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KTM Super Duke 1290 R Top Speed, Price, Images, Mileage, Reviews (2017)

KTM Super Duke 1290 R Top Speed, Price, Images, Mileage, Reviews (2017)


KTM super duke 1290 R

KTM Super Duke 1290 is regarded as the head of the department for the naked street fighter motorcycles in the KTM family. The Super Duke is fully loaded with the ultimate street fighter look and capable of changing the blood from red to orange. The KTM Super Duke 1290 is a futuristic motorbike and includes innovative Single Sided Swingarm, Frame and Subframe, Quick shifter, Supermoto Mode and a lot more.

The 2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke R will compete against the preference of Yamaha MT 10 and Kawasaki Z1000.

Outlook and Design

The KTM super duke 1290 is very special for its sleek, sharp and magnificent headlight, which is supported by the AHO (Auto headlight On). The fuel tank on the KTM Super Duke is wide, edgy and well sculpted to power the bike with the maximum range of aerodynamics.

KTM Super duke 1290 rear view

All Image Courtesy: Mitterbauer H

The front facing radiator of KTM 1290 Super Duke R 2017 acts in two-ways; as an engine temperature manager and offers a premium motorcycle finish. The KTM Super Duke though, appears stout, the machine overall looks sporty and rapid.

KTM Super duke 1290 front view AHO

The 75° V-twin engine of the 1290 Super Duke R looks full-bodied and has an attractive crank case cover. The rustproof stainless steel Exhaust of the 2017 Duke R is stubby and looks good, but an underbelly or under seat exhaust may have added more spice to the Overall stance.

1290 Super Duke Trellis frame

The by birth character of the KTM Super Duke 1290 is the orange flame colour which offers an excellent power to weight ration to the motorcycle. KTM claims that the chrome-molybdenum stainless steel trellis frame of the Super Duke is designed through the laser-cut and additionally robot-welded to power the chassis.

KTM Super duke 1290 trellis frame

The overall main frame and the supporting frame of the 1290 Super Duke R together weighs unbelievably 9 Kgs is an art of KTM’s engineering.

Single Sided Swingarm

The specially designed Single sided swingarm of the Super Duke R is weightless but powerful by its nature. The swingarm is attached to the tubular trellis frame that offers crisp drive chain tension and for quality handling of the Duke R.

Slipper clutch

The slipper clutch feature of the KTM Super Duke is a happy spot to manage the gear shifts. Also, the slipper clutch assists the stability of the rear wheel functioning while down regulating the gears or decelerating sharply.

Ride mode of the KTM Super Duke

The drive modes of the Super Duke R excite in three ways, the street, sport and the rain mode. The total 177 HP of the Duke R is supplied for the street and sport mode for delivering the sharp performance, while the power delivery is reduced to the safety of 100 HP on the rain mode to ensure the better traction.

Engine and gearbox

The 1301 cc, 2 cylinder, LC8 V 75°, liquid cooled, 4 stroke engine of the KTM Super Duke R is supported by the Hydraulically actuated PASC slipper clutch and 3 oil pumps forced lubrication. The engine can produce 177 HP of maximum power and 141 NM of peak Torque.

The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox and powered by the quick shifter for the flicking and smooth gear shifts.

KTM Super Duke Top Speed

The orange devil is upgraded in the year 2017 pushing the power limit from 170 HP to 177 HP offering an insanely riding top speed of 285 Kmph. The sharp edges of the bike keep moving rapidly.

The KTM Duke 1290 mileage comes closer to the Kawasaki Z1000. On a combined ride of city and highways, 11-14 Kmpl is figured.

Digital console

The instrument cluster of the Super Duke R is almost clever like a modern smart phone and are loaded with huge features. The advance TFT display appears like a flat screen and has room for

KTM Super duke 1290 speedometer

basics like digital speedometer, fuel gauge, dual trip meters, analogue tachometer, low fuel, oil and battery warning indicators and an engine temperature indicator.


The super bike uses a WP (white performance) Upside down suspension of Ø 48 mm in the front and the rear side is managed by the WP monoshock.

The gas central shock absorber of the Duke 1290 bags a wide range of optional settings. KTM claims that both the compression and rebound damping can be adjusted separately for high or low speed compressions.

KTM Super duke 1290 suspension, brakes and tyres


Fear not about the KTM 1290 super Duke R top speed, since the most powerful braking system available in the machine come into action for the rider.

The 320 mm twin disc brakes with the two radially mounted Brembo M50 Monobloc four piston fixed calipers in the front bring down the Big Duke to the stop.

The rear side is supported by the 240 mm diameter single disc with two piston Brembo caliper. The ABS unit of the motorcycle is impressive.


The company says that the tyres used in the KTM Super Duke are of premium quality having the top-notch property of new tyre grip pattern and strengthened materials. 

The Metzeler M7RR tyres working on this beast is fitted on to the light weight alloy wheels for the better riding and handling abilities.

KTM Super Duke Price in India

The bike owns a significant range of advanced features to stay in the best street fighter zone. The KTM 1290 super duke r price can be slightly on the heavier side of 14 – 15 lakhs, but offers rider’s satisfaction. However, people are happy with the other KTM bikes like Duke 200 and 390, which are way cheaper with the special features.

Colours available

The KTM Super Duke is available in Orange, white and black colours.

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