2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT User Manual
The KTM 1290 Super Duke GT is a high-performance sport touring motorcycle introduced by KTM, an Austrian motorcycle manufacturer. The 1290 Super Duke GT 2020 model combines the thrilling performance of a sportbike with the comfort and practicality of a touring machine, making it an excellent choice for riders seeking a versatile and exhilarating riding experience. At the heart of the KTM 1290 Super Duke GT is a powerful 1,301cc V-twin engine, renowned for its impressive power delivery and torque. The engine produces exhilarating acceleration and robust mid-range performance, providing a thrilling riding experience on both open highways and twisty roads. Advanced features like ride-by-wire throttle, multiple riding modes, and electronic aids ensure precise control and customization of the bike’s performance to match the rider’s preferences and the road conditions. In terms of design, the KTM 1290 Super Duke GT 2020 showcases a sporty and aggressive appearance, reflecting its high-performance nature. It features an aerodynamic fairing and a tall windscreen, offering excellent wind protection and reducing rider fatigue during long-distance rides. The motorcycle provides a comfortable and upright riding position, thanks to its ergonomically designed seat and adjustable handlebars, enabling riders to cover extended distances with ease.
Checking the tire condition
The danger of accidents If a tire bursts while riding, the vehicle becomes uncontrollable.
- Ensure that damaged or worn tires are replaced immediately. (Your authorized KTM workshop will be glad to help.)
The danger of crashing Different tire tread patterns on the front and rear wheels impair the handling characteristic. Different tire tread patterns can make the vehicle significantly more difficult to control.
- Make sure that only tires with a similar tire tread pattern are fitted to the front and rear wheels.
The danger of accidents Non-approved or non-recommended tires and wheels impact the handling characteristic.
- Only use tires/wheels approved by KTM with the corresponding speed index.
The danger of accidents New tires have reduced road grip. The contact surface on new tires is not yet roughened.
- Run in new tires with moderate riding at alternating angles.
The danger of accidents A rider who is not fit to ride poses a danger to him or herself and others.
- Do not operate the vehicle if you are not fit to ride due to alcohol, drugs, or medication.
- Do not operate the vehicle if you are physically or mentally impaired.
The danger of poisoning Exhaust gases are toxic and inhaling them may result in unconsciousness and death.
- Always make sure there is sufficient ventilation when running the engine.
- Use effective exhaust extraction when starting or running the engine in an enclosed space.
The danger of burns Some vehicle components become very hot when the vehicle is operated.
- Do not touch any parts such as the exhaust system, radiator, engine, shock absorber, or brake system before the vehicle parts have cooled down.
- Let the vehicle parts cool down before you perform any work on the vehicle.
Only operate the vehicle when it is in perfect technical condition, in accordance with its intended use, and in a safe and environmentally compatible manner. The vehicle should only be used by trained persons. An appropriate driver’s license is needed to ride the vehicle on public roads. Have malfunctions that impair safety are promptly eliminated by an authorized KTM workshop. Adhere to the information and warning labels on the vehicle.
Risk of injury Missing or poor protective clothing presents an increased safety risk.
- Wear appropriate protective clothing such as helmets, boots, gloves as well as trousers, and a jacket with protectors on all rides.
- Always wear protective clothing that is in good condition and meets the legal regulations. In the interest of your own safety, KTM recommends that you only operate the vehicle while wearing protective clothing.
Unless specified otherwise, the ignition must be turned off during all work (models with the ignition lock, models with remote key) or the engine must be at a standstill (models without ignition lock or remote key). Special tools are necessary for certain tasks. The tools are not a component of the vehicle but can be ordered using the number in parentheses.
Example: bearing puller (15112017000) During assembly, use new parts to replace parts that cannot be reused (e.g. self-locking screws and nuts, seals, sealing rings, O-rings, pins, and lock washers). In the case of certain screws, a screw adhesive (e.g. Loctite®) is required. Observe the manufacturer’s instructions. If a thread locker (e.g., Precote®) has already been applied to a new part, do not apply any additional thread locker. After disassembly, clean the parts that are to be reused and check them for damage and wear. Change damaged or worn parts. After completing a repair or service work, check the operating safety of the vehicle.
