KTM Super Duke R VideoThe 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R needs no introduction. The bike, correctly nicknamed “The Beast,” shows that KTM can not only dominate in the dirt, but also the street.The Super Duke R immediately impressed us last October during its launch in Spain, which included some time aboard the naked at the Ascari circuit.
For any rider craving pure two-wheel muscle, the Super Duke R delivers. It features the RC-8-derived, 75-degree V-twin that delivers 106 ft.-lb. of torque, and it’s all wrapped inside a 416-lb. motorcycle. Add in Brembo brakes, Ride-by-Wire, Traction control, and ABS, and things only get better.As for styling, the Super Duke R features, in our eyes, perfect proportioning. And of course the single-sided swingarm – the first for a KTM motorcycle – adds that extra pleasing aesthetic element.KTM recently released another video of its beast to announce that the Super Duke R will be arriving soon at dealers; the video is attached above.For our review, visit 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Review.
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly Podcast—Motos and Friends.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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This week’s episode features Senior Editor Nic de Sena’s impressions of the beautiful new Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST that is loosely based around the original FXRT Sport Glide from the 1980s. Hailing from The Golden State, these cult-status performance machines became known as West Coast style, with sportier suspension, increased horsepower, and niceties including creature comforts such as a tidy fairing and sporty luggage.
In past episodes you might have heard us mention my best friend, Daniel Schoenewald, and in the second segment I chat with him about some of the really special machines in his 170 or so—and growing—motorcycle collection. He’s always said to me that he doesn’t consider himself the owner, merely the curator of the motorcycles for the next generation.
Yet Daniel is not just a collector, but I can attest a really skilled rider. His bikes are not trailer queens, they’re ridden, and they’re ridden pretty hard. Actually, we have had many, many memorable rides on pretty much all of the machines in the collection at one time or another.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!