KTM’s 1290 Super Duke GT receives a power boost to its 1301cc 75° V-twin LC8 engine, to which KTM has now introduced revised resonator chambers, titanium inlet valves and new mapping to achieve 173bhp and 104lb-t of torque. To help make the most of the power, the addition of the Quickshiter+ provides clutchless and smooth up and down shifting.
Big changes for the 2019 GT can be found in the dash. Set behind the new adjustable windshield is a 6.5in TFT display. There’s also a new LED headlight, working together with LED cornering lights. The GT is equipped with the latest generation WP semiactive chassis – the most sophisticated setup offered on a KTM so far. It now has deeper analysing sensors automatically adapting to surface conditions to deliver a smooth and precise ride. The GT’s preload and damping can be adjusted at the push of a button.
On each side of the fuel tank spoilers are new storage compartments for small items (one with a USB port). Heated grips are installed as standard.
The 2019 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT is now navigation ready for onscreen turn-by-turn directions and audio prompts, via a separately available app. Caller ID is displayed with the ability to receive or reject incoming calls, along with the option to toggle through tracks on a music playlist.
Pricing and availability yet to be announced.