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KTM reveals MY22 1290 Super Duke GT

Written by Akhil Dalvi

Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM has pulled the covers off its updated 2022 1290 Super Duke GT. The motorcycle manufacturer discreetly made the announcement despite not being present at the EICMA 2021 show in Milan. KTM has continually made changes on the 1290 Super Duke GT based on the ones made on its 1290 R. After updating the 1290 R in 2020, KTM sought this as the perfect opportunity to update the 1290 GT.

2022 1290 Super Duke GT: Design Details

At the front, the updated 1290 Super GT features LED cornering lights with integrated LED indicators for exclusivity. The bike sports exclusive GT-only graphics and ergonomics geared towards long-distance riding with a signature orange colour scheme. Other design details which amplify the bike’s GT credentials are the 23-litre fuel tank and CAD-designed 5-spoke wheels. At the rear, the bike sports removable pannier mountings to enhance the looks, along with an LED taillight.

2022 1290 Super Duke GT: Technical Specs 

Powering the GT bike is a 1301cc, liquid-cooled, L-twin engine that produces 175 PS of power and 141 Nm of torque. Paired to a 6-speed gearbox, the bike features KTM’s signature race-derived Quickshifter+ for aggressive yet smoother up/downshifts. The 1290 Super Duke GT uses a chrome-moly, powder-coated tubular space frame chassis with a seat height of 835mm.

KTM has implemented a 48mm WP Semi-active front suspension, and a WP SAT rear monoshock suspension for enhanced handling. With 125mm and 156mm of front and rear suspension travel, the bike sports a Performance mode and Motorcycle Traction Control. For braking performance, the bike sports dual 320mm brake discs with 4-piston Brembo callipers and Supermoto ABS. At the rear, the 1290 Super Duke GT sports a single 240mm brake disc with a two-piston Brembo calliper.

2022 1290 Super Duke GT: Features

In terms of features, software, and electronics, KTM offers the updated bike with a unique ‘Turn-By-Turn Plus’ navigation mode. This allows the rider to monitor their GPS position via the 7-inch TFT dashboard display, which tracks five favourite destinations. Additionally, the bike features Motor Slip Regulation, Cruise Control, Motorcycle Stability Control, Hill Hold Control, and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System.

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