A collection of spy photos has this week emerged that appear to show the incoming KTM 1290 Super Duke RR naked bike flagship in testing.
Rumours of the high-spec KTM 1290 Super Duke RR have been swirling for some months, however, photographs published by overseas outfit 1000ps.at now confirm its existence.
INFO MOTO understands that the Super Duke RR will be built in limited numbers, sporting a number of upgrades compared to the standard Super Duke R.
The bike adopts a number of lightweight components, with carbon fibre and titanium used throughout, while the deletion of the pillion seat indicates that the RR is sharpened for the track.
Overseas reports suggest that the bike’s 1301cc V-twin will remain largely unchanged as it already outputs a very healthy 132kW and 140Nm, however, KTM may adjust its engine mapping and rider mode settings.
As the bike has yet to be officially confirmed, no pricing information is available. For reference, the R version is offered locally from $28,095 rideaway.
Another eagle eyed photographer also captured what appears to be the next Ducati Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak special edition this month, following the discovery of EPA documents that mentioned the new model.
Previous iterations of the Multistrada Pikes Peak paid homage to Ducati’s successful campaigns at the Pikes Peak hill climb event in the United States, taking on a number of performance upgrades.
But up until recently, it was unclear whether Ducati would still develop the Multistrada Pikes Peak edition in light of the fact that motorcycles are no longer permitted to run at the event.
Interestingly, the spy photo shows that the Pikes Peak reverts to a single-sided swingarm setup, despite the fact that the new Multistrada V4 platform adopts a more conventional system.
Ducati Australia recently launched its 2021 Multistrada in three primary variants: V4, V4 S and V4 S Sport.
Pricing is set at $28,990 for the base variant, meanwhile, the V4 S checks in from $35,990 to $39,690, depending on which package is selected, while the V4 S Sport tops the range from $36,790-$40,690.
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