Tag Archive for KTM 1290 Super Duke R

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Metzeler Racetec RR K3 Review

Tyres: the final say in whether we remain upright or kiss the tarmac, and an ever-subjective topic for every one of us. Rubber technology and R&D has been drastically enhanced recently to cope with the demands of the latest crop of 200bhp howitzers and, such is the grip on offer, only human (sometimes subconscious) or mechanical errors are the cause… Read more →

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Video: Jeremy McWilliams and ‘The Beast’

KTM UK hosted a 1290 Super Duke R owners trackday at Silverstone last week, and 44Teeth were present with BvG’s very own SD-R for some orange spankings. Jeremy McWilliams – KTM’s official test rider and 1290 developer – was also on hand for set-up advice and gargantuan wheelies. After setting up BvG’s suspension and showing us the way round Silverstone,… Read more →

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Video: BvG’s Super Duke R on the Dyno

Boom, there it is: 157bhp of manic v-twin manners in graphical format, and video below. We took BvG’s KTM 1290 Super Duke R to JHS Racing for a power run and this was the result. For a bog-stock motor and Akrapovic can, the numbers are impressive… We’ve seen anything from 150bhp to 155bhp, and know that even an end-can (with… Read more →

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Riding BvG’s KTM 1290 Super Duke R

As far as KTM 1290 Super Duke R reviews go, this is slightly special. I grabbed the keys to his lordship’s steed and the look on his faultlessly sexy, chiselled face was one of ‘don’t fucking crash it’. You’ve heard of the saying, ‘win it or bin it’. Well, Baron won it and flung it, but it’s all worked out… Read more →

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Next week: Riding BvG’s KTM 1290 Super Duke R

Yep, I’ve got the keys to the original Jizz Machine: Baron von Grumble’s KTM 1290 Super Duke R. After riding it, winning it (not sure how), crashing it and fixing it, his lordship has relinquished the keys and she’s now primed for a spring-time spanking. Although it took me a while to gel with KTM’s new supernaked, there’s not a… Read more →

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KTM Winter Rebuild

In the summer of 2014 I was fortunate enough to be selected for a ‘Win The Beast’ competition by KTM. Four riders from four countries were given a KTM 1290 Super Duke R to rag around on for the summer. Nice. So after jumping though various task hoops and shamelessly begging my YouTube subscribers for support (for which I am eternally… Read more →