Although in the world of motorcycles it is not a well-known name, Brabus well known among wealthy people who crave luxury individual cars, planes and yachts. Mercedes-Benz is a frequent object of Brabus assemblies, including the Brabus Rocket 900. Limited to 10 copies, the Rocket 900 is based on the four-door coupe Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4MATIC +. Its V12 engine produces 888 horsepower and a top speed of 206 miles per hour. Yes, Brabus from Bottrop, Germany, knows a thing or two about ultra-high performance and indulgence. This brings us to the new Brabus 1300 R.
The luxury concern has partnered with the Austrian KTM to enter the motorcycle market. Brabus takes new KTM 1290 Super Duke R Evo and complements it with technical and aesthetic upgrades, leaving the 180-horsepower V-twin unchanged. When you run the Brabus 1300 R, you are greeted by a Brabus startup animation while downloading the KTM software.
The forged Brabus Monoblock Z nine-spoke aluminum wheels start and they are shod with Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S22 rubber. Steering is further improved by triple CNC Brabus clamps. Further CNC machining provides adjustable footrests, fully adjustable hand levers and plugs for the oil tank and master cylinder tanks. Also on the steering wheel are mirrors placed at the end of the rod.
Although the engine is standard, the Brabus dual exhaust has an exclusive Brabus brand along with black paint. It is combined with a black frame and a wide body made of carbon fiber.
You can’t miss the custom red seat, and during a cold ride you’ll be happy to know that the saddle heats up like the handles. The support rack seat gets a Brabus case.
Fans of Brabus cars will learn the cues of the style, including the theme of “Black and Fat”. The Brabus insider modestly states: “The all-new Brabus 1300 R is a wild design, exclusive, high-end elegance and confident performance – the ultimate combination of luxury, power and durability.”
Not surprisingly, only 77 Brabus 1300 R motorcycles will be released – a figure that reflects the founding of Brabus in West Germany in 1977 by Boda Bushmann and Klaus Brackmann. If you’re not thrilled with the dark Signature Black design scheme, there’s the Magma Red version with a red fuel tank and other deviations from all-black.
The Brabus 1300 R will be sold exclusively through KTM website.
Brabus 1300 R Photo Gallery