ADVANCED SPORTS TOURING

The 2019 KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT takes the already-proven long-distance performance of the previous GT model and amplifies it even further with added improvements. The same deranged combination that the previous SUPER DUKE GT had of THE BEAST’s interstellar V-twin performance with the comfort and equipment needed for all-day, two-up charging – but now intensified with additional enhancements, refinements and new features which further boost performance, while adding to its long-distance hunting skills.

Technical Details

Engine

DISPLACEMENT: 1301 cm³

POWER IN HP: 173 hp

POWER IN KW: 128.7 kW

TORQUE: 141 Nm

DESIGN: 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75°

BORE: 108 mm

STROKE: 71 mm

STARTER: Electric starter

LUBRICATION: Forced oil lubrication with 3 oil pumps

TRANSMISSION: 6-speed

COOLING: Liquid cooled

CLUTCH: PASC (TM) slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated

EMS: Keihin EMS with RBW and cruise control, double ignition

Chassis

FRAME DESIGN: Chrome-moly tubular space frame, powder-coated

FRONT SUSPENSION: WP Semi-active suspension USD Ø 48 mm

REAR SUSPENSION: WP Semi-active suspension monoshock

SUSPENSION TRAVEL:  (FRONT)125 mm

SUSPENSION TRAVEL:  (REAR) 156 mm

FRONT BRAKE: 2 x Brembo monoblock four-piston radial fixed calliper, brake discs, floating

REAR BRAKE: Brembo twin-piston fixed calliper, brake disc

FRONT BRAKE DISC DIAMETER: 320 mm

REAR BRAKE DISC DIAMETER: 240 mm

ABS: Bosch 9ME Combined ABS (incl. cornering ABS and supermoto mode, disengageable)

CHAIN: X-Ring 5/8 x 5/16″

STEERING HEAD ANGLE: 65.1 °

GROUND CLEARANCE: 141 mm

SEAT HEIGHT: 835 mm

TANK CAPACITY : (APPROX.) 23.0 l

DRY WEIGHT: 209 kg

ENGINE & EXHAUST

There’s no replacement for sheer displacement! Based on the advanced 1301 cc engine of the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R, the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT is clearly the Alpha within its segment. Featuring updates like titanium inlet valves and revised resonator chambers, this V-Twin packs a powerfully smooth punch. For fully-loaded tours, massive torque from the bottom up means there is less need for extensive gearshifts. Better yet, all this torque means mountain passes are easily dispatched even when fully loaded with a passenger.

CHASSIS

The KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT’s chassis is a high-tech wonder. The challenge: house the immense V-twin power without compromising high-performance, long-distance capabilities, both on track or public roads. Using high-end components and cutting-edge technology, the almost impossible balancing task needed to create the GT was achieved thanks to complex chassis modelling, development and construction processes and technologies.

ERGONOMICS & COMFORT

Fit for purpose. The KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT concept of long-distance performance riding would never succeed if it could not balance high-performance riding with long-distance comfort. To achieve this, the GT is designed for ease of movement and simple adjustability while piloting the bike. Add in the flexibility needed to cater to either one or two riders and you’ll understand what makes the GT the ultimate long-distance cruise missile.

BODYWORK & GRAPHICS

Designed to devour unlimited kilometres with optimum wind and weather protection, the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT is a bona fide grand tourer. New tank side panels, with storing compartments and USB charging hub, add to the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT’s state-of-the-art finishing. It’s definitely one of a kind.

SOFTWARE & ELECTRONICS

– Keeping the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT under total control while you exploit its full potential – that’s what the unique electronics package of this motorcycle allows. Lean-angle sensitive electronics intervene to provide maximum grip and optimum traction under braking or acceleration – letting you hunt horizons and chase superbikes with confidence.

ACCESSORIES & LUGGAGE

Take the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT as far down the road as you dare and modify it to suit your personal style with the KTM PowerParts range of accessories and luggage options. Developed specifically for individual KTM street models, all KTM PowerParts perfectly complement the rider and provide that important ‘factory fit’ straight from the dealer.

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