Super Duke R

  • KTM has released the third #GETDUKED teaser video.

  • It shows a motorcycle being blatted around on a racetrack.

  • It should be the new 2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R.

KTM has released the third #GETDUKED teaser video for what should be the 2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R.

The previous two videos showed a motorcycle being built then prepared for a test on the racetrack in this video.

It shows a motorcycle blasting around a track interspersed with the typical seizure-inducing flash cutting footages of the bikes parts, including what we saw as Brembo Stylema front brake calipers, fitted to a Showa BPF-like fork lowers at 0:14. Does this mean the new Super Duke R will be more track-focused? KTM has no plans of building another fully-faired sportbike since axing the RC8 years ago. 

But while the rest of the video is your standard new bike teaser fair (which is too many these days, by the way), it’s good to hear the glorious roar of the V-Twin engine.

A noteworthy feature of the 2020 bike is the aerodynamics. Taking a cue for their MotoGP efforts and also that of upcoming supernakeds, the it’ll have winglets on the radiator flanks. There were spyshots earlier and the prototype uses the kind of aluminium seat subframe first seen on the 790 Duke.

The new Super Duke R will have some stiff competition to dethrone it as the King of Supernakeds.

The video ends with the date 5th November 2019, which is the opening day of EICMA 2019.

The KTM 1290 Super Duke R takes on a LaFerrari in an epic tug-of-war.


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