Macs Motorcycles Ltd

1290 Super Duke R 2020


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1290 Super Duke R 2020 Media

Model Description

Having shed its skin, the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R is now a leaner, meaner and an even more menacing hyper-naked bike than ever before. Mounted into an all-new chassis, beats an updated version of the renowned 75 degree, 1301 cc LC8, V-Twin heart, taking THE BEAST to the next level.

Legend has it, if you walk through the streets of Mattighofen at full moon, you can hear its roar. Ok, so we made that part up, but there is no denying the 1301 cc V-twin's legendary status. Now even lighter and more powerful than before, this torquey powerhouse has been built to take on anything you're brave enough to throw at it.

At the core of the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R is a major chassis overhaul. Boasting an all new frame with 3 times the torsional rigidity of previous models, stickier tires, smarter WP suspension, an aluminum and carbon composite subframe and completely revised geometry, the king of the DUKES has become lighter, stiffer and faster.

We won't mince words here - the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R has been sculpted for spirited performance riding without compromising rider comfort. A restyled tank gives the rider better support, while lower, variable handlebars and adjustable foot pegs make for improved comfort on the road and more control on the track.

Purposefully uncovered, the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R has been designed to be a naked bike from the ground up - not a stripped back sports bike. As such, the brief was clear; maintain the iconic BEAST character, but push the limits of weight saving.

If you tried taming THE BEAST by grabbing it by the scruff of its neck and wrestling it into submission, you'd get bitten. For that reason, the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R wears an invisible muzzle to protect from heavy-handed petting. But for those few that can manhandle 1301 cc of pure fury, the muzzle can be removed at the flick of a switch.

Model Specification


Engine Type

2-cylinder, 4-stroke V-twin


1301 cc


Electric starter


6 speed


PASC slipper clutch, hydraulically operated

ABS System

Bosch 9.1 MP 2.0 ABS (incl. Cornering ABS and Supermoto mode)



Chromium-Molybdenum-Steel trellis frame, powder coated


525 X-Ring

Steering Head Angle

64.8 degrees

Tank Capacity

16 litres


Brake System Front

2 x Brembo Stylema Monobloc four piston, radially bolted caliper, brake disc 320 mm

Brake System Rear

Brembo two piston, fixed caliper, brake disc 240 mm


Front Suspension

WP USD 48 mm

Rear Suspension

WP Monoshock

Suspension Travel Front

125 mm

Suspension Travel Rear

140 mm



108 mm


71 mm

Ground Clearance (unloaded)

160 mm

Seat Height

835 mm

Weight (No Fuel)

189 kg