VIDEO: Here’s KTM’s 2020 1290 Super Duke R bike in ALL it’s glory


Footage from the factory itself shows the bike in detail. And it’s small, man… like, really, really small… and those wings – well, they’re huge, man… really, really huge…

Here’s what we’ve grabbed from the latest video from KTM for the 1290 Super Duke R that’s being officially unveiled at EICMA in Milan on November 5.

Tiny!

Check out three things about this bike that we can now see from our grabs off the video:

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1: It’s tiny. Look how small it is:

Ok, so this is a bit blurry but you can see how physically small the new KTM Super Duke R motorcycle is. Either that or it's being ridden by a 7ft giant in the video. We don't think it is the second option.
Ok, so this is a bit blurry but you can see how physically small the new KTM Super Duke R motorcycle is. Either that or it’s being ridden by a 7ft giant in the video. We don’t think it is the second option.
Look, look how small this thing is. We don't know why KTM flipped the shot, but it did. Anyway, motorcycle fans rejoice - the KTM 1290 Super Duke R for 2020 looks like being a proper beast.
Look, look how small this thing is. We don’t know why KTM flipped the shot, but it did. Anyway, motorcycle fans rejoice – the KTM 1290 Super Duke R for 2020 looks like being a proper beast.

Big!

2: Look how big the wings are! Especially when whatever aero they’re providing combines with the equally sticky-out radiator shrouds. That’s virtually another set of wings bolted onto the radiator… :

Bottom of this photo of the 2020 KTM Super Duke R, which was taken from the video teaser, you can see the massive front wings - and you can clearly see how far out from the front of the motorcycle they sit. Hewuge.
Bottom of this photo of the 2020 KTM Super Duke R, which was taken from the video teaser, you can see the massive front wings – and you can clearly see how far out from the front of the motorcycle they sit. Hewuge.
From the front, the wings look even bigger. Them's some wings on that thing there, for sure. Etc. Combined with the radiator shroud 'wings' it's proper aero work going on here.
From the front, the wings look even bigger. Them’s some wings on that thing there, for sure. Etc. Combined with the radiator shroud ‘wings’ it’s proper aero work going on here.

Fun!

3: It looks like an animal:

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Nice and clear shot of the bike. Doing a stoppie. Loads of power on tap (natch), it’s completely re-designed for next year.

Now, the bike in the video doesn’t have a TFT screen fitted or any other road details, but so what? This is the 2020 KTM Super Duke R that’s coming. Check out our much earlier exclusive photos of the bike that we caught out in action on the road back on July 2. CLICK HERE for those or click on the link further down this page.

Yeah, early, wasn’t it? Here’s the story from then – and check out all the others we’ve brought you first about this bike on the MoreBikes website. There’s loads of ’em.

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