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Ktm 1290 super duke gt 2017

2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT | Long-Term Review

ktm 1290 super duke gt 2017

KTM's Super Duke GT gets more power, improved electronics and better suspension. 20Super Duke Review. New TFT.

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Please refresh the page and retry. A Gran Turismo machine traditionally blends high performance with long-distance comfort, attracting adjectives such as elegant and refined in the process. By contrast the original Super Duke, launched in , was the ultimate two-wheeled hooligan. And when that bike was complete, its development team realised that the super-naked V-twin had potential to evolve in an even more rider-friendly direction. Hence the Super Duke GT. The new machine follows the same format of dohc, liquid-cooled V-twin engine, tubular steel frame and upright, wide-handlebarred riding position. The broad spread of torque delivers instant acceleration from below 5,rpm.

I have ridden thousands of bikes and never once shelled out for a testbike, until I rode the Super Duke back in It seems odd to say, but the GT is one of the easiest big bore sport touring bikes to ride slow, thanks to the beautifully mapped ride-by-wire throttle response mitigated by the four individual riding modes. Telling you the GT goes like a bat out of hell with its bum of fire is not saying anything new. From through to rpm, this is where the engine makes the most of its massive capacity. It truly is majestically fastólike the late Nicky Hayden the GT produces devastating speed without looking or feeling out of control.

We had to wait until fall to do so, but the upshot is that we were able to do a long-term test of the GTówell, two of them actually. We tested it through the end of the year, racking up 2, miles with regular commuting and daylong test rides, falling under the spell of its generous torque, nimble handling and everyday practicality. In January we swapped our pre-release GT for a production model, and we quickly put 1, miles on it, including a multi-day tour. In terms of differences between the first test bike and the second one, KTM says it made minor changes to the tuning of the WP semi-active suspension, the windscreen is now clear instead of tinted and the kickstand tang is now shorter and stronger. As for the engine heat, cold temperatures during winter testing and multiple layers of riding gear have insulated us from the problem, but we doubt it has gone away. In terms of creature comforts, it has a tall, flat, firm seat, an upright, adjustable handlebar and generous legroom.

Touring has never been so much fun. Read the latest expert review from MCN on the KTM SUPERDUKE GT bike.
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The engine is paired with a 6-Speed transmission and total fuel capacity is 6. Front Dual Disc brakes and rear Disc brakes provide stopping power. Close this There's a problem loading this menu right now. Skip to main content. Would you like to sell products for this vehicle on Amazon.



KTM First ride: KTM 1290 Super Duke GT review

When you add a Gran Turismo suffix to the name of a bike, it had better be more than just a streetbike with a set of bags, and it seems that KTM agrees., It was loud, in your face, and couldn't possibly care less what you thought about it. The cc V-twin engine was about as polite as a drunk being thrown out of a pub, and every other quality in a bike that you might consider desirable was cast aside like an unwanted stepchild.

You Need the KTM 1290 Super Duke GT in Your Life

Despite the abysmal riding conditions at the press launch in Majorca, we did make it out of first gear, nobody got a driving ban, and the KTM even managed to change my opinion on sports tourers. And what says sport better than a cc V-twin engine punting out hp and lbft of torque? Not much, is the answer. All that power is well and good in the right place at the right time, but Majorca during a thunderstorm was neither. The roads were verging on dangerous in the wet with little to no grip in some spots. The Pirelli Angel GT tyres fitted to the bike helped massively though, finding grip where there ought to have been none and doing an impressive job of offering feedback. Silver lining and all that

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Giacometta P. says:

    KTM Super Duke GT Road Test: Road King - Cycle News

  2. Toni P. says:

    KTM's latest incarnation of its Super Duke is the bhp Super Now the Super Duke GT has arrived to add a touch of Gran.

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