Quick Spin: 2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT Review: Jeff Ware Photography: Heather Ware

The KTM 1290 Super Duke GT is one of the most exciting touring bikes ever produced, at least we think it is! With 173hp and 144Nm on tap and a RbW system that incorporates traction control, engine braking control, riding modes, cruise control, quickshifter and more, plus combined ABS and semi-active White Power suspension – it really is a weapon.

Throw in touring comfort and luggage space and you have a great package that is only 205kg dry. We recently had a quick spin on the bike and came away impressed. We should have the bike in for a full review before Spring. In the meantime check out our World Launch Report from 2016 here.

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2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT Specifications


Price: $26,995 + ORC
Claimed power: 130kW(173hp)@9750rpm
Claimed torque: 144Nm@6750rpm

Dry weight: 205kg
Fuel capacity: 23L
Engine: 1301cc 75 degree DOHC eight-valve V-twin LC8.
Gearbox: Six-speed

Clutch: Wet multi-plate, hydraulic actuation
Frame: Chro-Mo steel trellis frame
Rake: 65º, Trail: 107mm

Suspension: WP Semi Active Suspension

Brakes: Radially mounted four-piston Brembo monoblock calipers (f), 320mm rotors, 240mm rotor (r), Brembo two-piston caliper, ABS-C

Wheels & Tyres: Cast alloy 3.50 x 17in, 6.00 x 17in,Pirelli Angel GT 120/70-17, 190/55-17

Wheelbase: 1482mm
Seat height: 835mm
Ground clearance: 140mmmm
Dash: TFT


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2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT Gallery

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