Ever since its debut, the KTM 1290 Tremendous Duke GT has been one of many most interesting sports activities tourers on the market. Nonetheless, lately spied photographs point out that an up to date model of the famed motorbike could quickly be on its strategy to us someday in 2018.
Ranging from the entrance, the headlamp unit of the brand new motorbike shares a resemblance to that of the Tremendous Duke R. Nonetheless, it seems to be extra protruding now, which is certain to be more practical at channelling airflow. The entrance cowl has additionally seen some adjustments, with the brand new fairing sitting decrease and stretching out additional than the older mannequin. The windscreen too has been made bigger, to dispense windblast extra effectively. Though, judging from the pictures, the tank seems to be unchanged at 23 litres.
Different adjustments embrace a brand new TFT dashboard, which appears to be carried over from the 1290 Tremendous Journey vary. This TFT show permits the rider to make use of KTM’s MyRide features and management completely different driving modes and settings.
Transferring away from the beauty facet, the brand new Tremendous Duke GT seems to be unchanged at its core, with the acquainted body, suspension, wheels and brakes. Nonetheless, small adjustments to the engine casing signifies that some tinkering has been completed to the mill.
At present, the continued KTM Tremendous Duke GT is powered by a 1301cc V-twin engine. This powertrain churns out 175PS of energy and 144Nm of torque, which is on the market at simply 3250rpm. The query that now stays is, will the newer mannequin up the ante within the extremely contested adventurer tourer phase? We should wait till subsequent 12 months to search out out. Till then keep tuned for extra updates.