Brabus 1300 R enters the motorcycle world with 180-horsepower

Brabus, the purveyor of wildly powerful Mercedes-Benz vehicles, is branching out into the entire world of bikes for the initially time. Mercedes-Benz would not make a bike, so the tuner labored with KTM to flip the 1290 Super Duke R Evo into a restricted-edition product named 1300 R.

The modifications created to transform the Super Duke R Evo into the 1300 R are even much more drastic than the modifications Brabus will make to its cars and trucks. Practically each and every exterior portion has been tweaked or replaced fully. The 1300 R notably gets a round LED headlight, redesigned facet fairing designed with carbon fiber, handlebars that are shorter and decreased, and a slender, upswept tail. Monoblock Z nine-spoke cast wheels incorporate a ending contact to the seem, but it really is the interest to detail that allows this bicycle stand out. The brake and clutch levers and the adjustable foot pegs are CNC-machined, for case in point, and the change lever can be set to a person of three positions (including the selection of a reverse shift pattern).

The 5-inch thin-film-transistor monitor will allow riders to rapidly entry a assortment of facts about the bicycle and its surroundings, and to make adjustments to the semi-energetic suspension technique, which offers 6 diverse damping modes. And, this motorbike was built for calendar year-spherical riding: it options 5-stage heated grips and a heated seat with stitching reminiscent of Brabus-tuned vehicles.

Electricity arrives from a 1.3-liter V-twin engine rated at 180 horsepower and 103 pound-ft of torque, figures that are impressive thinking of we are conversing about a bike that suggestions the scale at 428 lbs .. Brabus prices a zero-to-60-mph time of 3.2 seconds and, for those people courageous enough to explore the upper limit of the speedometer, a prime pace of 170 mph. It is the same standard motor that powers the 1290 Tremendous Duke R Evo, while it exhales by a Brabus-distinct double-pipe exhaust method, and it spins the rear wheel via a 6-pace transmission.

KTM will start getting orders for the 1300 R on February 14, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. in Germany, which is 9:00 a.m. in New York and 6:00 a.m. in California. Pricing has not been declared however, but we know that generation will be limited to 154 units — 77 will be finished in Magma Red and 77 will be painted in Signature Black. For context, the 1290 Super Duke R Evo carries a foundation value of $19,599 in the United States.