The 2020 Super Duke R 1290 motorcycle has been unveiled by KTM at EICMA.
The 2020 Super Duke R 1290 motorcycle has been unveiled by KTM at EICMA.

Taking the spotlight at Eicma in the first full day’s afternoon of the Italian show, KTM’s 1290 SUPER DUKE R has been what the company calls ‘re-Beasted’ with its most radical re-invention yet for 2020.

A completely new chassis, styling and electronics mean the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R has trimmed weight across the board, while a reworked LC8 engine delivers more power.

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The KTM 1290 Super Duke R motorcycle makes 180bhp @ 9,500rpm.
The KTM 1290 Super Duke R motorcycle makes 180bhp @ 9,500rpm.
The bike has plenty of torque on tap, kicking out140Nm @ 8000rpm.
The bike has plenty of torque on tap, kicking out140Nm @ 8000rpm.
Here's the spec panel for the 890 Duke R and the 1290 Super Duke R from KTM.
Here’s the spec panel for the 890 Duke R and the 1290 Super Duke R from KTM.

KTM has increased it’s potency in the midweight segment with the new KTM 890 DUKE R. Foregoing some of the daily ‘capabilities’ of its younger brother, the KTM 790 DUKE, the KTM 890 DUKE R is a sportier and edgier naked bike for hard riding. More power and more torque come from the new engine, which has been teamed with racier ergonomics, better brakes and fully adjustable WP APEX suspension.

This is the KTM 890 Duke R motorbike, ready for 2020.
This is the KTM 890 Duke R motorbike, ready for 2020.

The new KTM 390 ADVENTURE has borrowed heavily from the brilliant KTM 790 ADVENTURE. Using elements of the KTM 390 DUKE as a base, the KTM 390 ADVENTURE gives a bike that is within reaching distance of the all-conquering KTM 450 RALLY bike, but with crucial A2 license compatibility and current Euro emissions standards as part of the package.

KTM's 390 Adventure looks like a bigger on/off-road motorcycle than it's capacity actually is.
KTM’s 390 Adventure looks like a bigger on/off-road motorcycle than it’s capacity actually is.
The KTM 390 Adventure specification is on the left of this image.

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