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2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R naked slowly disrobes ahead of EICMA reveal

KTM gears up for the anticipated launch of the 2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R with a second teaser video ahead of its 5 November 2019 unveiling

KTM has released another cheeky teaser video for its upcoming reveal for the 2019 EICMA show giving another fleeting glimpse of what is tipped to be a new KTM 1290 Super Duke.

Using the hashtag #GetDuked, this is the second video to be released after the first last week teased the engineering intricacies that go into the model and tellingly revealed an on-brand orange trellis frame that bore the hallmarks of the one spotted in a spy shot during the summer

Moving from the workshop to the racetrack – specifically, the Almeria Circuit in Spain – though the new video doesn’t reveal much more of naked motorcycle, there are some intriguing glimpses nonetheless.

An unfocused silhouette of the front-end appears to show the KTM 1290 Super Duke R has sprouted aerodynamic efficiency wings in the vein displayed on the Ducati Panigale V4 R and most likely the soon-to-be revealed Ducati Streetfighter V4.

Watch the video and see what else you can spot…

What can we expect from the 2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R?

The KTM 1290 Super Duke R breaks cover officially on 5 November 2019, which coincides with the opening day of the EICMA show in Milan, Italy.

In an ever-evolving market, the KTM 1290 Super Duke R is set to represent a sizeable upgrade for the Austrian firm’s flagship sports bike in terms of sportiness and technology 

One notable feature that has been tipped to debut on the KTM 1290 Super Duke R is adaptive cruise control, potentially the first such mass-produced machine to feature it. 

KTM is currently in a race with Ducati over getting this technology – which has spent years in development - out to the public first, with the Italian firm expected to include it on the upcoming Ducati Multistrada 1260 GT, which will be revealed around the same time.

In addition, the new KTM 1290 Super Duke R is likely to emphasis the sporting ethos of the current model and be influenced by the firm’s KTM RC16 MotoGP bike and technology, namely those aerodynamic wings. 

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