Preview: EICMA 2012 - KTM 1290 Super Duke R!

New Austrian naked to be shown in Milan.

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We like surprises, and KTM just teased us with images of a new 1290cc V-Twin naked that we predict will be the new Super Duke R, a bike that hasn't been in KTM's lineup since 2010. This prototype 1290, which will be unveiled at the EICMA show on Tuesday, November 13, looks like a fun streetfighter to us. With the recent announcement that the Austrian company is releasing the new 1190 Adventure, it's no surprise that KTM is developing additional bikes built around the RC8 platform. In the RC8 R superbike, the engine produced a claimed 175 horsepower and 94 foot-pounds of torque. See KTM's blog post below for updates and more information as it is released.

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KTM 1290 Super Duke R - 3/4 view

EICMA 2012 Preview: KTM 1290 Super Duke R

KTM 1290 Super Duke R - tire burnout

KTM 1290 Super Duke R - tire burnout

KTM 1290 Super Duke R - Ready For This?

KTM 1290 Super Duke R - Ready For This?

KTM 1290 Super Duke R - front profile

KTM 1290 Super Duke R - front profile