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