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KTM Superduke 1290 in a tug of war with LaFerrari – Video

KTM Superduke 1290 in tug of war with LaFerrari

The KTM didn’t go down without a fight.

The mere mention of KTM Superduke 1290 and LaFerrari in a single sentence has what it takes to go viral. If you add the tug-of-war and video to the equation, you get a content that is absolutely unmissable.

Two highly acclaimed and super aggressive machines burning rubber and screaming loud in a single frame while battling against each other is a visual delight for a petrolhead.

While the end result is not surprising (of course the Duke with lesser traction, power/torque, and weight is gonna lose), it was quite surprising that the litre-class naked superbike made the Italian hypercar sweat for victory.

To put this tug-of-war into perspective, the LaFerrari is powered by a 6.3-litre naturally aspirated engine pushing out 800 PS and 700 Nm of torque. An F1 style HY-KERS electric motor adds another 163 PS and 330 Nm of torque. The combined output stands at 936 PS and over 900 Nm of torque. In comparison, the Superduke 1290’s 2-cylinder liquid-cooled engine manages to pump out around 180 PS and 125.2 Nm of torque.

KTM Superduke 1290 vs LaFerrari tug-of-war

Of course, the KTM lost the war.

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The guys who composed this video prepped for the battle by adding a tow hook on the LaFerrari and an attachment on Duke’s chassis.


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Nithyanandh Karuppaswamy

Winner of national level automotive quiz competitions, Nithyanandh aka Nithz jumped into the blogosphere right after gaining a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Love for automobiles and an even greater drive to share his knowledge with the automotive community, Nithz is Deputy Editor at RushLane.

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