Advice 14 Mar 2023

Detailed: 2023 KTM 1290 Super Duke RR

Coming to Australian consumers in very limited numbers.

Embodying the essence of cutting-edge design, performance and technology, the 2023 KTM 1290 Super Duke RR has been unveiled and will be available to Australian consumers in extremely limited numbers.

Following the roaring success of the KTM 1290 Super Duke RR in 2021, 500 units of the 2023 KTM 1290 Super Duke RR will go into production, promising the same levels of ferocity but with a meaner, darker look.

The KTM 1290 Super Duke RR will once again rip into the tarmac, leaving a deep, lasting impression as the ultimate numbers-limited Hyper Naked motorcycle in the KTM stable. The numbers tell the story – 1,301cc, 180hp, 180kg, and 140Nm, with a phenomenal 1:1 power-to-weight ratio, making it every bit as beastly as its predecessor, but with a darker shadow.

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Sporting a gloss black and matt carbon base, contrasting white graphics, and striking orange accents, the 2023 KTM 1290 Super Duke RR casts an ominous shadow with menacing intentions. This is further exaggerated with a collection of unique custom-made components, which are specific to the RR, adding more aggression and attitude.

With the KTM 1290 Super Duke RR being 11kg lighter than a standard KTM 1290 Super Duke R EVO, it is equally at home decimating lap times as it is carving up mountain roads, providing riders with the ultimate Hyper Naked package.

However, it’s the KTM 1290 Super Duke RR’s collection of WP Suspension’s finest components that take it from a backroad brawler to an accomplished track day terror. Upfront, a fully adjustable WP Apex Pro 7548 close cartridge fork has been tailored specifically for the RR, while a custom-made WP Apex Pro 7746 Shock takes charge of the rear. The WP Apex Pro 7117 steering damper keeps things in check and offers 30 clicks to dial it into your specification.

Carbon fibre is used extensively, with the subframe also receiving the lightweight carbon treatment, creating a unique single-seat unit. The LED taillights are incorporated into LED turn signals, as well as KTM’s adaptive brake light as standard.

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As an added extra to enforce the KTM 1290 Super Duke RR exclusivity, owners will be presented with a bespoke carbon fibre box containing the keys to their new Beast.

For the absolute power-hungry, a full system Akrapovič EVO line exhaust system is available as an optional extra, which adds even more bite to The Beast.

Not only impressive when it comes to hardware, the KTM 1290 Super Duke RR boasts the most complete track-orientated electronics pack ever seen on a KTM motorcycle – as standard, adding advanced Track and Performance mode.

While the KTM 1290 Super Duke RR already boasts a full range of exclusive components and bodywork, riders looking for more ferocity can browse a full range of specially developed KTM PowerParts, along with a dedicated range of KTM PowerWear. This includes a custom leather race suit, specifically completed with unique KTM 1290 Super Duke RR branding and matching design.

The 2023 KTM 1290 Super Duke RR will only be available in selected markets, with an extremely limited number of units coming to Australia (priced at $42,795 ride away).

Orders will be taken exclusively online at, with the order window open from Wednesday, 22 March at 12.00pm AEDT until Wednesday 29 March at 12.00pm AEDT. Orders will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Purchasing terms and conditions apply.

KTM 1290 Super Duke RR features:
– 1:1 power-to-weight ratio
– WP Apex Pro components suspension
– Akrapovič slip-on exhaust
– Exclusive carbon fibre bodywork
– Lightweight lithium-ion battery
– Ultra-lightweight forged wheel
– Carbon fibre subframe with a single seat
– New, black CTG
– Limited to only 500 units
– Unique, branded carbon key box
– Factory triple clamp
– Adjustable CNC-machined rearset