Is the KTM 1290 Super Duke reliable?

Is the KTM 1290 Super Duke reliable?

Reliability & build quality We have one owners’ review for the current 2020-on KTM 1290 Super Duke R, which scores the bike 4/5 stars for reliability – knocking off a point for its fiddly indicator switch.

How fast does a KTM 1290 go?

Accelerating from 0-60 in 3.6 secs, 0-100 in 6 seconds and 0-140mph in 9.5 seconds. For a naked motorcycle, it’s hard to go much quicker than that!

Does traction control stop wheelies?

The idea of traction control is to prevent rear-wheel spin from too much power for the road surface by cutting engine power. It helps to prevent power slides, but also wheelies and burnouts!

How do you control a wheelie?

How to Master a Wheelie on a Sportbike

  1. Before You Attempt to Do a Wheelie:
  2. Step 1: Take off in First Gear.
  3. Step 2: Bring Your Bike to a Good Speed.
  4. Step 3: Crank the Gas to Accelerate and Bring the Front Wheel Up.
  5. Step 4: Maintain Your Balance in the Wheelie.
  6. Step 5: Step on the Rear Brake to Bring Your Wheel Back Down.

Is the KTM 1290 Super Duke R comfortable?

But it’s hard to ignore the 1290’s combination of comfort, convenience and breathtaking performance, all of which there is more of for 2020. Any motorcycle with this exceptional level of sportbike performance simply has no right to be this comfortable.

How much is a KTM 1290 Super Duke?

The KTM Super Duke 1290 GT is a sport style motorcycle with an MSRP of $20,599 and is carryover for 2020. Power is provided by a 4-Stroke, 1301cc, Liquid cooled, DOHC, V Twin engine with Electric starter.

How much does a Super Duke R weight?

In real-world, ready-to-ride form with a 90% full tank – as bikes are listed on type-approval documents, for instance – the Super Duke RR comes in at 200kg.

How does the KTM 1290 Superduke R ride by wire work?

The Ride-by-Wire on the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R goes the extra mile. It electronically translates the throttle commands of the rider into the best throttle valve positions for the current riding situation. Choking, jolting and involuntary wheelies are a thing of the past. Voluntary ones, however, could easily be a thing of your future.

What are the best tires for the KTM 1290 Super Duke r evo?

BRIDGESTONE S22 tires – 120/70/17 in the front and 200/55/17 in the rear – are specifically developed for the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R EVO. Featuring a fine-particle silica compound, they offer much-improved grip in wet weather conditions, making for exceptional characteristics on the road but also phenomenal handling on the track.

How big is the Super Duke KTM?

KTM’s “Ready to Race” slogan was aptly fulfilled. The 1,301cc V-Twin is the star of the show, and the Super Duke’s minimal bodywork and trellis frame does little to hide it.