yeap, Since when KTM entered market of superbikes with its 2014 version of the duke 1290 , the market of naked super bike has been exponetially expanding. And now in the EICMA 2016 KTM has played a masterstroke by unveiling 2016 updated model of the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R, which is for sure ready to drive competitiors of the grid.
KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R – THE BEAST 2.0
This is KTM’s most powerful highlight – pure, raw and straight to the point: speed.
UPDATES FOR KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R:
- enter site LED headlight and LED daytime running lights.
- Bodywork with sharper rear end, new tank spoilers and air intakes .
- Two new color schemes.
- Wider, lower handlebar positioned further to the front.
- Transponder key system KTM RACE ON.
- Cruise control.
- Multifunctional TFT display and illuminated menu switch.
- Optional “Performance Pack” with Motor Slip.
- Regulation (MSR), quickshifter+ and KTM MY RIDE.
- Optional “Track Pack” with ‘Track’ ride mode.
which allows freely selectable engine mappings,
anti-wheelie off, MTC slip adjust and launch control
– MSC (Motorcycle Stability Control) with cornering ABS by Bosch incl.
- Supermoto mode, ride mode technology.
and multi-stage, lean-angle sensitive Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC).
- Advanced LC8 V-Twin now with 130 kW (177 hp).
- 10 mm shorter intake flange.
- Resonator chambers.
- Higher compression ratio of 13.6:1 thanks to
the flat design of machined titanium inlet valves with chromium nitride PVD coating.
- Euro 4 compliant.
- Ultra lightweight chrome-molybdenum steel trellis frame with bolt-on rear steel trellis subframe.
- 48 mm USD split front forks by WP suspension withseparate damping circuits, harder fork springs and a
sportier setup. Rebound and damping are adjustable.
- WP shock absorber with a harder fork spring
(10.0 N/mm). The preload of the shock absorber as well as the setup of the fork and the shock absorber have been revised for high-speed excellence, fully adjustable.
- WP steering damper.
- Ultra-lightweight, single-sided swingarm.
- Metzeler M7RR super sport tires.
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