2018 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT Review

2018 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT

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2018 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT Review on Total Motorcycle:

The 1290 Super Duke R got us thinking. What if we could match The Beast’s interstellar performance to all day, two-up comfort? What if we would train the most dynamic naked bike ever to race any paved road the world has on offer? Regardless of the weather. Over and over again. So we brought out the big guns, aiming for state-of-the-art ergonomics, electronics and extreme stamina. The result is a long distance V-twin rocket that proudly roars past the top of the food chain, hungry for more. For miles. The faster, the better. A motorcycle that is equally happy hunting horizons, as it is chasing superbikes. And crushing them – not only at cruising speeds. Welcome to the world of the 1290 Super Duke GT, where refinement, speed and ultimate performance rule.

 

 

 

2018 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

 

 

 

 

 

2018 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Engine & Exhaust

Based on the 1,301 cc engine of the 1290 SUPER DUKE R, aka “The Beast”, the 1290 SUPER DUKE GT is clearly the Alpha within its segment.

 

Chassis

The laser-cut, chrome-molybdenum steel trellis frame, welded to the highest standards, contributes to excellent chassis geometry. It’s extremely stable and weighs only 9.8 kg, which helps keep the overall weight down: 212 kg (ready to ride, without fuel) and 228 kg fully fueled and ready to race the sun.

 

Ergonomics & Comfort

Improved ergonomics such as low foot pegs and a large fuel tank are there to make the rider and passenger feel comfortable. And that’s no easy feat. Think about the things to consider: stack and reach, leg arch length, seat height, seat foam, knee angle and knee contact, handlebar width, position and offset, tall riders, short riders, heavy ones and featherweights… But we made it, by tailoring the bike to your needs.

 

Bodywork & Graphics

Designed to devour unlimited kilometers, for optimum wind and weather protection and KTM state-of-the-art finishing, the 1290 SUPER DUKE GT is on of its kind.

 

Software & Electronics

Keep the 1290 SUPER DUKE GT under full control while exploiting its full potential – That’s what the unique electronics package of this motorcycle allows. Lean-angle sensitive electronics intervene to provide maximum adhesion, and optimum acceleration for hunting horizons and chasing superbikes. Combined ABS provides the control for stopping the action instantaneously when needed.

 

Accessories & Luggage

KTM know its customers like to modify and to travel, which is why the PowerParts range boasts a huge variety of accessories and luggage options across its Street range of sportmotorcycles – past and present. All PowerParts are developed alongside their chosen machine, meaning that KTM riders only get parts that perfectly complement their ride and provide that important ‘factory fit’ straight from the dealer.

 

 

 

2018 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for Pricing in USD
  • Frame design

Chromium-Molybdenum steel trellis frame, powder coated

  • Front suspension

WP Semi-active suspension USD Ø 48 mm

  • Rear suspension

WP Semi-active suspension monoshock

  • Suspension travel (front)

4.92 inch

  • 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 °

  • Seat height

32.87 inch

  • dry weight

451.94

  • Tank capacity (approx.)

6.08

  • Design

2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75°

  • Displacement

1301 cm³

  • Bore

108 mm

  • Stroke

71 mm

  • Power in KW

127 kW

  • Starter

Electric starter

  • Lubrication

Forced oil lubrication with 3 oil pumps

  • Transmission

6-speed

  • Primary drive

40:79

  • Secondary gear ratio

17:38

  • Cooling

Liquid cooled

  • Clutch

PASC (TM) slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated

  • EMS

Keihin EMS with RBW, twin ignition

 

 

 

 

2018 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for Pricing in CDN
  • Frame design

Chromium-Molybdenum steel trellis frame, powder coated

  • Front suspension

WP Semi-active suspension USD Ø 48 mm

  • Rear suspension

WP Semi-active suspension monoshock

  • Suspension travel (front)

4.92 inch

  • 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 °

  • Seat height

32.87 inch

  • dry weight

451.94

  • Tank capacity (approx.)

6.08

  • Design

2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75°

  • Displacement

1301 cm³

  • Bore

108 mm

  • Stroke

71 mm

  • Power in KW

127 kW

  • Starter

Electric starter

  • Lubrication

Forced oil lubrication with 3 oil pumps

  • Transmission

6-speed

  • Primary drive

40:79

  • Secondary gear ratio

17:38

  • Cooling

Liquid cooled

  • Clutch

PASC (TM) slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated

  • EMS

Keihin EMS with RBW, twin ignition

 

 

 

 

 

2018 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See Dealer for Pricing in GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
  • Frame design

Chromium-Molybdenum steel trellis 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 °

  • Wheelbase

1482 ± 15 mm

  • Ground clearance

140 mm

  • Seat height

835 mm

  • Tank capacity (approx.)

23 l

  • dry weight

205 kg

  • Design

2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75°

  • Displacement

1301 cm³

  • Bore

108 mm

  • Stroke

71 mm

  • Power in KW

127 kW

  • Starter

Electric starter

  • Lubrication

Forced oil lubrication with 3 oil pumps

  • Transmission

6-speed

  • Primary drive

40:79

  • Secondary gear ratio

17:38

  • Cooling

Liquid cooled

  • Clutch

PASC (TM) slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated

  • EMS

Keihin EMS with RBW, twin ignition

  • CO2 emissions

139

  • Fuel consumption

5.99

 

 

 

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