FIRST LOOK: 2023 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT

Back by popular demand, KTM has announced the return of the 1290 Super Duke GT alongside the 790 Duke. 

  • KTM 1290 Super Duke GT makes a comeback for 2023.
  • Features the powerful LC8 V-Twin engine that makes 175hp. 

Based on the potent 1290 Super Duke R EVO naked motorcycle, the GT is fitted with the proper equipment to make it suitable for touring. 

That said, the 1290 Super Duke GT features the same 1,301cc LC8 V-twin engine that makes 175p and 141Nm.

Similar to the Super Duke R EVO, the GT trim gets a ride-by-wire electronic package that includes the following:

Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC), cornering ABS, Motor Slip Regulation (MSR), Supermoto mode, Hill Hold Control (HHC), Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and cruise control.

Riders can also add the (optional) bi-directional quickshifter. 

Spec-wise, the Duke GT is fitted with WP Apex semi-active suspension that is tuned for sport touring. Riders can select from four modes that electronically adjust the suspension according to different payloads.

Meanwhile, the bike’s information can be accessed via a new 7-inch TFT display that also features a new Turn-by-Turn Plus navigation system powered by Sygic.

In addition, the 2023 1290 Super Duke GT gets lighter wheels that are shod with Continental ContiSportAttack4 tires.

KTM is yet to announced the price and availability. 

A passionate football fan and anything two-wheels. He likes to commute on his 150cc scooter on a daily basis and occasionally takes a long trip with his 750cc machine just to "tapau" his favourite "roti canai". With a journalism background, he likes to write as much as he rides.

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