KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R PERSONALIZED22 April, 2020
KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R PERSONALIZED
When you look at the controversial KTM 1290 Super Duke R , you probably won't think to yourself, “slim dancer”. However, that's what went through the minds of Louis's people, a motorcycle shop in Hamburg, Germany, with a history going back to 1938. In this days, in addition to providing the necessary functions in a business that is both bricks and… Mortar and online, Louis builds some amazing custom motorcycles. Caty M. Glam, the name given to this KTM 1290 Custom Super Duke R is a perfect example.
Kay Blanke diseñó Caty M. Glam, with the help of Martin Struckmann and Detlef Stüdemann. The KTM was disassembled and the engine repainted in various shades of black, with contrast supplied by silver screws. The standard rear frame received the starter and was replaced by a custom unit. Then, the frame, the subframe and swingarm are chrome-plated. By using the electrolytic process, welds retained their integrity and paint could be applied.
Danny Schramm did the paint job with shiny metal flakes, with Michael Naumann using aluminum to build the seat, tank and windshield. Insect screen conceals instrument panel, although the design allows to remove the mosquito net and mount the panel in the upper triple clamp.
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Risk specialist Mai-Lin Senf piloted Caty M. Glam at the Glemseck festival 101 and Stuttgart, an event that draws a crowd of 50,000. Entered into the international Sprint competition, an eight mile endurance, el KTM 1290 Super Duke R de 394 pounds won the first round. However, some problems prevented Caty M. Glam and Senf will advance.
We have to admit that we like almost everything about Caty M. Glam, and Senf certainly proved that he was able to tame the slender dancer.
Photograph of Volker Rost