Friday, December 23, 2011

2012 KTM 990 Duke R

2012 KTM 990 Duke R

THE ALPHA ANIMAL

The totally single-minded "R" version of the Super Duke is the flagship model of KTM's Naked Bike range in MY2012. Rated at a plentiful 125hp, the newly homologated LC8 V-twin engine delivers a solid punch and incomparable liveliness. The sharper trellis frame makes for maximum agility with its sporting “R” geometry and only nine kilograms of weight. The special “R” chassis ensures a high-resolution feedback about the road surface with its precisely adjustable WP steering damper and top quality suspension components.

First rate equipment like the machined, black anodized triple clamps, radial brake and clutch levers or the high quality Brembo brakes with radial four-pot front callipers elevate this Superbike among the Naked Bikes and ensure intuitive operation. Massive
power and perfect control right up to the limit make the 990 Super Duke R the ultimate nemesis of hypersport bikes on race tracks. And not just there. Weightless agility, incisive precision and an optimised suspension set-up let the "R" score on public roads, too. A
riding experience that can now be shared, thanks to the new dual seat. For a Duke rarely comes alone.





2012 KTM 990 Duke R Features and Benefits

- Advanced LC8 4-stroke V-Twin, electronic Keihin fuel injection, multi-functional balancer shaft, 6-speed gearbox

- Max. output: 92 kW/125 PS, emissions: Euro 3

- Chrome-molybdenum steel trellis frame, coated orange, with bolt-on rear aluminium subframe and sharper, “R” series geometry

- WP 48mm USD front forks, lower fork tubes TiAlN coated

- Tapered, extruded aluminium swingarm, fully adjustable, lengthened rear WP monoshock, piston rod TiAlN coated

- Adjustable WP steering damper

- Now with dual seat for twice the fun

ENGINE 2-CYLINDER, 4-STROKE V 75° · DISPLACEMENT 999 CC
STARTER ELECTRIC STARTER · TRANSMISSION 6 GEARS · TANK CAPACITY APPROX. 18.5L
WEIGHT (READY TO RACE) APPROX. 186 KG (WITHOUT FUEL)

source: totalmotorcycle.com