The upcoming KTM Brabus 1300 R, a hyper naked based on the 1290 Super Duke R and built in collaboration with German car tuning outfit Brabus, has appeared on the Austrian brand’s consumer site.
INFO MOTO was tipped with a link to KTM Nertherland’s website, which shows a single image of the KTM Brabus 1300 R with the tag-line ‘Gentlemen, start your engines’.
The image confirms that the bike is based on the KTM 1290 Super Duke R, adding a unique tank and tail section, Brabus branding, a bespoke exhaust system, bar-end mirrors, new wheels and a healthy dose of carbon fibre.
As it is expected to be a limited-run model priced well above the standard Super Duke, the KTM Brabus may also gain things like semi-active suspension, heated seat and grips, and unique rider mode settings.
For reference, the current KTM 1290 Super Duke R launched from $28,095, while a limited-edition Super Duke RR was available last year from $38,400.
If the KTM Brabus 1300 R were to hit Australian showrooms, INFO MOTO would predict it to be priced above the $40,000 mark.
The bike will likely be motivated by KTM’s 1301cc 75-degree V-twin, generating 132kW and 140Nm, and carry over its strong electronics suite with advanced traction control, cornering ABS, and a standard up/down quickshifter.
More to come.
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