2023 KTM 1290 Super Duke RR – Limited Numbers, Unlimited Fury

2023 KTM 1290 Super Duke RR [678]

MURRIETA, CA – March 14, 2023 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – Following the roaring success of the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE RR in 2021, 500 units of the 2023 KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE RR will go into production, promising the same levels of ferocity but with a meaner, darker

The KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE RR will once again rip into the tarmac, leaving a deep, lasting impression as the ultimate numbers-limited Hyper Naked motorcycle in the KTM stable. The numbers tell the story – 1,301 cc, 180 hp, 180 kg, and 140 Nm, with a phenomenal 1:1 power-to-weight ratio, making it every bit as beastly as its predecessor, but with a darker shadow.

2023 KTM 1290 SD RR(2)

Sporting a gloss black and matt carbon base, contrasting white graphics, and striking orange accents, the 2023 KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE RR casts an ominous shadow with menacing intentions. This is further exaggerated with a collection of unique custom-made components, which are specific to the RR, adding more aggression and attitude.

With the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE RR being 11 kg lighter than a standard KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R EVO, it is equally at home decimating lap times as it is carving up mountain roads, providing riders with the ultimate Hyper Naked package.

2023 KTM 1290 SD RR(1)

However, it’s the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE RR’s collection of WP Suspension’s finest components that take it from a backroad brawler to an accomplished track day terror. Upfront, a fully adjustable WP APEX PRO 7548 Close cartridge fork has been tailored specifically for the RR, while a custom-made WP APEX PRO 7746 Shock takes charge of the rear. The WP APEX PRO 7117 steering damper keeps things in check and offers 30 clicks to dial it into your specification.

Carbon fiber is used extensively, with the subframe also receiving the lightweight carbon treatment, creating a unique single-seat unit. The LED taillights are incorporated into LED turn signals, as well as KTM’s adaptive brake light as standard.

2023 KTM 1290 SD RR(3)

As an added extra to enforce the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE RR exclusivity, owners will be presented with a bespoke carbon fiber box containing the keys to their new BEAST.

For the absolute power-hungry, a full system Akrapovič EVO line exhaust system is available as an optional extra, which adds even more bite to THE BEAST.

Notable features on the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE RR include:

  •  1:1 power-to-weight ratio
  • WP APEX PRO COMPONENTS Suspension
  • Akrapovič Slip-on exhaust
  • Exclusive carbon fiber bodywork
  • Lightweight lithium ion battery
  • Ultra-lightweight forged wheel
  • Carbon fiber subframe with a single seat
  • New, black CTG
  • Limited to only 500 units
  • Unique, branded carbon key box
  • Factory triple clamp
  • Adjustable CNC-machined rearset

Not only impressive when it comes to hardware, the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE RR boasts the most complete track-orientated electronics pack ever seen on a KTM motorcycle – as standard, adding advanced TRACK and PERFORMANCE MODE. While the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE RR already boasts a full range of exclusive components and bodywork, riders looking for more ferocity can browse a full range of specially developed KTM PowerParts, along with a dedicated range of KTM PowerWear. This includes a custom leather race suit, specifically completed with unique KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE RR branding and matching design.

The 2023 KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE RR will be available globally. Orders open today, 13 March and can only be secured through a select number of authorized KTM dealers.

Source: KTM North America, Inc.

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