KTM’s 180HP 1290 Super Duke RR Is Its Most Powerful Hyper-Naked Moto Ever

Apr 7, 2021

Category: Rides

In 2020 KTM released the third generation of its Super Duke R, setting the bar in the top-shelf sport naked class. But with increasingly fierce competition coming from the likes of Ducati, Aprilia, and BMW, the Ready To Race brand now looks to reestablish its dominance in the segment with the debut of its 1290 Super Duke RR.

The first KTM model to wear an RR badge, the new track-focused Super Duke is the result of the Austrian outfit’s development team being given complete cart blanche regarding the project. Kicked along by the most potent V-Twin engine to ever power a naked motorcycle, the Austrian hyper-naked packs a liquid-cooled 1,301cc engine pumping out 180hp and 103.25ft-lbs of torque. Weighing just 397lbs — 20lbs less than the single R-spec — the Super Duke RR benefits from fully adjustable WP APEX PRO 7548 Close Cartridge forks paired with an APEX PRO 7117 steering damper and an APEX PRO 7746 mono-shock. Other weight-saving measures and performance upgrades come from ultralight forged wheels, a Li-ion battery, a carbon fiber subframe, a titanium and carbon AKRAPOVIČ exhaust, and carbon fiber bodywork including a redesigned mono-posto tail. Available for preorder on April 8, the 2021 KTM 1290 Super Duke RR is priced at approximately $29,700 and will be limited to only 500 units worldwide.

Purchase: $29,700

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