KTM announced with a few videos a new Duke. One have not seen much yet. That changes in the latest video.
One can see the new 1290 Duke R driving on the racetrack and get to see it completely without anything being obscured or hidden. However, it is not a production version, since lighting and license plate holder are missing.
Although one can see the bike completely, it raises almost more questions than there are answers.
What can you discover in the clip?
The complete motorcycle is designed for the racetrack, which one can also see on the Akrapovic rear silencer, which will certainly not come into series production. There is a carbon cover on the tank. A four-piston caliper is mounted at the front, a single-piston caliper at the rear.
The fact that it is definitely a KTM 1290 Super Duke R can be seen in the corresponding inscription on the motorcycle. In the video description 1,301 cc are confirmed.
Whether it is now a new prototype, which will be presented at the Eicma, or whether a new series motorcycle is presented is still completely open.