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24 October 2013 16:36
KTM's 1290 Super Duke R has finally been released – see the five-page launch report in this week's MCN – so what do you think of 'The Beast' now it's been released?
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like it, but it is at least 20% over budget, I was really thinking of getting one of these ( sad enough to listen to the press hype) but £14+k has blown it, it will never sell in numbers at this price, A speed tripple is 10 ish last time I looked, but the 1290 Superduke isnt 40% better , maybe 15% tops, I think if KTM want to be a major player in road bikes they had better have a rethink, because as it is they cant keep second hand prices up on their bikes, so your paying top dollar when you buy, and a shite trade in when you sell, Yamaha have learned their lesson by launching a new bike at under £7k, and Triumph started the street tripple at little over £5k at launch.
31 October 2013 17:53
Looks good & big enough for me (fat lad).
I'll keep schtum until the other 2014 supernakeds from Kawasaki, BMW & Aprilia show themselves.
30 October 2013 21:40
Toy for knobheads see above pic
30 October 2013 17:55
Contain the Beast
i find that the fact you can have such a powerful bike but control with the help of rider aids adds a brilliant new praticality to this insane bikes. Plus its such a beautiful machine!!
30 October 2013 11:21
Lovely looking bit of kit. My big question is who is it aimed at.14k for a fun bike with little practical use. How could you ride to where you want to go on a bike with no wind protection. It is no doubt the bike you want when you get there but it would have to be taken there in the back of a van.
28 October 2013 20:16
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