GT missing from KTM site

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Re: GT missing from KTM site

Post by vet57air » Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:17 am

Funny, I tested a S1000R on a demo ride and ordered it. A KTM 1290r came up and I bought it and canceled the BMW. Loved the 1290r. Two years later I bought my GT. I like the GT best as it does everything the others did but has a bit of wind protection and I have a place to lock my helmet when going to work.

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Re: GT missing from KTM site

Post by Aussie Dave » Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:58 am

Cheers all,

Apologies, I've been hiding out in hospital for the last 3 weeks........but....... I put my hand in my wallet and bought the current issue of AMCN (Aus m/c news) magazine......... annnnd there is a major update to the SD-R coming soon to a bike shop near yu ;)

So that is not an SDGT....... but they are the same bike with slight differences..... and I reckon the 2018 model GT has been pulled while the SD-R gets the GT's suspension and a stronger rear sub-frame and other stuff.

I think we will see the new GT appear shortly - the spy shots of the R were the usual 'looks ready for production' ones and KTM are probably just choosing to make the GT update as errrr, up to date as possible ;)

This bike is just too good to be ignored........ even if it costs a bit more, it is so much more of a ride ;)
Current delights...1290GT-2017, CBR1100XX-2005

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Re: GT missing from KTM site

Post by vet57air » Wed May 16, 2018 11:23 pm

Interesting I now see the 2018 1290 GT back up on the KTM Canada and U.S. websites. I did chat with my dealer on KTM not offering the 2018 GT in North America. He did say that it was a premium bike that sold as good or better than its competition. He thought they did it to flush out the remaining 2017's in anticipation of the new and improved 2019 model. "Other motorcycle manufacturers do this from time to time".

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Re: GT missing from KTM site

Post by Rock » Thu May 17, 2018 2:12 am

Interesting. I was told no models were coming to the US in 2018 as well. The 2018 is up on the website but there's spy photos of a redesigned one as well. I'm going to guess we won't see a unit in the states for over a year. I think there are still '17s they have to get rid of.

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Re: GT missing from KTM site

Post by DaveW » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:05 am

Hamilton, Waikato New Zealand
Listed within the last 7 days
KTM 1290 GT ADRENALINE EXPRESS 2018
Asking price: $30,999
First of the new GTs has hit our shores

How else has got them ??

🍻Davew
2006 supermotard 950 , 2008 superduke 990, 2016 1290GT

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