2021 KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE RR.
Engine & Exhaust
Boasting 180HP and 140 Nm, the 1,301 cc LC8, V-Twin, this beating heart of the BEAST deserves little introduction. However, due to the times, this engine is EURO5 homologated, but most importantly, and thanks to an overall weight reduction of 9kg – the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE RR has an incredible power to weight ratio of 1:1.
To perform like a BEAST, the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE RR needs to breathe like a BEAST. Thanks to a ram air intake positioned in headlight mask, this ripsnorting arrangement maximises airflow by forcing oxygen into the combustion chambers. This reduces the chance of low air pressure and increases the fuel burn rate for optimum performance.
CHASSIS & FRAME
Think of the suspension elements on the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE RR as the muscles that work to get the power to the ground in the best and most efficient way. Every component has been considered to improve the handling, adjustability, and performance of this track-shredding BEAST.
Taking charge of the rear, the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE RR employs the use of a WP APEX PRO 7746 Shock, which has been custom made according to the unique specifications of the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE RR. Developed in close co-operation with current World Championship and factory riders, the WP APEX PRO 7746 Shock allows for high and low speed compression as well as rebound and pre-load adjustment and even allows the pilot to adjust the shock length from 353 mm to 360 mm.
ERGONOMICS & COMFORT
A great deal of testing was done to develop the robust and intuitive motorcycle switchgear on the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE RR, which incidentally, pushes all the right buttons. Riders can now adjust the wheel slip easily via paddle buttons on the switchgear, while TRACK or PERFORMANCE MODE, or can set two programmable switches for fast access to favoured features or setting of their choosing.
Due to its aggressive racing ergonomics, the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE RR also features CNC-machined, adjustable folding brake, and clutch levers, with a front brake lever guard for good measure.
BODYWORKS & GRAPHICS
The KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE RR has taken the NAKED bike ethos and stripped it down even more. In an unrelenting hunt to save grams, almost every single body panel is made from carbon fibre. Even the thickness of the panels was carefully scrutinized to ensure optimal weight saving. But, these aren’t merely lightweight – they add stiffness and a more muscular, imposing look.
Thanks to an all-new, carbon fibre undertray, the tail end of the RR incorporates the license plate holder and taillights seamlessly into a neat rear end – but maintains the expected sting in the tail.
SOFTWARE & ELECTRONICS
A 5-inch angle-adjustable TFT screen dominates the dash, featuring a fresh design and innovative functionality. An intuitive menu structure also gives riders faster access to the various features and allows for more customization of preferred riding setups. The scratch-resistant bonded glass display also helps to combat glare – not that you’ll be looking down here when barreling past the competition.
It’s never been easier to make your intentions known with the all-new LED indicators fitted to the KTM 1290 Super Duke RR. The taillight is integrated into these ultra-bright flashers give ample warning to traffic, while looking super cool in the process.
2021 KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE RR – TECHNICAL DETAILS
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