2022 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT First Look

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

Euro 5 updates and new turn-by-turn navigation system for the 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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Dennis Chung
Dennis Chung

Dennis has been a part of the Motorcycle.com team since 2008, and through his tenure, has developed a firm grasp of industry trends, and a solid sense of what's to come. A bloodhound when it comes to tracking information on new motorcycles, if there's a new model on the horizon, you'll probably hear about it from him first.

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  • Walter Walter on Nov 24, 2021

    I don't understand why manufacturers spend the resources to develop and maintain navigation solutions when Car Play and Auto work pretty well, and many of the proprietary solutions seem to be more difficult to use and buggy.

  • Stoopid313 Stoopid313 on Mar 26, 2022

    Anyone know why we can’t get this in the US?