You can faintly hear a collective groan of ecstasy let loose by horsepower junkies worldwide. KTM has taken the wraps off its 1290 SuperDuke R and published full specifications. Does 180 HP in a 415 pound (claimed dry weight) naked do it for you? Appropriately called “The Beast” by KTM, this new monster gets top drawer components to go along with its stupendous 1,301cc v-twin engine.
Sophisticated electronics, of course, including much needed adjustable traction control and ABS. The brakes are superbike-class Brembos, and the suspension includes a massive 48mm WP fork.
Most recently, we posted a video of the big Duke playing on a racetrack with a BMW S1000RR which you can see in our story posted here. Below are the specifications released by KTM. You can also follow this link to a special web site set up by KTM with all the details. We currently have no information on U.S. price or availability.
|ENGINE TYPE||2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75°|
|POWER||132 kW (180 HP) at 8.870 rounds/min|
|STARTING AID||Electric starter/12V 11.2Ah|
|ENGINE LUBRICATION||Pressure lubrication with 3 Eaton pumps|
|COOLING SYSTEM||Liquid cooling|
|CLUTCH||PASC slipper clutch, hydraulically operated|
|ENGINE MANAGEMENT/IGNITION||Keihin EMS with DBW, double ignition|
|FRAME||Chromium-Molybdenum-Steel trellis frame, powder coated|
|HANDLEBAR||Aluminium, konifiziert Ø 28/22 mm|
|FRONT SUSPENSION||WP-USD Ø 48 mm|
|FRONT BRAKE||2 x Brembo four piston, radially bolted caliper, brake disc Ø 320 mm|
|REAR BRAKE||Brembo fixed mounted two-piston brake calipers|
|BRAKE SYSTEM||Bosch 9ME Combined-ABS|
|CHAIN||X-Ring 5/8 x 5/16″|
|STEERING HEAD ANGLE||65,1°|
|WHEEL BASE||1.482 ± 12 mm|
|GROUND CLEARANCE||140 mm|
|SEAT HEIGHT||835 mm|
|TANK CAPACITY||18 l Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)|
|DRY WEIGHT||189 kg|