1290 Super Duke RR 2021

£21,499.00



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Model Description

KTM continues to surprise, taking the ever-popular KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R platform and forging an even angrier BEAST. Being the first machine menacing enough to wear an 'RR' badge, it sits proudly at the top of KTM's street range as a limited-edition flagship motorcycle, developed around one key statement: Pure Performance.

Based on the latest KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R prototype, the limited production RR is a demonstration of what happens when your R&D department is allowed free reign. It's a true definition of READY TO RACE, with added exclusivity, exotic componentry, and premium workmanship.

The figures tell the story – 1,301 cc, 180 hp, 180 kg, and 140 Nm, translating into a power-to-weight ratio of 1:1, with enough torque to tear open the bitumen. Make no mistake, this BEAST is all about track-ripping performance. It is a no-compromise Hyper Naked motorcycle that has been conjured up from the darkest depths of the performance lab to decimate lap records.

Weighing in at a whole 9 kg lighter, the RR is more agile, stiffer, and offers better high-speed stability than the standard KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R. The wheels too have gone under the knife, shedding a massive 1.5 kilograms of unsprung weight. These are wrapped in ultra-sticky Michelin Power Cup2 tires, dramatically upping the track readiness of the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE RR.

However, the biggest area of influence comes in the form of WP's finest components. Up front, the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE RR makes use of fully adjustable WP APEX PRO 7548 Close Cartridge forks, together with an adjustable WP APEX PRO 7117 steering damper. At the rear, an APEX PRO 7746 Shock takes charge, which has been custom-made to the specification of the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE RR.

Carbon fibre has been used extensively in the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE RR's construction, with the subframe also receiving the lightweight carbon treatment. This has allowed designers to reimagine the tail of the BEAST, creating a unique single-seat unit, with redesigned LED taillights incorporated into new LED turn signals. These also include KTM's adaptive brake light as standard.

All of this, not to mention the biggest Euro5-compliant V-Twin engine currently available in a Hyper Naked motorcycle, makes the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE RR the ultimate backstreet weapon or track day tormentor.

It gets its power down to the ground thanks to a new quick-turn throttle twist grip, with a 65-degree opening angle – a 7-degree reduction over the standard KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R's 72-degree grip. This was developed to deliver improved throttle response, but also to reduce the rider's wrist angle and elbow drop at full opening.

As with all extreme track terrors, this BEAST would not be complete without a lightweight Akrapovic Slip On exhaust system. Made from titanium with a carbon fibre end cap, it provides the 'bark' to the BEAST's bite. For the absolute power-hungry, the Akrapovic Evolution Line full system is available as an optional extra.

Notable features on the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE RR include:
// The most powerful V-Twin engine to ever power a naked motorcycle
// 180 hp and 180 kg give the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE RR a 1:1 power/weight ratio
// New WP APEX PRO suspension and Michelin Power Cup2 tires
// New carbon fiber bodywork
// Lightweight lithium-ion battery, saving 2.5 kg
// Ultra-lightweight forged wheels, saving 1.5 kg of unsprung weight
// Carbon fiber subframe with a redesigned single seat
// Prototype-inspired CTG
// Exclusive KTM PowerParts package
// Limited to only 500 units

The KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE RR isn't only impressive when it comes to hardware. Under its carbon-scaled skin hides the most complete track-orientated electronics package ever seen on a KTM – and all as standard.

Most notable of all in this package are the advanced Track and all-new Performance modes, which allow riders near-unlimited adjustability options for rear-wheel slip, throttle response, Launch Control, and Motor Slip Regulation.

While the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE RR already boasts a full range of never before seen components and bodywork, a full range of KTM PowerParts has also been developed for those riders looking to boost its already frightening performance and track-ready viciousness.

And let's not forget, riders of the ultimate Naked motorcycle need to not only perform, but also look the part. For that reason, a dedicated range of KTM PowerWear has been developed to give KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE RR riders the utmost confidence when at the absolute ragged edge.

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Model Specification

Engine

Engine Type

2-cylinder, 4-stroke V-twin

Displacement

1301 cc

Starter

Electric starter

Transmission

6 speed

Clutch

PASC slipper clutch, hydraulically operated

ABS System

Bosch 9.1 MP 2.0 ABS (incl. Cornering ABS and Supermoto mode)

Engine Management System

Keihin EMS with RBW and cruise control, double ignition

Frame

Frame

Chromium-Molybdenum-Steel trellis frame, powder coated

Chain

525 X-Ring

Steering Head Angle

65.6 degrees

Tank Capacity

16 litres

Performance

Brake System Front

2 x Brembo Stylema Monobloc four piston, radially bolted caliper, brake disc 320 mm

Brake System Rear

Brembo two piston, fixed caliper, brake disc 240 mm

Power

180 hp

Torque

140 Nm

Brakes

Front Brake Disc Diameter

320 mm

Rear Brake Disc Diameter

240 mm

Suspension

Front Suspension

WP APEX PRO 7548 Closed Cartridge

Rear Suspension

WP APEX with Pro-Lever linkage

Suspension Travel Front

130 mm

Suspension Travel Rear

140 mm

Dimensions

Bore

108 mm

Stroke

71 mm

Ground Clearance (unloaded)

160 mm

Seat Height

837 mm

Weight (No Fuel)

180 kg

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