KTM 1290 Super Duke GT 2019 vs. KTM 1290 Super Duke R 2019

KTM 1290 Super Duke GT 2019

KTM 1290 Super Duke GT 2019

KTM 1290 Super Duke R 2019

KTM 1290 Super Duke R 2019

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Overview - KTM 1290 Super Duke GT 2019 vs KTM 1290 Super Duke R 2019

The KTM 1290 Super Duke GT 2019 and the KTM 1290 Super Duke R 2019 are both powerful motorcycles with similar technical specifications. They both have a 1301cc engine with 2 cylinders and 4-stroke strokes, producing high levels of power and torque. They also both have a chain transmission and feature upside-down telescopic forks from WP for the front suspension and WP for the rear suspension. The frames of both bikes are made of chromium-molybdenum and have a tubular design. The front brakes on both models are equipped with four pistons and use radial, monoblock technology from Brembo. They also share advanced rider assistance systems such as ABS and traction control.

In terms of performance, the KTM 1290 Super Duke GT 2019 has a slightly lower engine power of 175 HP compared to the 177 HP of the KTM 1290 Super Duke R 2019. The torque is also slightly lower on the GT model with 141 Nm compared to 144 Nm on the R model. However, both bikes offer impressive acceleration and power delivery, making them exhilarating to ride.

KTM 1290 Super Duke GT 2019

KTM 1290 Super Duke GT 2019

One of the strengths of the KTM 1290 Super Duke GT 2019 is its improved engine smoothness. It retains its brutal steam hammer characteristic while also being incredibly powerful, even at high speeds. The GT model also features a top-functioning automatic gearshift with a blipper, making gear changes seamless. It is also very easy to control, even with the electronics switched off. The adjustable footrest system and clear 6.5-inch TFT display add to the overall user-friendly experience.

On the other hand, the KTM 1290 Super Duke R 2019 provides a wonderful adrenaline rush and offers extensive configuration options. It has terrific brakes with cornering ABS and practical electronic features. The seating position is great, and the electronic features can be set very sporty or deactivated entirely. The R model also boasts a very good shift assistant, enhancing the overall riding experience.

KTM 1290 Super Duke R 2019

KTM 1290 Super Duke R 2019

In terms of weaknesses, the KTM 1290 Super Duke GT 2019's design may still be a matter of taste despite its attempt at optical "slimming." On the other hand, the KTM 1290 Super Duke R 2019 may not be the easiest bike to hit precise strokes on, and it is considered one of the most dangerous motorbikes for the driving license on the market.

Overall, both the KTM 1290 Super Duke GT 2019 and the KTM 1290 Super Duke R 2019 are high-performance motorcycles with their own unique strengths and weaknesses. The GT model offers improved engine smoothness and easy control, while the R model provides an adrenaline rush and extensive configuration options. Ultimately, the choice between the two will depend on personal preferences and riding style.

Technical Specifications KTM 1290 Super Duke GT 2019 compared to KTM 1290 Super Duke R 2019

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KTM 1290 Super Duke GT 2019
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Suspension Front

Front suspensionFront suspensionUpside-Down telescopic forkFront suspensionUpside-Down telescopic fork
BrandBrandWPBrandWP

Chassis

FrameFrameChromium-molybdenumFrameChromium-molybdenum
Frame typeFrame typeTubularFrame typeTubular

Brakes Rear

TypeTypeDiscTypeDisc
PistonPistonDouble pistonPistonDouble piston
Shock mountShock mountFixed caliperShock mountFixed caliper
BrandBrandBremboBrandBrembo

Assistance Systems

Advanced Rider Assistance SystemsAdvanced Rider Assistance SystemsABS, Traction controlAdvanced Rider Assistance SystemsABS, Traction control

Dimensions and Weights

Front tyre widthFront tyre width120 mmFront tyre width120 mm
Front tyre heightFront tyre height70 %Front tyre height70 %
Front tyre diameterFront tyre diameter17 inchFront tyre diameter17 inch
Rear tyre widthRear tyre width190 mmRear tyre width190 mm
Rear tyre heightRear tyre height55 %Rear tyre height55 %
Rear tyre diameterRear tyre diameter17 inchRear tyre diameter17 inch
WheelbaseWheelbase1,482 mmWheelbase1,482 mm
Seat HeightSeat Height835 mmSeat Height835 mm
Fuel Tank CapacityFuel Tank Capacity23 lFuel Tank Capacity18 l
License compliancyLicense compliancyALicense compliancyA

Pros and Cons in comparison

Pros and Cons in comparison

KTM 1290 Super Duke GT 2019

KTM 1290 Super Duke GT 2019

KTM has not brought a completely new Superduke GT for 2019, but has improved the improved the machine in detail. Conclusion: Extremely successful! Simply an amazing rocket!

Improved engine smoothness

Brutal steam hammer characteristic has been retained

Engine incredibly powerful - even at 180 km/h upwards

Top functioning automatic gearshift with blipper is on board

Very easy to control - even if you switch off the very well functioning electronics

Adjustable footrest system

Clear and easy-to-read 6.5 inch TFT display

Design is still a matter of taste despite optical "slimming"

KTM 1290 Super Duke R 2019

KTM 1290 Super Duke R 2019

The epithet "Beast" is not completely out of the blue, the KTM is and remains a brutal naked bike - 177 hp from two pots with a combined displacement of 1301 cubic metres is nothing harmless. Nevertheless, it is surprisingly easy to control; the upright seating position combined with the good handling make it seem almost docile. Compared to its predecessor, it has been improved precisely at its weakest points. The engine now runs more smoothly, the shift assistant brings calmness in the acceleration phase and the chassis has been improved in quality. But it still loves the wild chase more than high speed in long curves.

Provides a wonderful adrenaline rush

extensive configuration options

terrific brakes with cornering ABS

practical electronic features

great seating position

electronic features can be set very sporty and also deactivated

very good shift assistant

Precise stroke not always easy to hit

one of the most dangerous motorbikes for the driving licence on the market

Price Comparison Avarage Market Price KTM 1290 Super Duke GT vs KTM 1290 Super Duke R

There are a few key differences between a KTM 1290 Super Duke GT 2019 and a KTM 1290 Super Duke R 2019. In terms of price, the actual average price of a KTM 1290 Super Duke R 2019 is about 17% higher. A KTM 1290 Super Duke GT 2019 experiences a loss of 3,570 USD in one year and 2,740 USD in two years of ownership. This is offset by a loss of 490 USD and 620 USD for a KTM 1290 Super Duke R 2019. Compared to KTM 1290 Super Duke R 2019 there are more KTM 1290 Super Duke GT 2019 bikes available on the 1000PS.de Marketplace, specifically 12 compared to 11. It takes less time to sell a KTM 1290 Super Duke GT with 79 days compared to 83 days for a KTM 1290 Super Duke R. Since model year 2016 1000PS.de editors have written 22 reviews for the KTM 1290 Super Duke GT and 65 reviews for the KTM 1290 Super Duke R since model year 2013. The first review for the KTM 1290 Super Duke GT was published on 11/17/2015 and now has more than 23,600 views. This compares to more than 4,900 views for the first review on KTM 1290 Super Duke R published on 11/8/2012.

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