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KTM 2019 1290 Super Duke GT Bike Review Specs

The KTM 1290 Super Duke GT comes with the most outstanding radical sports tourist, with excellent performance and long-distance ability. Meet the next-generation KTM 2019 1290 Super Duke GT Bike. At first glance, the 2019 “GT” betrayed the unique and extremely radical foundation of the 1290 SUPER DUKE R, which is known as the “beast.” Even though the bike was drafted as a separate model, the GT still toured from a sports perspective. Just let you know in advance: the core of SUPER DUKE GT is always incredible performance. The KTM is a cutting-edge interpretation of a sports bike suitable for travel.

For the first time, it has mastered the strange twists and turns—the seemingly impossible difference between comfortable long-distance road trips and breathing. Thanks to smart and innovative design and technology, daily use can be tracked. In 2019, the 1290 SUPER DUKE GT was equipped with new LED headlights, handguards, improved wind protection, a full-color TFT instrument panel, a unique front shape, and many details such as storage compartments and connection functions. The GT’s engine has also been updated to include titanium alloy intake valves, resonant cavity technology, and new mapping, which has been further improved to increase speed and performance.

KTM 2019 1290 Super Duke GT Bike – Features


The updated 1,301cc LC8 V-Twin engine is now equipped with titanium valves and intake cavity, which has become regular in the field of sports wagons in terms of power and torque. The new 6.5-inch multi-function TFT instrument panel with KTM MY RIDE navigation function displays all vital information on a clear and bright display. The new windshield and height adjuster can be easily adjusted and provide better wind and weather protection. An all-new handguards developed for perfect aerodynamic integration provide excellent rider comfort in all riding conditions.

KTM 2019 1290 Super Duke GT Bike

The new cruise control design has a switch on the left side of the handlebar and a display in the TFT instrument panel to intuitively set and change the desired speed. The updated WP semi-active suspension introduces new heights of comfort and performance through three settings (comfort, street, and sports), while the damping rate changes in real-time. Ultra-light chrome-molybdenum steel grille frame bolted to the frame at the rear, lightweight but durable. Pirelli Angel GT has a broad grip range and excellent stability, can provide an eager steering function. The optional track-closed track pack installed by the dealer has a “Track” driving mode, which allows three driving modes, anti-wheel off, TC slip adjustment, and start control.

The KTM 2019 1290 Super Duke GT Bike features MSC (Motorcycle Stability Control) with turning ABS provided by Bosch. Supermoto mode, Ride mode technology, and multi-level tilt angle sensitive motorcycle traction control (MTC). The standard Quickshifter+ allows clutch-less upshifts and downshifts under any load, so shifting movements are fast and smooth. KTM MY RIDE is usual and has a Bluetooth connection with the rider’s smartphone to control audio playback and answer calls. KTM RACE ON keyless systems can reduce trouble and improve security. Heated grips to keep you comfortable in cold weather. The color matching skirt board has enough storage space to accommodate the most full-face helmets.

KTM 2019 1290 Super Duke GT Bike

Features and Advantages

The most aggressive long-distance sports tourists on the market have significantly benefited from the “beast.” The fantastic engine performance, street maneuverability, and track functions of the KTM 1290 super-duper are brought into a machine, which can both move forward happily. IT can also draw challenging corners to obtain great comfort.

The latest generation 1,301cc 75°V twin LC8 engine developed by KTM engineers is its powerful “R” sibling engine, which introduces an improved resonant cavity, titanium alloy intake valve, and new mapping. All of these provide incredible 175 horsepower and 141 Nm of torque. In short, the power supply is always available and is now more comfortable in its application. In addition to having a smoother performance at lower speeds, the addition of Quickshifter+ also provides clutchless. It gives incredibly smooth up and down shifts-beneficial to both riders and passengers.

KTM 2019 1290 Super Duke GT Bike

KTM 2019 1290 Super Duke GT Bike is also a technological power, which utilizes KTM’s full set of best electronic performance and auxiliary systems. These advanced systems have tilt angle sensitivity, provide braking and traction control, and have different driving modes-including the optional “Track” mode. These advanced systems enable the driver to Explore the conditions and roads. The full potential of GT can be pointed out within the scope of-is essential for machines with long-range functions.

