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Video: KTM 1290 Super Duke R group test

Triumph's Speed Triple is MCN's long-standing king of the traditional naked litre-class bikes, free of traction control and rider modes. At the other end of the spectrum is Aprilia's Tuono V4R, which grabbed all the accolades with brutal power and myriad electronic rider aids. But now there's a new 'Beast' fighting for naked honours: KTM's 1290 Super Duke R. We took all...

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bird1050

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bird1050 says:

Test

Enjoyed the test but for feck sake get rid of that sh1t music , I want hear the bikes not listen to that drivel

 

AND GERT RID OF THESE FECKING SPAMMERS

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bird1050

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bird1050 says:

Speedy for me

Defo speedy no fannying about with electronic gismo's just your right hand to control your bike.

And the cost plays a big part for me I have owned three speed's and they get better and better.

would love a aprilia but cant afford one

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hatchplot

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hatchplot says:

Noise Pollution

I got 1 minute into the video and was driven away by the noise/music.

Pity as I really wanted to know the conclusions.

 

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dmacle

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dmacle says:

1290 TC & wheelies

The TC struggles to keep the front down in street and sport modes. I haven't tried a prolonged wheelie yet but it's easy to get a good bit of air, just whack the throttle open in 1st, 2nd or 3rd. A wee tickle of the clutch or a bump in the road and it'll lift easily in 4th too.

Here's how to turn MTC and ABS off: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DQmPWYaY7c  I'll try this on the move once it's a bit warmer and first service is out the way.

MTC is incredible on the road - I was out with a mate on his ZX10-R who couldn't keep up as he couldn't stop it wheelspinning (at half throttle), where the 1290 just slipped a touch, then gripped, lifted the front wheel an inch, and f*cked off along the road. The ABS is good too, thankfully, because it's far too easy to pile on a lot more speed than you expect!

Exhaust noise: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Lzt_W5iZeM It's not easy to record exhaust noise on the move as wind noise takes over very quickly.

I'll publish any other videos I make on the youtube account the two here are on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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mdlark

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mdlark says:

sound

Those inersted in a mtorcycle want to hear how it sounds. One can only hear brain numbing distraction. When the ptch man crows about  the products wind sounds block the message. Heck they could lip sync that if need be. Thank God for mute. The film doesn't show the bikes very well at all. A wast of time

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