Users of the brand new 1290 KTM Super Duke R will have to pass shortly by an official KTM workshop to address a problem identified after a routine review of the naked 180 hp. The reason for calling a global review of the 2014 model is a manufacturing defect of an external provider that could affect the tightness of the fuel tank. Which could lead to fuel leaks.
Specific KTM explains that internal rebosador tube set with three threads, can not be well insulated with plastic. Hence the possibility that the fuel can be filtered by these threads, resulting in fuel leakage small. It is a manufacturing defect that has been corrected and only affects 2014 models.
The prototype muffler is an individual item that has been designed only for exhibitions. Pollution standards and noise do not allow mass production of this pot. For example, for the video of the prototype, we had to turn on a runway normally used by fighter jets, therefore approved for such volume.
The range of PowerParts KTM offers a slip-on Akrapovič exhaust legal for the road and an exhaust system made of titanium Akrapovič only designed for competition. Equipped with these PowerParts, performance and torque of the SUPER DUKE can be increased while its weight is reduced.
As often happens in these cases, the manufacturer will contact with users personally for an appointment with an official KTM workshop. The cost of screening is obviously free for the rider.