Countdown of the top 10 Naked motorcycles (short Review)
Daily countdown (no.3) - KTM Superduke r 1290
For those who have indulged in the HBO series Game of Thrones know the power of the Dothraki. These tribesmen are nomads with their own language and culture which brings about a superior feel. The Dothraki live in hordes called Khalasars, which are each led by a chief called Khal. Now, Khal Drogo, an experienced warrior and a Dothraki makes him an expert rider and their horses are prime importance to their culture, I think you can see where i'm going with this.
The Superduke R is definitely a super, and finding the resemblance of a Dothraki king makes perfect sense! Being a part of this bikes rhythm gives you a warrior like confidence when battling the tar surfaces of urban life and the importance of their horses is equally relevant as the KTM schleps a claimed 180 of them with it.
The KTM carries with it an attitude and ego that could go with any small man and an aggravated temper. The colour alone makes a statement , while the sound of the V-Twin eight valve is something that blows the ladies clothes off. So, an updated engine with loads more power, refined suspension package, reworked ergonomics, and more capable electronic rider-aid suited for the perfect ride can be found on the new KTM Superduke R 2017. This has been done in order for KTM to be at the top of their field.
Just like the Dothraki, the KTM Superduke R looks scary and that's exactly what Thomas Kuttruf (head of press and PR) had intended with the redesign of the headlights. This super naked brings all aspects of riding to the table; thrill, love, respect and fear. To conclude, I quote the legendary George R.R Martin, "Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you." Now go and embrace a life of orange!