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Superlink Suspension Linkage Kit for Race Shocks on KTM 1290 Superduke R, RR, EVO - Gen 3

Superlink Suspension Linkage Kit for Race Shocks on KTM 1290 Superduke R, RR, EVO - Gen 3

Regular price $550.00 USD
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It's party time - the new Superlinks have arrived!! 

The new Superlink has the same race-bred characteristics of the original Superlink, but now it works with OEM exhausts too.

This Superlink kit can help you transform your Gen-3 1290 Super Duke R from a slow turning, sloppy exiting handful of a motorcycle, to the nimble Beast that we all long for it to be.

This kit is designed to work with adjustable length race shocks like the WP Apex Pro, the MUPO Evo, the Maxton GP10, or the Ohlins TTX.   The link dimensions are unique and specific to this kit.   The OEM links (+10 and +20) are completely different and only for use with OEM shocks.

This link does several things that are not possible using the stock OEM link.  To begin with it allows the full range of adjustment available with the race shocks mentioned above.  This gives you, the rider, a wide range of adjustability to how your Super Duke R performs at speed.   By adjusting shock length on the SDR you can:

  • Increase or decrease swingarm angle from -11 degrees to -13 degrees
  • Increase free hang anti-squat from 108% to 112.7%
  • Increase or decrease trail from 106mm to 99mm

In addition to opening up all of these possibilities, this Race Link Kit also reduces the progressive nature of the stock OEM link - from 11.8% to just 3.5%.   This will give you a more consistent and predictable feel throughout the full range of your rear suspension.

Due to the design of the SDR eccentric swingarm axle housing, every time you adjust your chain you also adjust your chassis.  And every time you change sprockets, you have to adjust your eccentric - sometimes drastically.   In some gearing configurations you can lose up to 9mm of rear ride height, just because of the eccentric position necessary to adjust proper chain tension.   This is the beauty of having this new link - it gives you the ability to manipulate your chassis, or even to keep it the same when you change something else like gearing.   

Comes complete with control arm, two race links shown in the pic, OEM bearings, shims, and dust seals installed.    Re-use the inner shafts and end caps which are easily swapped.   Titanium bolts are not included.

Feel free to contact us for any questions or advice via this site's contact form.

*Setup TIPS:  Unless you weigh 130lbs your SDR will work better with a stiffer rear spring.  Your Gen-3 1290 Super Duke R came with an 85nm spring.   To put things into perspective, our race prepped SDR has a 105nm spring.  That's a LOT stiffer.   As far as rear ride height, we run our bike 25 to 30mm higher than stock.


*Apparently Austin Racing's RS22 exhaust, which in some cases can rub on the OEM control arm, can also rub on the Superlink control arm.   So at this point, until AR updates their RS22 design, it will not fit with the Superlink.

*Due to this link's specialized design being less progressive than stock, which is excellent for track and sporting use, we recommend that you add preload to your rear spring before you ride two-up.

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