Spy Photo: 2013 KTM 1190 Super Duke

09/21/2012 @ 1:54 am, by Jensen Beeler7 COMMENTS

Spy Photo: 2013 KTM 1190 Super Duke KTM 1190 SuperDuke 635x428

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.

Source: KTMmania.net

Comment:

  1. loki says:

    What an *ugly* can. Hope it’ll change for the final model.

  2. Damo says:

    At least the boots in the picture are nice….

    I shouldn’t complain about KTM styling. I at least appreciate that they are trying something new.

  3. paulus says:

    Only 2 weeks until seeing the real thing at INTERMOT

  4. Gutterslob says:

    ….and another 2013 model gets ruined by a howitzer sized end-can.

    Okay, maybe I’m being a tad harsh. It’s not as big a can as some other 2013 models, and overall it’s hard to judge at the angle the photo was taken (makes the wheels look tiny, almost scooter-like). But still, they could at least bring some of that origami styling over to the end-can’s design. Then again, this is just a “spy” photo, so it may well change in the production version.

  5. Peter says:

    Ummm guys… This photo was published on motorcyclenews com in the middle of may… More than five months ago.

  6. David says:

    “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 .”

    Well, ummmmm,…..interesting opening sentence there.

    I sure hope (for your sake) that there were some HOT FEMALE KTM executives standing around when that idea popped into your head.

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