Software & Electronics

Keep the 1290 SUPER DUKE GT under full control while exploiting its full potential - That's what the unique electronics package of this motorcycle allows. Lean-angle sensitive electronics intervene to provide maximum adhesion, and optimum acceleration for hunting horizons and chasing superbikes. Combined ABS provides the control for stopping the action instantaneously when needed.

Software & Electronics
MSC (Motorcycle Stability Control) with C-ABS

The ultimate in safe deceleration. One component of the comprehensive Bosch MSC assistance package is the world's first lean-angle sensitive cornering ABS. Based on the high-quality 9ME modulator, it unites the talents of combined 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. Plus: the brakes are combined. When the front brake lever is actuated, the rear brake is always applied purposefully in order to optimise ride stability when braking. If required, not only can it be switched off, but also placed in supermoto mode.


As its name implies, the TPMS monitors tire pressure (visible in the display) and warns the rider in the event of pressure loss, for example due to tire damage.


The 1290 SUPER DUKE GT has the segment´s first 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 to 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.


The fun-loving supermoto mode allows the rider to block the rear wheel as and when required - a prerequisite for committed supermoto riding and deliberately executed slides. The ABS function remains active on the front wheel, even in this mode.


After 10 seconds of movement and 150 meters of riding distance, the turn indicator will stop automatically. If pressed meanwhile, it counts from zero again. A big improvement in terms of safety, as it is now impossible to forget to reset the indicators.


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.

Heated grips

The 1290 SUPER DUKE GT comes fitted with heated grips. Cosy.


The GT is equipped with a race-derived quickshifter. It allows upshifts to be made under any load without using the clutch, which gains precious time that would otherwise be wasted in closing the throttle. And that would be a pitty.

Cruise control

Equipped as standard with cruise control, long motorway journeys become a piece of cake. Switches on the throttle grip and a display in the VDO cockpit unit allow the rider to intuitively set and change the requested speed, so you’ll arrive at the twisties with energy to spare.

Optional add-ons

Hill hold control (HHC)

Motor slip regulation (MSR)