- Features an Akrapovic exhaust system
- Gets revised styling, components and electronics
- To be unveiled at the 2019 EICMA show in Milan
Bikewale, By Janak Sorap
© Emanuele Cremaschi/Getty Images | 2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R teased yet again.

When it comes to building excitement before a product unveils, KTM surely seems to know a thing or two about it. After releasing two teaser videos of the upcoming 2020 Super Duke R, the Austrian-based bike maker has released yet one teaser video, the third one to be precise, that has got us all even more pumped up.
The teaser video starts at a racetrack with the meaty exhaust note of the new 1290 Super Duke R sporting an Akrapovic exhaust canister followed by small video bits of the flagship motorcycle cutting through chicanes and chasing down the track at full clip. The short 25-second video ends with the date 5 November 2019 highlighting the official unveiling date of the motorcycle which falls during the upcoming EICMA event in Milan.
Meanwhile, KTM has also been spotted testing the 1290 Super Duke R earlier this year. The motorcycle is equipped with a light-weight aluminum sub-frame instead of the steel trellis one on the out-going model. Engine-wise, the hooligan motorcycle is expected to be powered by the same 1103cc V-twin unit that’ll register a slightly higher power output figures despite the Euro 5 norms. KTM is expected to have achieved this by running a new map and an updated electronics package.
More information on this beasty motorcycle from KTM once it is officially unveiled at the 2019 EICMA show next month.
This article was originally published by Bikewale.
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