KTM 1290 Super Duke R


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Expected Price

₹ 15,00,000
* Delhi. May vary.


Bike Category (cc) 1000cc-1500cc
Type Naked
Official Tagline Unleash the Beast
Shades/Colors Orange, Black
Frame/Chassis Tubular space frame made from chrome molybdenum steel, powder-coated
Displacement 1301 cc
Maximum Power 180 Bhp @ 8870 rpm
Maximum Torque 144 Nm
Engine Description 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition engine, 75° V arrangement, liquid-cooled
Cooling Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump
Ignition Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment
Lubrication Forced oil lubrication with 3 rotor pumps
Bore 108 mm
Stroke 71 mm
Number of Cylinders 2
Gearbox 6 Speed
Clutch PASC slipper clutch, hydraulically operated
Primary Gear Ratio 40:79
Secondary Gear Ratio 17:38
Front Brake 320 mm Twin-disc brake with radially mounted four-piston brake calipers
Rear Brake 240 mm Single-disc brake with two-piston brake caliper; fixed brake disc
Front Suspension WP Suspension Up Side Down
Rear Suspension WP Suspension Monoshock
Front Wheel Travel 125 mm
Rear Wheel Travel 156 mm
Wheel Type Alloys
Tubeless Tyres
Alloy Wheels
Capacity 11.2Ah
Voltage 12V
Ground Clearance 140 mm
Seat Height 835 mm
Wheelbase 1482±15 mm
Dry Weight 189 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 18 litres
0-200 kmph 7.2 secs
Top Speed 280 kmph
Speedometer Digital
Tachometer Analogue
Trip Meter Digital-2
Fuel Gauge Digital
Electric Start
Pillion Footrest
Pass Light
Step-up Seat/Split Seat
Chain 5/8 x 5/16” X-Ring
Steering Angle 65.1°

KTM 1290 Super Duke R Review

17 Sep, 2015 10:38 AM


KTM Sportmotorcycle AG is a motorcycle, moped and bicycle manufacturing company of Austria which was founded in 1934 by an engineer named Hans Trunkenpolz. It was a metal working shop when first started and was called Kraftfahrzeuge Trunkenpolz Mattighofen. It has its headquarters in Mattighofen, Austria and by 1954, started manufacturing motorcycles.

Over the years, it has acquired a unique place among the companies which produces off-road motorcycles and in the last decade, also established themselves as reliable street motorcycle manufacturers. Recently, the Austrian manufacturer unveiled another masterpiece, KTM 1290 Super Duke R on October 1, 2013. The worldwide launch of this stylish naked bike will be expected to happen in 2013 EICMA event which starts from November 5, 2013. It was first showcased as a prototype model at 2012 EICMA in Italy where it was hugely praised and caught everyone's attention. There are also the speculations of its entrance in Indian market on its worldwide launch in November as a part of KTM's joint venture with Bajaj Autos in India.

Design and Style

KTM 1290 Super Duke R has a sharp headlight with daytime running lights and a cool exhaust design with overall stunning looks and an incredible power to weight ratio. It has a powder-coated Chromium-Molybdenum-Steel Trellis frame while the carbon fiber is used for other parts and the machine is completed by a single-sided aluminium swing arm with 50mm rear axle. It has Bosch 9ME braking system combined with ABS and Traction Control and thus also guarantees the safety aspect and will be a light-weight bike. It also has nice low-pressure and die-cast wheels with tailor-made Dunlop Sportsmart tires. It has WP suspension system which includes 48mm diameter Upside-Down forks with gas pressure reservoir at front and Monoshock Absorbers at rear. It has a large wheelbase of 1482mm or 1494mm for a stable ride and a good ground clearance of 140mm for a bump-free ride. The seat height is 835mm while the fuel tank capacity is 18 litres. The weight of this spectacular bike without fuel is 189 kgs.

Engine and Gearbox

KTM 1290 Super Duke R has a 1301cc, 2-cylinders, 4-stroke, Liquid-cooled, Hydraulically-operated PASC Slipper Clutch, Pressure Lubrication with 3 Eaton pumps, Double-ignition, Keihin EMS with DBW, 75degrees V-twin RC8R engine with a maximum power of 180 bhp at 8870 rpm and a maximum torque of 144 Nm, out of which 100 Nm comes at 2500 rpm! The engine of this bike is mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The engine has a bore and stroke of 108mm and 71mm respectively. It reaches 0-200 kmph mark in just 7.2 seconds with low fuel consumption.

Instrument Console

KTM 1290 Super Duke R has different modes to suit different personalities which includes Rain (smooth and limited power), Street (sporty, effective and super-swift) and Plus (ABS and even deactivation modes for ABS and Traction Control). The bike has 320mm diameter front disk brakes with dual Brembo four pistons and radially bolted calliper at front while Brembo fixed mounted two-piston brake callipers at rear. It also has a perfectly illuminating instrument console with a digital speedometer, fuel gauge and 2 trip meters, an analogue tachometer, low fuel, oil and battery indicators and a high oil temperature indicator. It has a self-start, a pass light and even a stand alarm. . It has a large service interval of 15,000 kms which makes the rider at ease.


KTM 1290 Super Duke R is a great combination of style, comfort, safety and performance with unique design and advanced features. The expected ex-showroom, Delhi price of this magnificent naked bike is INR 15 lakhs which may vary in different states.


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