2016 KTM Super Duke R Special Edition

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Building on the already potent 1290 Super Duke R, KTM brings another level of extreme naked performance with the 1290 Super Duke R Special Edition. Outfitted with a host of high performance and quality KTM PowerParts, the Special Edition has achieved greater functionality, optimized ergonomics, and greater individuality. With the specially developed Akrapovic slip-on exhaust, there is no mistaking the 1290 Super Duke R Special Edition sonically as well as visually. Only available for a limited period, the Special Edition ratchets the level of “The Beast” to the next level.

2016 Highlights

  • Galvano orange paint and graphics set the Special Edition apart from the crowd, even at a distance
  • Akrapovic slip-on exhaust enhances the Super Duke R’s unmistakable sound
  • CNC machined orange-anodized race triple
    clamps increase rigidity for precision
  • Wave brake discs improve feedback while increasing stopping power
  • Two-piece KTM PowerParts seat offers additional control and comfort
  • Carbon fiber and Kevlar clutch and generator guards add increased protection
  • Orange-anodized caps, covers and levers add to the high-quality and exclusive image of the Special Edition
  • Advanced LC8 V-Twin engine with dual ignition, electronic fuel injection, Ride-By-Wire technology, slipper clutch and 6-speed gearbox
  • Spark plug selective individual mapping ignition and cutting-edge Keihin engine management
  • Ultra lightweight chrome-molybdenum steel trellis frame with bolt-on rear aluminum subframe and WP steering damper
  • 48 mm USD split front forks by WP suspension with separate damping circuits and WP fully adjustable shock
  • Ultra lightweight, single-sided swing arm with eccentric adjustment
  • Bosch 9M+ Two Channel ABS (incl. Supermoto mode and Off), ride mode technology and multi-stage, lean angle sensitive traction control

1290 Super Duke R SE Specifications

  • Engine type 2-Cylinder, 4-Stroke, 75° V-Twin
  • Displacement 1301 cc
  • Bore/stroke 108/71 mm
  • Starter/battery Electric starter / 12V 12Ah
  • Transmission 6 gears
  • Fuel system Keihin EFI, throttle body 56 mm
  • Control 4 V / DOHC
  • Lubrication Pressure Lubrication, 3 Eaton Pumps
  • Cooling Liquid cooling
  • Clutch PASC Slipper, Hydraulically Operated
  • Ignition/EMS Keihin EMS with RBW, Dual Ignition


  • Frame Chrome-moly Steel Trellis
  • Subframe Chrome-moly Steel Trellis
  • Handlebar Aluminum, Tapered, Ø 28/22 mm
  • Front suspension WP-USD, Ø 48 mm
  • Rear suspension WP-Monoshock
  • Suspension travel
  • ft./rr. 125/156 mm
  • Front/rear brakes Disc brake 320/240 mm
  • Front/rear rims 3.50 x 17″; 6.00 X17″
  • Front/rear tires 120/70ZR17”; 190/55ZR17″
  • Steering head angle 24.9°
  • Wheel base 1,482 ± 15 mm (58.34 ±0.59 in)
  • Trail 107 mm
  • Ground clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
  • Seat height 835 mm (32.9 in)
  • Tank capacity, approx. 18 l (4.75 US gal)
  • Weight, approx. 189 kg (dry) (416.7 lb.



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