You can find the significant changes of the 2019 GT in “Dashes.” The 6.5-inch TFT display is located behind a new pneumatically developed windshield with multiple height positions and improved one-handed adjustability. The award-winning full-color screen is visible in direct sunlight and has a unique layout; this means that the complete state of the bike can be easily identified without distracting the road ahead. Intuitively view the various menus and rich functions of the bike, and operate through the illuminated menu switch in the left menu bar, which is now located where the cruise control switch is.

KTM 2019 1290 Super Duke GT Bike

Additional Features

The instantly recognizable DUKE family “faces” are an essential part of the updated GT identity. In the redesigned front end, powerful new LED headlights are installed, which achieve a perfect fusion of appearance and function. The central aluminum radiator is equipped with six forward-bright LEDs, while the other LEDs can create the daytime running lights (DRL) to ensure that other road users feel better about the motorcycle. When the journey continues after the sunsets, LED, turn lights mounted on the fuel tank spoiler provide impressive lighting for the inside of the turn.

The latest generation of WP semi-active chassis is by far the most complicated setup available on KTM. The deeper analysis sensors can automatically adapt to the ground conditions. Riders, passengers, luggage or all three, just press a button, you can adjust the GT’s preload according to the vehicle’s “cargo”-no tools required. You can also change the damping through fingertip control to suit your mood and road: comfort, street, and sports.

KTM 2019 1290 Super Duke GT Bike

An all-new KTM 1290 Super Duke GT is available in two different color options to choose from, i.e., white or black. There are original storage boxes on each side of the fuel tank spoiler, which can easily access critical small items, such as keys or charge cards. There is a USB socket on one side, which can charge and power your favorite gadgets on the move. It is equipped with a heating handle as standard.

The connectivity of the KTM MY RIDE smartphone also adds another sense of comfort at a distance. It is because the KTM 2019 1290 Super Duke GT Bike can now navigate to the turn-by-turn instructions and audio prompts in 5 languages through the separately provided app. You can also receive or reject incoming calls with the caller ID displayed, and the option to switch tracks on your favorite music playlist.

KTM 2019 1290 Super Duke GT Bike

KTM 2019 1290 Super Duke GT Bike – Technical Specifications


Type 2-Cylinder, 4-Stroke, 75° V-Twin, DOHC
Displacement 1301 cc
Bore/Stroke 108 mm/71 mm
Starter Electric; 12V 12Ah
Transmission 6 Gears
Fuel System Keihin EFI, 56 mm Throttle Bodies
Lubrication Pressure Lubrication, 3 Eaton Pumps
Cooling Liquid Cooling
Clutch PASC Slipper Clutch, Hydraulically Operated
Ignition Keihin EMS with Ride-By-Wire, Dual Ignition

KTM 2019 1290 Super Duke GT Bike Specs


Frame Chrome-moly Steel Trellis
Subframe Chrome-moly Steel Trellis
Handlebar Aluminum, Tapered, Ø 28/22 mm
Front Suspension All-new WP-Semi-Active Suspension USD Ø 48mm
Rear Suspension All-new WP-Semi-Active Suspension Monoshock
Suspension Travel Front/Rear 125 mm/4.9 in; 156 mm/6.1 in
Front/Rear Brakes Disc Brake 320 mm/240 mm
Front/Rear Wheels 3.50 x 17”, 6.00 x 17”
Front/Rear Tires 120/70ZR17”; 190/55ZR17.”

KTM 2019 1290 Super Duke GT Bike Specs


Steering Head Angle 24.9º
Wheelbase 1,482mm ± 15 mm / 58.3 ± 0.6 in
Ground Clearance 141 mm / 5.6 in
Seat Height 835 mm / 32.9 in
Tank Capacity 23 L / 6.1 gal
Weight (without fuel), Approx 209 kg/ 460.8 lbs

KTM 2019 1290 Super Duke GT Bike Specs


This new bike is a sporty real-world champion. The new KTM 2019 1290 Super Duke GT Bike can always provide accurate handling regardless of load or road. This bike also has new LED headlights that give the best view and lighting.

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