July 5, 2022

The KTM 1290 Tremendous Duke GT is likely one of the most succesful sport touring bikes that cash can purchase proper now. For 2022, the Austrian producer has given it a number of minor but notable updates, making it even higher than it already was.

For starters, KTM has up to date the engine to adjust to Euro5 norms; it’s managed to take action with out compromising efficiency and peak energy stays the identical at 173hp. The extra important updates are to the chassis.

For 2022, the Tremendous Duke GT will function APEX semi-active suspension from WP, and a revised chassis, from the psychological KTM 1290 Tremendous Duke R EVO. It’s additionally been outfitted with the lighter wheels from the Duke R EVO, leading to a 1kg drop in weight. The brand new wheels put on Continental SportAttack 4 tires, and KTM claims these ship a sportier driving expertise.

Asphalt and Rubber report that the bike has additionally been outfitted with a brand new 7-inch TFT show, together with up to date switchgear. The brand new sprint is able to ‘Flip by Flip PLS’ navigation, which is claimed to be a big enchancment over their present system. You’ll nonetheless must pair your smartphone to the sprint, however the replace lets you management navigation straight. 

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MCN has talked about in its report that KTM has not outfitted the brand new Tremendous Duke GT with radar-equipped cruise management, and that is undoubtedly a function we’d have appreciated to see on the bike — particularly because the 1290 Tremendous Journey S was not too long ago outfitted with the tech. That stated, there’s no saying that KTM gained’t supply this as an adjunct or an replace sooner or later. 

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The 2022 KTM 1290 Tremendous Duke GT is ready to achieve dealerships in Europe by January 2022.