2023 Author: Nicholas Abramson | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-27 02:44
Morrillu showed you already a few days ago the first photos of what the KTM 1290 Super Duke R, a bike that goes a step beyond the beastly naked Austrian 990cc. Today Mattighofen has fired the starting gun and publishes the official studio photos accompanied by the first official data. In addition, over the next few days the company will gradually unveil more audiovisual material ready to keep the flame of a motorcycle unmatched in the current market alive.
And we are talking about a machine capable of accelerating from zero to 200 km / h in 7.2 seconds that you will enjoy 15,000km between each revision approaching the standards that Ducati has set for a few years. The war in the old continent between nakeds of enormous performance sees a new combatant arrive, capable of facing his opponents? Enter, read and discover why KTM is so proud of this barbaric work.
180cv and a maximum torque of 144Nm
KTM has embedded between the lines of its tubular chassis a 72º V-shaped bike impeller that cubes a whopping 1300cc. That size translates into figures that speak of 180cv and a maximum torque of 144Nm that pushes from 2,500rpm with no less than 100Nm. In the fist, to control that recklessness of power, a Keihin ride-by-wire system, whose operation we already explained a season ago. It also incorporates standard traction control signed by Bosch that attends to the orders of the three available modes: Rain, Street and Sport.
In tune with the performance of the engine we find 48mm WP forks at the front and WP monoshock rear, we understand, adjustable. It incorporates a braking equipment, Bosch 9ME Combined-ABS, which allows you to use ABS in all its splendor and safety or activate the "supermoto" mode: ABS in the front, freedom in the rear. In addition, Dunlop has created exclusively for this Super Duke R the Dunlop Sportsmart², which promise great grip in almost any situation. All in the set, without gasoline, stays at 189kg.
Supermoto mode disables ABS on the rear wheel, but not on the front
On the other hand, KTM assures that the 1,301cc V2 has a consumption content that accompanied with these reviews every 15,000km are a favor to the pocket. In this way they want to make sure that their naked, which they say offers a great protection against the wind, can be used in a less wild environment like the city.
Austrians speak of a motorcycle produced without thinking about the final price Which may mean, in other words, they wanted to put all the meat on the grill. They already have several models that offer good financial support so they have felt free of pressure to create a motorcycle that is pure passion. Apparently, that exercise in design and imagination that the KTM 690 Stunt involved in 2007 has inspired a whole range of motorcycles that, we hope, will help to awaken the market for two wheels.
Burned, the time has come to have fun.
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