Since the last time we had released spy photos of the new 2016 KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT KTM 1290 Super Duke GT undergoing testing there has been no news of the motorcycle anywhere till now. It was always rumoured that KTM is set to bring out a more touring-oriented version of the 2016 KTM 1290 Super Duke R to the market, a belief that is now a confirmation thats to the new images recently revealed by KTM.
While the photos release are still camouflaged, meaning that KTM is keeping the paint scheme and the actual read-to-sell look under wraps till the EICMA motor show slated for end-November 2015. This new motorcycle will join its heavyweight cousin the 1290 Super Adventure and the 1290 Super Duke R for the company’s 2016 flagship lineup.
According to the report by Asphalt and Rubber, Alan Cathcard from Cycle News, one of the people who has ridden the motorcycle before hand, the 1290 Super Duke GT is very similar to the 1290 Super Duke R but has been salted and spiced to deliver a more smoother touring experience. Unlike the 1290 Super Adventure, the Super Duke GT would be a completely road-biased machine.
In terms of features, it is believed that the 1290 Super Duke GT would feature electronically controlled semi-active suspensions, cornering lights, an eight-way adjustable windscreen and four-mode ride-by-wire throttle control.
Source: Asphalt & Rubber