2021 KTM 1290 Super Duke RR Unveiled
The KTM 1290 Super Duke R is an absolutely banging bike. Super Dukes have always been pretty good, and the last one took a big step forward. But that’s not enough for KTM. They wanted to demonstrate exactly what happens when you give your design team free reign. And... Read more
Metzeler Racetec RR K3 Review
Tyres: the final say in whether we remain upright or kiss the tarmac, and an ever-subjective topic for every one of us. Rubber technology and R&D has been drastically enhanced recently to cope with the demands of the latest crop of 200bhp howitzers and, such is the grip on... Read more
Video: Jeremy McWilliams and ‘The Beast’
KTM UK hosted a 1290 Super Duke R owners trackday at Silverstone last week, and 44Teeth were present with BvG’s very own SD-R for some orange spankings. Jeremy McWilliams – KTM’s official test rider and 1290 developer – was also on hand for set-up advice and gargantuan wheelies. After... Read more
Video: BvG’s Super Duke R on the Dyno
Boom, there it is: 157bhp of manic v-twin manners in graphical format, and video below. We took BvG’s KTM 1290 Super Duke R to JHS Racing for a power run and this was the result. For a bog-stock motor and Akrapovic can, the numbers are impressive… We’ve seen anything... Read more
Riding BvG’s KTM 1290 Super Duke R
As far as KTM 1290 Super Duke R reviews go, this is slightly special. I grabbed the keys to his lordship’s steed and the look on his faultlessly sexy, chiselled face was one of ‘don’t fucking crash it’. You’ve heard of the saying, ‘win it or bin it’. Well,... Read more
Next week: Riding BvG’s KTM 1290 Super Duke R
Yep, I’ve got the keys to the original Jizz Machine: Baron von Grumble’s KTM 1290 Super Duke R. After riding it, winning it (not sure how), crashing it and fixing it, his lordship has relinquished the keys and she’s now primed for a spring-time spanking. Although it took me... Read more
KTM Winter Rebuild
In the summer of 2014 I was fortunate enough to be selected for a ‘Win The Beast’ competition by KTM. Four riders from four countries were given a KTM 1290 Super Duke R to rag around on for the summer. Nice. So after jumping though various task hoops and shamelessly... Read more