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On Two Wheels: 2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke R First Ride Review in Qatar!

We ride KTM’s new Super Duke through Doha and on a MotoGP track.

Ari Henning and Zack Courts are excited about ANY machine with two wheels, but some are undeniably spicier than others. KTM’s 1290 Super Duke R is a perfect example—150 horsepower and 92 pound-feet of torque mean wheelies on demand, and a sporty, modern chassis to match (click here to read Zack's First Ride review). So when Team Orange announced that the new-for-2017 Super Duke would be unleashed in the Middle East, the boys knew they had to get there. Riding around the city of Doha and then lighting the fuse on the KTM’s 1.3-liter V-twin at the home of the Qatar Grand Prix was too good to pass up. But, for Ari, there was one small problem...


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