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.
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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.