Updated KTM Super Duke GT could receive LED lights, improved windscreen and new TFT display among other changes
KTM is updating its big sports tourer the Super Duke GT and the bike is expected to hit market sometime in 2019. Expect the Austrian bike manufacturer to give this model several upgrading touch. It could receive an all-LED light package from front to back, while the windshield could come with revised appearance in order to offer the rider more comfortable experience.
The 2019 KTM Super Duke GT would arrive with a new TFT display at the instrument cluster that is likely to imitate the KTM Super Duke R. The LED headlamp too will come bearing similar vertically split appearance as the Super Duke R. Overall, the bike is expected to get more menacing stance in terms of style.
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While these styling elements would be visible in the upcoming 2019 KTM Super Duke GT, the bike is expected to receive advanced electronic aids that will enhance its riding quality and safety further. It gets motorcycle stability control, traction control, tyre pressure monitoring system, cruise control, cornering lights along with various riding modes, heated grips and quick shifter.
However, the 2019 KTM Super Duke GT is unlikely to receive any mechanical upgrade. In that case, it would arrive powered by the same 1,301 cc liquid-cooled, twin-cylinder engine coupled with a 6-speed transmission. The engine is well capable of churning out 170.3 bhp of peak power and 143.7 Nm of peak torque. Expect power and torque output to remain same. However, fuel efficiency of the bike could be slightly improved, but that’s not sure.
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On the performance front, the bike is expected to come same as the current model. This 228 kg weighing bike is capable of running at a top speed of 280 kmph. However, we don’t have any reason to rejoice, as the bike is unlikely to enter Indian market anytime soon.
In India, the Austrian bike manufacturer is pretty popular and it currently sells five different bikes ranging between 200 cc and 400 cc. While the brand is expected to bring bigger bikes here, there is no official word yet.