KTM 1290 Superduke R

After riding one a mate bought, I was keeping my eye out for one. Not really thinking of selling the K1200R, but when a 1290 popped up for a song, I couldn’t help myself. The engine is ridiculous! It was pretty much stock, only had a tail tidy and decat pipe.

I can’t help but modify bikes to my taste, and this one needed a few tweaks.

So far I have done

  1. Bar end mirrors from Highside.
  2. Tank ring for tank bag.
  3. LED headlight conversion.
  4. Oopart shorty exhaust.
  5. Cobrra Nemo 2 chain oiler (with Scott applicator).
  6. Healtech Quickshifter.
  7. Bellypan.
  8. Powerparts luggage.

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I did a 5 day ride with a couple of mates shortly after purchase. Pretty good on the touring. but fuelling pretty snatchy and didn’t pull cleanly in top below 4000rpm. I have now installed a Rapid Bike EVO. It took a bit of effort as the Healtech quickshifter and the EVO are not compatible. The bike threw codes and wouldn’t run with both connected. I ended up also purchasing the Rapid Bike quickshifter, which I think is even better than the Healtech. The fuelling is much better now. It pulls smoothly from 3000rpm in 6th.

I had to modify the belly pan as it scrapped whenever I went hard in the twisties.

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10 thoughts on “KTM 1290 Superduke R

  1. Hi there! I wanna start my k75 project. Do you have any links on your speedometer? Thank you in advance 🙂 and any tips you can give on everything as this will be my first bike and my first project , will be more than welcome .

  2. perfect bike. i like it. can you tell me please where you found the indicators? not under the tree i hope! lol.
    “I have found the rear indicators not bright enough in direct sunlight. Santa made a late delivery of these beauties! ”
    regards,
    Wilfred.

      1. Found it. Thanks.
        Another question.
        Did you het all the things working on the speedo? I am looking for a speedo but can’t dicide which one.
        Is the gear indicator working? And the tank indicator. I found a wiring diagram, but does it work.
        Regards
        Wilfred

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