The Austrian manufacturer KTM has started testing the 2019 model of its upcoming sports tourer Super Duke GT. The test mule seen in the spy images is completely camouflaged and is undergoing through emission and noise tests. The bike is likely to hit showrooms in 2019 and its naked sibling 1290 Super Duke has started retailing from early 2017.
The new upcoming 2019 KTM Super Duke GT will come with a fresh front end and panels. The 2019 model of the 1290 Super Duke GT is based on the companys new design philosophy. The instrumentation on this motorcycle is revised and the taller windscreen will now offer better wind protection while riding at high speeds.
The 2019 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT is powered by a 1301cc, V-twin engine that has been linked to a six-speed transmission. The mill generates a maximum power output of 173 bhp along with a peak torque of 143 Nm.
Commenting on the bike, KTM PR Manager, Luke Brackenbury had told MCN, KTM is continually developing its existing range of sports motorcycles by investing heavily into R&D. The 1290 Super Duke GT set a new standard for sports touring machines and powers into the next years with the same class leading components and performance for riders who demand big distance comfort coupled with genuine sporty performance. We understand that this is second generation GT is unlikely to arrive before 2019, meaning a three-year update cycle for the model.
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Source – MCN