Buyers Guide 2016 KTM 1290 Super Duke R | Buyer's Guide

2016 KTM 1290 Super Duke R | Buyer’s Guide

2016 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

2016 KTM 1290 Super Duke R | Buyer's Guide
2016 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

Intensely powerful, with huge helpings of torque coming on as early as 2500 rpm, the 1290 Super Duke R is about blistering street performance.

Light in weight and cranking out over 100 ft/lbs of torque at just 7750 rpm, the Super Duke R is all about real world acceleration, as well as precise and responsive handling.

Brembo brakes, adjustable Bosch ABS, WP suspension, hydraulically operated slipper clutch, traction control, proprietary Dunlop tires, and a chromoly trellis frame are all parts of the premium performance package. Switchable power modes mean that you don’t have to ride at 10/10ths at all times.

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2016 KTM 1290 Super Duke R 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 Price:

  • MSRP: $17,399

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With 45 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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