4/13/23 Update: This bike includes some extras which were not mentioned in the original listing:
KTM Owner’s Briefcase and tool kit.
Additional photos of this KTM 1290 Super Duke R are available here for your perusal.
“If you absolutely, positively need to be able to wheelie at any time, this would be the bike for you.” That’s how Loz Blain described the incredible Super Duke R in a New Atlas review when KTM released it in 2014. KTM had a much quicker description – they just called it “The Beast.”
This example is VIN: VBKV39401FM917508. This bike came to Iconic out of a collection in Japan, the history is not known.
The odometer shows 11,517 kilometers (7,156 miles).
In preparation for the listing, the seller had us clean/lube/adjust the chain, install a new battery, top off the coolant, give it a detail, and perform a safety inspection.
Alex did the work, and this is his condition report:
Tire Years – Front/ Rear:2017
Tire Life – Front: 10%; Rear: 40%
Tire Pressure – Front: 34PSI; Rear: 36PSI
Brake Life – Front/ Rear: 40%
Hydraulic Fluid – Front/Rear/Clutch: Ok
Engine Oil – Level: Ok; Quality: Ok
Coolant – Level: Ok ; Quality: Ok
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: Ok
Turn Signals: Ok, Rear Left is damaged and not working
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light: Ok
Cranking Volts; 11.37V Normal
Charging Test: Load Off: 14.39V;
Load On: 14.45V
Diode Ripple Test: 0.43V High
Test Ride: Ok
Puig Street Screen.
4/13 Update: the sale includes the original mirrors.
It is riding on Pirelli Supercorsa SC tire in the front with a date code of 1219 and a Metzeler Racetec K1 tire in the rear with a date of 2517.
The sale includes four keys and the original keycode card.
Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:
Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this KTM is offered on a clean Oregon title. Please note that as an import, this bike lacks certain compliance and emissions stickers that the state of California would require to transfer a title.
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