2015 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

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It’s big, it’s fast, and it ain’t a beauty. KTM called it “The Beast”, and for good reason – the Super Duke R had some terrifying specifications: 1,301cc V-Twin with 180 horsepower, 106 lb-ft of torque, and 417 pounds of dry weight. As Loz Blain mentions in his review, “if you turn off the traction control, this bike will wheelie in first, second, third and fourth gears.”

Loz continues…”For all I know, it’ll wheelie in fifth and sixth as well, I wouldn’t be surprised at all. If you absolutely, positively need to be able to wheelie at any time, this would be the bike for you, if it wasn’t for the fact that the traction control is on by default, and you have to stop the bike and play around in the menus to disable it, an annoying process which takes around 10 seconds.” But what really blew him away is that despite the aggression, the SDR was quite well-behaved. Overall, most reviewers felt like it was an amazing blend of sport and touring, as long as you don’t require a windshield.

This example has 18,200 miles and it seems to have the entire KTM PowerParts catalog thrown at it – Akrapovic full titanium exhaust with ECU race map, carbon fiber front and rear fenders, solo seat cowl, gel seat, carbon fiber exhaust hanger, gas cap, heated grips, frame plugs, Euro LED turn signals, front axle sliders, front/rear wheel stands, reservoir covers, lever guards, and even a KTM 690 windscreen. In addition, it’s got Driven carbon fiber superbike handlebars, Attack Performance rear sets, Rottweiler LED headlight, Blaster LED taillight, ASV levers, Rizoma mirrors, Competition Werkes tail tidy, T-Rex frame sliders, and more. The seller (the second owner) says that it’s approximately $7,500 in extras and every single stock part is included in the sale. He adds that it’s in mint condition with no cosmetic blemishes and that it’s current on maintenance.

Find this SDR for sale in Fremont, California for $8,500 here on Bay Area Riders Forum.