There aren’t many motorcycles that can compete with success against the new KTM 1290 Super Duke R, as this bike has all it needs to deliver first class performances in terms of ride, handling and power. Needles to say, its brutal character helped it gain a fairly good reputation among the adrenaline-hungry riders.

KTM decided to release a short video to present the born of its new mechanical beast which was created by a very passionate team.

The idea behind the new KTM 1290 Super Duke R was to create the ultimate naked which will be the lighters and strongest model in its class.

To achieve this goal, KTM’s engineers decided to use their strongest engine namely the 1290cc version of the RC8 unit. The unit and the chassis were finally tuned to make to the motorcycle easy to ride and to help the rider keep all that power (up to 180 hp) under control in any situation.

Hit the jump for the video!

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