At the 2012 EICMA Show in Milan, Italy, KTM has revealed its new large-displacement naked prototype, the 1290 Super Duke R.
Powered by the RC8R’s 1195cc V-Twin engine with ride-by-wire throttle and features a number of electronic rider assistance and carbon fiber components, the “beast” will top a full line of naked Duke. The engine delivers 129 kW (173 hp) and 120 Nm (88.5 lb.ft) of torque. Some rumors even suggesting the 1290 Super Duke R will have somewhere between 180 and 200 hp by the time it hits showrooms in 2013.
KTM hasn’t released a specific curb weight, but the new bike comes with a chrome-molybdenum steel tubular frame, a light-weight alloy single-sided swingarm and light-alloy wheels with slicks. Other features include ABS, traction control, anti-stoppie, anti-wheelie control, WP suspension, as well as brembo racing callipers front and rear.
No word on pricing.