KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE RR 2023
LIMITED NUMBERS, UNLIMITED FURY
Following the roaring success of the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE RR in 2021, 500 units of the 2023 KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE RR will go into production, promising the same levels of ferocity but with a meaner, darker look.
The KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE RR will once again rip into the Tarmac, leaving a deep, lasting impression as the ultimate limited-edition Hyper Naked motorcycle in the KTM stable. The numbers tell the story – 1,301 cc, 180 hp, 180 kg and 140 Nm, with a phenomenal 1:1 power-to-weight ratio, making it every bit as beastly as its predecessor, but with a darker shadow.
Sporting a gloss black and matt carbon base, contrasting white graphics and striking orange accents, the 2023 KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE RR casts an ominous shadow with menacing intentions. This is further exaggerated with a collection of unique custom-made components which are specific to the RR, adding more aggression and attitude.
With the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE RR being 11 kg lighter than a standard KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R EVO, it is equally at home decimating lap times as it is carving up mountain roads, providing riders with the ultimate Hyper Naked package.
However, it’s the collection of WP Suspension’s finest components worn by the 1290 SUPER DUKE RR that take it from a backroad brawler to accomplished track day terror. Upfront, a fully adjustable WP APEX PRO 7548 closed cartridge fork has been tailored specifically for the RR, while a custom-made WP APEX PRO 7746 shock takes charge of the rear. The WP APEX PRO 7117 steering damper keeps things in check, offering 30 clicks to dial it into your specification.
Carbon fibre is used extensively, with the subframe also receiving the lightweight carbon treatment, creating a unique single-seat unit. The LED taillights are incorporated into the LED turn signals, as well as KTM’s adaptive brake light as standard.
As an added extra to enforce the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE RR exclusivity, owners will be presented with a bespoke carbon fibre box containing the keys to their new BEAST.
For the absolute power-hungry, an Akrapovic EVO line full exhaust system is available as an optional extra, which adds even more bite to THE BEAST.
Notable features on the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE RR include:
- 1:1 power-to-weight ratio
- WP APEX PRO COMPONENTS Suspension
- Akrapovic Slip-on exhaust
- Exclusive carbon fiber bodywork
- Lightweight lithium ion battery
- Ultra-lightweight forged wheel Carbon fibre subframe with a single seat
- New, black CTG
- Limited to only 500 units across Europe and the UK
- Unique, branded carbon key box Factory triple clamp
- Adjustable CNC-machined rearset
Not only impressive when it comes to hardware, the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE RR boasts the most complete track-orientated electronics pack ever seen on a KTM motorcycle as standard, adding advanced TRACK and PERFORMANCE MODE. While the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE RR already boasts a full range of exclusive components and bodywork, riders looking for more ferocity can browse a full range of specially developed KTM PowerParts, along with a dedicated range of KTM PowerWear. This includes a custom leather race suit, uniquely finished KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE RR branding and matching design.
The 2023 KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE RR will only be available in Europe and the United Kingdom.
NORDEN 901 EXPEDITION
HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES LIFTS THE COVERS OFF EXCITING NEW TOURING MACHINE
Husqvarna Motorcycles is excited to unveil the Norden 901 Expedition – a new and highly capable touring machine designed to offer endless exploration. Expertly assembled with premium Technical Accessories to improve ease of use, the Norden 901 Expedition comes complete with long travel WP XPLOR suspension to ensure all riders can explore further for longer. The new travel motorcycle is finished with a striking new colour scheme to signify its outstanding capabilities both on and offroad.
Guaranteeing the Norden 901 Expedition excels across the roughest terrain, the new offroad-specific WP XPLOR suspension with 240 mm of travel is fitted to both the front and rear of the motorcycle. This premium, fully adjustable suspension gives riders the opportunity to fine-tune the compression, rebound, and preload settings to create a personalised set-up based on their individual preferences.
Contributing to maximum rider comfort on all long-distance adventures, the Norden 901 Expedition is equipped with many of Husqvarna Motorcycles’ Technical Accessories as standard. For early morning starts and especially beneficial for riders exploring colder climates, the adjustable heated grips and rider’s seat provide instant warmth. Additionally, rider fatigue is reduced considerably with the fitment of a new Touring Windshield. Deflecting wind around the motorcycle, particularly at higher speeds, riders are fully protected and able to discover new worlds in complete comfort.
Turning journeys into expeditions, this convenient new travel motorcycle is built to begin any adventure straight from the showroom thanks to the pre-fitted Side Bag Set. This neat luggage solution integrates perfectly with the bodywork and offers up to 36 litres of storage capacity.
Powered by an 889 cc parallel-twin engine producing 105 hp and 100 Nm of torque, the Norden 901 Expedition offers a broad spread of smooth, controllable power, which is particularly efficient across challenging offroad terrain. Housed inside the steel trellis frame, the versatile engine works together with the chromium-molybdenum chassis to provide exceptional agility, rider feedback, and comfort throughout the longest of riding days.
Completing the build and improving ease-of-maintenance and protection on the longest of riding days, a new centre stand, engine guard, and Connectivity Unit are fitted as standard to enhance every adventure. With the Ride Husqvarna Motorcycles app installed onto a smartphone, and with the device paired to the motorcycle’s Connectivity Unit via Bluetooth, riders will benefit from downloadable maps, Turn-by-Turn+ navigation, Call-In, Call-Out, and view real-time traffic information. Music selection and volume can also be controlled safely while riding using the handlebar-mounted buttons.
- WP XPLOR suspension offers longer travel (240 mm) and full adjustability
- Heated grips and rider seat for cold weather comfort
- Touring Windshield for reduced fatigue on extended rides
- Side Bag Set offers convenient storage
- Centre Stand for easier maintenance
- Heavy duty Skid Plate for complete protection of tank and engine
- Connectivity Unit provides Turn-by-Turn+ navigation, Call-In, Call-Out, and music selection from the rider’s smartphone
- Ride Husqvarna Motorcycles app available from Apple AppStore and Google Playstore
- Chromium-molybdenum steel trellis frame with engine as stressed member889 cc parallel-twin engine with 105 hp peak power and 100 Nm of torque
- Four selectable ride modes (Street, Rain, Offroad, Explorer)
- Cutting-edge, switchable cornering ABS with Offroad mode
- Easy Shift function
- Cornering-sensitive traction control allows for nine levels of adjustable rear wheel slip (in Explorer mode)
- Power Assist Slipper Clutch (PASC)
- Tubeless spoked wheels in offroad dimensions and Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tyres for maximum performance on the street and offroad
- Large capacity 19-litre fuel tank provides an extended range of up to 400 km
To be fully prepared for all conditions, the Functional Apparel Collection features riding gear produced for the Norden rider that delivers the highest levels of protection, functionality, and comfort. In addition, further customisation of the Norden 901 Expedition can be achieved with the extensive line-up of Technical Accessories designed to add protection, performance, and visual highlights.
Husqvarna Motorcycles’ 2023 Norden 901 Expedition will be available from March 2023.