OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R 1290

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So now we have seen the finished bike are you....

Gutted! Everything I feared after all these months of speculation :-(
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It looks ok but not overly excited.
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Looks better than I expected and this could be a purchase but not sold completely yet. A lot depends on price tag.
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Shit my left testicle and kidney are on eBay now. Show me where to sign away my first born as well. Must have!!!
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Re: OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R 1290

Postby sexparty » Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:55 am

hammertime wrote:anybody making sharper pegs for these things? the stockers are grease lightning.

i just put wings exhaust, 2 inch bar risers and some RG bolt on stuff.....stoked!


I'm yet to find any that fit. Bought a set and they did fit but were the wrong angle and unusable so I gave up. Just waiting for the dam PP rearsets to come in stock so I can replace the whole thing but they are 6 weeks backorder. Ohhhh how I hate that word.

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Re: OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R 1290

Postby 1290Nerd » Sun Jun 22, 2014 3:41 am

Sexparty

What pegs did you Try? Did you try the ones with an offset like these on Ebay?
Are the mounts the same as the 990?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Black-Shadow- ... 2c847790e6

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Re: OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R 1290

Postby hammertime » Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:07 am

nice...anybody know if those above pegs will fit?

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Re: OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R 1290

Postby ktmguy » Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:24 am

hammertime wrote:nice...anybody know if those above pegs will fit?

From the look of the fitting part they are for the 990, the 1290 doesn't have the lugs on the bottom.
Maybe more of a Suzuki or Ducati fitment.
Anyone game to try?
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Re: OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R 1290

Postby sexparty » Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:23 am

1290Nerd wrote:Sexparty

What pegs did you Try? Did you try the ones with an offset like these on Ebay?
Are the mounts the same as the 990?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Black-Shadow- ... 2c847790e6

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Nah just straight ones. The 1290 SDR has the same pin diameter as several other KTM models (forget what it is off the top of my head but the same as the 125-200-390 DUKE) which fit the pegs I bought but the issue was the spring and the angle they ended up sitting at once installed.

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Re: OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R 1290

Postby 1290Nerd » Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:39 am

Straight pegs were never going to work as the peg to mount is offset by 25mm.
Just need to work out the correct mount type.
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Re: OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R 1290

Postby robertkehl » Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:28 pm

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The 1290 is what the 990 was suppose to be.


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Re: OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R 1290

Postby sexparty » Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:12 am

1290Nerd wrote:Straight pegs were never going to work as the peg to mount is offset by 25mm.
Just need to work out the correct mount type.


They fit perfectly fine but instead of being parallel to the ground they slope towards the ground just ever so slightly if you get what I mean.

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Re: OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R 1290

Postby scamb66 » Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:24 pm

So Ross Noble is using a 1290 for his next show.
Likes it by the looks, maybe he gets better support from KTM than most hmmmmm.

http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news--general-news/ross-noble-films-tv-series-using-ktm-1290-super-duke-r/25280.html
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Re: OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R 1290

Postby ktmguy » Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:38 pm

scamb66 wrote:So Ross Noble is using a 1290 for his next show.
Likes it by the looks, maybe he gets better support from KTM than most hmmmmm.

http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news--general-news/ross-noble-films-tv-series-using-ktm-1290-super-duke-r/25280.html


Wow, it says he's got one with 180bhp! I want one like that too!
Wonder if the rear wheel wobbles like mine?
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Re: OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R 1290

Postby AGRO! » Fri Jul 18, 2014 6:01 am

Once he finds out how good KTM look after you he will be back on BMW. :lol:

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Re: OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R 1290

Postby jemook » Sun Jul 20, 2014 5:25 am

Just playing around a bit in Photoshop. I know this defeats the purpose of a naked bike but I reckon a 'belly pan' fairing mod to fill in the gap between front wheel and radiator would look awesome:

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Re: OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R 1290

Postby NEO » Sun Jul 20, 2014 7:39 am

Looks good

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Re: OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R 1290

Postby Colonel_Klinck » Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:26 am

I think the 1290 is crying out for a belly pan. Improved the lines on the 990 for sure.
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Re: OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R 1290

Postby ktmguy » Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:52 am

Colonel_Klinck wrote:I think the 1290 is crying out for a belly pan. Improved the lines on the 990 for sure.


You could be right, that oil tank is not exactly a looker.
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Re: OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R 1290

Postby OZsuperduker » Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:08 pm

That looks great jemook. I'd buy one. Now of you go and make sure you make me one in orange/white combination please.

Jut make sure during your R&D you test you maintain sufficient airflow to that big bore v-twin
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Re: OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R 1290

Postby jemook » Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:49 pm

OZsuperduker wrote:That looks great jemook. I'd buy one. Now of you go and make sure you make me one in orange/white combination please.

Jut make sure during your R&D you test you maintain sufficient airflow to that big bore v-twin


Bro wish I had those skills :)

Now NEO on the other hand... I'll buy one too if he make's em!

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Re: OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R 1290

Postby OZsuperduker » Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:54 pm

Yeah I hear ya. Me too.
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Re: OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R 1290

Postby NEO » Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:55 am

I agree with that :D

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Re: OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R 1290

Postby Oalvarez » Sun Aug 10, 2014 12:05 am

Just back from my first (very short) ride on the 1290, and as I said to my friends, I understand what all the hype is about. What a great if not incredible street bike. The huge v-twin might be the smoothest (fueling) motor I've ever ridden. Truly amazing. Maybe the best gearbox I've felt, and the WP suspension (for my weight) is equally good, if not great. Mirrors vibrate some but offer plenty of vision. Helmet wind blast almost nil at 65mph, I didn't feel much heat from the motor on this outing. Need to ride the Crest to get an even better feel for it but so far so great.

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Re: OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R 1290

Postby fatbob » Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:26 am

this might be interesting

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Re: OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R 1290

Postby scamb66 » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:48 am

WTF is that ^^^^ and where did you find it?
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Re: OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R 1290

Postby dukepaul » Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:37 am

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Re: OFFICIAL: New Super Duke R 1290

Postby fatbob » Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:42 am

apparently its the adventure of the adventure :shock: :shock: i:e: beemer do the GS/GSA , either that or a replacement for the 1190 ( which KTM say :shock: it isnt)

Anyhow it still appears to have the 1290 motor ( or at least the sticker)

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