- KTM 1290 Super Duke RR sold out
- Will be limited to 500 units
- Weighs nine kilograms lesser than the standard bike
With a kerb weight of 189kg and a power output of 177bhp, the KTM 1290 Super Duke is fairly intimidating even in its standard form. But for those who want something more ferocious, KTM recently took the wraps off the track-oriented, limited-edition RR version of the motorcycle. As jaw-dropping are its specifications, what’s even more surprising is that KTM sold out all the 500 units of the 1290 Super Duke RR in just 48 minutes!
If you have read our previous report about its detailed specifications and were intrigued enough to book one, you’ve sadly lost the chance. However, there’s a tiny ray of hope on KTM’s official website where you can join the waiting list and get a chance to call dibs on one of the bikes if there is any cancellation in existing bookings.
To give you a recap on its specs, the 1290 Super Duke RR is nine kilograms lighter than the standard model with a kerb weight of 180kg. With a 1,301cc engine that makes 177bhp and 140Nm of torque, the motorcycle has an insane power-to-weight ratio of 1:1. Contributing to the weight-saving are carbon-fibre body panels, a carbon-fibre sub-frame, lightweight lithium-ion battery and forged wheels. Even the hardware package is more premium than the base trim with things like fully-adjustable WP APEX PRO 7548 Close Cartridge front forks and APEX PRO 7746 rear shock.
Now, we would love to see KTM’s flagship naked entering Indian shores, even in its standard avatar. However, that’s unlikely to happen anytime soon. On the brighter side, the Austrian brand is preparing to bring in the next-generation RC 390 and you can read about it here.