KTM 1290 Super Duke R (2017)

Expected Price

₹ 15,00,000
* Delhi. May vary.
Expected

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Overview 2017 KTM 1290 SuperDuke R is the most fascinating naked street bike in mass production currently. It comes with exposed frame till the end of its tail, making it nothing less than a fearless demon on the street. It is currently being offered in 2 shades and uses a 1301cc engine producing 177 HP and 141 Nm of torque. Even after using such a massive engine, it weighs just 195 kg and comes loaded with equipment like cornering ABS. 1290 SuperDuke R rivals Ducati Monster 1200, BMW S1000, Suzuki GSX-S1000, Honda CB1000R, Kawasaki Z1000 and Yamaha MT-10.
Expected Price Rs 15 lakh
Launch Date Not Announced Yet
Type Naked
Status Upcoming
Shades Black, White
Official Tagline Unleash the Beast
Frame/Chassis Chromium-Molybdenum steel trellis frame, powder coated
ENGINE, POWER & TORQUE
Displacement 1301 cc
Maximum Power 177 HP
Maximum Torque 141 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
No. of Cylinders 2
Engine Management Keihin EMS with RBW and cruise control, double ignition
Engine Weight 62 kg
TRANSMISSION
No. of Gears 6
Clutch PASC slipper clutch, hydraulically operated
Primary Gear Ratio 40:76
Secondary Gear Ratio 17:38
BRAKES
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
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) Two-channel Bosch 9.1 MP ABS (incl. Cornering ABS and Supermoto mode Disengegable)
SUSPENSION
Front Suspension WP 48mm Suspension Up Side Down
Rear Suspension WP Suspension Monoshock
Front Wheel Travel 125 mm
Rear Wheel Travel 156 mm
WHEELS & TYRES
Front Tyre Metzeler M7RR
Rear Tyre Metzeler M7RR
Wheel Type Alloys
Tubeless Tyres
Alloy Wheels
BATTERY
Capacity 11.2Ah
Voltage 12V
DIMENSIONS, WEIGHT & CAPACITIES
Ground Clearance 141 mm
Seat Height 835 mm
Wheelbase 1482±15 mm
Dry Weight 195 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 18 litres
PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE
0-200 kmph 7.2 secs
Top Speed 280 kmph
INSTRUMENT CONSOLE
Speedometer Digital
Tachometer Analogue
Trip Meter Digital
Odometer Digital
Clock Digital
ABS Light
Fuel Gauge Digital
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
Electric Start
Pillion Footrest
Pass Light
Step-up Seat/Split Seat
Pillion Grabrail
Self Cancelling Indicators
Engine Kill Switch
Riding Modes
OTHER SPECIFICATIONS
Chain 520 X-Ring
Steering Angle 65.1°
LIGHTING
Head Light LED
Tail Light LED

KTM 1290 Super Duke R (2017) Review

22 Nov, 2016 04:55 PM

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 Metzeler M7RR tyres. 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 1497mm for a stable ride and a good ground clearance of 141mm 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 195 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 177 HP and a maximum torque of 141 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 caliper 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.

Expected Price

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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