KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT £15,999
FUEL 23 litres @ 44.55mpg = 225 miles WEIGHT 205kg (dry) SEAT HEIGHT 835mm POWER 173bhp TORQUE 106ftlb THE RIDER Richard Newland. Sportsbike addict with a love of road riding, in all weathers. HEIGHT 5ft 11in WEIGHT 115kg email@example.com This is one for the list of Ôthings I never knew I needed’: Hill Hold Control. I’ve always taken great pleasure in trying to learn how to do things for myself, and will be forever grateful that I grew up in a time when traction control, ABS, anti-wheelie and myriad other helpful systems just didn’t exist, and now my Super Duke GT has HHC (£147.52), which automatically detects when you’ve come to a halt on an incline, and will hold the brakes on for you for the few seconds before you pull away. It takes just minutes to enable at your dealer, and no-one even has to get a spanner out Ð it’s all about laptops and dongles. It’s actually rather useful, too.
Plug in the dongle and load up the HHC