2016 KTM 1290 SUPERDUKE GT
It’s not so long ago that the name Super Duke was two-wheeled shorthand for “mad”. The original 2005-model V-twin was a raw naked V-twin with a throttle like a light switch, a tiny fuel tank, thin seat and a reputation for being as impractical as it was entertaining.
What a difference a decade and the addition of the letters GT make. Two years ago, the 1290 Super Duke R took the naked V-twin to a new level of performance and sophistication. Now the 1290 Super Duke GT has arrived to add a touch of Gran Turismo comfort and refinement to the family line. And the good news is that beneath the big fuel tank, comfy seat and clever electronics it’s every bit as barking mad as the original.