Here is a FUN bike!!! The 2018 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Powering this Austrian beast is a liquid-cooled, DOHC, four-valves-per-cylinder, 1,301cc V-twin. Undeniably, the centerpiece of the 1290 Super Duke R is its 75-degree 1301cc V-twin LC8 powerplant. It has a a claimed 174 horsepower, along with a staggering 104 ft/lbs of torque. The 1290 Super Duke R’s powerplant leads something of a Jekyll and Hyde lifestyle. Below 6000 rpm, the Super Duke R’s massive twin engine is remarkably amicable. It allows you to chug along in slow-rolling traffic without any hiccups from the Ride-by-Wire throttle or fueling. It makes for a curiously friendly experience when partaking in the antithesis of what the Super Duke R set out to do—commuting. Above 6000 rpm, the Duke’s personality begins to transform and something that all motorcyclists need to experience. Lie, beg, borrow, or steal your way onto the saddle of the SDR because it is indeed one of the crown jewels of performance V-twins. 2018 KTM Super Duke R remains on the sporting side of a neutral riding position, with no excessive knee-bend. 48mm WP inverted fork with fully adjustable damping on the front, for the rear, a fully adjustable WP shock takes care of the suspension duties. The WP suspension soaks up impurities, big and small, without putting any discomfort into the rider or chipping away at the confidence of Sunday warriors. Electronically, the 2018 KTM 1290 Super Duke R has a competitive set of safety features on tap. Lean-angle-detecting traction control, cornering ABS, cruise control, Supermoto mode, and optional Motor Slip Regulation (for reducing skidding from downshifts) The 2018 Super Duke R will pin you into the saddle in a flash, the SDR employs Brembo M50 Monoblock calipers up front, clamping onto floating rotors. Feel at the lever is as you’d expect from M50s—great and with ample stopping power to match. In the rear, a dual-piston Brembo caliper works in conjunction with a 240mm rotor. Modulating the rear brake is easy as can be, giving the rider lots of control when braking. There aren’t too many motorcycles in this class that can offer comfort, performance, and utility at these levels, while making compromises that don’t chink its track armor to any significant degree. As a street bike, it’s tough to make any kind of meaningful argument against the SDR; it’ll have all the engine, chassis, and thrills you’ll ever need. This one is CLEAN!!! It has only 5,249 miles on it. It has been fully serviced, we also just installed a new rear tire on it. Ready to ride?? The Super Duke is!!!