German car tuning outfit Brabus has revealed its second KTM collaboration, this time building on the Austrian bikemaker’s 1290 Super Duke Evo with a plethora of bespoke styling and performance modifications.
For overseas markets, the Brabus 1300 R Edition 23 will be open for pre-orders tomorrow in two variants distinguished by colour, Superblack and Stealth Gray, limited to 145 units each and priced from €42,500.
This price translates to approximately $A65,500 in local currency, however, KTM today told INFO MOTO that the bike will not be launching in the Australia and New Zealand markets.
“Unfortunately no Brabus 1300 coming to Australia and New Zealand,” KTM Group Australia marketing manager Rosie Lalonde told INFO MOTO. “The previous model did not come down here for our markets either.”
Unique to the Brabus 1300 R, compared to the KTM Super Duke Evo upon which it is based, is a bespoke styling package with carbon-fibre bodywork with large air ducts and a belly pan.
The bike also sees lightweight nine-spoke wheels, a unique slip-on exhaust, a custom-made heated seat with a pillion cover, a blacked-out frame, carbon-fibre tail tidy, new LED indicators, an integrated brake light, and CNC-machined levers, pegs and triple clamp.
Other features include full WP Apex semi-active suspension with a WP steering damper, a quick-turn throttle grip, a lightweight lithium-ion battery and a Brabus-themed start-up animation on the TFT dash.
Outputs are unchanged from the KTM 1301cc V-twin engine, which generates 132kW and 140Nm, and is backed up by a comprehensive electronics suite with five rider modes: Street, Sport, Rain, Performance and Track.
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