Practical – New for KTM 2020: the 1290 Super Duke R ready to take off? – Used KTM

New for 2020 KTM: the 1290 Super Duke R ready to take off ?

Practical - New for KTM 2020: the 1290 Super Duke R ready to take off? - Used KTM

The 2020 motorcycle year seems to be under the sign of the big overpowered roadster, with the scheduled arrival of the Kawasaki Z H2 and Ducati Streetfighter V4 in particular. KTM therefore trains its "beast": the future 1290 Super Duke R connects the tests and receives fins. To better fly in the feathers of its competitors ?

Become essential on MotoGP prototypes, "winglets" are becoming fashionable on road models. And not only on Superbike models (Aprilia RSV4 and Ducati Panigale): appendages also grow on the radiator scoops of maxirosaters sports cars !

Already last year in Milan, equipped with small fins, supposed to help the pilot – and the electronics! – to keep the front wheel riveted to the ground despite an impressive 208 horsepower (or even 212 hp with the racing kit).

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This year, Ducati is announcing the, or the big novelty 2020 of Bologna will also be adorned with fins … double fins, the Italians recently specified in a very sober video.

To stay in the "race" within this ultra-competitive and very open category – Kawasaki will line up with a very, very inflated Z H2! -, KTM is therefore obliged to constantly work on its 1290 Super Duke R. MNC readers – who, as everyone knows, have a little more RAM than others – remember that …

As the Eicma trade fair approaches not turns of the wheel, the Mattighofen firm is taking control in terms of information disclosure. The Mechanical Oranges have released two short videos that feature the in-house testing of his big, hairy roadster.

A KTM more revamped than seen on the net ?

By playing a little with the mouse (play-stop-play-stop!), Site captures tons of small details which end to end, will constitute the next 1290 Super Duke R … or will be as many pieces referenced in the thick KTM Powerparts accessories catalog…

The future Katoche will use a new aluminum rear buckle (like the 790 Duke), reinforced carbon parts and a very short Akrapovic exhaust (like the RC16), orange paint (for the traditional tubular frame in steel!), a shock absorber mounted on a rod (from the "homemade" WP), Torx screws (like the German-German cousin), etc..

“Last but not least” for the “beast”: although it did without it this summer when it was being driven, the 1290 Super Duke R in turn gave way to the “competition fins” trend. Would the twin LC8 have been doped to such an extent that the KTM could not finally do without it? Thrill seekers – very – strong cross their fingers…

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