If you use your motorcycle responsibly, you can ensure that problems and conflicts do not occur. To protect the future of the motorcycle sport, make sure that you use your motorcycle legally, display environmental consciousness, and respect the rights of others. When disposing of used oil, other operating and auxiliary fluids, and used components, comply with the laws and regulations of the respective country. Because motorcycles are not subject to the EU regulations governing the disposal of used vehicles, there are no legal regulations that pertain to the disposal of an end-of-life motorcycle. Your authorized KTM dealer will be glad to advise you.
It is important that you read this Owner’s Manual carefully and completely before making your first trip. The Owner’s Manual contains useful information and many tips on how to operate, handle, and service your motorcycle. Only then will you find out how to customize the vehicle ideally for your own use and how you can protect yourself from injury? Keep the Owner’s Manual in an accessible place to enable you to refer to it as needed. If you would like to know more about the vehicle or have questions on the material you read, please contact an authorized KTM dealer. The Owner’s Manual is an important component of the vehicle and must be handed over to the new owner if the vehicle is sold. The Owner’s Manual is also available for download from your authorized KTM dealer and on the KTM website.
International KTM Website: http://www.ktm.com
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International KTM Website: http://www.ktm.com
The danger of accidents When visibility is poor, the daytime running light is not a substitute for the low beam. Automatic switching between the daytime running light and low beam may only be partially available when visibility is significantly impaired due to fog, snow or rain.
- Ensure that the appropriate type of lighting is always selected.
- If necessary switch off the daytime running lights using the menu before going on a ride or when stopped so that the low beam is switched on permanently.
- Note the legal regulations regarding the daytime running light.
- The daytime running light/parking light is integrated in the main headlight.
- The daytime running light can be switched on when visibility conditions are good. Activate the daytime running light in the combination instrument. This is controlled by the ambient light sensor in the combination instrument. When visibility conditions are good, the low beam is switched off and the daytime running light is switched on. It is four times brighter than the position light.
To switch off the cruise control system function, press the cruise control system tip switch to the left. In addition, the cruise control system function is deactivated when one of the following events occurs:
- Operating the hand brake lever
- Operating the foot brake lever
- Operating the clutch lever
- Shifting gears
- Turning the throttle grip beyond the home position
- Control of the motorcycle traction control (MTC)
- Slip at the rear wheel or lift front wheel
- A fault occurs, which impairs the cruise control system function
- Exceeding the target speed for more than 30 seconds when overtaking
The hazard warning flasher can be activated or deactivated while the ignition is switched on or up to 60 seconds after the ignition is switched off. Only keep the hazard warning flasher activated as long as necessary as it depletes the 12-V battery.
A: The 2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT is a sport-touring motorcycle known for its powerful performance and touring capabilities.
A: The 2020 Super Duke GT is powered by a 1,301cc V-twin engine.
A: The engine produces around 175 horsepower.
A: The 2020 Super Duke GT is designed as a sport-touring motorcycle, combining sporty performance with touring comfort.
A: The base price of the 2020 Super Duke GT was around $20,499 USD.
A: Yes, it comes equipped with advanced electronics such as multiple riding modes, traction control, and cornering ABS.
A: The Super Duke GT features fully adjustable suspension, including WP semi-active suspension.
A: Yes, it typically comes with a quick-shifter for seamless up and down shifts.
A: Yes, it features a full-color TFT display for displaying essential information.
A: Yes, cruise control is a standard feature on the 2020 Super Duke GT.
A: KTM offers various optional accessories like luggage systems, heated grips, and more.
A: The fuel tank typically has a capacity of around 6.1 gallons (23 liters).
A: The weight of the 2020 Super Duke GT is approximately 505 lbs (229 kg) without fluids.
A: The BMW S 1000 XR, Ducati Multistrada 1260, and Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX are some of its main competitors in the sport-touring segment.