KTM 1290 Super Duke GT launched @ RM125,080*

KTM 1290 Super Duke GT launched by KTM Malaysia at RM125,080 (basic price with GST).

If you’ve followed our previous reports, you’d know by know that KTM Malaysia is re-energising its entire CBU range starting with the Malaysian debut of the KTM 1290 Super Duke GT model. Earlier this evening, the firm did just that and the new sport touring model is priced from RM125,080 (basic price with GST).

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Based on the manic KTM 1290 Super Duke R supernaked, the new KTM 1290 Super Duke GT stands as one of the fastest V-twin-powered sport touring machines currently available in the market. More importantly, it stands as the fabled Austrian marque’s first ever creation in this segment as well.

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The KTM 1290 Super Duke GT is built around KTM’s signature lightweight chrome-moly steel trellis frame design, boasting a claimed weight of 205kg (dry). Notably, the chassis is suspended by semi-active WP suspension all round – 48mm forks up front and single rear monoshock.

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Of course, the centrepiece of the 1290 Super Duke GT is its LC8 1,301cc DOHC 75-degree V-twin engine lifted from the 1290 Super Duke R supernaked. The package outputs 173hp @ 9,500rpm and peak torque of 144Nm @ 6,750rpm in GT form, all of which being managed by a six-speed transmission primed with a quickshifter and chain final drive setup.

Besides that, the KTM 1290 Super Duke GT is also primed with a pair of Brembo 320mm floating disc brakes up front grabbed by quad-piston calipers whilst the rear gets a 240mm single disc paired with dual-piston calipers.

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More importantly though, KTM’s new sport touring bike is primed with a multi-mode traction control feature that grants added control over the monstrous power figures it boasts. Complementing that is the presence of Motorcycle Stability Control (MSC), multi-mode combined ABS brakes, ride-by-wire throttle, not forgetting three ride modes as well – Sport, Street and Rain.

KTM 1290 Super Duke GT Specifications

Other features in the list include LED Cornering Lights plus self-cancelling turn signals whilst hill hold control (HHC) and engine drag torque control systems (MSR) are offered as optional extras at a cost. Notable touring-friendly traits here include the adjustable windscreen, heated grips, electronic cruise control, not forgetting the all-important panniers set as well.

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As mentioned at the start, the fully imported (CBU) KTM 1290 Super Duke GT carries a basic retail price of RM125,080 (basic price with GST). The model is now on sale through authorised KTM dealers nationwide.


Speaking about CBU models, KTM Malaysia also took the opportunity to quietly relaunch its entire CBU model range as well. Making their appearance alongside the KTM 1290 Super Duke GT were the KTM 1290 Super Duke R Special Edition, KTM 1290 Super Adventure, as well as the KTM 1190 Adventure and Adventure R twins.

Both the KTM 1290 Super Duke R and 1290 Super Adventure share the same basic retail price as the Super Duke GT at RM125,080 (basic price with GST). The 1190 Adventure and Adventure R, on the other hand, are priced from RM103,880 and RM105,788 instead (basic price with GST).

KTM 1290 Super Duke GT Launch @ Glasshouse, Seputeh

KTM 1290 Super Duke GT

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