The Brabus 1300 R has been officially unveiled and the details are known, born from the technical basis of the KTM 1290 Super Duke R EVO, exclusive construction and only 154 units will be produced.
It is the first Brabus-branded bike , the initials were leaked a few months ago , and when the first spy photos were circulated, it looked like a future Husqvarna given the style closer to the latter road series than to the KTMs.
The motorcycles will be bookable only on the KTM website starting from 3.00 pm on Monday 14 February and will be produced in 154 units : 77 proposed in the Magma Red color and 77 in the Signature Black color.
The sale price is set at 39,500 euros . A payment of 3,000 euros is required.
The intention is to offer a model that “is a bold statement of luxury and exclusivity ,” quotes the KTM press release.
The 1,301 cc V2 LC8 engine , the same as KTM's “Beast”, delivers 180 horsepower at 9,500 rpm and 140 Nm of maximum torque at 8,000 rpm.
Aesthetically , the side conveyors that flow into the tank change, the forged nine-spoke rims, the tailpipes, the front fender and above all the headlight and the fairing that surrounds it are different.
Let's say that it is proposing a limited series of premium positioning by playing on aesthetic exclusivity and Brabus components, on more refined finishes, use of more expensive materials like carbon fiber instead of plastics, aluminum alloy details obtained by CNC machining rather than printed and specific equipment.
Like the twin overlapping tailpipe or the saddlemore padded, heated and worked like the interiors of cars prepared by Brabus.