WATCH: The NEW 1290 Super Duke R 'Beast' Unveiled

Naked bike fans… feast your eyes on this.

KTM have kicked off the new year with a bang, unveiling the hotly anticipated 1290 SUPER DUKE R 2020 in this full throttle video.

What’s new?

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.

Who should ride it?

THE BEAST dominates on the street and the track. 

This is a potent motorcycle with equal parts power and comfort. Commute to work in the week. Crush the competition on the weekend.

Test rides

To discuss arranging a test ride or for any other questions about the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R 2020, give our KTM team a call on +44 (0) 1684 292929, pop into our Tewkesbury showroom or use the contact form here.

Technical specs


Performance: 132 kW

Max. power: 140 NM

Clutch: PASC (TM) slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated

Design: 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition engine, 75° V arrangement, liquid-cooled

Displacement: 1,301 cm³

Bore: 108 mm

Stroke: 71 mm

Starting aid: Electric starter

Lubrication: Forced oil lubrication with 3 rotor pumps

Primary ratio: 40:76

Final drive: 17:38

Cooling system: Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump

Ignition system: Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment



Weight without fuel approx.: 189 kg

Total fuel tank capacity approx.: 16 L

Ground clearance (unloaded): 160 mm

Steering head angle: 64.8 °

Brake System: Bosch 9.1MP 2.0 (with cornering ABS and SUPERMOTO ABS)

Brake system front: 2 x Brembo Stylema Monobloc four piston, radially mounted caliper

Brake system rear: Brembo twin-piston fixed calliper, brake disc

Frame: Chromium-Molybdenum steel trellis frame, powder coated

Fork: WP USD Ø 48 mm

Shock absorber: WP monoshock

Suspension travel Front: 125 mm

Suspension travel Rear: 156 mm

Brake discs - diameter front: 320 mm

Brake discs - diameter rear: 240 mm

Chain: 520 X-Ring

Wheelbase: 1,482±15 mm

Seat height (unloaded): 835 mm