Transmission: 6-speed, hydraulically actuated wet slipper clutch Final Drive: X-ring chain ELECTRICAL Ignition: Keihin EMS w/ Ride-by-Wire, Dual Ignition Charging Output: 450 watts max. Many traditionalists might frown at the sight of electronic rider aids, saying they interfere with the purity of the ride. Engine cases are thinner to save weight, and new cast-in engine mounts allowed the pivot for the longer swingarm to be raised 5mm for improved stability. And of course, MTC can be switched off completely for the full BEAST experience. Battery: 12V 12AH CHASSIS Frame: Chrome-moly steel trellis & cast aluminum single-sided swingarm Wheelbase: 58.9 in.Rake/Trail: 25.2 degrees/NA Seat Height: 32.8 in. (as tested)GVWR: 937 lbs. Did someone say “beast”? Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. w/ 5.5- in. Think of the suspension elements on THE BEAST as the muscles that work to get the power to the ground in the best way possible. However, when it comes to the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R, all electronic features have received an update, providing more feedback from the engine, and less intrusiveness from the safety systems. When combined with the smaller combustion chamber on the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R, offer a compression ratio of 13.6:1, and ultimately, more power. Reigning in THE BEAST comes courtesy of 4-piston BREMBO Stylema monobloc calipers clamping onto 320 mm floating discs up front, and a twin piston floating caliper biting a 240 mm disc at the rear. But by all means, make it meaner! Forget about ignition keys and mechanically locked fuel caps, the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R features KTM RACE ON! As such, every panel and plate has been calculated for optimum thickness and minimized where possible. This arrangement maximizes flow by forcing air into the combustion chambers. Finding the optimal seating position is made easy with an adjustable 760 mm wide handlebar. The illustrated vehicles may vary in selected details from the production models and some illustrations feature optional equipment available at additional cost. Brand-new BRIDGESTONE S22 tires - 120/70/17 in the front and 200/55/17 in the rear - have been specifically developed for the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R. 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. The frame also makes use of thicker diameter tubes with thinner walls, which is the single biggest weight saving measure on the bike - saving 2 kg compared to the previous model. All information concerning the scope of supply, appearance, services, dimensions and weights is non-binding and specified with the proviso that errors, for instance in printing, setting and/or typing, may occur; such information is subject to change without notice. Thanks to an all-new ram air intake positioned in the new headlight mask, this rip snorting arrangement maximizes flow by forcing air into the combustion chambers. Brakes with new Brembo Stylema radial-mount calipers and a radialpump lever up front inspire bags of confidence that you can rein in all of the bike’s power. The MTC uses a 6-axis lean angle sensor and two different controllers to keep things in check. The newly developed WP APEX rear shock absorber features separate gas and oil reservoirs, making it lighter and more compact than its predecessor. For track days or racing, an optional Track Pack adds Track and Performance modes with launch control, a 9-level spin adjuster, a track ride mode and anti-wheelie off function. Oil delivery has also been improved by way of a lightweight aluminum oil line, eliminating the need for a double wall system. The passenger seat, license plate holder and taillights bolt directly onto the subframe structure with no additional brackets or attachments needed. This is deactivated in "Track" and "Supermoto ABS" modes, to allow riders to back the bike into corners - as you would expect. This allows for an effortless, confidence-inspiring riding position which translate into an ultimately faster ride. And of course, MTC can be switched off completely for the full BEAST experience. Thanks to an all-new ram air intake positioned in the new headlight mast, this rip snorting arrangement maximizes airflow into an all-new CFD optimized airbox with new, smaller resonator chambers. An all-new and lighter composite subframe combines a number of functions to save weight and increase functionality. Big lean angles come as standard, thanks to smart positioning of the foot pegs, which also allow for comfort on the road. This in turn reduces the chance of low air pressure and increases the fuel burn rate. Essentially, this is the bit that connects the nut holding the handlebars to the front end. And of course - unleashes all the horse power.Track mode (optional)For full-on race attacks, the optional "Track mode" allows the rider to customize a few features to best suit their riding style, like the level of slip allowed by the traction control, plus anti-wheelie can be switched off. Mark’s Gear:Helmet: HJC RPHA 90Jacket: Scorpion StealthpackPants: Olympia AirGlideBoots: Sidi Performer Gore, Base Price: $18,699 Price as Tested: $19,449 (Tech Pack) Warranty: 2 yrs., 24,000 miles Website: ktmusa.com ENGINE Type: Liquid-cooled, 75-degree V-twin Displacement: 1,301cc Bore x Stroke: 108.0 x 71.0mm Compression Ratio: 13.5:1 Valve Train: DOHC, 4 valves per cyl. This has also resulted in a 5 mm higher swingarm pivot for improved stability and anti-squat. Traction control can be tweaked over 9 levels of slip while MSC is disabled completely. Performance mode has the basic settings of Track mode, but is for the street and allows Cruise Control and KTM My Ride (a Bluetooth connection with the rider’s smartphone) to function. New lighter CAD-designed wheels mounted with specially designed Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S22 tires increase stability and grip in corners, too, and together with a .5-gallon smaller fuel tank the bike has shaved about 15 pounds wet overall. In the electronics department, as you might imagine on a bike that makes this much power, there is a setting for just about anything you can imagine, and a bushel-basket full of rider interventions that redline our acronym meter. Riders are still able to adjust throttle response, wheel slip and anti-wheelie functions, but retain typical street functions such as Cruise Control and KTM MY RIDE. Interval: 18,600 miles Fuel Delivery: Keihin EFI, 56mm throttle body x 2 Lubrication System: Dry sump, 3.7-qt.