7. More Than Just a Subframe


We all know any touring bike even remotely based on a standard model will likely have to have its subframe beefed up in order to support the added weight of a passenger and luggage. The Super Duke GT is no different. However, an advantage Dent and his team at Kiska have is access to KTM engineers within the building. Consequently, Dent and his team are able to produce rapid prototypes all in-house, speeding up the trial-and-error process in the event a prototype needs adjusting once placed on the full-size clay model. For instance, only three iterations of subframe were required for the Super Duke GT before it was finalized for production.