30 minutes ago the Kiska designed KTM superduke 1290 r was unveiled to the public at Eicma in milan. This prototype is the first fully functional show bike KTM has ever made and kicks out an estimated 180hp with the custom made akrapovic exhaust.
From our point of view it was really a dream design project involving not only loads of people from ktm but also almost everybody in the transportation department at Kiska.
We are heading down to the show so I will take some photos when I am down there but for now here are some of the official pictures and a few a took earlier.
Official info from KTM:
Engine: liquid-cooled V-twin based on the RC8 R with ride-by-wire
Power and torque: more than ever
Electronic assistance: ABS, traction control, anti-stoppie and anti-wheelie control (all can be deactivated)
Frame: Chrome-molybdenum steel tubular frame
Swingarm: Light-alloy single-sided swingarm
Suspension components: WP prototypes – upside-down fork with gas pressure cartridge, directly connected shock absorber
Wheels and tyres: Light-alloy wheels with slicks
Brakes: Brembo racing callipers front and rear
Weight: unbelievably low