2018 Intermot : 2019 KTM 1290 Super Duke R and GT unveiled

Editor@Throttle|Updated: October 4, 2018 16:02

KTM has announced the 2019 version of the 1290 Super Duke GT at Intermot. It gets some new mechanical upgrades as well as some cosmetic ones. 


The updates are as follows: the 1301cc V-twin engine now runs titanium inlet valves and generates 175bhp and 141Nm. There is also a two-way quickshifter to help things along. There is also IMU-controlled traction control, braking and rider modes. A new 6.5-inch TFT display is clearer in bright sunlight. A new LED headlamp offers better illumination, and cornering lamps allow you to see through bends while leaned over as well. Semi-active suspension from WP is also the latest now, which allows the rider to change preload at the touch of a button, as well as choose the kind of damping he prefers. 


The new windshield has multiple height positions and is easier to change those positions with one hand. There are also storage spaces on either side of the tank, with a USB charging port in one of those spaces. Heated handlebar grips are standard. The 2019 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT is expected to be priced similarly to the outgoing model, but there is very little chance of it going on sale in India anytime soon.




KTM has also unveiled the 2019 KTM 1290 Super Duke R at Intermot in Cologne. Much like the 2019 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT, the Super Duke R will get a modest power boost to 177bhp. The new bike will also share the GT’s Quickshifter+ (an option on the R), cornering ABS, WP suspension, TFT dash and LED headlight. 


There will be several options packages available for the R, including the Track Pack (launch control, spin adjuster, three throttle response settings and anti-wheelie off function) and Performance Pack (motor slip regulation (MSR) . The 2019 model will be available with two new graphics options in black or white.




KTM has also unveiled 450 Rally Replica at 2018 Intermot. It gets more power through its redesigned cylinder head. There’s also a brand-new chassis and swingarm, with revised linkage and a new shock absorber for improved drive in the dirt. "The all-new KTM 450 Rally Replica is based on our already-successful factory machine that we began racing at the end of last year,” said KTM Factory Rally Team Leader. 


"We looked for an improvement in handling, a lower weight, as well as a bike that also meets the demands of the conditions and intensity that we now find at Dakar."


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