1290 Super Duke R 2019 KTM Powerful Naked Bike Review Price Specs

1290 Super Duke R 2019 KTM Powerful Naked Bike

The new 1290 Super Duke R 2019 KTM Powerful Naked Bike is one of the best and highly competitive bike. The beast is not about chopping words or punching fists. Straightforward, cruel, and ruthless – there is nothing tame about this super naked bike. 1290 Super Duke R 2019 KTM Powerful Naked Bike has an updated design, an ultra-powerful 1301 cc V-twin engine, and excellent all-round processing capabilities, so it deserves respect.

1290 Super Duke R 2019 KTM Powerful Naked Bike – Features

Engine and Exhaust

The lightweight V-twin engine fires forward at warped speed and is the most potent powerplant in its class. It weighs only 62 kg, has an explosive power of 132 kW (177 hp), and provides a maximum torque of 141 Nm between 6750 rpm and 7000 rpm. There is no doubt that it brought a terrible blow to the full speed attack. Whether it is riding on the city roads, streets, or the racetrack, it can bring you pure, pure performance.

1290 Super Duke R 2019 KTM Powerful Naked Bike

It is the 1301 cc V-cylinder engine that gives BEAST life, which can extract 177 hp of torque, and its torque value reaches 6,750 rpm (140 Nm) to 7,000 rpm (141 Nm) in the sky. The lightweight 4-valve unit weighs approximately 62 kg, making it one of the lightest and most powerful twins in the world.

The exhaust system of 1290 Super Duke R 2019 KTM Powerful Naked Bike is wholly made of anti-rust stainless steel and has passed Euro 4 certification. Hundreds of testbed operations and complex simulations ensured that the exhaust system contributes to the extremely smooth torque curve and outstanding emission values of the V-twin engine. Did we mention the voice? When it whispers at a low speed, it will take away your breath to reach a high pitch.


Ultimate power needs full control. KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R is a benchmark boy for rogue behavior with its ultra-light but extremely stable grid frame, beautifully manufactured single-sided rocker arm, high-end BREMBO brakes, and the most advanced WP suspension components. THE BEAST is paired with front and rear 17-inch tubeless wheels and wrapped with METZELER M7RR tires, which can be torn into tarmac for maximum grip.

KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R exceeds all stability and control requirements with its ultra-light but extremely stable grid frame and beautifully manufactured single-sided rocker arm. KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R supports METZELER M7RR tires on very lightweight wheels as standard equipment.

1290 Super Duke R 2019 KTM Powerful Naked Bike

Two radially mounted BREMBO M50 Monobloc four-piston calipers and 320 mm brake discs stopped this violent BEAST. It is paired with an adjustable brake lever and a powerful brake pump for easy one-finger adjustment while the rear wheels are equipped with the 240mm diameter brake discs and the two-piston BREMBO calipers.

Ergonomics and Comfort

The powerful and sophisticated engine in the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R enables super sports propulsion or provides easy and comfortable riding when needed. Combine it with excellent suspension, geometry, and riding aids; SUPER DUKE can provide unimaginable riding fun at any speed you want (from very relaxed to very fast) under any conditions.

With the upright, wide handlebar, the rope can be attached to the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R, and the rider can adjust the range of 22 mm in four positions. A set of adjustable handles make the picture more perfect. You want to use traditional brakes and shift levers on motorcycles, but the shift lever has three-way adjustability.

Body and Graphics

Fresh decals, a sharp rear end, aggressive fuel tank spoiler, and air intake portray the brutal attitude of 1290 Super Duke R 2019 KTM Powerful Naked Bike. The reduction of plastic parts will call out “NAKED” (bare) and produce a BEAST that is always ready for the game. Just as fighter pilots need immediate access to available information, so does the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R rider. The TFT display mounted on SUPER DUKE R provides the rider with all the information they need. It means less time to look down, and more time to look forward.

1290 Super Duke R 2019 KTM Powerful Naked Bike

Additional Features

The exceptional braking of the world market leader BREMBO developed in close cooperation with BOSCH. The auxiliary system MTC (Motorcycle Traction Control) and the ABS with sensitive tilt angle complete the packaging and help the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R to be consistent. They allow you to quickly unleash the full potential of THE BEAST or control its anger and easily and quickly adapt to changing riding conditions and personal needs.

Is it not enough? Well, adding more performance to this BEAST is just for bravery! All KTM PowerParts are developed for their machines, which means that 1290 Super Duke R 2019 KTM Powerful Naked Bike riders can only get the parts that perfectly complement their riding, and get the same “factory installation” directly from the dealer. So you can improve BEAST features, look and feel to meet your personal needs better.

1290 Super Duke R 2019 KTM Powerful Naked Bike

1290 Super Duke R 2019 KTM Powerful Naked Bike – Price

The new 2019 1290 Super Duke R is available in $18,199 only.

1290 Super Duke R 2019 KTM Powerful Naked Bike – Technical Specifications


Engine type 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75°
Displacement 1,301 cc
Bore / stroke 108 / 71 mm
Power 130 kW (177 hp) @ 9.750 rpm
Torque 141 Nm @ 7,000 rpm
Compression ratio 13.6:1
Starter / battery Electric starter / 12V 12Ah
Transmission Six gears
Fuel system Keihin EFI (throttle body 56 mm)
Control 8 V / DOHC
Lubrication Pressure lubrication with 3 Eaton pumps
Engine oil Motorex, SAE 10W-50
Primary drive 40:76
Final drive 17:38
Cooling Liquid cooling
Clutch PASC™ slipper clutch, hydraulically operated
Engine management / ignition Keihin EMS including RBW and cruise control, double ignition
Traction control MTC


Frame Chromium-molybdenum-steel trellis frame, powder-coated
Subframe Chromium-molybdenum-steel trellis, powder-coated
Handlebar Aluminum, tapered, Ø 28 / 22 mm
Front suspension WP-USD Ø 48 mm
Rear suspension WP shock absorber
Suspension travel front / rear 125 / 156 mm
Front brake Two × Brembo Monobloc four-piston, radially mounted caliper, brake disc Ø 320 mm
Rear brake Brembo two-piston, fixed caliper, brake disc Ø 240 mm
ABS Bosch 9.1MP Two Channel
Wheels front/rear Cast aluminum wheels 3.50 × 17 inches; 6.00 × 17 inches
Tires front / rear 120/70 ZR 17; 190/55 ZR 17
Chain DID 525 5/8 × 5/16″
Silencer Stainless steel primary and aluminum secondary silencer



Steering head angle 65,1°
Trail 107 mm
Wheelbase 1,482 mm
Ground clearance 141 mm
Seat height 835 mm
approx. 18 liters / 3.6 liters reserve approx. 18 liters / 3.6 liters reserve
Dry weight approx. 195 kg


In general, this is a bike that is difficult to find and fail to deal with. 1290 Super Duke R 2019 KTM Powerful Naked Bike is a beautiful and very high-quality machine from beginning to end, which sufficiently proves that its price is reasonable. It has one of the best engines ever. If you want the best for a while, then it’s time to buy this bike.