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, Motorcycle.com, 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
- 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.