In 2022, the German tuning studio Brabus, known for its powerful Mercedes-Benz, introduced the first motorcycle in its history. The Austrian streetfighter KTM 1290 Super Duke R Evo was taken as a basis, which received a number of parts characteristic of the tuner. Thus, from the KTM model, which is produced without restrictions, a limited version of the Brabus motorcycle is obtained, planned for production in 154 copies — 77 pieces each of the red and black versions.
The assembly of the Brabus 1300 R begins in Mattigofen, Austria, where the production of KTM motorcycles is underway — equipped with a V-Twin with a volume of 1301 cubic centimeters with a capacity of 180 horsepower and 140-newton meters of torque in combination with a Pankl box, the motorcycle is assembled to prepare for shipment to Germany.
The almost finished motorcycle, packed in boxes, is delivered by car to the Bottrop headquarters of Brabus in Germany, where the specialists of the tuning studio manually assemble the equipment, installing the missing elements on it.
In particular, a Ducati Diavel-style carbon fiber body kit, a protective chain visor and a generator cover, aluminum-turned adjustable footrests, clutch handles, and brakes, as well as a new round headlight, a proprietary exhaust system, 17-inch Brabus Monoblock Z and an Alcantara-upholstered heated saddle. In total, a little more than one and a half hundred motorcycles will be produced: 77 copies of the motorcycle will be made in Magma Red, and 77 more units will be made in Signature Black.