Bodywork & Graphics
The bodywork with sharp rear end, extended tank spoilers and air intakes, the ultra lightweight chrome-molybdenum steel trellis frame and the ready to race WP suspension components convert brute power into a usable tool. The elimination of plastic parts shouts 'NAKED' and create a BEAST which is always READY TO RACE.
IGNITION LOCK COVER
Splash protection and chainguard
Clutch cover protection
Ignition cover protection
Trim parts / decals
Form and function are integrated beautifully in the 1290 SUPER DUKE R. Take the headlight for example, a highlight in this bike’s design. The central aluminum heat sink holds the LEDs and keeps the unit cool while it’s busy combining optimal illumination of the near field with maximum light output. And the daytime running lights, which consist of 6 LEDs, ensure that the motorcycle is perceived better and is more differentiated by other traffic users, thus offering massive safety benefits.
Sharp rear end
The slim and high tail section emphasizes the compact silhouette. Round shapes made way for straight lines, clarity and the promise of a radically thrilling ride. Which this bike actually delivers.
Side fairings and air intakes
It was essential that the increased performance of this second generation is visible at the very first glance. Therefore, the side fairings are extended more towards the front in order to emphasize the predatory nature of the Beast. The ‘R’ on its flanks really does stand for its roar.
Different modes for the various assistance systems can be selected using an illuminated menu switch on the left side of the handlebar. It's very simple and intuitive: "up" and "down" through the menu selection, select the desired menu item with the right button, confirm it with the right. The cruise control switch is now mounted on the left hand side in this cluster, right within thumb’s reach.
TFT color display
A multicolor combination of relevant information, presented in a clear-cut, uncluttered way. As you rev the engine, the display bars change color, either spurring you on or telling you to back off when the engine’s still cold. The display also automatically adapts its illumination to the ambient light and gets racy when the optional track ride mode is selected.