike.
The KTM 1290 Super Duke R Prototype
The 1290 Super Duke R will be powered by a brand new V-Twin engine displacing over 1200cc and packing close to 180 bhp, and will employ a lightweight trellis frame and minimal body panels to keep the weight low. The high power output and low kerb weight will ensure that the Super Duke out-paces most fully-faired superbikes. The bike will be equipped with the latest in Anti-lock Brakes and traction control technology, making its performance accessible to a wider audience.
Full specifications and pricing details will be available once the 1290 Super Duke R is launched, but for now, watch this awesome teaser video: