KTM and German tuning company BRABUS have announced a updated version of the 1300 R for 2023. The BRABUS 1300 R Edition 23 will be offered in two color schemes, with a limited production run of 145 units in the Superblack, and another 145 in Stealth Gray.
Just like the version released last year, the BRABUS 1300 R is based on the KTM 1290 Super Duke EVO, but with a number of bespoke BRABUS parts, including a number of carbon fiber and CNC-machined components.
Visually, the Edition 23 model looks similar to last year’s, but with a few modifications. The headlight trim and air scoops now make even more use of carbon fiber, while the pillion seat cover has a new shape. The heated seat itself loses last year’s distinctive red color but gains a new BRABUS “Crest” stitching pattern. The underslung bar-end mirrors return, but with a new design that places them higher and further out to either side. Rounding out the changes are new BRABUS Monoblock Z forged wheels with a “Platinum Black” finish.
Features that carry over from last year’s model include a slip-on double-pipe exhaust, black frame, carbon fiber belly pan, CNC-machined triple clamp, CNC-machined levers and pegs, CNC-machined oil tank camps and reservoirs, and BRABUS-themed instrumentation including a unique start-up animation.
The engine remains the same 1,301 cc LC8 V-Twin as the SDR, with a claimed output of 180 hp at 9,500 rpm and 103 lb-ft. at 8,000 rpm. WP supplies the semi-active APEX suspension and steering damper.
The BRABUS 1300 R Edition 23 is priced at 42,500 euros (US$45,575), with a 2,500 euro (US$2,680) down payment. All 290 units will be sold exclusively through an online pre-order portal. The portal opens on Feb. 16 at 3 pm CET (9 am EST/6 am PST), and anyone interested should move fast, considering the 2022 BRABUS 1300 R sold out its entire 154-unit allotment in under 2 minutes.
BRABUS 1300 R Edition 23 Specifications
Power in KW
PASC (TM) slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated
Keihin EMS with RBW and cruise control, double ignition
2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75°
5.5 l/100 km
Forced oil lubrication with 3 oil pumps
Tank capacity (approx.)
Bosch 9.1MP 2.0 (with cornering ABS and SUPERMOTO ABS)
Front brake disc diameter
Rear brake disc diameter
2 x Brembo Stylema Monobloc four piston, radially mounted caliper
Brembo twin-piston fixed calliper, brake disc
Chrome-moly tubular space frame, powder-coated
WP Semi-active Suspension USD Ø 48 mm (GEN.2)
WP Semi-active Rear Shock (GEN.2)
Steering head angle
Suspension travel (front)
Suspension travel (rear)
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