KTM will release an updated version of its 1290 Super Duke GT sports tourer in February, with the 2022 model benefiting from a number of enhancements as it moves over to Euro5 emissions standards.
Power outputs remain unchanged from the 1290 Super Duke GT’s 1301cc V-twin engine, which makes 130kW and 141Nm, although the 2022 bike has dropped one kilogram of unsprung weight thanks to new wheels borrowed from its Super Duke R hyper naked sibling.
These new wheels are wrapped in Continental ContiSportAttack 4 tyres as standard.
The bike also benefitts from optimised WP Apex semi-active suspension, which is specifically tuned to accommodate pillions and luggage with a range of suspension modes.
New is a 7.0-inch TFT dash and revised switchgear, giving access to smartphone connectivity, various rider mode parameters and an all-new turn-by-turn navigation system that can be purchased as an option.
This ‘Turn-by-Turn PLUS’ system will allow riders to access navigation features while offline, and can be controlled via the new TFT dash.
Alongside the 1290 Super Duke GT release in February, KTM will also release fresh colour schemes for its 1290 Super Duke R naked bike, as well as a high-spec Evo variant to sit atop the range with enhanced semi-active suspension.
Pricing for the 2022 KTM 1290 Super Duke range has yet to be confirmed, however, the outgoing range is priced from $28,095 rideaway for the R, and $32,035 for the GT.
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