KTM-Based Brabus 1300 R Leaks Ahead Of Launch

German tuning house, Brabus, is set to unleash the company first motorcycle based on the KTM 1290 Super Duke EVO.

Brabus dropped a teaser on the company website, announcing that the 2022 1300 R is due for an official launch on February 11.

However, before the official unveiling, the bike made a brief appearance on KTM’s official website before they were taken down.

Despite the swift action, a Canadian publication,, managed to get their hands on the official photos.

According to reports, the Brabus gave the 1300 R a number of bespoke components, including nine-spoke forged wheels and new carbon fibre air intakes.

Significant changes have also been made to the front headlamp, which now features a circular headlight compared to the KTM.

The Brabus 1300 R is also clad with carbon fibre components, including the headlight shroud, tail and fuel tank.

Nevertheless, the Brabus 1300 R continue to get power to the rear wheel via the same 1,301cc V-Twin engine that makes 180hp and 140Nm.

Other features brought forward from the KTM include the PASC slipper clutch and PANKL transmission.

Other significant changes include a black paint job, a thicker saddle with heated seat function, and fully-adjustable hand levers.

Brabus also retains the same electronic package from the EVO, which includes:

  • five riding modes
  • throttle control
  • traction control
  • stability control
  • motor slip regulation
  • anti-wheelie function
  • quickshifter
  • cruise control
  • ABS and Supermoto ABS

The 2022 Brabus 1300 R will be available in Magma Red and Signature Black colourway and is limited to just 77 units.

A passionate football fan and anything two-wheels. He likes to commute on his 150cc scooter on a daily basis and occasionally takes a long trip with his 750cc machine just to "tapau" his favourite "roti canai". With a journalism background, he likes to write as much as he rides.

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