まず主要諸元には、フロントが「WP Semi-active Suspension USD Ø 48 mm (GEN.2)」、リアが「WP Semi-active Rear Shock (GEN.2)」と表記されています。 恐らく現行の1290 SUPER ADVENTURE Sに搭載されている物と同等か、それ以上の機能かと。 ストローク量やディメンションは変更なし。
With its ability to adapt to the road conditions and rider inputs, the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R EVO’s new WP Semi-Active Technology (SAT) transforms this BEAST from a stone-cold hunter to a calculated apex predator. As the most advanced suspension system on the market, the WP SAT features newly developed electronically controlled magnetic valves for variable damping, providing a wide range of adjustability from maximum street comfort to extreme track-ready stiffness.
48mm WP APEX forks feature Electronically controlled damping that feels more conventional and less intrusive. This was achieved by using Pulse Width Modulation stroke sensors which offer finer and more responsive stroke signals and a faster responding SAT valve. The end result? Seamless suspension adjustment with the rider left to simply get on with the job of riding.
Combined with SUSPENSION PRO. the shock absorber features an all-new automatic preload adjuster which uses a stroke sensor that enables the SAT system to recognize how much load there is on the motorcycle, effecting an automatic preload of the spring for perfect balance geometry and sag. These can be adjusted via three modes – LOW, STANDARD, HIGH. Alternatively the rider can adjust between 0% and 100% in increments of 10%. All settings for the suspension can be performed via the dashboard and the modes/settings are indicated on the TFT screen.
SUSPENSION PRO allows riders to select three additional suspension settings, namely TRACK, AUTO, and ADVANCED, whereby riders can achieve ultimate TRACK settings, ask the machine to automatically adjust the suspension based on their current riding situation, or deep-dive into the ADVANCED settings for suspension fine-tuning.
A new quick turn throttle twist grip has been added to the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R EVO’s arsenal. With the twist-action reduced by 7 degrees, this R&D-developed solution not only offers faster and more responsive throttle input but also reduces the rider wrist angle and elbow drop at full-throttle. This is paired with buttery-smooth ride by wire which electronically translates the throttle commands of the rider into the best throttle valve positions for the current riding situation. Choking, jolting and involuntary wheelies are a thing of the past. Voluntary ones, however, could easily be a thing of your future