KTM 1290 Super Duke R Prototype Rides at Goodwood — There’s a Reason Why They Call It ‘The Beast’

07/19/2013 @ 7:44 pm, by Jensen Beeler9 COMMENTS

KTM 1290 Super Duke R Prototype Rides at Goodwood    Theres a Reason Why They Call It The Beast KTM 1290 SuperDuke Prototype 635x422

Set to debut at the 2013 EICMA show, we best know the KTM 1290 Super Duke from the prototype concept that zie Austrians showed at the Milan trade show last year, though the bevy of spy photos that have cropped up on the internet also hels to form the bike in our minds. While much will be said about KTM’s RC8-powered streetfighter later this year, the buzz on the 1290cc v-twin machine is just how much of a beast it is in real life.

Taking to the world’s most famous driveway for the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the “Beast” was put through its paces by none other than Jeremy McWilliams — and the former MotoGP racer certainly had his work cutout for him. Really more of an exhibition than a race, McWilliams still showed how fast the new Super Duke will be…in every direction.

We have been really looking forward to riding the KTM 1290 Super Duke R when it comes out, but after watching this video…well…we’ll takeout a bit more life insurance, that’s for sure. Watch the bucking, sliding, dragging, wheelieing machine at Goodwood after the jump.

Source: KTM (Blog)

Comment:

  1. Sound and rides like a dirt bike, a dirt bike on horse steroids. Put some knobbys on that bitch and I’ll win the DAKAR (South American) Rally. :-)

  2. Gutterslob says:

    Grrrr…. aaarrrgghhh!!

  3. Kenny says:

    For that sound….worth it when she slings you over the bars.

  4. smiler says:

    I would prefer riding it up my drive than Lord March’s! Looks amazing especially with that SSS and the wheel paint.

  5. Isaac says:

    Daddy wants and he wants now. I’ve ridden a 990 Superduke at a KTM demo ride event once. Very, very, very smooth ride. Great roll on power and stopping power. It’s like a two-wheeled Cadillac with a Lambo engine. Basically a lady in the street and a freak in the bed. I have been waiting for a ‘Beast’ like this to come crashing into the motorcycle world. Now all we need is Triumph to stop being scared and make the damn Daytona 1050R.

  6. Anon says:

    Doesn’t look all that fast when he’s carelessly nailing the throttle at 0:22 !

  7. Ross Ewich says:

    “carelessly nailing the throttle”?

    he’s blipping the throttle to down shift.

    noob.

  8. paulus says:

    Orange awesomeness!