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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by ncj01, Aug 13, 2015.
I like that!
That looks promising, wont be long before we see the complete new model released.
It will have the auto shift gear lever up and down. (speedshifter) yeahhh babyy
Interesting front brakes.
Nice! Looks pretty "finished" w/ graphics
F me in the A that has got to be a fun ride.
Too much "nose", not enough of a real fairing. Imo of course. A fun ride for sure, but doesn't seem to be a lot of differentiation from the SDR. KTM did a great job in separating the 990SMR from the 990SMT designs while still looking great: this bike, not so much.
Hope it will be a 2016 model. Then we might get it in the US as a 2017!
In Holland the price of the 1290 SD GT will be slightly lower than the 1290SA. 20.450 Euro for the GT, the 1290 SA is 20.900 Euro, absolute prices are useless due to tax differences, but at least the comparison vs the 1290 SA gives some idea.
Looking good without the camo.
That would put it slap in the center between the SDR at ~17 and the 1290 SA at ~21 USD.
I hope KTM uses Tripped1 pricing "slap in the center" $19K instead of $500 less than 1290SA.
When I consider the 1290SA's hand guards, larger tank, spoked wheels, and longer suspension travel it sure seems like the Holland price for the GT is too close to the SA. On the other hand, I suppose the upgraded cylinder heads on the GT should cost something extra.
Guessing the GTs engine is going to be a hell of a lot closer to the SDRs mill anyway, so lighter flywheel, and better heads/cams in comparison to the SA all three are using the same cases, so reciprocating assemblies are going to be the big difference.
From what I've heard so far the 1290 SD GT also has a quick shifter standard.
It will be avialable in grey and orange
Burgerking, I wonder where your price tag is based on. Do you have any connections with KTM Holland? Or is it just an educated guess (or a wild assumption :))?
Other than a nice to have, I really don't see the need for a quick shifter on the street. I had one on the 05 636 track bike I had and of course it was great, but I don't need to be doing WOT speed shifts on the street. For a GT bike, I feel it's just a gimmicky extra.
Info KTM NL, so if they're wrong so am I
I had the same opinion until I tested 2 roadbikes (MV 800 Stradale, BMW R1200R) recently that both had a quickshifter, now I want one on my new bike
Okay, seems to be trustworthy, but still we just have to wait and see. I expected (wished) it would be a bit less expensive than that (more like the 19k that Tripped1 and Coast Range Rider refer to). But what the heck, what is 1450 euro's on a total amount of around 20k?
That fairing, would not hit.
Makes me really look forward to the 800 twin.