At the 73rd annual motorshow EICMA 2015 Austrian manufacturer KTM has introduced a new tourer KTM 1290 Super Duke GT, which is equipped with advanced systems, and has enough power for fast travel over long distances.
Sports tourer was developed based on streetfighter 1290 Super Duke R, which in contrast to the Super Duke GT model features a large 23-liter fuel tank. As for the electronics, we can mention the complete package: exchange rate stability, traction control and anti-lock system with a sensitivity angle. The new motorcycle is designed for long journeys, so is equipped with elongated sub-frame mountings for the coffers, heated grips, cruise control, a more comfortable seat, adjustable windscreen, LED daytime running lights, adaptive cornering lights.
At the heart, the bike has an engine LC8 75 ° V-twin, which produces 144 Nm of torque and 173 hp of power, which is nuts as bike weighs 228 kg (with a full tank, and all fluids). The ratio of power to weight ratio is very good. In addition to the magnificent motor is a first-class semi-active WP suspension. Once the driver selects one of the options of damping (comfort, city, sports), the WP system adjusts to the suspension in real time. Suspension Control Unit (SCU) uses sensors mounted on the wheels, and the front and rear accelerometer to automatically control the compression and rebound, given all the facts, including the weight of the passenger.
Other features of the KTM1290 Super Duke GT: rigid grid steel frame, aluminum swingarm console, 2×320 mm disc front brakes with 4-piston Brembo calipers, 17-inch wheels with tires Pirelli Angel GT 120/70 and 190/55. According to the manufacturer, KTM 1290 Super Duke GT is fast and furious sport-touring bike, which has no analogues.