The bike is equally deft at off-road terrain and on the road, comfort and elegant design, you could say that this is a brutal sport tourer bike that brings some novelties in almost all the elements, it is a new KTM 1290 Super Duke GT.
The starting point was its predecessor Super Duke R but processed elements make it possible to brag with better protection from the wind, extra doses of comfort and convenience, a different seat, more storage for fuel, increased capacity, even more generous package of electronic tools, including semi-active suspension.
New 1290 KTM Super Duke GT powered by liquid-cooled, 75-degree, V-Twin, DOHC, 8-valve engine, displacement of 1301cc, which develop the 173 hp and torque of 144 Nm at 3250 rpm, mated to a 6-speed gearbox and hydraulically actuated PASC anti-hopping clutch. New exhaust system is slightly lower positioning and is made entirely from rustproof stainless steel and meets to Euro IV standard.
Chrome-molybdenum steel trellis frame that weighs only 9.8 kg, front suspension 48mm WP innovative semi-active system that introduces a new level of comfort and safety, where the driver can choose three modes adjustability: Comfort, Sport and Street and rear suspension WP gas-charged shock, semi-active electronic adjustment. Front tire 120 / 70-17 and rear tire 190 / 55-17. Front brake discs 320mm with radial-mount Brembo Monobloc 4-piston calipers and rear brake 240 mm single disc with Brembo two-piston caliper. Pack safety - Motorcycle stability control, traction control with four setup options, as well as ABS. Fuel tank capacity of 23 liters and weight of 228 kg.
On the dashboard is analogue rev counter with integrated, adjustable gearshift light and an LCD display that contains the necessary information digital speedometer and supplemented with a digital clock and gear indicator, bar graphs for coolant temperature and fuel level, the display for the selected riding mode. A second LCD display is positioned to the left of the central instrument allows data from on-board computers. Ergonomic seat that is comfortable enough for the driver and passenger, off-set footrests and elevated and the elevated and wider steering wheel. The rear end is extended in order to obtain a larger space for the travel respectively for the fixing of the central and side suitcases.
The 2016 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT in any case has the versatility and will definitely appeal tourer riders who prefer comfortable long drive. The price will be slightly higher than in the Super Duke R.