The 2013 KTM 690 Duke R made its official debut at the EICMA Motor Show. The new bike has received a series of significant upgrades for 2013 and features fully adjustable suspension, Brembo M50 monoblocks and a dual channel Bosch ABS system with anti roll over mode. Additionally, the ABS system comes with a “supermoto” mode, which lets a rider lock-up the rear wheel. Compared to the base model the “R” chassis is higher, with stiffer springs and more damping. The 2013 KTM 690 Duke R also features new footpegs, fresh handlebars and standard crash bars.
At the heart of the 2013 KTM 690 Duke R lies a powerful single cylinder engine which delivers a maximum output of 69 hp. It’s worthy of being mentioned that this is the same engine used in the 2012 edition of the European Junior Cup. The engine needs to deal with a total weight of only and 331 lbs, so you can expect to a pretty lively acceleration.
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