Austrian manufacturer showcases 1290 Super Duke R, 890 Duke R and 390 Adventure.
KTM has introduced three all-new 2020 models during its presentation at EICMA in Milan, unveiling the 1290 Super Duke R, 890 Duke R and the 390 Adventure.
The KTM 1290 Super Duke R has been ‘re-beasted’ for 2020, with KTM’s flagship nakedbike undergoing its most radical re-invention yet for 2020.
A completely new chassis, styling, and electronics mean the KTM 1290 Super Duke R has trimmed weight across the board, while a reworked LC8 engine has unleashed even more power.
KTM has beefed up their potency in the midweight segment with the new KTM 890 Duke R. Foregoing some of the excellent daily capabilities of its younger brother – the KTM 790 Duke – the KTM 890 Duke R is a sportier and edgier naked bike for hard riding.
More power and more torque come from the new engine, which has been teamed with ‘racier’ ergonomics, better brakes, and fully adjustable WP Apex suspension. T
he KTM 890 Duke R is ideal for the motorcyclist wanting a more extreme experience or searching for bigger thrills and ‘flickability’ compared to a larger capacity model.
The new KTM 390 Adventure has harnessed the attributes and DNA from the popular and highly rated KTM 790 Adventure as well as the development information gleaned from nearly two decades of Dakar Rally success.
A breezy, agile, and ideal entry model for riders keen to discover the ‘adventure’ sensation, this motorcycle offers added versatility for touring and light offroading.
Using elements of the KTM 390 Duke as a base, the KTM 390 Adventure offers proximity to the feeling and performance found at the root of the all-conquering KTM 450 Rally, but entry-level licence compatibility and current Euro emissions standards as part of the package.
Pricing and availability for all three models in Australia is still to be determined. For more information, visit www.ktm.com/au.