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2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R — Contact Dealer for Pricing

2014 ›› KTM ›› Motorcycle ›› Naked-Bike ›› 1290-Super-Duke-R ››


2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R


In the form of the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R, KTM has crowned its legendary Naked Bike model range with a machine that redefines the term 'Streetfighter'. One look at its impressive performance data and aggressive design are enough to see that the 1290 R is the most extreme Super Duke ever. Thanks to unbeatable performance in conjunction with the versatility provided by the adjustable riding modes and PowerParts setups, pure riding pleasure is pre-programmed - from the racetrack to the city and everywhere in between. The new KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R perfectly embodies the KTM philosophy: endless power, highest precision, perfect ergonomics, finest ingredients, not a gram too many, simply "Ready to Race"! The KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R – high-tech in an aggressive design with unprecedented functionality and razor-sharp sportiness reduced to the essentials. The new KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R transforms optimum performance with maximum safety into ultimate riding pleasure.

Features May Include:
  • Ride-mode technology provides the rider with a choice of three ride modes on the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R, which can be selected quickly and simply with the mode switch on the handlebar. In conjunction with the ride-by-wire system, the selected ride mode influences the general responsiveness of the engine, its maximum peak power and traction control (MTC) intervention. "Street" and "Sport" modes deliver a full 180 hp and appropriately potent power development with a sporty traction setting. By contrast, "Rain" mode limits maximum output to 100 hp with smoother performance and traction characteristics.

  • The unique combination of a sensational engine with a perfectly balanced chassis supplies the rider with unlimited riding pleasure and a high level of safety in all conditions on the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R. The prerequisites for absolute predictability and highest safety levels are provided not least by the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R's leading-edge assistance systems: ride-mode technology, ride-by-wire, lean-sensitive traction control (MTC) and Bosch 9M+ two-channel ABS.

  • The electronic Keihin engine management system with twin throttle valves regulates the modern electronic fuel injection system, focussing on maximum power with predictable engine characteristics and spontaneous responsiveness with controllable throttle response. The throttle body has been enlarged from 52 to 56 mm in the area of the throttle valves for the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R in order to optimise power development.

  • The engine on the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R originates from one of the most powerful and refined V2 power units of our times, from the engine of the KTM 1190 RC8 R superbike. KTM engineers increased the displacement of the LC8 powerplant, not simply by boring it out, but by well-balanced enlargement of both bore and stroke. Weighing in at around 62 kg, the extremely slim four-valve unit is one of the lightest big twins in the world, yet it still develops no less than 180 hp peak power and 144 Nm maximum torque.

  • Have you ever thought about seat position? Stack and reach, leg arch length, seat height, seat foam, knee angle and knee contact, handlebar width, position and offset, the shore hardness of grip rubbers, tall riders, short riders, fat or skinny – simply everything is as it should be on the new 1290 Super Duke R. Simply get on and feel comfortable. Everyone. Male or female.


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    2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Base
    Year 2014
    Manufacturer KTM
    Model Name 1290 Super Duke R
    Trim Name Base
    Generic Type (Primary) Sport
    Engine Type 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition engine, 75° V arrangement, liquid-cooled
    Displacement 1.301 ccm
    Bore 108 mm
    Stroke 71 mm
    Starter Electric starter/12V 11.2Ah
    Maximum Power At Shaft 132 kW (180 HP) at 8.870 rounds/min
    Lubrication Forced oil lubrication with 3 rotor pumps
    Reduction Ratio, Primary 40:79
    Reduction Ratio, Secondary 17:38
    Cooling Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump
    Clutch PASC™ anti-hopping clutch/ hydraulically operated
    Engine Management Keihin EMS with DBW
    Ignition Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment
    Chain Type 5/8 x 5/16” X-Ring
    Steering 65,1°
    Frame Type Tubular space frame made from chrome molybdenum steel, powder-coated
    Fork WP Suspension Up Side Down
    Shock Absorber WP Suspension Monoshock
    Front Suspension 125 mm
    Rear Suspension 156 mm
    Front braking system Twin-disc brake with radially mounted four-piston brake calipers, 320 mm
    Rear braking system Single-disc brake with two-piston brake caliper; fixed brake disc, 240 mm
    Wheelbase 1.482 ± 12 mm
    Ground Clearance 140 mm
    Seat Height 835 mm
    Fuel Capacity 18 l Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)
    Dry Weight 189 kg