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KTM showcases 1290 Super Duke Prototype at EICMA 2012





EICMA 2012 is here is and be sure to some experience cool machines from manufacturers. One of the highly awaited models that made its way to EICMA is KTM’s Super Duke 1290. KTM had already unveiled few images of the bike prior to its launch to boost up the already present hype. Now, KTM has finally showcased the model. Bike looks quite cool. However, the bike that KTM revealed at the show is not a production model but a prototype that might witness production quite soon.

The Super Duke 1290 is the first ever prototype that was showcased by the company. The bike is powered by the same engine as the KTM 1190 RC8 R with an extra 100cc displacement. The underbelly exhaust from Akrapovic is another attractive feature in the bike. Some of the people from KTM claim that the company is already working on the production version of the bike with the same passion. The production version will be hitting the market next year. Here are the specifications of the prototype model and we are hoping that the production version might be featuring the same specs.

KTM showcases 1290 Super Duke Prototype at EICMA 2012

Specifications for the KTM Super Duke R 1290 prototype:

  • Engine: Liquid-cooled, V-twin based on the RC8 R with ride-by-wire throttle control.
  • Displacement: 1290cc.
  • 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.
  • Weight: Undisclosed.

KTM showcases 1290 Super Duke Prototype at EICMA 2012

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