KTM continues to be the harlot of the motorcycle industry, as the Austrian company has again spread its legs open for our ever-growing two-wheeled lust — this time in the form of the 2013 KTM 1190 Super Duke. Some more “spy photo” nonsense, the KTM 1190 Super Duke is seen here in its unfinished prototype form, though we certainly won’t have to wait long before the bike’s official unveiling in a few weeks at INTERMOT.
Expected to get a de-tuned version of the KTM 1190 RC8 R motor, one can likely expect that KTM 1190 Super Duke to share its engine with the already leaked and debuted KTM 1190 Adventure. If that is the case, expect a torquey 147hp machine that should slot in nicely with competitors like the Ducati Streetfighter and Aprilia Tuono V4 R.
We already know from KTM’s leaked product road map that the Austrian company will bring the KTM 1190 Super Duke R to the US market for the 2013 model year. What remains to be seen is what electronics and extras come with the machine, and how KTM will price the Super Duke / Super Duke R against the competition.
If the KTM 1190 Adventure line is any indication, we can expect traction control, rider-selectable riding maps, and likely even ABS. What is not clear is whether there will be two models (a base and an “R”), or just the singular model for the American market. Time will have to tell on that one.