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KTM debuts the stunning 1290 Super Duke RR for the 2023 model year

Like before, only 500 of these track-oriented beasts will ever see the light of day.

KTM debuts the stunning 1290 Super Duke RR for the 2023 model year

In 2021, KTM unleashed the highly coveted KTM 1290 Super Duke RR. It was the talk of the town and quickly became a must-have for motorcycle enthusiasts. So much so that all 500 units of the limited edition model were sold out in a flash – less than an hour, to be exact.

With such an overwhelming response, it's no surprise that KTM has decided to bring back the KTM 1290 Super Duke RR for 2023. This new release is a response to the fans who missed their chance to get their hands on one of these bad boys two years ago. KTM knows what the people want, and they're more than happy to give it to them.

2023 KTM 1290 Super Duke RR

Similar to the 2021 KTM 1290 Super Duke RR, this fresh 2023 release boasts an impressive 1:1 power-to-weight ratio. It's a lean, mean, speed machine, weighing in at a whopping 11kg less than the standard model. With a commanding output of 180hp and 140Nm, this beast packs both power and aggression, making it a force to be reckoned with on the road and the track.

The 2023 KTM 1290 Super Duke RR is built with the same carbon fiber subframe as its predecessor. In addition to that, it also boasts several other lightweight parts, including a new mudguard, tank cover, and engine guard. The suspension package is top-notch, featuring a WP APEX PRO 7548 front fork and a WP APEX PRO 7746 rear shock absorber. To top it all off, both the front and rear suspension hardware are fully adjustable to suit the rider's preferences. With these cutting-edge components, the 2023 KTM 1290 Super Duke RR is poised to deliver an unbeatable riding experience.

2023 KTM 1290 Super Duke RR

The KTM 1290 Super Duke RR is a machine that's built for performance on the race track, and as such, it comes equipped with special circuit modes, such as Track and Performance, that cater to this type of riding. Riders looking to maximize the bike's power can even opt for the Akrapovic Evo exhaust system, which will boost the machine's already impressive horsepower even further.

One standout feature that sets the 2023 KTM 1290 Super Duke RR apart from its 2021 predecessor is its unique aesthetic. This new model boasts an all-black color option, which is perfectly complemented by an eye-catching orange finish on the frame. This striking design ensures that the 2023 KTM 1290 Super Duke RR not only performs like a dream on the track but also looks the part. It's a bike that's sure to turn heads wherever it goes, and it's sure to be a favorite among motorcycle enthusiasts who crave both style and performance.

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