On the occasion of the KTM Duke series celebrating three decades of hooliganism, the folks from Mattigofhen introduced the 2024 versions of the Super Duke R and Super Duke R EVO; a formidable combination of power and advanced technology.
The 2024 Super Duke R features a redesigned LED headlight, new aerodynamic components (tank spoilers and winglets), and a streamlined subframe cover. The lower profile accentuates the compact chassis, contributing to a more muscular appearance.
Powered by an updated LC8 engine, the bore is increased to 110 mm, resulting in a 1,350 cc displacement. This powertrain delivers an impressive output of 190 bhp at 10,000 rpm and nearly 15 kgm of torque at 8,000 rpm, while also staying Euro 5 emissions compliant. KTM says that the 17.5-litre fuel tank should be good for 300 km in one go.
New lightweight Michelin Power GP tires with dual-compound technology optimize power transmission to the ground. The Super Duke R features a WP APEX shock absorber with full adjustability for high and low-speed settings, rebound, and toolless pre-load adjustment.
The Super Duke R EVO takes suspension management a step further, with WP Semi-Active Technology, offering variable damping for real-time adaptability to road conditions. Both bikes also feature a new smart LED headlight system, capable of auto-adjusting based on ambient and riding conditions.
Both models introduce updated performance and track modes, complete with a lap timer and telemetry stats. Optional features include engine braking control and an updated suspension module for the Super Duke R EVO.
30 Years Duke Tribute:
Another ode to this classic series witnesses KTM offer colours that pay homage and resemble the Duke series over its 30-year legacy.
In a symphony of power and precision, the 2024 KTM Super Duke R and Super Duke R EVO emerge as masterpieces of engineering prowess. Each twist of the throttle is an ode to technical brilliance, as these bikes redefine the boundaries of passion and performance in the world of naked motorcycles.