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The long awaited Rottweiler Performance Steering Damper for the KTM Super Duke 1290 (17+) is finally here.
The 1290 is a beast, to say the least, and as expected, the stock damper is insufficient. The bike just wants to go fast and wheelie and setting down can be a nervous experience, to say the least.
Enter the Rottweiler Performance Damper Kit. Machined from high-quality US mil-spec 6061 T6 aluminum, then type 2 black anodized to form a no-compromise damper assembly.
Utilizing the industry standard Scotts steering damper with 'Road' valving, the Scotts stabilizer has every gram of adjustability you will need to stay in total control with overall valving adjustments, sweep control and what the Super Duke 1290 needs the most, high-speed-damping to handle those nasty set-downs with ease and wrangle that beast into submission.
Don't like the feel of a damper but want one to 'kick in' when the time is right? Unlike linear dampers that only have damping adjustability, Scotts dampers also have 'Sweep Control' and 'High Speed' valving. The sweep control will allow the degree of damping from the center out, and the high-speed damping will allow the rider to dial down the damping to almost nothing for quick steering, but then set the high-speed circuit to only kick in when the handlebars are jerked away faster than the rider normally steers. This is INVALUABLE for setting down wheelies and potholes.
NOTE: The ignition lock tank cover must be modified for this damper kit with an oval hole. You may do this youself with some drilling and sanding, or you can add a pre modified cover below and we will send a factory part already cleanly modified in our CNC. Both the plastic and carbon choices are the factory original parts. See pics above for closer inspection.
The Rottweiler Performance SD Damper Kit comes complete with:
Optional kit parts:
We visit Scotts Performance to find out how to adjust and take full advantage of a damper with near unlimited settings. This instructional vid will breakdown how to tune the settings for street use to straight line speed testing so tank slappers don't ruin your day. Any rider with this product needs to see this.
Posted by Russell Duke on 15th Apr 2018
I purchased this steering damper kit and the modified carbon panel for my 2017 Superduke R. I was pleasantly surprised to find a nice set of instructions, and a very complete set of parts and installation tools/ supplies. The installation took me less than an hour, and the modified panel made it too easy. The performance of the damper is great, but immediately noticeable to quell headshake on wheelie set-downs. It looks sick too! I was thoroughly impressed with this well-thought out kit, and give Rottweiler Performance an A++.
Posted by shawn on 26th Mar 2018
Love the damper. Installation was a breeze with the online instructions. Cant wait for the weather to warm up so i can take it out on the first ride of the year. Should make riding better and safer.
Posted by Logan G. on 14th Mar 2018
Between the v1 kit and v2 kit there is an exceptionally nice difference in design. No worry about clearances etc. it just fits like a glove around your ignition and you don't have to worry about tight tolerances. You still do have to make adjustments to your tank cover, Chris has informed me that for $30 you can get a custom machined tank cover made specifically for this kit however I was able to dremel the tank cover with a decent look. From the center front of the cover you just need to make a 1/2 to 3/4 inch rectangular cut that extends about 2 to 2.5 inches towards the rear of the bike (until you reach the front hump of the the tank cover) just so that the pivot mount (ignition mount) is able to fit through the modified cover and it fits like a glove, no other modifications needed. Also on your 2017 SDR be careful with the ignition bolts which you need to drill out and replace with bolts that are provided in the kit. They are a bit more difficult to hold center while drilling but they do have a thicker end so it wasn't a problem. It also looks awesome on the bike.
Posted by John L on 6th Mar 2018
I tend to pull my bars while throttling out of turn which causes some head shaking. The Scott Damper is nice cuz I'm able to make adjustments on the fly...
As for the Kit.. It complete totally complete. Easy out bit, anti-seize compound, installation instructions, etc.
The Fabricated Brackets are quality, and didn't require any massaging to get them to align and fit. Took me about 1 hr to install. Zero clearance issues or binding..