Featured In the April 2020 issue of Roadracing World:
“The 1290 Super Duke R is a one of-a-kind hyper-naked motorcycle, unlike anything else on the market. With an updated, rowdy 1301cc V-Twin engine—a lot of displacement for any motorcycle—improved electronics, and a new chassis, it’s made to carve up twisty roads and rip around the racetrack as well as cruise through the countryside or head into the city, with a lot of power wheelies along the way.
“KTM engineers are unapologetic about it, giving the Super Duke R the nickname of Beast; this 2020 model is the third version of the Super Duke R, so they’ve designated it Beast 3.0.
“On the spec sheet, on the road, and on the racetrack, the Super Duke R is an exciting motorcycle …”
—Bike Intro, KTM 1290 Super Duke R: Beast Mode! By Chris Ulrich
Beast Mode is official factory policy at KTM, and the latest 1290 Super Duke R demonstrates that the Austrian factory is dedicated to that policy without reservation. Racing Editor Chris Ulrich sampled the new beast on the street and on the track. Find out how he got along with the biggest beast in KTM’s catalog— it’s all in the latest issue of Roadracing World!
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