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Re: GT missing from KTM site

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:17 am
by vet57air
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.

Re: GT missing from KTM site

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:58 am
by Aussie Dave
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 ;)

Re: GT missing from KTM site

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 11:23 pm
by vet57air
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".

Re: GT missing from KTM site

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 2:12 am
by Rock
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.

Re: GT missing from KTM site

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:05 am
by DaveW
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

Re: GT missing from KTM site

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:08 am
by Aussie Dave
G'day DaveW,

I was just trolling through the Aus KTM site a couple of days ago and they still had the GT with headlight like ours (but with super sexy black & orange paint schemes)......... But, the LED headlight upgraded 2018/19 model might take a while to appear on our floor space - yours were probably lifted off the back deck of the ship heading our way :lol: ;) ........ or imported from the US like the last batch of GT's (lucky buggers.... we have to wait for KTM over in Perth WA to dispatch stock - if they get any ).

Cheers

Re: GT missing from KTM site

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:11 am
by DaveW
Hi Aussie Dave
Hope you are well and not seeing these blokes 😷
It's all about demand with the GTs
I know here in Christchurch the local ktm dealer sold 7
It will be interesting to see how many they bring in.
I know I won't be updating.ive only just clicked over 15,000kms
Take care
🍻DaveW

Re: GT missing from KTM site

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:30 am
by DaveNZ
DaveW wrote:
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
Ive been up to Boyds twice in the last few weeks DaveW (To buy tires and check out the 790) and there wasn't an 18 in the shop, so id say they would sell-deposit and order and wait till they are available for delivery. I could be wrong too :shock: The 790 looks bloody cool, i have trouble keeping my licemce on the 1290, the 790 is going to be more unwanted trouble. :|

Re: GT missing from KTM site

Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:04 am
by Aussie Dave
G'day all..... :)

I just visited my KTM/Ducati/Suzuki/CanAm BRP thingy super store on Saturday (got a mate to pick me up as I still can't legally drive or ride without medical authority.......yet...... :( ).

They were having an open day for their new Duvati showroom...... but I saw the 2018 model 1290GT (same as ours but different paint scheme) and the new 790 (very nice - now fit a screen & bags and call it a GT 8-) ).

So ...... 2018 model GT available (I like the new colours), but it's same as our 16-17 GT's..... the new LED upgrade must be due for 2019MY Couldn't find a sales guy to ask if the floor stock had any changes over our model's like up-down QS...... but if I was buying one now :mrgreen: ... they look hot (still happy with my orange beast) but the 018 model is a looker 8-) .

Re: GT missing from KTM site

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:24 pm
by dogrange
How likely do we think it might be for a new LED "wasp-style" headlight to be retrofitted onto a '16 or '17 SD GT?

Re: GT missing from KTM site

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:15 am
by Aussie Dave
G'day doggy,

That retro fit might be a mission...... but I wonder if the extra set of cornering lights might be an advantage on a dark rainy night out on a lonely country road?

Re: GT missing from KTM site

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:33 pm
by mick shere
I took mine for the brake recall and spent most of the time drinking free coffee and staring at the 2018 black gt, really smart looker.. when I left I found I had "impulse" bought the akropovic black slip on... it's actually quieter than the original but far nicer sound :-)

Re: GT missing from KTM site

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:18 am
by DaveNZ
mick shere wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:33 pm
I took mine for the brake recall and spent most of the time drinking free coffee and staring at the 2018 black gt, really smart looker.. when I left I found I had "impulse" bought the akropovic black slip on... it's actually quieter than the original but far nicer sound :-)
Man, id like one of those akropovic mufflers, they look and sound great, nice deep tone, but down here they cost about $1500NZ (like about 750lb) i got my remus muffler and link pipe delivered to my door for $850 NZ.

Re: GT missing from KTM site

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:41 pm
by mick shere
Ktm have a sale on over here, it worked out at £650 about 1300 nz fitted. But gutted, the credit card bill arrived yesterday and the akropovic just managed to slip on the end of it... be paid for by Christmas :D

Re: GT missing from KTM site

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:25 pm
by Aussie Dave
G'day all........ this headline now obsoleted ;) ....... see "photo's are out" - the EICMA release of the 2019 SDGT........ 8-) Many new features and well worth the wait.

I'm envious of anybody just about to buy a 1290GT in that they can choose from a very good 017-018 model on run-out pricing or just wait a couple of months (?) for the 019 with nice updates like LED mains, new screen, up-down QS, revised dynamic damping, neat styling tweaks, aerodynamic standard handguards, usb port, new colour schemes...... and all the usual amazing engine performance that we are familiar with.. :mrgreen: