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KTM’s New 2017 1290 SuperDuke R Is At Procycles


See the Amazing New KTM 1290 SuperDuke R at Procycles Hornsby and St Peters

Unleash the 2017 Beast …

This is our punk record – pure, raw and straight to the point: SPEED.

Its V-twin, the most powerful one we ever muscled into a street bike, beats the battle drums at 177 hp, while its purebred chassis is set to stay ahead when the straight is devoured. When corners become prey. Even on a bad day, thanks to state-of-the-art rider assistance systems. No, scratch that. Grin amplifiers.

KTM-1290-Super-DukeR-17-2BEYOND REASON
Fast just became faster. This engine, in its latest incarnation, pumps out an arm wrenching 177 hp while its torque figures reach for the sky between 6,750 rpm (140 Nm) and 7,000 rpm (141 Nm). So it’s stronger than ever but only weighs 62 kg, one of the lightest big twins in the world.

10 mm Shorter Intake Flange:
A 10 mm shorter intake flange that enhances the power output and widens its powerband by 500 rpm.
Titanium inlet Valves
State-of-the-art, machined titanium inlet valves with chromium nitride PVD coating weigh only 39 grams each,19 grams less than the steel inlet valves we used before.

Cylinder Heads
Thanks to new resonator chambers on the cylinder heads, the SUPER DUKE R power train runs smoother, consumes less fuel and cuts down on CO² emissions by about 10%.

Ride by Wire
KTM SUPER DUKE R Ride by Wire electronically translates the throttle commands of the rider into the best valve positions for the current riding situation. Choking, jolting and involuntary wheelies are a thing of the past. Voluntary ones, however, could easily be a thing of your future.

Slipper Clutch
Forget rear wheel chatter when braking sharply or decelerating and control the clutch with one trigger happy finger.

Dry weight 195kg. State-of-the-art WP suspension components. Tubeless wheels, 17-inch front and rear, with the latest Metzeler M7RR tires offer tremendous traction.


Unrivaled braking from Brembo and assistance systems (MSC with MTC and lean-angle sensitive ABS), developed in close collaboration with Bosch.

Telescopic Fork
With its multiple setting options for spring rebound, compression and damping, the extremely torsion-resistant upside-down telescopic fork from WP Suspension provides you with a personalized suspension set-up. Not only can rebound and compression damping be set separately, but also completely independently from each other thanks to the ‘split principle’ (the left fork tube controls compression and the right one rebound damping). This allows riders to find their dream set-up with speed and precision.

Shock Absorber
The directly articulated, high-quality WP pressurized-gas central shock absorber with external remote reservoir offers numerous setting options over a wide set-up range. Compression and rebound damping can be regulated independently – with separate settings for high-speed and low-speed compression damping.

Two radially mounted Brembo M50 Monobloc four-piston fixed calipers with 320 mm twin-disc brake with two floating discs and a radial hand pump. The disc brake on the rear wheel features a 240 mm diameter disc and a two-piston Brembo caliper. The enormous potential of the Brembo brakes can be exploited to the full thanks to its lean-angle sensitive anti-lock braking system.



MTC (Motorcycle Traction Control)
MTC is a lean-angle sensitive traction control system, that reacts immediately if the speed of the rear wheel is disproportionate to the riding situation. In a matter of milliseconds, MTC reduces the engine output with an extremely smooth, barely perceptible intervention at the throttle valves, until the system has reduced slippage to optimum proportions for the selected ride mode and current angle of lean. Depending on the selected mode, MTC allows 3 levels of traction slip at the rear wheel. ‘Sport’ is up for respectable drifts and a perceptible amount of slippage, ‘Street’ keeps controllable riding with full engine power, ‘Rain’ is all about maximum grip in the wet. And that’s not the end of it. Daredevils, we give you: the off-switch.

Ride Mode Technology
Provides the rider with three ride modes, selected quickly with the menu switch on the handlebar. In conjunction with ride by wire, the selected mode influences the responsiveness of the engine, its maximum power and MTC intervention. “Street” and “Sport” modes deliver a full 177 hp. By contrast, “Rain” mode limits the maximum output to 100 hp with smoother early traction control intervention.

Pure Performance For The Street.

Bring It On…