2017 KTM Super Duke 1290R

Nov 9, 2016

Category: Rides

Debuting at this year’s EICMA show in Milan, Italy, KTM pulled the curtain back on their 2017 Super Duke 1290R. It’s a modification based on its precursor, the earlier 1290R otherwise known as The Beast. However, this thing takes that nickname a step further looking more like a superbike from your worst nightmare.

What stands out the most upon first glance is certainly the new split LED headlight that brings out the bike’s sinister appearance. Couple this with the upped horsepower to 177 thanks to an LC8 V-twin engine, a performance pack including Motor Slip Regulation, Quickshifter, and KTM My Ride that links with your smartphone, and you have a powerful performance machine that’s cut out for 21st-century riding. Additional features on the devilish two-wheeler consist of a new WP shock absorber, a set of Metzeler M7RR supersport tires, cruise control for speeds up to 120 mph, and new resonator chambers on the cylinder head. It’s a scary cool bike that proves the Austria-based brand is not only here to stay but prepared to start leading the way in the world of motorcycle innovation.

2017 KTM Super Duke 1290R 001

2017 KTM Super Duke 1290R 004

2017 KTM Super Duke 1290R 3

2017 KTM Super Duke 1290R 5

2017 KTM Super Duke 1290R 6

2017 KTM Super Duke 1290R 7

2017 KTM Super Duke 1290R 9

More From Rides

Sea To Summit's TPU-Coated Pack Rack Is A Durable Travel Essential

An inflatable solution for those who lack traditional roof storage.

Posted By Chris West

Partner

This Handsome Oris Auto Watch Was Inspired By America’s Pastime

A partnership with the NY Yankees Manager to promote men’s health.

Posted By Sean Tirman

Partner
Featured Image

Karma’s SC2 Electric Hypercar Is Good For 1,100HP & 10,500Ft-Lb Of Torque

A sub-1.9-second proto-hypercar with a built-in racing simulator.

Posted By

Nov 20, 2019

Featured Image

CCM’s Stealth Series Motorcycles Are A Speedy, Shadowy, Stylish Trio

Paying homage to the success of the brand's breakout Spitfire.

Posted By

Nov 20, 2019

Featured Image

Jaguar Gives A 300-Example 470HP Final Farewell To The Gas-Powered XJ

After more than half-a-century of production, Jag says goodbye.

Posted By

Nov 20, 2019

Featured Image

INKAS Upgrades Their Street-Legal Luxury Tank With Smart Features

The indestructible 6.7L diesel V8 gets AI integration and performance boosts.

Posted By

Nov 19, 2019