The KTM 1290 Super Duke R sees updates to the chassis, engine, and electronics. The chrome-molybdenum steel trellis frame has larger sectional diameters and thinner walls to enhance rigidity. The aluminum/carbon composite rear subframe is new as well, as is the single-sided swingarm with linkage system and new WP Apex rear shock absorber with an external reservoir. The engine is fitted with lighter engine cases with linkage mounting, titanium valves, 56mm throttle bodies with additional top-feeder injectors, more powerful engine coils for improved combustion, optimized crank cases, and a smoother-shifting Pankl gearbox. Changes to the electronics include latest-gen lean-angle-sensitive traction control with six-axis IMU and updated functions in all ride modes. Premium stopping power is had with the new Brembo Stylema four-piston Monoblock calipers and two 320mm brake discs.