The Ultimate Naked Bike

 

The 2019 KTM SUPER DUKE R is not about mincing words or pulling punches. Blunt, brutal and extreme – there is nothing tame about this hyper-naked bike. With an updated design, mega-powerful 1301 cc V-twin engine and exceptional all-round handling, the BEAST commands respect.

THE BEAST

 

"The engine is a complete and utter powerhouse and is quite possibly one of the finest engines ever made, but not for the reasons you might imagine. It's unrefined, raw and quite a cantankerous thing low down in the rev range and while it might be called a 1290, it's actually a thumping great 1,301cc v-twin brute pumping out 177bhp with an epic soundtrack.

It has two modes: all out, wall-to-wall insanity and chilled out, low RPM distance-covering ability. Of course, every super naked out there can do the all-out, license shredding, B-road stomping, jail-time earning madness-mode thing pretty well – and make no mistake, so can the Super Duke R – but where its personality gets richer is its ability to make use of the bonkers amount of torque that it develops (141nm) to power you along at barely any RPMs whatsoever at silly speeds.

At just under 4,000rpm in sixth gear it'll do the national speed limit and it feels utterly, blissfully effortless all the while. Absolutely no other super naked can cover distance like that." - Rich Taylor, GQ Online, 2 June 2019

Offer is applicable to the 2019 KTM 1290 Super Duke R model.

Offer(s) are subject to availability & subject to change. Credit is subject to status and is only available to UK residents aged 18 and over. Guarantee may be required. Terms and Conditions apply. KTM Finance by Santander Consumer (UK) plc, RH1 1SR.