KTM RETURNS TO BRITISH SUPERBIKES

690DukeR_action 08 KTM UK has supplied the MCE British Superbike Championship with a new 690 Duke R and will have a presence at most rounds to talk to customers and display its ever-growing range of bikes.

690Duke_R_left_front The 690 Duke R (£8795), launched in 2013, will be used by series partner, STIHL, for pillion rides it offers at each round to its guests, VIPs and competition winners.

The R model is a more track-focussed version of the 690 Duke and is based on the 2012 European Junior Cup race bikes; it boasts the most powerful single-cylinder production bike engine while being incredibly fuel efficient. The naked machine from the Austrian factory also features a vast array of top specification components on its 150kg lightweight frame from Brembo and WP Suspension.

Working with its network of dealers, KTM UK will also be present at many rounds with its events truck to display a wide range of its 2013 model line-up, including the revised for 2013 RC8 R, all-new 1190 Adventure and the 125 Duke – the biggest selling 125 in Europe and first in its class to come with ABS as standard.

MCE British Superbike Race Director, Stuart Higgs (left), receives the KTM 690 Duke R from KTM UK Events Manager, Richard Ellis (right).

MCE British Superbike Race Director, Stuart Higgs (left), receives the KTM 690 Duke R from KTM UK Events Manager, Richard Ellis (right).

On receiving the KTM 690 Duke R ahead of the first round at Brands Hatch on April 7, MCE BSB Series Director, Stuart Higgs, said: “It’s fantastic that KTM once again have a presence within the MCE British Superbike Championship, realising the potential audience this exciting series offers for its products. As a partner of the Championship, STIHL guests have been thrilled at events for the past two seasons with high-speed pillion laps on the KTM RC8 R and we are delighted that this year we can offer another bold model for guests to experience.”

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