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KTM Super Duke R: 0-124mph in 7.2 seconds

New performance figures released with specs and pictures

KTM'S all-new Super Duke R will accelerate from zero to 124mph in 7.2 seconds, the firm claims.

KTM released the acceleration figure along with specifications and new pictures on a microsite for the 1290.

The 1301cc 75° V-twin, with a huge 108 x 71mm bore and stroke, makes a claimed 180bhp. Claimed torque is 106lbft, with 73lbft from as low as 2500rpm. Dry weight is 189kg.

Braking is taken care of by two four-piston radially-bolted Brembo calipers on 320mm discs up front, and a two-piston Brembo caliper at the rear.

The 1290 features Bosch’s combined ABS and new ‘MSC’ motorcycle stability system, recently tested by Visordown on KTM's 2014-spec 1190 Adventure. It’s the first ABS system which can effectively prevent low-sides under hard braking in corners.

There’s a 'Supermoto' mode which disables the rear ABS, allowing you to slide.

The long-awaited new naked bike also shares the 1190’s sophisticated traction control system.

It has a Chromium-Molybdenum-Steel powder-coated trellis frame, an 835mm seat-height and an 18-litre fuel tank.

KTM says: ‘From zero to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 7.2 seconds – with low fuel consumption and a 15,000 km service interval

‘What happens when KTM packs the attributes of the proven 75-degree V-twin into 1.3 litres of displacement? The result is an extremely lightweight, elemental engine filled with state-of-the-art racing technology, yet still even more sophisticated, durable and cultivated than ever. 180hp peak power, 144 Nm maximum torque with 100 Nm as early as 2500 rpm – could there be better guarantees for explosive propulsion whatever the revs?’