KTM 1290 Super Duke R technical specifications

The wait for the 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R is over and if you thought the wait was agonizing wait till you hear the specifications. 180 HP in a bike that weighs 189 kgs with the peak power coming at 8,870 RPM and a torque of 144 Nm, and almost 100 Nm of that coming in as low as 2500 RPM. What all this means is that you have a bike shooting past the 200 kmph mark in just 7.2 seconds. KTM sure knows how to make you lust for something. If the 990 made you wish for a stronger gut, the 1290 surely will make you sweat adrenaline. As if all this was not enough the 1290 Super Duke R as expected comes loaded with an electronics package that adds to the mixture ride by wire, traction control, ABS and a whole lot of other electronic wizardry. Braking power comes from twin 320 mm Brembo disc’s at the front. The chassis is a chrome-molybdenum tubular space frame with a single-sided swing-arm. All that power in a riding stance that will keep you almost stress free (except for your pounding heart) is surely KTM’s way of saying some strong words to its competition. In case you have not seen the video yet check it out below and the technical specifications and more photographs after that.

KTM 1290 Super Duke R technical specifications

  • ENGINE TYPE: 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75°
  • DISPLACEMENT: 1.301 ccm
  • BORE/STROKE: 108/71 mm
  • POWER: 132 kW (180 HP) at 8.870 rounds/min
  • STARTING AID: Electric starter/12V 11.2Ah
  • TRANSMISSION: 6 gears
  • ENGINE LUBRICATION: Pressure lubrication with 3 Eaton pumps
  • COOLING SYSTEM: Liquid cooling
  • CLUTCH PASC: slipper clutch, hydraulically operated
  • ENGINE MANAGEMENT/IGNITION: Keihin EMS with DBW, double ignition
  • FRAME: Chromium-Molybdenum-Steel trellis frame, powder coated
  • HANDLEBAR: Aluminium, konifiziert 28/22 mm
  • FRONT SUSPENSION: WP-USD 48 mm
  • REAR SUSPENSION: WP-Monoshock
  • FRONT BRAKE: 2 x Brembo four piston, radially bolted caliper, brake disc 320 mm
  • REAR BRAKE: Brembo fixed mounted two-piston brake calipers
  • BRAKE SYSTEM: Bosch 9ME Combined-ABS
  • CHAIN: X-Ring 5/8 x 5/16″
  • STEERING HEAD ANGLE: 65,1°
  • WHEEL BASE: 1.482 ± 12 mm
  • GROUND CLEARANCE: 140 mm
  • SEAT HEIGHT: 835 mm
  • TANK CAPACITY: 18 l Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)
  • DRY WEIGHT: 189 kg