KTM 1290 Super Duke R 2023 Price, Specs, Top Speed, Mileage, Review, Seat Height, Overview
KTMs 2023 1290 Super Duke R is the KTM high-performance, open-class naked bike. A couple of years ago KTM used to focus on the sportbike segment with its RC 8 and then RC 8r project. They abandoned that after a few years.
Unfortunately, it just wasn’t close to being competitive in the Superbike class. So KTM went in a different direction instead of focusing on sportbikes. They went to focus on naked-class street fighter sportbikes. And that brings us to the 2023 Super Duke R. Now it’s crazy to think but, KTM has been making these Duke Street bikes for 28 years. 2023 is the 30th anniversary of Duke KTM street bikes. And this 1290 Super Duke R is just an evolution of that concept.
KTM 1290 Super Duke R 2023 Specification
For 2023 KTM has made a lot of changes to this motorcycle. Let’s get right into the engine.
|DESIGN||2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75°|
|POWER IN KW||132 kW|
|LUBRICATION||Forced oil lubrication with 3 oil pumps|
|CLUTCH||PASC (TM) slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated|
|EMS||Keihin EMS with RBW and cruise control, double ignition|
Now KTM has been making these LC8 v-twins for over a decade, and I like how they keep evolving the engine. It now includes an all-new air intake system, so the airbox has been redesigned. Now incorporates ram air to keep that airbox just loaded with air.
It also adds a set of showerhead fuel injectors. Showerhead fuel injectors complement the primary fuel injectors and give the engine more fuel at higher rpm. And as a result 289 kmph or 180 Mph top speed.
- KTM 1290 Super Duke R 2023 Price
- KTM 1290 Super Duke R Top Speed
- 289 kmph or 180 Mph
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- KTM 1290 Super Duke R 2023
- KTM 1290 Super Duke R specs
- KTM 1290 Super Duke R Mileage
- KTM 1290 Super Duke R Review
KTM 1290 Super Duke R 2023 Price in India
KTM 1290 Super Duke R would be launching in India around June 2023 with an estimated price: of Rs.12-15 Lakhs
KTM 1290 Super Duke R Mileage
KTM 1290 Super Duke R Mileage: 12 KMPL
KTM 1290 Super Duke R Chassis
|FRAME DESIGN||Chromium-Molybdenum steel trellis frame, powder-coated|
|FRONT SUSPENSION||WP USD Ø 48 mm|
|REAR SUSPENSION||WP mono-shock|
|SUSPENSION TRAVEL (FRONT)||125 mm|
|SUSPENSION TRAVEL (REAR)||156 mm|
|FRONT BRAKE||2 x Brembo monoblock four-piston radial fixed caliper, brake discs, floating|
|REAR BRAKE||Brembo twin-piston fixed caliper, brake disc|
|FRONT BRAKE DISC DIAMETER||320 mm|
|REAR BRAKE DISC DIAMETER||240 mm|
|ABS||Two-channel Bosch 9.1 MP ABS (incl. Cornering ABS and Supermoto mode Disengegable)|
|STEERING HEAD ANGLE||65.1 °|
|WHEELBASE||1482 ± 15 mm|
|GROUND CLEARANCE||141 mm|
|SEAT HEIGHT||835 mm|
|TANK CAPACITY (APPROX.)||18 l|
|DRY WEIGHT||189 kg|
Overall I’m pleased with what KTM has done with this 1290 Super Duke R 2023. It is faster, and it’s more fun to ride. The chassis is more compliant in terms of not only Road holding when you’re getting after it in the corners. But also still delivering a very comfortable feel.
The seats are wide the ergonomics are a good balance between sport and comfort. if you’re looking for an open-class naked bike that’s exhilarating and now has the polish and pedigree. This 2023 1290 Super Duke R is something you should consider. You get a whole lot more than a bike and more value for your money.