2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

KTM SuperDuke R
2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

KTM’s original 1290 Super Duke R was dubbed The Beast when it was released in 2014. After it’s last comprehensive update in 2017 it became known as Beast 2.0 but for 2020 KTM are unleashing an essentially all-new Beast thanks to a new chassis and electronics harnessing a heavily revised version of the charismatic LC8 V-Twin.

KTM SuperDuke R
2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

KTM claim that almost every single component is lighter than before. Rims, brakes, swingarm are all lighter and a new aluminium-carbon composite sub-frame contributes to the weight savings. 

KTM SuperDuke R
2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

According to KTM the new main chrome-molybdenum steel trellis frame has larger sectional diameters along with thinner walls and is a significant three-time more rigid than before.

KTM SuperDuke R
2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

An updated single-sided swing-arm is now activated via a new WP Apex shock through a linkage that then mounts directly to new crank-cases. The engine being used as a stressed member.

KTM SuperDuke R
2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

After thousands of testing kilometres to fine tune the frame, swing-arm, triple clamps and forks KTM claim more front end feel and stability at maximum lean angle. 

KTM SuperDuke R
2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

New additional top-feed shower injectors atop the 56 mm throttle bodies along with a new intake system, bigger spark and increased compression adds up to an output of 180 horsepower (132 kW) at 9500 rpm, and 140 Nm of torque at 8000 rpm.

KTM SuperDuke R
2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

The engine is Euro4 compliant and KTM claims the Pankl gearbox is now smoother shifting. 

KTM SuperDuke R
2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

A latest-generation traction control system with a 6-axis IMU aims to help keep things in check with lean-angle sensitive traction control and ABS along with completely updated mapping in all ride modes.

KTM SuperDuke R
2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

A new five-inch TFT display made of scratch and glare resistant glass is also adjustable for angle. 

KTM SuperDuke R
2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

KTM Australia expect their first stocks of the 2020 1290 Super Duke R to arrive sometime during the first quarter of 2020. 

KTM SuperDuke R
2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

KTM SuperDuke R
2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

KTM SuperDuke R
2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

KTM SuperDuke R
2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

KTM SuperDuke R
2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R


2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Specifications

Specifications
Engine
Engine Type2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75°
Displacement1,301 cc
Bore / Stroke108/71 mm
Power132 kW (180 hp) @ 9,500 rpm
Torque140 Nm @ 8,000 rpm
Compression Ratio13.5:1
Starter / BatteryElectric starter / 12V 12Ah
Transmission6 gears
Fuel SystemKeihin EFI (Throttle body 56 mm)
Control8 V / DOHC
LubricationPressure lubrication with 3 Eaton pumps
Engine OilMotorex, SAE 10W-50
Primary Drive40:76
Final Drive17:38
CoolingLiquid cooling
ClutchPASC™ slipper clutch, hydraulically operated
Engine Management / IgnitionKeihin EMS with RBW and cruise control, double ignition
Traction ControlMTC (lean-angle sensitive, 3-Mode, disengageable, Track mode optional)
Chassis
FrameCrMo-steel trellis frame, powder coated
SubframeCast aluminium / Composite
HandlebarAluminium, tapered, Ø 28/22 mm
Front SuspensionWP APEX, Ø 48 mm
Rear SuspensionWP APEX shock absorber
Suspension Travel Front / Rear125 / 140 mm
Front Brake2 × Brembo Stylema four piston, radially mounted caliper, brake disc Ø 320 mm
Rear BrakeBrembo two piston, fixed caliper, brake disc Ø 240 mm
AbsBosch 9.1 MP 2.0 (with cornering ABS and SUPERMOTO ABS)
Wheels Front / RearCast aluminium wheels 3.50 × 17″; 6.00 × 17″
Tires Front / Rear120/70 ZR 17; 200/55 ZR 17
ChainX-Ring 525
SilencerStainless steel primary and secondary silencer with two catalytic converters
Steering Head Angle64.8°
Trail106 mm
Wheel Base1,497 mm ± 15 mm
Ground Clearance160 mm
Seat Height835 mm
Fuel Tank CapacityApprox 16 litres / 3.5 liters reserve
Dry WeightApprox. 189 kg
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