Official Aprilia & KTM Dealer - Southwest, Devon & Cornwall - SP Motorcyles - Unit 6 Alphinbrook Court - Exeter - EX2 8QR
  • Unit 6, Alphinbrook Court
  • Exeter, Devon.

1290 Super Duke R

KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R 2018



This is KTM’s Super Duke “punk record” – pure, raw and straight to the point: speed. Its V-twin, the most powerful one we ever muscled into a street bike, beats the battle drums at 177 HP (130 kW), while its purebred chassis is set to devour the straight and turn the corners into prey. Thanks to state-of-the-art rider assistance systems, every day will be filled with endless adrenaline-induced grins.

BASE PRICE: 14,299.00 GBP

Colours: Black or white




2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75°
1301 cm³
108 mm
71 mm
Power in KW
130 kW
Electric starter
Forced oil lubrication with 3 oil pumps
Primary drive
Secondary gear ratio
Liquid cooled
PASC (TM) slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated
Keihin EMS with RBW and cruise control, double ignition
CO2 emissions
Fuel consumption
Frame design
Chromium-Molybdenum steel trellis frame, powder coated
Front suspension
WP USD Ø 48 mm
Rear suspension
WP monoshock
Suspension travel (front)
125 mm
Suspension travel (rear)
156 mm
Front brake
2 x Brembo monoblock four-piston radial fixed calliper, brake discs, floating
Rear brake
Brembo twin-piston fixed calliper, brake disc
Front brake disc diameter
320 mm
Rear brake disc diameter
240 mm
Two-channel Bosch 9.1 MP ABS (incl. Cornering ABS and Supermoto mode Disengegable)
525 X-Ring
Steering head angle
65.1 °
1482 ± 15 mm
Ground clearance
141 mm
Seat height
835 mm
Tank capacity (approx.)
18 l
dry weight
195 kg

Engine & Exhaust

Fast just became faster. This is our punk record – pure, raw and straight to the point: speed. Its V-twin is the most powerful one we ever muscled into a street bike. This Beast beats the battle drums at 177 HP (130 kW).


With its ultra-lightweight yet extremely stable trellis frame, a beautifully manufactured single-sided swingarm and state-of-the-art WP suspension components, the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R exceeds all requirements for stability and control. Tubeless wheels, 17-inch front and rear, with the latest Metzeler M7RR tires offer tremendous traction on asphalt and let you exploit the bike’s capabilities to the fullest. Feedback? Check. Safety? Check. Fun? Double check.

Ergonomics & Comfort

The powerful and cultivated engine enables either super-sporty propulsion or, when required, relaxed and comfortable riding – with every conceivable level in between. The chassis combines lightness with outstanding geometry and fantastic suspension, which, together with every feasible electronic riding aid, allow unimaginable riding pleasure in all conditions at whatever speed you desire, from very relaxed to very, very fast.

Bodywork & Graphics

The bodywork with sharp rear end, extended tank spoilers and air intakes, the ultra lightweight chrome-molybdenum steel trellis frame and the ready to race WP suspension components convert brute power into a usable tool. The elimination of plastic parts shouts ‘NAKED’ and create a BEAST that is always READY TO RACE.

Software & Electronics

Conquer the streets and the racetrack with a unique look and features that realize the full potential of The Beast. Unrivaled braking from world market leader BREMBO, and assistance systems (MTC and lean-angle sensitive ABS) developed in close collaboration with BOSCH, round off the package and help the 1290 SUPER DUKE R into a clear lead, from the start.

Accessories & Luggage

Adding more performance to this beast is only reserved for the brave! All KTM PowerParts are developed for their respective machine, meaning that KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE riders only get parts that perfectly complement their ride and provide the same ‘factory fit’ straight from SP Motorcycles