38 Hi-Res Photos of the KTM 1290 Super Duke R

10/24/2013 @ 2:53 pm, by Jensen Beeler4 COMMENTS


KTM called it “The Beast” when it teased the 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R ahead of the bike’s official launch, and our man Iwan from Testmotor.nl is inclined to agree with that moniker, after attending the international press launch in Spain this past week. As aggressive in appearance as it is riding on the street and track, KTM’s new streetfighter sits at the top of the class with its 180hp 1,301cc v-twin engine.

Though an MSRP for the USA hasn’t been released yet, European pricing suggests that the new KTM 1290 Super Duke R will be only for a discerning few, which is alright because KTM doesn’t intend this machine to be for everyone. Coming against stiff competition for 2014, the new Super Duke R will hit dealer floors at the same time as the still unseen BMW S1000R and liquid-cooled Ducati Monster 1200.

With the 2014 Aprilia Tuono V4 R APRC ABS also getting more letters in its name for the new year, the choices are tough in the big-displacement sport/naked category. These are good problems to have though. To help you mull over which bike should be in your garage, we have 38 high-resolution photos of the 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R waiting for you after the jump. Enjoy!
















Source: KTM

  • AlexOnTwoWheeks

    I the one with the crazy sticker package and sweet looking wheels gonna be extra? That bike looks phenominal!

  • JeCo

    This or the new EBR.. next year is going to be expensive for me.

  • Chris Gagnon

    This bike is proof that KTM’s CEO is bi-polar. There’s no other explanation for the dichotomy in thought between the Duke and the RC8. Ignorance maybe? Hypocrisy?

    “we at KTM think that a sportbike with such performance doesn’t have any place on the public roads.”


  • Romaz

    I know this is probably one of the best roadbike available but it is so ugly….

    So many pointy pokey bits and facets everywhere.