I think I'm in love!? (SuperDuke 1290!?!)

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by PeteN95, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. Contevita

    Contevita Cigar Adventurer

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    I like the promo vid above but just stumbled upon this one...

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  2. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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    Tear it off like every other rear fender :lol3

    I was talking with a local dealer (that carries KTM dirt already) they don't carry the street bikes because KTM requires that take 17 units or so, he said that wasn't an issue with the dirt line, he can't keep them on the floor, with the street bikes it takes him forever to move them (he had a three year left over Super Duke at one point) so he isn't willing to spare the floor space. He even has a pair of certified mechanics for the things, KTM just makes it unpleasant.
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  3. fast4d

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    my local dealer will massively discount his previous year's stock when the new year's models show up.
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  4. dwenglis

    dwenglis Been here awhile

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    Love it!
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  5. burgerking

    burgerking echt bezopen

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    Typical KTM, the traction control, wheelie control and ABS electronics are already malfunctioning, unreliable pos:d
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  6. burgerking

    burgerking echt bezopen

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    Just read a report from the guy who did this vid, this prototype was without all the nannytronics

    Here is what looks more like the final production version (crappy pic)

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  7. burgerking

    burgerking echt bezopen

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  8. fixinbones

    fixinbones Tarmac Adventurer

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    My ass hurts just looking at that excuse of a seat. Hopefully if it makes production they will have a seat thats not just for the track.
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  9. rellim_63

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    Looks like a track only bike (prototype). No head or tail lights, turn signals. Also, is that a camera in the number plate area, and one on the rear?
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  10. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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    No switchgear, none, nada :deal

    Still sexy as fuck.
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  11. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Long timer

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    Plus the slick tires! I still want bad! :evil
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  12. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

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    No production pitchers yet?? :cry

    That first vid sounds awesome with some huge speakers BTW.
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  13. burgerking

    burgerking echt bezopen

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  14. MariusD

    MariusD Been here awhile

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    Is it just me or does it look just like a z1000? But with even less fairing?

    Awesome looking bike thought!
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  15. Davo-55

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    The buzz from my dealer says otherwise, it will be coming to these shores. It is real and it is fabulous.
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  16. Davo-55

    Davo-55 Long timer

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    1290 cc v twin? My 990 is rated at 113bhp. I do not know if that is crank or WHP. But I do know that it is , in the nomenclature Bentley uses "adequate".
    So another 300 cc of displacement? Gonna be a lot more than "adequate"
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  17. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    I'll be surprised to see it. If so, my dealer won't have any.

    I like the look of my 07 990 better, but I guess I'd have to see one in person before I can really judge it.
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  18. Pork-Chop Express

    Pork-Chop Express Been here awhile

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    Is your dealer Ridersville by any chance? They are a pretty big dealership so I'd think they'll get at least a couple in. Regarding the 1290 vs 990. I love my '08 990 but I'd sell it/trade it in an instant to make way for the new 1290. The new machine is simply on a completely different performance level than the old one. Unlike the undeniable performance increase of the new bike looks are a subjective thing. I like the looks of the old bike but it certainly wouldn't win any beauty contests. The new one's styling is just a progression of KTM's super angular design theme. Obviously, some like it and some don't.
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  19. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    Morgantown is my local dealer.
    I'd consider the 1290 if I had nearly enough skill to ride my 990 the way it was built to be.

    And I do not need a faster bike, not at all.
    My license is skating on thin ice right now.
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  20. Bama67

    Bama67 Been here awhile

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    I think the new Duke is sick, but I don't understand why KTM made the 300 cc jump all at once.

    I mean, where do you ever go from here? What is the practical size limit in a bike like this? I would figure 1300cc's is pretty damn close.

    Just tiny tweaks for the rest of time, or eventually a 1600cc Duke?:evil
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