We were expecting some very important unveilings at the 2012 EICMA show and as expected here is the first one. Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM will be showcasing its 2013 KTM Super Duke 1290 at the 2012 EICMA show and just ahead of the same it released the official pictures of the ‘prototype machine’ as they call it.
KTM has not officially revealed the detailed technical specifications of the production model of the Super Duke 1290, though some of the highlights are listed on the manufacturer’s official blog along with an audio clip in which you can listen to the growl of the prototype machine.
2013 KTM Super Duke Official Video
Some of the features of the Super Duke 1290 that we know about are as follows:
- Ride by Wire system
- A new frame
- A new swing arm and
- A super fine WP suspension
As far as the styling goes, we are thoroughly impressed by KTM and this bike looks super cool and super mean. This street-fighter look is quite sharp and edgy and features loads of styling details that deserves appreciation. The combination of orange and white has worked for the in the past, and on the new Super Duke 1290 it works even better.
The bike is supposed to be powered by a bored-out version of the V-Twin engine installed on the RC8R superbike, with added 100 CC displacement. While the RC8R produces close to 152 BHP at max, the Super Duke, which is the highest powered KTM product to date, is expected to develop power in the range of 180 to 200 BHP. Features include traction control, ABS, anti-wheelie and anti–stoppie control which of course can be deactivated.
As it is with the detailed specs, the price isn’t out too but we expect it to be close to $16,500.
KTM Super Duke 1290 Technical Specifications
- Engine:Liquid-cooled, V-twin based on the RC8 R with ride-by-wire throttle control.
- Power and torque:Not disclosed (estimated 180 BHP)
- Electronic assistance:ABS, traction control, anti-stoppie, and anti-wheelie control (all can be deactivated)
- Frame:Chrome-molybdenum steel tubular frame
- Swingarm:Light-alloy single-sided swingarm.
- Suspension components:WP prototypes – at the front-upside-down fork with gas pressure cartridge, at the rear- directly connected shock absorber.
- Wheels and tyres:Light-alloy wheels with special slick racing tires.
- Brakes: Brembo racing callipers both at the front and at the rear.
More Official Pictures
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