The 1390 Super Duke R and 1390 Super Duke R for the global market have been unveiled by KTM AG. The LC8 engine is the most significant upgrade for the new KTM 1390 Super Duke R. It now has a 1350 cc displacement and a new cam shift system installed for more power and torque distribution.
KTM AG has revealed the new gen 1390 Super Duke R and 1390 Super Duke R for the global markets. The Austrian bike manufacturer has made major changes in the engine of its flagship naked bike, which provides more power and torque than before.
This machine is now more torquey than other naked motorcycles in its category. The 2024 KTM 1390 Super Duke R has also been upgraded in styling and technology, with significant improvements over the 1290 Super Duke. Come, let us know about it.
The LC8 engine is the most significant upgrade for the new KTM 1390 Super Duke R. It now has 1,350 cc of displacement and a new cam shift system installed for more power and torque distribution. Along with these changes, KTM added a shorter throttle body and redesigned the airbox. Presently, the V-twin motor generates 145 Nm of peak torque at 8,000 rpm and 188 horsepower at 10,000 rpm. There has been a 9 horsepower and 5 Nm increase in torque. There is a 6-speed gearbox attached to the engine.
The updated airbox design has also made way for a larger 17.5-liter fuel tank by 1.5 liters, while the alloy wheels also sport the new design. The suspension with the trellis frame as well as USD front forks and a monoshock at the rear is taken from the 1290 Super Duke and so is the braking setup. The bike now weighs around 200 kg.
The vertical headlamp cluster of the recently unveiled new 990 Duke is borrowed by the 2024 KTM 1390 Super Duke R. Slim LED DRLs encircling the projector lens unit give it a sharp appearance and help it blend in with the rest of the bodywork. The newly designed winglets for increased downforce represent the other significant update.
Features and driving modes
The 2024 1390 Super Duke R’s electronics package has also been updated by KTM. It now includes a TFT screen, lean-sensitive traction control, TPMS, five riding modes (Rain, Street, Sport, Performance, and Track), and more. In addition, features like KTMConnect, engine brake control, cruise control, and anti-wheelie control have been added.