2022 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT debuts as a long-distance beast


At this year’s EICMA show in Milan, KTM has unveiled a relaxed, touring version of the 1290 Super Duke R called the 1290 Super Duke GT—which is all set to grace the official dealership floors in January 2022 depending on the market.

There are noticeable differences between the two motorcycles, obviously, such as the semi-fairing with a windscreen; the seats, and a long exhaust pipe. Highlights include a 7-inch LCD screen with turn-by-turn navigation; lightweight wheels that save 1 kg (2.2 lbs) of unsprung mass over the old set of rims; new Continental ContiSportAttack 4 tyres that are claimed to offer a more stable riding experience; WP APEX semi-active suspension; anti-dive function, and a 23-litre fuel tank.

The aforementioned suspension can be set up according to four different riding situations such as: Rider, Rider & Pillion, Rider & Luggage, and Rider, Pillion & Luggage.

The 1290 Super Duke GT is also powered by a 1,301 cc V-twin engine with 129 kW (175 metric hp) and 141 Nm (104 lb-ft) of torque. The engine is paired with a 6-speed gearbox.

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