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ULTIMATE DUKE RIDERS: CARDOSO TWINS, PORTUGAL

Liliana and Patricia Cardoso attribute their love of riding to two things – cycling, and their father. Having put over 90,000 km on a pair of KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE Rs, this twin-sister biking duo has earned their spots in the ULTIMATE DUKE RIDER standings.

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The twin sisters Liliana and Patricia travel Europe on their KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE Rs, here they are in Santuário de Santa Luzia, Portugal PC @rubeneccoelho

Liliana and Patricia Cardoso started riding motorcycles in November 2014, with Patricia picking up the DUKE baton early. What everyone thought would be a passing phase, saw the quick succession from KTM 125 DUKE, to a KTM 690 DUKE and almost 2 years later, a KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R.

Liliana took the plunge right into big bike ownership, with a 650 cc machine, and two and a half years later, also bought a KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R.

At first, many people scoffed at the thought. The KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R is no pleasure cruiser. This is a proper, hardcore NAKED machine with a reputation of being THE BEAST. Little did they know that Patricia and Liliana would grab the challenge with both hands.

Patricia and Liliana love THE BEAST’s versatility PC @superduke.twins

Since then, these ladies have racked up over 180,000 kilometers on their SUPER DUKEs, touring all over Europe, making a yearly effort to hit the road and cover some ground. That’s a whopping 90,000 km each!

“We travel throughout Europe every year on our SUPER DUKEs and it’s always a different experience. Most of all, it is a lot of fun, and this year we will go out again, already thinking about the 2021 Europe trip,” says Patricia.

“The rush of winding on the power and knowing that you’ll quickly catch up to anyone ahead of you is addictive,” – Patricia Cardoso PC @rubeneccoelho

They say it is the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R’s versatility that has kept them riding for so long. “The ability to strap on some luggage bags, and simply hit the road is great,” says Patricia. But, she’s also quick to point out, that when the road gets twisty – or when another rider appears in the distance – BEAST MODE is activated.

“The rush of winding on the power and knowing that you’ll quickly catch up to anyone ahead of you is addictive,” she says.

Two twins on two V-Twins – Stelvio Pass, Italy at their first big trip with their KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE Rs PC @superduke.twins

When asked what they think the DUKE mentality entails, both say it’s about being a little bit crazy, and mostly being adventurous. It’s also about having a great deal of respect, both for the machine and your fellow rider.

Although, as Patricia is quick to point out, it’s not always easy to keep feelings mutual when the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R is on the hunt.

To that we say “Welcome ladies” – you’ll fit right in.

ULTIMATE DUKE RIDERS: Liliana and Patricia Cardoso PC @rubeneccoelho

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