This seems a little tame for KTM. Its press release for the previous Super Duke GT had a rider and pillion going around a corner with their knees on the ground. Maybe that breaks COVID rules, or COVID bones.

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That 1301cc V-twin – now Euro5 compliant – delivers 175hp and an earth shifting 141Nm of torque. Maybe KTM couldn’t find a volunteer to go pillion.

Making the ride comfier, the suspension has been upgraded to WP APEX goods that are semi-active, controlled via the new TFT dash and new switches on the handlebars. More so, the GT’s dash has a new navigation system called Turn-by-turn PLUS that does not require a cellphone connection. The navigation commands are communicated via the TFT dash, like the navigation systems the car industry has had for more than a decade.

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Going back to the chassis, the wheels have been stolen directly from the Super Duke’s production line, saving one kilogram per wheel in crucial un-sprung weight.

The fuel load is 23kg, more than most sane people can handle between pitstops.

The only thing that appears to be missing is the radar-guided cruise control from the Super Adventure S. Although, looking at the fact that the entire front end of this motorcycle is made of KTM’s designer headlight, fitting the radar sensor in might be problematic. And we have more to look forward to on the next model.

Price and availability are yet to be determined.

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