KTM Superduke R 1290 Highlights

The KTM Super Duke R 1290 , is KTM’s ‘Streetfighter’ Naked Bike. With its impressive performance data and aggressive design, the R 1290 is the most extreme Super Duke ever. It transforms optimum performance with maximum safety into ultimate riding pleasure. Thanks to unbeatable performance in conjunction with the versatility provided by the adjustable riding modes and Power Parts setups. Pure riding pleasure is pre-programmed – from the racetrack to the city and everywhere in between. The KTM Super Duke R 1290 perfectly embodies the KTM philosophy: endless power, highest precision, perfect ergonomics, finest ingredients, not a gram too much, simply “Ready to Race”!

KTM Superduke R 1290 Technical Details


Design 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition engine, 75° V arrangement, liquid-cooled
Displacement 1,301 cm³
Bore 108 mm
Stroke 71 mm
Starting aid Electric starter
Performance 132 kW (177 hp)
Engine lubrication Forced oil lubrication with 3 rotor pumps
Primary gear ratio 40:79
Secondary gear ratio 17:38
Cooling system Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump
Clutch PASC™ anti-hopping clutch/ hydraulically operated
Ignition system Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment


Frame Tubular space frame made from chrome molybdenum steel, powder-coated
Fork WP Suspension Up Side Down
Shock absorber WP Suspension Monoshock
Suspension travel front 125 mm
Suspension travel rear 156 mm
Brake system front Twin-disc brake with radially mounted four-piston brake calipers
Brake system rear Single-disc brake with two-piston brake caliper; fixed brake disc
Brake discs – diameter front 320 mm
Brake discs – diameter rear 240 mm
Chain 5/8 x 5/16” X?Ring
Steering head angle 65.1°
Wheel base 1,482±15 mm
Ground clearance (unloaded) 140 mm
Seat height (unloaded) 835 mm
Total fuel tank capacity approx. 18 l Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)
Weight without fuel approx. 189 kg

KTM Superduke R 1290 Review

How powerful it is?

KTM Superduke R 1290 is the highest street fighter because of the power it unleashed while on the road. Its relatively far from Super Duke 990 having the maximum torque of 100 Nm (74 ft-lb) from just 2,500 rpm; Superduke R 1290 delivers top performance with its 180 peak horsepower and 144 Nm (106 ft-lb) of torque.

Can Superduke R 1290 do wheelie?

The bikes big twin power is nimble; by just turning the traction control you can do wheelie on its first, second, third and fourth gear. It is not surprising at all because of the power Superduke R 1290 possesses. If you are a rider who is fond of doing wheelie effortlessly, this is the ideal bike for you.

How does it feel to ride the bike?

Though Superduke R 1290 gives off overwhelming power, the bike can still behave. Riding it on the street or track, handling is excellent and turning is a bit slower compare to full-on sportbike. On the corner, the bike is well-balanced and finishes smoothly. No wonder why this bike is best street motorcycle on its year.

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