KTM has released a video of the 1290 Super Duke R it will reveal tomorrow night (5 November 2019) at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, possibly with blind spot alert and adaptive cruise control.
It will be one of a host of other new models form the Austrian manufacturer.
1290 Super Duke R
But the undoubted highlight from the Austrian manufacturer will be the 1290 Super Duke R.
KTM has been working on rider-aid technology such as adaptive cruise control and blind-spot alert which could be debuted on this model.
What we do now is the KTM 1290 Super Duke R will feature a new chassis using the engine as a stressed member of the frame with a bolted-on rear sub-frame.
There is also a new smoked screen, restyled fuel tank, upgraded seat and re-routed exhaust for a larger radiator.
That is presumably to increase water cooling and reduce emissions without losing horsepower.
In fact, some expect horsepower will be boosted from the 1301cc V-twin, liquid-cooled engine’s current 130kW output.
It will, of course, come with high-spec components such as KTM-owned WP suspension and Brembo brakes.
We will have all the news from ECMA tomorrow night, so stay tuned to your phone, computer or tablet!