New 2022 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT

KTM isn’t officially at EICMA, but that didn’t stop the Austrian manufacturer from getting in on the fun, announcing an updated 1290 Super Duke GT for 2022.

The GT receives a number of updates first introduced on the current Super Duke R, including its  Euro 5-rated 1301cc V-Twin engine that claims a peak output of 175 hp and 104 lb-ft.

The Super Duke GT also gets the naked bike’s CAD-designed five-spoke wheels that KTM claims weigh 2.2 pounds lighter than the previous GT’s wheels. The new wheels also come with new tires in the form of Continental’s ContiSportAttack 4.

WP’s semi-active WP APEX suspension returns with an anti-dive function now standard and preload adjustability set-up for four situations: Rider, Rider & Pillion, Rider & Luggage, and Rider, Pillion & Luggage.

For 2022, the Super Duke GT gets a larger 7-inch TFT (previously 6.5 inches) and new switchgear controls. Along with managing the bike’s electronic settings, the TFT is part of the new Turn-by-Turn PLUS (TBT+) navigation system. Powered by SYGIC, TBT+ can operate offline and offers advanced search features for points of interest such as gas stations, restaurants and rest stops. The TBT+ navigation system will eventually make its way to other KTM models.

The 2022 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT will arrive in dealerships in January, though it’s not as yet clear whether this will include the U.S.


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