Measuring max power output on KTM’s renowned 1,301cc LC8 V-twin engine on Cycle World’s dyno.

KTM’s 1,301cc LC8 V-twin is one of the most exciting and fun motorcycle engines of all time. Instant bursts of torque bring the iconic engine sound to a range of Ready to Race models. This versatile engine powers the Austrian brand’s class-leading 1290 Super Adventure R and 1290 Super Adventure S, as well as the revolutionary 1290 Super Duke R Evo.

The DOHC 75 degree V-twin engine is a favorite in the cycle world for its ultra-torque low end that easily lifts the front wheel through 1st, 2nd and 3rd gear. The 2023 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Evo with Pankl transmission, hydraulic slipper clutch and quickshifter is the ultimate hooligan machine. An agile chassis with electronically adjustable suspension and four-piston Brembo Stylema monobloc front calipers makes the Super Duke as much fun on the local circuit as it is on the morning commute.

2023 KTM 1290 Super Duke R EVO Dyno Chart.