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KTM 1290 Super Duke R Patriot Edition – Meanwhile, Super Duke R Confirmed for December Arrival

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American KTM dealers are in Austria this week visiting the mothership in Mattighofen, and to help greet them is the KTM 1290 Super Duke R prototype. Dressed for the occasion though, KTM is calling this one-off Stars & Stripes adorned hooligan machine the KTM 1290 Super Duke R Patriot Edition — ’cause you know, ‘merica!

The name might be a little over the top, but the bike is the visual centerpiece to some good news on the Super Duke front. Debuting a prototype of “The Beast” at last year’s EICMA show, KTM will unveil the final production model at the 2013 EICMA show in Milan, and says that the bike will be on dealer showroom floors in December.

Timing  this announcement with the American dealer visit, we can only assume this news includes the American markets as well. Also, KTM says journalists will get a chance to swing a leg over the complete bike in Spain during the autumn — we doubt A&R is included in that statement however. Le sigh.







To help keep the juices flowing over the prototype design, a gallery of the KTM 1290 Super Duke R prototype is below.

Source: KTM (blog); Photos: Courtesy of derestricted







Jensen Beeler

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