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2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

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    Re: 2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

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    Re: 2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

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    Re: 2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

    I actually.. don't really like it? I think the old ones look better.

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    Re: 2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

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    I actually.. don't really like it? I think the old ones look better.
    I think something about the lower exposed tank, or profile of it kind of bothers me. Fantastic motor though.

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    Re: 2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

    I wonder if that exhaust routing is going to make it's way to the Super Adventure.

    And I like the complimentary orange zip tie on the fork. Or is that a dust seal that popped off?

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    Re: 2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

    Probably wouldn't get motored as much on one of these.......hmmmmm. I want a white (yellow and blue) KTM version of this (Husqvarna).

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    Re: 2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

    Those crazy tall hump gas tanks always bother me. Especially when they are tits high to me standing next to the bike... But by all accounts this bike is the boss of the nakeds.

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    Re: 2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

    Quote Originally Posted by number9 View Post
    I actually.. don't really like it? I think the old ones look better.
    +1 ... it's the rad shroud, holy too looooong. looks ridiculous ... also looks more like a Suzuki than KTM

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    Re: 2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

    I'd def not get arrested instantly with one of these. Def not.

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    Re: 2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    Those crazy tall hump gas tanks always bother me. Especially when they are tits high to me standing next to the bike... But by all accounts this bike is the boss of the nakeds.
    isn't that every bike Paul?

    I do agree. tank size should be cut in 1/2


    THIS would be a great track hooligan machine. i like the rawness of this bike. not a lot of frills. just a pure ripping machine!

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    Re: 2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

    Quote Originally Posted by nt650hawk View Post
    isn't that every bike Paul?
    Kind of... so this one must be collar bone height.

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    Re: 2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

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    Now that I look at it, I think the color scheme is what I don't like.

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    Re: 2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

    aesthetically neither speaks to me. Its not just the styling, but that weird knuckle that hangs off the front of the crank area.
    They've done a better job camouflaging it on the newer bike, but I know its still there.

    That, and too much is sometimes still too much.

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    Re: 2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

    Pretty radical changes for a bike that looks more or less the same. Did they go over to the RC8 chassis or something?

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    Re: 2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    aesthetically neither speaks to me. Its not just the styling, but that weird knuckle that hangs off the front of the crank area.
    They've done a better job camouflaging it on the newer bike, but I know its still there.

    That, and too much is sometimes still too much.
    The oil tank? Not sure where else you'd put it.

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    Re: 2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

    I think it’s where the counterbalance means is?? I don’t know, I’ve not looked too closely.

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    Re: 2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    I think it’s where the counterbalance means is?? I don’t know, I’ve not looked too closely.
    You talking about what looks like part of the case behind the front header?

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    Re: 2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

    Quote Originally Posted by SRTie4k View Post
    You talking about what looks like part of the case behind the front header?
    The big bulge on the bottom left side of this picture:


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    Re: 2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

    Quote Originally Posted by ZX-12R View Post
    The big bulge on the bottom left side of this picture:

    That's the oil tank. The LC8 is a dry sump engine.

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    Re: 2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

    I do like the exhaust over the old one

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    Re: 2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

    I think I prefer the aesthetics of the previous gen but welcome the continued refinement. The exhaust looks...

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    Re: 2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

    Quote Originally Posted by SRTie4k View Post
    That's the oil tank. The LC8 is a dry sump engine.
    whatever it is, its pretty gross. The LC8 of yore had it higher and neatly tucked behind the radiator...where it wasn't so in your face.

    or, as in the case of the 990duke, it was tucked behind a sporty chin fairing. (I think)

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    Re: 2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

    They should bring back the RC8R with updated engine.

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    Re: 2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

    I think it’s always been there. Hidden behind a skid plate in the adventure models.

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