Think of the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT as a comfortable ballistic missile. Powered by a 175 horsepower V-twin cranking out 141 Nm of torque, it devours provincial and border lines with minimal effort. Needless to say then, when it comes to covering ground comfortably at speed, the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT is a bit of a weapon.
An absolutely key element in the outstanding performance and smooth response of the 1301 cc 75° V-twin are the unit's cutting-edge four-valve cylinder heads. These combine twin-plug ignition, flow-optimized ports, lightweight titanium valves and resonator chambers for the smoothest twin in town.
Not only does the slipper clutch open when the engine back-torque becomes too high, it also assists when you open up the throttle. The former prevents destabilizing rear wheel chatter when braking sharply or decelerating; the latter reduces the hand force required for changing gear, allowing the clutch to be controlled with one trigger happy finger.
The Ride-by-Wire system on the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT goes the extra mile. By electronically translating throttle commands into optimum throttle valve positions for the current riding situation, it processes throttle twist grip movements with the help of electronic sensors and activates the throttle valves accordingly using servo motors. This means smoother throttle response, reducing the chances of low-rev jolting and involuntary wheelies. Voluntary front wheel antics however, could easily be a thing of your future.
The KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT’s BEAST-derived LC8 V-Twin powerplant perfectly fits its sovereign appearance. Now with a EURO5 rating, this 175 hp, 141 Nm lump is as much a superbike slayer as it is a coastal road cruiser. A unique mix of the highest quality components, such as titanium inlet valves, have also combined to create overall reliability and allowing for service intervals of 15,000 km. That’s a lot of touring!
The KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT features innovative semi-active suspension for comfort, safety, and easy adjustability. The rider can change suspension settings with a push of a button, including "Comfort," "Street," and "Sport" modes. The system adapts to passenger weight in real-time using the SCU (Suspension Control Unit) and monitors rider position through suspension stroke sensors and accelerometers for optimal performance in all conditions.
The hint is in the name. The KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT is built for covering ground quickly and comfortably. Thanks to its refined ergonomics, electronically adjustable suspension and impressive tank range, the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT is the perfect travel companion.
Optional HHC prevents the bike from rolling backward on slopes by automatically applying the brakes when it detects the motorcycle at a standstill on an incline, ensuring a smooth start for the rider.
The bike features powerful front brakes with radially mounted four-piston Monoblock calipers gripping 320 mm discs, and an adjustable handbrake lever. The rear brake has a 240 mm disc and a two-piston caliper, with sporty ABS including a supermoto mode for added control.
The KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT uses Formula 1-inspired forged pistons, combining high loading capacity with a short and lightweight design. The pistons also have a durable, hard-anodized finish to reduce friction and enhance longevity.
Integrated into the fuel tank, the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT features LED cornering lights that adjust based on lean angle using the MSC system's sensor. These lights provide optimal visibility, and they also serve as LED indicators, adding to the bike's distinctive appearance.
|EMS||Keihin EMS with RBW and cruise control, double ignition|
|Design||2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75°|
|Front Brake Disc Diameter||320 mm|
|Rear Brake Disc Diameter||240 mm|
|Front Brake||Brembo four-piston radial fixed calliper, brake disc|
|Rear Brake||Brembo twin-piston fixed calliper, brake disc|
|Frame Design||Chrome-moly tubular space frame, powder-coated|
|Front Suspension||WP Semi-active suspension USD Ø 48 mm|
|Rear Suspension||WP SAT (semi-active technology) shock absorber|
|Seat Height||835 mm|
|Suspension Travel (Front)||125 mm|
|Suspension Travel (Rear)||156 mm|
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