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KTM discounts old Super Duke R stock

KTM 1290 Super Duke R recalls
KTM 1290 Super Duke R

KTM is offering a $3500 cashback deal on left-over 2015 Super Duke R (pictured above) stock which reduces the price to $21,495.

The powerful bike stormed on to the Australian showrooms in 2014 and is one of the best power-to-weight ratio naked bikes on the market.

The 1301cc engine has output figures of 131kW of power and 144Nm of torque with 100Nm at 2500 revs. Together with a dry weight of only 189kg it’s an awesome ride.

Yet it appears they have not sold as well as KTM expected and there remains some 2015 stock to sell.

KTM 1290 Super Duke next generation
2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke

2017 KTM Super Duke R

They obviously want to get rid of old stock before the arrival of the 2017 Super Duke R unveiled this month at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan.

The 2017 version gets wider and lower handlebars, Brembo monobloc brakes, MSC with Bosch cornering ABS, WP suspension, an optional, two-way quickshifter+, a multifunctional colour TFT display and LED headlight with  daytime running lights.

It has also had the Euro 4 treatment on the 1301cc engine with a higher 13:6.1 compression ratio. KTM claims it runs smoother, consumes less fuel and cuts down on CO2 emissions by about 10%, without any power loss.

The Super Duke R has a new cruise control and the key transponder also operates the fuel cap.KTM 1290 Super Duke next generation

It also has stiffer WP fork and rear shock springs and a “sportier setup”.

The latest Metzeler Sportec™ M7 RR super sport rubber are fitted as standard.

The optional “Track Pack” has launch control, a MTC slip adjust, a “Track” ride mode, freely selectable engine maps, My Ride wireless connectivity and anti-wheelie mode that can be switched off for maximum fun.

It comes in two colours, mainly black or mainly white.

There is no word on when it will arrive or how much it will cost.KTM 1290 Super Duke next generation