When Kevin Leuenberger from San Francisco is not crunching numbers in the financial realm, he’s wheeling his 2017 KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R and wondering “I can’t believe they actually sell this thing to people. I can’t believe I’m legally allowed to have this!”
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South African-born Michael Grove is no stranger to the KTM world or getting his hands dirty, be it when riding in the dirt or wrangling tools in the workshop. When it comes to being a true rev-head, Mike has his hand tightly around the throttle grip.
Austrian rider and occasional racer Andreas Burgschachner – or simply ‘Andi’ to his mates – is all about the SUPER DUKE lifestyle. Having discovered just how well the big naked bike handles on the track, he has dedicated his time to introducing other SUPER DUKE R owners to the racetracks of Europe.
Liliana and Patricia Cardoso attribute their love of riding to two things – cycling, and their father. Having put over 90,000 km on a pair of KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE Rs, this twin-sister biking duo has earned their spots in the ULTIMATE DUKE RIDER standings.
Steve Fraser is your quintessential orange bleeder. Having no less than 4 KTMs in his garage – with an ultra-limited edition KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE RR on order – Steve enters the ULTIMATE DUKE RIDER fray with bucketloads of worldwide riding and life experiences.
Being READY TO RACE means so much more than a brand slogan. While it does perfectly describe the KTM range of performance products, it also defines the KTM mindset. And the best way to explain what that means, is to tell Joacim Boive’s story.
German know-how from Bosch has been integral to the electronics and innovations seen on KTM machinery for over a decade, and some of the sophistication on the new 2021 KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S means milestones are still being set. It was time to get someone from the firm to talk about their involvement with the orange…
As we are looking for the ULTIMATE DUKE RIDER through a Social Media contest, we’ve asked a few well-known DUKE personalities to tell us what it takes to be crowned as the ultimate DUKE pilot.
Are Naked bikes still the rage? Looking at KTM’s Street portfolio then you’d think so with at least two new models coming to showrooms this year in the forms of the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R and the KTM 890 DUKE R. We asked some key figures in orange – as well as ex-racers like Jeremy McWilliams and Chris Fillmore – if the genre remains vibrant and in-demand as the new decade begins…
Herman Sporn is the father of the KTM SUPER DUKE; an innovator, engineer and a damn fast rider. Here he talks about his work with the 2020 KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R and THE BEAST 3.0 concept, how it compares to the first 990, how KTM has changed and how the ‘ultimate’ Naked bike can still get better…