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Super duke

Source: Www.Ktm.Com
Saturday, January 12, 2013

The best news comes last: KTM is already working on the production version of the 1290 Super Duke R, with that same enthusiasm. A good reason to look forward to 2013 - to the first press test ride on the newSuper Duke R.

So far, so good: 125, 200, 390, 690 and 990 cubic centimetres. But things don't need to end there, even if nobody can make a case for more displacement purely based on rational considerations. Rather, it'sabout enjoying power in abundance, aboutcrazy acceleration, about tires screaming for mercy, about pushing the limits of physics.Out of passion for the world of extremes.The world of KTM. The world of the new Super Duke.

The specifications

Engine: liquid cooled V-twin basedon RC8 R with Drive-by-Wire

Displacement: more than ever

Power and torque: very, very much

Electronic assistants: ABS and traction control - stoppie and wheelie protection, disengageable (of course)

Top speed: depends on the rider's courage and figure

Frame: Trellis frame made of chrome molybdenum steel- Swing arm: single sided aluminium swing arm

Suspension components: WP prototypes - upside-down forks with gas pressure reservoir, directlylinked rear shock

Wheels and tires: aluminium wheels with slicks

Brakes: front and rear Brembo racing callipers