The Ultimate Hyper Naked: KTM 1290 Super Duke RR Returns

The Ultimate Hyper Naked: KTM 1290 Super Duke RR Returns

By the time you’re reading this, there’s a good chance the 2023 KTM 1290 Super Duke RR is already sold out.

KTM has announced that it will produce only 500 units of the 2023 Super Duke RR, a follow-up to the popular 2021 model. The new model promises to be even more ferocious than its predecessor, while also boasting a meaner, darker appearance.

The bike promises to bring top-tier performance to KTM’s hyper naked stable, at least on paper. The new Super Duke RR boasts an impressive power-to-weight of 1:1, with a 1301cc engine generating 180 horsepower, 103 lb-ft of torque. The whole bike weighs just short of 400 pounds.

The Super Duke RR has a unique and menacing look, with a gloss black and matte carbon base, contrasting white graphics, and striking orange accents. The bike's aggression and attitude are further emphasized by custom-made components that are specific to the RR model.

The bike is 24 pounds lighter than the standard Super Duke RR, making it equally suitable for carving up mountain roads and decimating lap times. It features WP Suspension's finest components, including a fully adjustable WP Apex Pro 7548 close-cartridge fork tailored specifically for the RR, a custom-made WP Apex Pro 7746 shock, and a WP Apex Pro 7117 steering damper that offers 30 clicks to dial it into the rider's specification.

The Ultimate Hyper Naked: KTM 1290 Super Duke RR Returns

The bodywork is made of carbon fiber, and the subframe also features a unique single-seat unit made of lightweight carbon. LED taillights are incorporated into LED turn signals, and KTM's adaptive brake light is included as standard. The motorcycle comes with a bespoke carbon fiber box containing the keys, adding further exclusive flair to the model.

The bike also boasts a complete track-orientated electronics pack, including advanced Track and Performance modes as standard.

An Akrapovič EVO line exhaust system is available as an optional extra. Riders can also browse a full range of KTM PowerParts, along with a dedicated range of KTM PowerWear.

Orders for the 2023 KTM 1290 Super Duke RR opened on March 13. The bike is available globally only through a select number of authorized KTM dealers.