KTM 1290 Superduke – Sigma lens test

Next Wednesday we have something a little bit special to show you on derestricted (Apologies, but due to circumstances out of my control, this will now have to wait until the Geneva Motor show on 7th March). Since the light was so good I also took a few of the KTM 1290 Superduke concept bike which we still have in the Kiska studio.

This was my first time shooting with the Sigma 17-50mm 1:2.8 EX DC OS HSM lens and I have to say I am really impressed. I also shot RAW which is something I haven’t done much of in the past. It is quite clear that the combination of the Sigma EX lens and shooting RAW gives a much better result than my old 35mm prime which I have been using for the past couple of years. This combination should help take the photos I shoot on derestricted to a higher level in future. Not that this bike actually needs any help to look good!


  1. Lorenzo 3 years ago

    This bike is simply AMAZING!!
    Great shots as always!! Cheers from Italy!! ;)

    • Author
      admin 3 years ago

      Thanks Lorenzo :)

  2. Olli 3 years ago

    It seem that the Sigma lens are doing a great job.
    Btw: the bike is awful!

  3. Marko K 3 years ago

    Super-B! It looks Fun-tastic! I hope try it soon in orange week, call me when it’s ready!

  4. That concept SD is awesome. This and the 690 Stunt are pretty much my faves! Can’t wait till Wednesday for the news.Loving the reflection pic of you and your boy…looks like the 1290 SD has sneaked in and crashed your pic :D

    • Sven 3 years ago

      Whats the news on Wednesday?

      • Author
        admin 3 years ago

        might have to wait a bit longer……

        • Sven 3 years ago

          I don’t even know what I am waiting for…

          • Author
            admin 3 years ago

            well, I got a load of pretty sweet photos of the Kiska 7.25 Concept new generation KTM X-Bow but I need to wait until after the Geneva show to show them now…..

    • Author
      admin 3 years ago

      thanks Christian, my favorite 2 street bikes too.

  5. Nicholas Bennett 3 years ago

    Why can’t KTM leave me that prototype to take care of?

  6. Dunc 3 years ago

    Love the orange – are we looking at a stock RAL colour or some ‘special brew’?

    • Author
      admin 3 years ago

      Top secret magic brew ;)

  7. Dunc 3 years ago

    Ah – sweet :)

  8. myckoz 3 years ago

    amazing pics / bike ! Very nice composition too. Always feel so generic when I take a bike picture…

    Any chance to get hands on screen-friendly resolution, like 1920×1200 ?
    My desktop needs a new kick ass dress ! ;)

    • Author
      admin 3 years ago

      dude, was meaning to reply to you. I will try to sort it out, but super busy at the moment.

  9. Marrkit 3 years ago

    What does the R stand for? I just noticed that many sport bikes have it in their name…R1, CBR, GSX-R, ZX10-R, R1200R, 1199 Panigale R, Daytona 675 R.

    • Author
      admin 3 years ago

      R=race normally

  10. Dade 3 years ago


  11. bobystyle 3 years ago

    What a bike ! Where do I sign for ?

  12. Fleadip 3 years ago

    Awesome, I want one. Is the seat as hard as it looks? Could be a problem for my old butt.

    • Author
      admin 3 years ago

      Yea, but it’s just for the prototype. The Production bike will have a proper seat.

  13. Highsider 3 years ago

    Sorry, couldn’t resist!

  14. docgoyo 3 years ago

    Instant get! Would be my 4th Duke…

    • Author
      admin 3 years ago

      Nice one!

  15. Dowight Downing 3 years ago

    That’s a jam bike right there!

  16. Wei Lieh 3 years ago

    Really enjoyed the super high quality photos, and of course a great looking bike as well!
    Do you know when it will be launched? With the Adventure 1190 coming out now, hopefully it will be soon?? :)

    Keep up the great work!

    • Author
      admin 3 years ago

      Hi Wei Lieh,
      Thanks, happy you like the photos.
      Bike should be out sometime at the end of the year I think, if not sooner.

  17. Huh? 3 years ago

    Very Cool! I’m glad I wasn’t there, I would’ve wanted to flip the rear cam around.

  18. Fabrice Minutello 3 years ago


  19. Laurent Spack 3 years ago

    Magnifique, bravo!

  20. Safwan Saharim 3 years ago

    fuh,,, fuh,,,, fuh….

  21. Jan Hoffmann 3 years ago

    auyeaahh…hübsches Ding

  22. Alfredo Soares 3 years ago


  23. Olin T Flowers 3 years ago

    any estimate on a release date in the US? I'm in the market to buy a new bike and just got approved for a streetfighter, but if this is coming within a few months I'll hold out.

    • Author
      admin 3 years ago

      dont think the date is set yet, sorry. Pretty sure it wont be within 6 months though.

  24. Zainal Amran 3 years ago

    Ready to race..my dream bike..

  25. Kongo 3 years ago

    Lovely. I hope they redesign the headlight tho. *Prays.*

    • Author
      admin 3 years ago

      Thats a camera man, not a headlight ;)
      Production bike has a proper headlight for sure.

  26. Rickey Carnahan 3 years ago

    nice guy Pauly,,,check this out!!!

  27. Rickey Carnahan 3 years ago

    nice guy Pauly,,,check this out!!!

  28. Dave Lesney 3 years ago

    believe me , a much better bike than a duck. better made , less maint, stronger motor !

  29. jorge villanueva 1 year ago

    love your bike, I just purchase 2015 ktm superduke 1290 and was wondering if I can get that same exhaust system…

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