For 2016, KTM are upgrading the 1290 Super Duke R, giving it an Akrapovič titanium exhaust, wave type brake discs, stiffer triple clamps, adjustable clutch and brake levers, and a redesigned seat for improved ergonomics. The bike also gets a fantastic new paintjob/graphics, and a smattering of orange anodized aluminium and carbonfibre bits that really make the bike look super-cool.
In terms of performance, the 1290 Super Duke R remains at the top of the supernaked streetfighter segment, with 173 horsepower and 144Nm of torque from its 1301cc liquid-cooled 8-valve DOHC V-twin. Weighing in at 189 kilos, the Super Duke R boasts a power to weight ratio of almost 1:1, which means it pretty much sets the performance benchmark for its segment.
KTM say that this limited edition 2016 Super Duke 1290 R will only be available for a limited period of time and if we had money in the bank, we'd go out and get ours now!