Introduction: A New Benchmark in Naked Power
KTM has always been a name synonymous with raw, unbridled power in the motorcycling world. In 2024, they are set to redefine the standards yet again with their latest release – the KTM 1390 Super Duke R. This bike isn't just an upgrade; it's a revolution in the making, showcasing an incredible blend of power and technology.
Power Upgrade: The Heart of the Beast
The 2024 model sees a significant upgrade in its engine capacity, now boasting a 1350 cc LC8 V-Twin engine. This increase is a result of expanding the bore size from 108 to 110 mm. The result? A staggering output of 190 horsepower at 10,000 rpm and a torque of 145 Nm at 8000 rpm. The engine isn't just about raw power; it’s about refined, responsive control.
Innovative Cam Shift System
A highlight of the 2024 model is the introduction of a new two-stage 'cam shift' system. This innovation is set to enhance torque across the entire rev range, making the ride smoother and more exhilarating. Though details are still emerging, this feature is a game-changer in motorcycle engineering.
Enhanced Throttle and Fuel Capacity
With a throttle body size increased to 60 mm, coupled with a revamped air-box, the new model promises an improved air intake. These changes also facilitate a larger fuel tank, now holding 17.5 liters, up from the previous 16 liters.
Gearing Up for a Better Ride
Changes to the bike’s gearing, with shorter fifth and sixth gears, are part of KTM's relentless pursuit of perfection. These modifications are not just about speed, but also about enhancing the overall riding experience.
Revamped Suspension System
KTM’s focus on suspension has led to the introduction of a 48 mm WP APEX Open Cartridge fork with advanced customization options. The rear suspension features an updated WP APEX shock absorber, ensuring a smooth ride irrespective of the terrain.
Suspension Control: The EVO Edge
The EVO model elevates the riding experience with WP's Semi-Active Technology. This system, controlled electronically, adjusts to the riding surface in real-time, offering unmatched comfort and stability.
Advanced Braking and Clutch System
Incorporating Brembo Stylema monobloc calipers and a new MCS master cylinder, the braking system on the KTM 1390 Super Duke R is as reliable as it is responsive. The new clutch system further enhances the bike’s performance, emphasizing ease and efficiency.
This marvel of motorcycle engineering, the KTM 1390 Super Duke R, along with its EVO variant, is set to be available in Australia and New Zealand from March 2024 at authorized KTM dealerships.
Conclusion: The Dawn of a New Riding Era
KTM's 2024 1390 Super Duke R is more than just a bike; it's a testament to the brand's commitment to pushing the boundaries of what's possible. With its blend of raw power, cutting-edge technology, and rider-centric innovations, it's not just setting new standards; it's creating an entirely new realm of motorcycling excellence. Riders, get ready – the future of power is here.