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EICMA 2016: KTM rolls out all-new 1290 Super Duke R

EICMA 2016: KTM rolls out all-new 1290 Super Duke R image

Nica Onate / KTM | November 10, 2016 10:41

Naked Bike attributes for 2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

KTM-Sportmotorcycle AG recently revealed the 2017 1290 Super Duke R at this year's Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo e Motociclo (EICMA) Show in Milan.

By taking many of the attributes of the naked style bike for the 1290 Super Duke R, the manufacturer claimed that even when riding on an intense route through a multitude of weather conditions and asphalt grip levels; the bike will be able to deliver an efficient performance.

The 2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke R taking a corner

The new 1290 Super Duke R is equipped with WP semi-active suspension, multiple ride modes, lean angle-sensitive motorcycle traction control (MTC) and Bosch-developed cornering anti-lock brakes (ABS).

In addition, it also has electronic cruise control, quickshifter system for upshifting, a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), heated grips,and LED cornering lights combined with LED indicators that all come as standard.

Side profile of the 2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

Meanwhile, a 23-liter fuel tank is also fitted for long distance capabilities, along with an extended rear subframe with an integrated pannier mounts for the optional luggage system. It also has a height adjustable windshield.

The 2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke R in the circuit

Other amenities include: optional Hill Hold Control (HHC) and Motor Slip Regulation (MSR) . The latter functions to prevent the rear wheel from losing its grip, should the rider chop the throttle or dump the clutch when downshifting.

KTM said that the new 1290 Super Duke GT will be out in the market later this month and will be powered by a 179 PS motor.