2019 Motorcycle Previews 2019 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT First Look (9 Fast Facts)

2019 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT First Look (9 Fast Facts)

2019 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT: Supersport Touring Motorcycle

The 2019 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT has arrived with a nice collection of updates to make it a faster and more efficient sport touring motorcycle. Let’s see what makes the new Super Duke GT stand out.

  1. The 2019 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT’s LC8 engine gets titanium intake valves, new mapping, and resonator chamber technology. With lighter valves, the 1301cc V-twin should spin up faster than ever, with the mapping to take advantage of the updates.

    2019 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT profile
    2019 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT
  1. WP has updated the semi-active suspension for the fast sport tourer. There will be three settings—Comfort, Street, and Sport—and the damping rates adjust constantly as you ride.
  1. There’s a new 6.5-inch TFT dashboard. That’s big and bright, with integration with the KTM My Ride app that installs on your smartphone and stays in touch with the dashboard via Bluetooth.
  1. Cruise control has been updated with an improved user interface. The switches on the left handlebar communicate with the new TFT dashboard to make setting and changing speeds easier.
  1. The new windscreen offers improved adjustment and wind protection. 
  1. The 2019 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT gets more aerodynamic handguards. As with the windscreen, the goal is better protection for the touring rider.
  1. The headlight is new, and continues to use LED technology. According to KTM, the new headlight “provides optimal visibility and illumination.”

    2019 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT 3/4 view
    2019 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT
  1. Everything else that we already liked about the 2019 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT returns. As always, we look forward to spending some quality touring time on this exceptional supersport touring motorcycle.
  2. The 2019 price and availability have not yet been announced. 

2019 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT Specs


  • Type: 75-degree V-twin
  • Displacement: 1301cc
  • Bore x stroke: 108 x 71mm
  • Fueling: Keihin EFI w/ 56mm throttle bodies
  • Transmission: 6-speed w/ up/down quickshifter
  • Clutch: Hydraulically actuated PASC slipper clutch
  • Final drive: Chain


  • Frame: Chromoly steel trellis
  • Front suspension; travel: WP semi-active inverted 48mm forks; 4.9 inches
  • Rear suspension; travel: Linkage-assisted WP semi-active shock; 5.1 inches
  • Tires: Pirelli Angel GT
  • Front tire: 120/70 x 17
  • Rear tire: 190/55 x 17
  • Front brakes: 320mm discs w/ Brembo calipers
  • Rear brake: 240mm disc w/ Brembo caliper
  • ABS: Standard


  • Wheelbase: 58.3 inches
  • Rake: 24.9 degrees
  • Seat height: 32.9 inches
  • Fuel tank capacity: 6.1 gallons
  • Curb weight: 497 pounds

2019 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT Price:


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With 45 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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