KTM sparked a massive surprise at the India Bike Week by displaying a whole range of motorcycles from its line-up. Among the variety of motorcycles on display was the 1290 Super Duke R.
The KTM 1290 Super Duke R is a leaner, meaner hyper naked motorcycle that is aimed at catering to the higher end of the market. Built on a new Tubular space frame, the 1290 Super Duke R looks jaw drawping with the stripped down naked looks and exposed frames.
The LED headlight looks sharp and so does the 16-litre fuel tank that has a nice edgy feel to it. The taillight on the other hand gets an arrow shot form, while the high set single exhaust looks menacing. The motorcycle also comes with a seat height of 825mm and has a ground clearance of 160mm.
Powering the beast is a 1301 V-twin motor that churns out 174 bhp and 140 Nm of torque and comes mated to a 6-speed transmission as standard. Braking power is provided by 320mm Brembo stylema brakes at the front and 240mm twin piston calliper disc at the rear.
Suspension duties are taken care of by 125mm inverted fork upfront and 140mm Monoshock at the rear. Sadly KTM has no plans to get the most powerful motorcycle in its line-up to the Indian market anytime soon.