The best route between two far-divided points on a map is never the straightest one, which is what makes KTM’s 1290 Super Duke GT the ultimate touring bike in 2016. Based on the hugely entertaining KTM Super Duke that won us over one wheelie at a time, the GT combines a torquey V-twin engine and stable chassis with all the accouterments needed for the long haul, including cruise control, large fuel tank, easily adjustable screen, and well-integrated hard bags. Add semi-active electronic suspension that enables the bike to pick a canyon road apart or float down a freeway, and you have a sport-touring motorcycle that makes those two points on your map seem not far enough apart. More miles, please!

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