KTM has officially revealed its new 1290 Super Duke based sport touring motorcycle called the 1290 Super Duke GT. This new motorcycle was seen under the wraps quite a few times before, first unofficially here, then again officially in limited circulation here. This time to full-blown machine has been officially let our by the company, and its looks every bit true to the KTM name.
The new Super Duke GT is powered by a re-tuned version of the same 1301 cc, 75-degree V-twin that is found in the 1290 Super Duke, producing 173 bhp and 143 Nm of torque. The re-tuned to produce peak power at slightly higher rpm and torque at lower rpm as compared to the 1290 Super Duke R.
In terms of electronics, the new KTM 1290 Super Duke GT features WP Semi-active suspensions both front and rear that can be adjusted in three different modes – Comfort, Street and Sport. The suspension control unit monitors each damping value and riding style and can automatically adjust the firmness. The GT also carries over the riding assistance package from the 1290 Super Adventure, which features lean angle sensitive stability control, cornering linked ABS and traction control along with a quick shifter as standard.
Prices and availability for the 2016 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT are yet to be announced.