When BRABUS released its first motorcycle, I thought it would be a one-time thing but as it turns out, it is not. It now has another bike. OK, technically, the BRABUS 1300 R Edition 23 isn’t a second BRABUS motorcycle.
The BRABUS 1300 R Edition 23 is more like a repaint of the BRABUS 1300 R from last year which was based on the KTM 1290 Super Duke R Evo. Which means it is a naked bike. This also means it is powered by a 1,301 cc V-Twin engine that produces 180 hp and 140 Nm (103 lb-ft) as last year’s model, allowing it to wipe 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 270 km/h (168 mph).
So what has changed? Well, colorways, mostly. The BRABUS 1300 R Edition 23 is offered in a choice of Superblack or Stealth Gray, which are two legacy colorways of BRABUS with each colorway limited to just 145 units.
Key features of the BRABUS 1300 R Edition 23 include a distinctive headlight mask, complete with exposed-carbon side fairing, power domes as well as BRABUS Signature Stripes in the air scoop. The side panels and the air ducts have been redesigned too.
The new BRABUS 1300 R Edition 23 further touts BRABUS dual-pipe slip-on exhaust, BRABUS Monoblock Z forged wheels in brand-new “Platinum Black” finish, semi-active WP suspension technology, electronically-controlled variable damping, selectable driving modes, anti-wheelie functionality, and Brembo brakes – just pick out a few.
The new BRABUS 1300 R Edition 23 in Superblack and Stealth Gray is available to pre-order now exclusively on KTM pre-order portal for €42,500 (works out to be around US$45,450). You can find out more about the features and pick out further technical information over at BRABUS and KTM websites.