The BRABUS 1300R is finally a reality. After numerous speculations, this exclusive edition has seen the light. limited to only 154 units77 of them will be sold in the color combination red magma. The remaining 77 will be in color Signature Black. The bad news is that all copies sold out as soon as they were announced.
Based on the KTM 1290 Super Duke R Evo, this collaboration between both companies mounts an LC8 engine. eroga 180 hp of power at 9,500 rpm and 140Nm of maximum torque at 8,000 revolutions. It mounts a hydraulically operated PASC slipper clutch as standard and is capable of completing 0-100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds.
Suspension is a semi-active WP Apex setup. presents six modes: Comfort, Street, Sport, track, Advanced Y Car. Also, the rear spring preload can be set within a range of 20mm. It is selected from a menu on the 5-inch TFT screen. The configuration Advanced Allows you to select from 8 damping level settings.
It should be noted that there three automatic preload auto leveling settings. They automatically shift to accommodate the weight of the driver, including compensating for a passenger when needed. There is also a switchable anti-dive setting.
Details of the BRABUS 1300 R
BRABUS makes magic with everything it touches and this KTM was not going to be less. Carbon fiber is the main protagonist. It is present in the headlight housing, the air ducts, the front fender, the small inlet to vent the brakes, the keel, the bottom tray, the chain guard, the heel guard, the clutch covers, the generator and the tank…
The CNC machined drill bits include triple clamp, adjustable front brake and clutch levers, oil tank caps and reservoirs; as well as the adjustable footrests. The dry weight is 194 kilograms and the seat height is 845 mm. The precious ones put the icing on the cake 17-inch BRABUS Monoblock Z forged wheels.
They are shod with Bridgestone S22 Battlax tires. The brake kit consists of a pair of 320mm floating discs at the front. They are equipped with tweezers Brembo 4 piston stylema. At the rear axle is a single 240mm disc mated to a Brembo twin-piston caliper. Cornering ABS and Supermoto ABS come standard.
No less striking is the BRABUS slip-on twin-pipe exhaust. It is enough to listen to it in the video to know that you do not need more. Other highlights include the lithium battery, custom heated seat, and quick-twist throttle heated grips. Of course, a number plate is not missing.