05. SOFTWARE & ELECTRONICS
ATIR (AUTOMATIC TURN INDICATOR RESET)
After 10 seconds of movement and 150 meters of riding distance, the turn signal will stop automatically. If pressed again during longer waits at an intersection, it counts from zero again. A big improvement in terms of safety, as it is now impossible to forget to reset the turn signals.
A slew of advanced electronics are fitted to the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT, which enable the rider to explore the GT's full potential.
MTC (MOTORCYCLE TRACTION CONTROL)
The MTC (Motorcycle Traction Control) lean-angle sensitive traction control system reacts immediately if the rotational speed of the rear wheel is disproportionate to the riding situation. In a matter of milliseconds, MTC reduces the engine output with an extremely smooth, barely perceptible intervention at the throttle valves, until the system has reduced slippage to optimum proportions for the selected ride mode and current angle of lean. Depending on the selected riding mode, MTC traction control allows different levels of traction slip at the rear wheel. In "Street mode" somewhat more than in "Rain mode", while slight power slides are allowed when exiting curves in "Sport mode". All this means that the rider can concentrate on the run of the road and other road users - the guarantee for maximum performance and ultimate riding pleasure, but also a decisive contribution to active safety. For particularly ambitious riders, who feel like enjoying the breathtaking propulsion of the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT without any electronic assistance, the traction control can also be switched off.
MSC (MOTORCYCLE STABILITY CONTROL) WITH C-ABS
The ultimate in safe deceleration. One component of the comprehensive BOSCH MSC assistance package is the lean-angle sensitive cornering ABS. Based on the high-quality 9ME modulator, it unites the talents of combined front and rear wheel braking and lightning-quick, efficient pressure modulation with the high quality BREMBO hardware to make the most advanced braking system on the market - no-one brakes more progressively or safely, even at extreme lean angles.
The optional PERFORMANCE MODE transforms the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT from a beastly tourer to an all-out apex slaying missile by allowing riders to tailor the level of intervention from the traction control and throttle response, turn off anti-wheelie and dial in launch control.
The GT is still part of the DUKE family. With that in mind, we have carried over "Supermoto mode" to allow keen riders to lock the rear wheel with ABS staying active on the front wheel - a prerequisite for committed cornering with the rear wheel screeching in delight.
MOTOR SLIP REGULATION (MSR)
The optionally available MSR (Motor Slip Regulation) works in the opposite direction of the MTC. If, due to quick downshifts or abrupt throttle chopping, the engine drag torque is too high, the ride by wire opens the throttle exactly as much as is needed to prevent the rear wheel from drifting. Safety first, but pleasure that comes with it is always a very close second at KTM.
LED CORNERING LIGHTS
The KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT has LED cornering lights integrated into its fuel tank. On the left and right side of the fuel tank, the cornering lights consist of three LED segments, using the lean angle sensor of the MSC system. Depending on the lean angle, the KTM cornering light can use up to all three segments, always giving the rider the perfect view of where he is going. Integrated in the cornering lights are the LED indicators, for a unique and exclusive look. Well deserved in a bike like this.
HILL HOLD CONTROL (HHC)
The optional HHC (Hill Hold Control) prevents the motorcycle from accidentally rolling backwards. It identifies if the 1290 Super Duke GT is on a slope and at a standstill. After the rider has released the brake, the function automatically keeps the brakes applied until the bike is moving forward. The rider can then start off without rolling backward, ensuring a smooth start.
TPMS (TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM)
As its name implies, the TPMS monitors tire pressure, and gives you a view of current pressures in the TFT display. In the event of sudden loss of pressure, for example due to tire damage, a warning will alert the rider on the dash.
The optionally available race-derived Quickshifter+ allows for up and down shifts without using the clutch. It reads and responds to your riding, so the shift action is as fast as you are.
Long motorway journeys are made even easier with the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT's standard cruise control. Switches on the left side of the handlebar and a display in the TFT dashboard allow the rider to intuitively set and change the requested speed, so you'll arrive at the fun bits with energy to spare.