2013 KTM SuperDuke 1290 To Surface Next Week

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KTM has recently been teasing the fans with a short audio sample of a revved-up bike in a large hall, and people thought it was about the new Duke 375... maybe with a special Akrapovic exhaust.
While some guys said a middleweight bike was most unlikely to be able to produce such a huge sound, the mystery has just been solved: an all-new SuperDuke 1290 bike, to be displayed at EICMA in Milan next week.

The secret about this large-displacement prototype was kept really good all this time, but the new bike seems like it will steal part of the show at EICMA, at lest in its class. The new heavyweight Duke is powered by a bored-out 1290cc engine, which is said to deliver around 150 BHP, placed in an all-new frame with a redesigned swingarm, running on top-drawer WP suspension.

The KTM SuperDuke 1290 will also sport a ride-by-wire throttle for surgery-accurate acceleration and handling, and trick wheels. Tuesday is the big day in Milan and more details will most likely be available then.
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