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KTM 1290 Super Duke R Prototype Concept Bike

As we said before in our EICMA coverage, the teased machine under the orange sheet was not a production model, but in fact a concept bike of the KTM 1290 Super Duke R Prototype. The first fully...

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Answering the Question: “Does the KTM 1290 Super Duke R Prototype Wheelie?”

SPOILER ALERT: Yes it does. Remember that audio clip we posted last week of a then unknown KTM revving its motor in what sounded like a tunnel or warehouse? Well now we have the video to that special...

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KTM Super Duke 1290R Concept by Mirco Sapio

One of the most eye-catching machines at the 2012 EICMA show in Milan, the KTM 1290 Super Duke R shows the Austrian brand's return to making beastly asphalt-churning street-nakeds. Edgy in design, and...

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

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...

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Moar Photos of the KTM 1290 Super Duke R Patriot Edition

Greeting American KTM dealers this past week, the KTM 1290 Super Duke R Patriot Edition is a Stars & Stripes hat-tip to the soon-to-be-released KTM 1290 Super Duke R. Expected to be in dealerships...

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KTM 1290 Super Duke R Prototype Rides at Goodwood — There’s a Reason Why They...

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...

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KTM Super Duke 1290 R Debut Coming Very Soon

In just eleven days, the KTM Super Duke 1290 R is going to make its official production debut. We have already seen the KTM 1290 Super Duke R prototype, which took the 2012 EICMA show by storm. We have...

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Ride Review: KTM 1290 Super Duke R

Attending KTM’s launch of the 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R in Spain, or friend Iwan van der Valk from Testmotor.nl has been kind enough to share his thoughts and review regarding Austria’s newest...

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

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...

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Watch Jeremy McWilliams Embarrass Some Journalists at the Track While on a...

Judging from how the KTM 1290 Super Duke R stacks up against its competition, the Austrian's were right in calling the new Duke "The Beast" in their pre-launch marketing. Taming that beast is no easy...

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Video: The Genesis of the KTM 1290 Super Duke R

The Austrians refer to the KTM 1290 Super Duke R as “The Beast” whenever possible, and as our trained crash test dummy Iwan found out first hand, the name is appropriate for the 180hp streetfighter....

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KTM Sets Sales Record During First-Half of 2014

KTM continues to challenge BMW Motorrad as the top European motorcycle manufacturer (by sales volume), and has set a company record for sales in the first half of this year. Selling 70,469 units in...

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Recall: KTM 1290 Super Duke R

Attention 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R owner, KTM North America is recalling 640 units of “The Beast” for a fuel leak that may occur from the threaded inserts at the rear of the gas tank. Obviously, a...

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2016 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT Finally Revealed

We have been seeing for some time now evidence that KTM was set to bring a more touring-focused variant of the KTM 1290 Super Duke R to market, and now today we have confirmation of that fact....

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Two Enthusiasts Podcast – Episode 7 – Jet-Lagged

Episode 7 of the Two Enthusiasts Podcast is locked and loaded, with both Jensen and Quentin back from their adventures in California and Texas, respectively. The guys talk about the on-road differences...

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KTM 1290 Super Duke GT – The Be(a)st Sport-Tourer?

I recently was pleased to get the chance to ride the KTM 1290 Super Duke R – machine that truly lives up to the name “The Beast”, yet shows enough comfort to be a potent touring machine, if you could...

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The KTM 1290 Super Duke R Special Edition Is So Orange

The KTM 1290 Super Duke R Special Edition is an easy motorcycle to explain. You take the KTM 1290 Super Duke R, raid the KTM power parts catalog, slap some gold paint on the sucker, and call it done....

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A KTM 1290 Super Duke R Dirt Bike?

When it comes to inappropriate dirt bikes, we're your guys. So, it shouldn't surprise you then to read that we're all about this KTM 1290 Super Duke R that's set to compete in the 2016 Erzbergrodeo....

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Updates Are Coming to the KTM 1290 Super Duke R

It looks like updates are coming to the KTM 1290 Super Duke R for the 2017 model year, if our spies can be believed. The changes appear to be mostly cosemetic, with the 2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke R...

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Husqvarna Takes on the Ducati XDiavel with a Super Duke Based Power Cruiser...

The Ducati XDiavel is making impressions everywhere, most notably with the competition. First, we got word that BMW Motorrad was looking to build its own power cruiser, likely based off the company's...

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