It is a effectively-set up simple fact that KTM enthusiasts have been longing for a good KTM functionality motorbike in India. And of course, you would be proper to position out that the KTM 790 Duke was on sale in India for a couple many years, but it was pulled out of the industry, soon after BS6 emission norms came into perform. Considering the fact that then, the 390 array of KTM bikes have been the flagship motorcycles in the company’s line-up. But KTM in no way ceases to tease the Indian audience and give them a style of its substantial-close overall performance motorcycle line-up. And continuing in that tradition, KTM India showcased the present 1290 Super Duke R at the India Bike Week 2023.

The KTM 1290 Tremendous Duke R is because of for an improve in March 2023. But the model that was showcased listed here is currently on sale, globally. It is the flagship sport-naked motorcycle from KTM and it has by no means been on sale in India and we are unlikely to see it on sale whenever in the around future. The style and design is comparable to that of the recent 390 Duke, of training course, it is considerably bigger in sizing.

The motorcycle gets a 75 degree V-Twin engine, displacing 1,301 cc, which is liquid-cooled. It can make 177 bhp at 9,500 rpm along with 140 Nm of peak torque at 8,000 rpm. The motor is paired to a 6-pace gearbox, with a PASC slipper clutch.

In conditions of electronics, the bike gets motor administration process, journey-by-wire, riding modes, lean-sensitive traction regulate with monitor mode, cornering and Supermoto Abdominal muscles. The entrance suspension us a 48 mm WP Apex USD fork with comprehensive adjustability and 125 mm of travel. The rear gets a WP Apex monoshock with full adjustability and 140 mm of journey.