Brabus 1300 R Front
The bike is a mean machine

The Brabus 1300 R is based on the mad KTM 1290 Super Duke R Evo

Brabus is known the world over for tuning Mercedes cars and transforming them into insane machines. Now, the tuning house has worked its magic on a 2-wheeler and has named it the 1300 R.

Created in collaboration with KTM, the Brabus 1300 R is based on the 1290 Super Duke R Evo. Only 154 units of the motorcycle will be produced and they will be equally split for 2 paint schemes.

It comes with a heated seat

The colours are Magma Red and Signature Black and only 77 units of each colour will be made as the number signifies the year (1977) in which Brabus was formed as a company.

Visually, the Brabus 1300 R looks very evocative, although the presence of some of the styling elements do make 1 wonder how much input Husqvarna had in designing the motorcycle.

That said, the bike comes with lots of carbon-fibre components, a custom headlight cowl, air ducts, CNC-machined parts like triple clamps, adjustable hand levers, reservoirs and oil tank caps and adjustable foot pegs.

Interestingly, Brabus has not tuned the engine to make it create more power

It also features lightweight forged wheels, slip-on dual barrel exhaust, a custom-made heated seat, and importantly, limited edition numbering, which will allow the owner of the bike to show off his prized toy.

Power comes from 1301cc V-twin engine, tuned to produce 180 HP at 9500 RPM and 140 Nm at 8000 RPM. There are 5 ride modes, WP Apex semi-active suspension with 6 dedicated damping modes, and even a WP steering damper.

The Brabus 1300 R was available exclusively for Europe through a pre-order web page on KTM’s website. Despite it costing from €51,466 (about Rs. 43.65 lakhs) all 154 units were snapped up by customers in less than 2 minutes.

Brabus 1300 R
The price though is an eye-watering sum