Austrian Brand Once Again Chooses Continental
KTM has once again chosen Continental tires to fit one of its most powerful motorcycles. Although this new model has not yet been introduced in the U.S. market, other continents such as Europe and some South American countries already have in their dealerships the new sport-touring version of the KTM Super Duke, the KTM 1290 Super Duke GT. This new variant of KTM’s best-seller has been fitted with the ContiSportAttack 4 as original equipment, but that’s not all, the KTM sport-touring model also features the fully digital TFT dashboard developed and supplied by Continental. In this way, the collaboration between Continental and KTM is strengthened.
The KTM 1290 Super Duke GT 2022 has been developed taking as a starting point its sister ‘R’, with which it shares many of its features. This version, designed for road and curves lovers, has become one of the most powerful on the market inside the sport-touring segment.
The KTM model has a 1301 cc LC8 V-twin engine, 173 hp of power and 141 Nm of torque, but at the same time stands out for its design created to offer the comfort expected of a ‘grand touring’ motorcycle. In addition, the GT has on board the seven-inch TFT screen developed and supplied by Continental Automotive. Among its features is its quick and easy setup thanks to a new design that balances information and style.
ContiSportAttack 4, the hypersport tire to push the Super Duke GT to its limits
The KTM 890 Duke, the KTM 390 Adventure, and now the KTM 1290 Super Duke GT. For this latest release KTM has chosen the super sporty ContiSportAttack 4 tires. The Super Duke GT takes full advantage of all the outstanding properties that have made the sport tire a success since its acclaimed debut two years ago. These include a large contact patch at deep angles, grip and traction, high precision and easy handling.
The ContiSportAttack 4 is defined as the previous step to the circuit tire, being able to offer the amateur user his first steps on the track safely. They can be used both on and off the track and their main quality is the introduction of the patented BlackChili compound. This material is manufactured exclusively at the Continental plant in Korbach (Germany) by combining polymers with black carbon particles and filler materials.
ContiSportAttack 4 premium tires have been awarded several times by industry specialists, even winning the “best buy” label in a comparison carried out by the prestigious German magazine MO or achieving the best score in the tire comparison carried out by the Austrian magazine Motorrad Magaz.
It is not yet known when it will be launched in the United States, but we hope it will be soon.