2018 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Powerful Naked Bike Review

2018 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Powerful Naked Bike

Being straightforward, the speed is our pure and original gorilla record. The 2018 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Powerful Naked Bike is another amazing beast by KTM. Its V-shaped twins are the most powerful one we have ever used in any road bike which beat the drums at 177 hp. When the straight is engulf, Pure-bred chassis will stay ahead. Even on a bad day, thanks to the most advanced driver assistance system.

2018 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Powerful Naked Bike – Features

Engine and Exhaust

Quick just turned out to be faster. Directly to the point, the speed is our pure and original punk record. Its V-twin engine is the most dominant one we have ever built into a road bike thumping the fight drums at 177 hp.

2018 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Powerful Naked Bike


The 2018 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Bike suppresses all stability and control requirements. It has an ultralight and yet extremely stable lattice frame stronger than the 2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke. It is a unique model beautifully crafted swing arm and state-of-the-art WP suspension components. Tubeless wheels, 17-inches front and back, and the latest Metzeler M7RR tires offer excellent traction on the asphalt. And allow you to exploit the capabilities of the bike to the maximum.

Ergonomics and Comfort

Whenever we needed easy and comfortable riding, the 2018 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Powerful Naked Bike has a Powerful and proven engine for super-sports advancement. Whatever speed you want, from exceptionally loose to incredibly quick, a viable electronic riding aid is provided by this bike. The Chassis combination of outstanding geometry and excellent suspension amalgamates the lightness that brings fantastic rides in any situation.

Bodywork and Graphics

The body has a sharp rear end, extended fuel tank spoiler and air intake, ultra-lightweight, Chrome-molybdenum steel grid, and off-the-shelf WP suspension components. These components turn brute force into a usable tool. The disposal of plastic parts yells ‘NAKED’ and makes a BEAST, which is always READY for the RACE.

Software and Electronics

Conquer the streets and tracks with a unique look and function to harness the full potential of BEAST. The world market leader Brembo and its auxiliary systems (MTC and ABS sensitive to tipping) developed an unmatched braking system in close cooperation with Bosch. Also, I completed the product range and helped the 2018 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Bike to offer optimum dynamics and security.

2018 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Powerful Naked Bike

Accessories and Luggage

KTM knows that its customers love to edit and travel. That’s why the PowerParts Series offers a wide range of accessories and luggage options on its Street sport bike range. Each power part is developed in conjunction with their chosen engine. It means that KTM riders only receive elements that fully complement their journey and provide this suitable factory directly from the dealer.

2018 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Powerful Naked Bike – Technical Specifications


Design 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75°
Displacement 1301 cm³
Bore 108 mm
Stroke 71 mm
Power in KW 130 kW
Starter Electric starter
Lubrication Forced oil lubrication with three oil pumps
Cooling Liquid-cooled
Clutch PASC (TM) slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated
EMS Keihin EMS with RBW and cruise control, double ignition

Check out the latest engine accessories of 2018 KTM 1290 Super Duke R.

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2018 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Powerful Naked Bike Specs


Gearbox 6-speed
Primary drive 40:76
Secondary gear ratio 17:38


Frame design Chromium-Molybdenum steel trellis frame, powder-coated
Front suspension WP USD Ø 48 mm
Rear suspension WP mono-shock
Suspension travel (front) 4.92 inch
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 Dis-engegable)
Chain 525 X-Ring
Suspension travel (rear) 6.14 inch
Tank capacity (approx.) 4.76

Some of the chassis accessories are as follows.

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Steering head angle 65.1 °
Seat height 32.87 inch
Dry weight 429.9

2018 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Powerful Naked Bike

Experts always recommend to use the safety gears during ride.

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It is a lovely, very premium machine from start to finish, which justifies its price tag. This is why you should buy a Duke of Great 1290: one of the best engines ever made is there, and it can cover the land in a way that no other NAKED bike can. It’s comfortable and offers ridiculously good performance on the road and has plenty of luggage carrying capacity. So, it’s not hard to see why superbike sales have taken such a battering over the last decade. 2018 KTM 790 Duke Naked Bike is also a good option.

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