SuperDuke GT initial thoughts.

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SuperDuke GT initial thoughts.

Postby Stonesie » 24 May 2018, 11:21

It's awesome.... (rock)

Comparing it to the mt10 is not easy as they are different in so many ways but the GT is faster, more stable and better on fuel while being slightly more comfortable, i didn't find the MT uncomfortable though.
Thats a big tick in the tourer box so how about the sport's side of the sport tourer?

In street mode it is really good with compliment suspension and an easy throttle response, no snatch at all and full power available if you want it and i immediately had confidence in the bikes feedback.
Sport mode is firmer, sharper and similar in feel to the mt10 with immediate throttle response but still no snatching. The 1/4" chicken strips are already reduced to less than half that 8)

It does vibrate a bit but its a 1.3 V-Twin so you have to expect that, and the 106 lb ft of torque makes overtaking ridiculous with that coffee mug sized Austin Racing can doing nothing to quiet this beast.

I'm happy with it and will be fitting some mods soon, radiator guard and a cheap tracker have already arrived.
Pics when i get home.
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Re: SuperDuke GT initial thoughts.

Postby Kwacky » 24 May 2018, 11:24

They're a beast, that's for sure. So much grunt on paper. I need to test one.
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Re: SuperDuke GT initial thoughts.

Postby Monty » 24 May 2018, 12:46

WOO HOO!!! Happy New Bike Day
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Re: SuperDuke GT initial thoughts.

Postby duke63 » 24 May 2018, 13:54

Nice buy.

I was talking to a KTM guy last weekend. He reckoned the GT is a very different bike to the SDR.
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Re: SuperDuke GT initial thoughts.

Postby C00kiemonster » 24 May 2018, 18:37

Nice - my KTM was brilliant fun. Happy new bike day :)
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Re: SuperDuke GT initial thoughts.

Postby Stonesie » 24 May 2018, 19:31

I haven't taken any good pics yet but this is what I have..

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And the last pic of the MT-10 (sweat) I will miss it.

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Re: SuperDuke GT initial thoughts.

Postby Kwacky » 24 May 2018, 19:37

The MT was a cracking bike. I'm sure you'll have as much fun on this one though.
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Re: SuperDuke GT initial thoughts.

Postby Blade » 24 May 2018, 20:09

I would love a GT. Genuine do it all weapon (lol)
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Re: SuperDuke GT initial thoughts.

Postby Kwacky » 24 May 2018, 20:17

Blade wrote:I would love a GT. Genuine do it all weapon (lol)


Haven't you got a double garage...... (devil)
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Re: SuperDuke GT initial thoughts.

Postby Blade » 24 May 2018, 21:48

I want to put an aerial atom in it :P
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Re: SuperDuke GT initial thoughts.

Postby D41 » 25 May 2018, 11:36

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Looks very nice indeed!!

P.S. You're a bit older than I'd always imagined.
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Re: SuperDuke GT initial thoughts.

Postby Stonesie » 25 May 2018, 13:06

Haha im staying at the other side of the camera.
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Re: SuperDuke GT initial thoughts.

Postby Rossgo » 27 Jun 2018, 09:15

Very late here but happy new bike day...for May!! Hows it all going?!

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