• Missed out on the KTM Super Duke 1290RR? Now, There’s The 1290 R Evo

  • KTM Super Duke 1290 R King of the naked sports bikes, new Evo model gets semi-active suspension
  • KTM Super Duke 1290 RR Only 500 built and they sold out in 50 minutes!
  • Track-Focussed While not a dedicated track toy, the Super Duke R is devastatingly effective
  • Getting Better All the Time With the suspension upgrade, the Super Duke is on a par with the Aprilia Tuono

Semi-Active Suspension Now Fitted

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With only 500 examples built, the Super Duke RR sold out in 50 minutes. Now, KTM has announced the Super Duke 1290 R Evo.

KTM Super Duke 1290 R Evo

Missed out on the KTM Super Duke 1290RR? Now, There's The 1290 R Evo
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KTM Super Duke 1290 RR
Only 500 built and they sold out in 50 minutes!

The KTM Super Duke 1290 R has become the standard by which all other naked sports bikes are measured. Insanely fast and dynamic, it is not a bike for the faint of heart.

KTM then upped the ante with the arrival of the Super Duke 1290 RR, which was 9kg lighter and had plenty of carbon fibre goodies and upgraded components. The only problem was that there were only 500 built and they sold out in 50 minutes of going on sale.

Missed out on the KTM Super Duke 1290RR? Now, There's The 1290 R Evo
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KTM Super Duke 1290 R
King of the naked sports bikes, new Evo model gets semi-active suspension

Now, the Austrian manufacturer is launching the Super Duke 1290 R Evo, with a significant suspension upgrade over the base Super Duke R, as revealed by the Asphalt&Rubber website.

The WP APEX suspension fitted to the ’standard’ Super Duke has been changed to semi-active suspension from the same manufacturer, which is part of the KTM empire. There is also new quick-action throttle and new graphics.

Missed out on the KTM Super Duke 1290RR? Now, There's The 1290 R Evo
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Track-Focussed
While not a dedicated track toy, the Super Duke R is devastatingly effective

Retail price will be $19,599 and it should be available in showrooms in January 2022 and will go some way to appease those fans who missed out on the RR and promises to make the Super Duke even better than ever.

Missed out on the KTM Super Duke 1290RR? Now, There's The 1290 R Evo
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Getting Better All the Time
With the suspension upgrade, the Super Duke is on a par with the Aprilia Tuono
Harry Fisher
Harry Fisher
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Born and raised in England, he has lived in South Africa with his family since 2002. Harry has owned examples of Triumph, Norton, BSA, MV Agusta, Honda, BMW, Ducati, Harley Davidson, Kawasaki and Moto Morini motorcycles. He regrets selling all of them.  Read full bio
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