Brabus gets its hands on a bike and the result is beastly

The German tuner has gone for the "stealth look", adding loads of carbon fiber bits and Monoblock forged wheels to the Brabus 1300 R Edition 23.

by | Published on 14th Feb 2023

Brabus isn’t a name you’d typically associate with motorcycles.

Yet, the German tuner has just unveiled its second two-wheeler.

Brabus teamed up with KTM to create the Brabus 1300 R Edition 23 – and it’s one badass-looking bike.

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Brabus is calling it a luxurious, “naked bike.”

Not quite sure exactly what that means, but it’s powered by a 1,301 cc V-Twin engine producing 180 hp at 9,500 rpm and 140 Nm of torque at 8,000 rpm.

It’s also limited edition, with only 290 of these mean-looking motorcycles being made.


This is the second motorcycle Brabus has produced alongside KTM since the pair formed a partnership last year.

The Brabus 1300 R Edition 23 is based on the first bike, the KTM 1290 Super Duke R Evo.

However, the tuning outfit has altered the appearance of the bike, making it look even more stealthy.

It’s being offered in two special paint colors – Superblack and Stealth Gray– and features an assortment of carbon fiber body elements.

These parts include a distinctive headlight mask with exposed-carbon side fairing and power domes, too.

Giving the bike a unique face are Brabus Signature Stripes in the air scoops which are made of pre-preg carbon fiber.

That’s not all, though, as the bike also gets custom foot pegs, a dual-pipe exhaust, and Brabus Monoblock Z forged wheels finished in “Platinum Black” adding to the stealth look.

It even comes with a bespoke heated seat featuring the Brabus “Crest” stitching pattern.

To finish things off, the Brabus 1300 R Edition 23’s handlebar end mirrors have been purpose-built to round off the motorbike’s one-of-a-kind appearance.

Brabus 1300 R Edition 23 price

Brabus says the 1300 R Edition 23 will only be sold in select markets, with prices starting at €42,500 ($45,674) in Germany.



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Adam Gray is an experienced motoring journalist and content creator based in the United Kingdom. Using his media accreditation with motor manufacturers’ press offices, Adam test drives the latest cars and attends new vehicle press launches, producing written reviews and news pieces for supercarblondie.com. Before joining the Supercar Blondie team, Adam was Motoring Editor for Portfolio North magazine, North East Motoring Editor at Reach plc, and provided motoring content on a freelance basis to several lifestyle and business publications in the North of England. When he’s not behind the wheel of the latest car, Adam can be found at his local rink playing ice hockey or supporting his beloved Middlesbrough FC.

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