2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Special Edition | Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide

2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Special Edition |Buyer's Guide
2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Special Edition

As if the standard KTM 1290 Super Duke R isn’t enough, there is now a Special Edition with a mixture of performance parts and bling from the KTM PowerParts catalog.

For performance, there is an Akrapović exhaust, two-piece seat, stiffer CNC-machines and triple clamps. Bling comes courtesy of anodized and carbon fiber bits, along with Galvano Orange paint and graphics that border on gold. Underneath it all is the big 1301cc V-twin that puts out a muscular 106 ft/lbs of torque, while running up to a peak of 173 horsepower.

2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Special Edition Specs:

Engine

  • Engine: Liquid-cooled, 75-degree DOHC V-twin
  • Displacement: 1301cc
  • Bore x stroke: 108 x 71mm
  • Maximum power: 173 hp @ 8865 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 106 ft/lbs @ 7750 rpm
  • Compression ratio: 13.2:1
  • Exhaust: Stainless steel primary and aluminum secondary silencer
  • Fuel system: Keihin EFI w/ 56mm throttle body
  • Lubrication: Pressure lubrication with 3 Eaton pumps
  • Engine oil: Motorex, SAE 10W-50
  • Engine management: Ride-by-wire Keihin EMS
  • Traction control: 3-mode, disengageable)
  • Clutch: PASC slipper clutch, hydraulically operated
  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Chain: X-Ring 5/8 x 5/16″
  • Battery: 12V, 12Ah

Chassis

  • Frame and subframe: Powdercoated chromoly trellis
  • Handlebar: Tapered aluminum, 28-22 mm
  • Front suspension: 48mm inverted WP forks; 4.9 inches of travel
  • Rear suspension: WP shock; 6.1 inches of travel

Brakes

  • Front: Twin 320mm discs w/ Brembo Monobloc four piston, radially mounted calipers
  • Rear: 240mm disc w/ Brembo two-piston, fixed caliper
  • ABS: Bosch 9M+ Two Channel (incl. supermoto mode, disenengageable)

Wheels

  • Front: Cast aluminum, 3.50 x 17”
  • Rear: Cast aluminum, 6.00 x 17”

Tires

  • Front: 120/70 ZR 17; rear: 190/55 ZR 17

Dimensions

  • Rake: 24.9 degrees
  • Trail: 4.2 inches
  • Wheelbase: 58.3 inches
  • Ground clearance: 5.5 inches
  • Seat height: 32.9 inches
  • Tank capacity: 4.8 gallons
  • Dry weight: 417 pounds

2016 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Special Edition Price:

  • MSRP TBD