Pikes Peak Super Duke 1290

Watch KTM 1290 Super Duke R Swallowing Mountain At Pikes Peak (Video)

Watch Chris Fillmore demonstrating his flawless riding skills on the winding mountain road at Pikes Peak Hill Climb Race.
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The Pikes Peak Hill Climb Racing is an event where riders try to conquer the course over the mountain in the shortest time. It takes a lot of agility and expertise for emerging as a winner is such twisting track and this time, it was Chris Fillmore who accomplished the task in the shortest time astride the KTM 1290 Super Duke R. Above video gives you a glimpse of the ride which Chris executed beautifully.

The former AMA Pro Superbike racer got down into this battle for the first time and left everyone speechless. Despite being a novice in the Peaks Pike, the video showing the footage of his 20 kilometres ride demonstrates the number of tarmacs he would have gulped down till now. Additionally, the second position holder was riding a KTM too and third-ranked competitor rode the Kawasaki Z900.

It was the 94th edition of Peaks Pike Hill Climb Racing which concluded being a special one since till now, a majority of seasons were taken away by Ducati. KTM has proved its prowess of making immensely stable and light handling motorcycles which are the top most priorities for riding on such grounds.

When interviewed, the winner Chris Fillmore praised the KTM 1290 Super Duke R and said it is the most awesome motorcycle and he would surely buy it.

“I set out with the goal of trying to break the record this year and I wanted to do it as a rookie, so to achieve this is something really special. The bike ran perfectly, but I had a scary moment on the fast entry to 19 Mile corner, when the bike went sideways at 120mph on the side of the cliff! I was able to keep it under control but it’s certainly something I don’t want to go through again!”, he further added.

Anuj Mishra

Born in Amravati, Anuj dreams to explore various serene locations on his motorcycle, first of India then around the world. Every motorcycle in this world enthrals him. The howling of sportbikes and thumping of cruisers is all he hears when awake as well as asleep.

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