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Leaked photos of Brabus 1300 R on KTM official website, before launch

We discovered leaked photos of what we assumed to be the revived Husqvarna Vitpilen 1301 in January 2022. We thought the KTM 1290 Super Duke-based prototype would fit into Husky’s portfolio.

It is based on its round headlamp and futuristic styling. Yet, we reported that a joint effort between automobile tuning specialists Brabus and KTM will use the Super Duke as a foundation.

After months of public conjecture and testing by the partners, a KTM website leak confirms that the two are identical. With the Brabus 1300 R about to join the market on February 11, 2022, KTM released the model’s dedicated webpage before removing it.

While the homepage is no longer active. A fast search engine inquiry will reveal the model’s gallery photo(s) on the KTM website.

Tagline for Brabus 1300 R

“Heart of a Beast, Soul of a Gentleman”, encapsulates the rebellious attitude. The 1290 Super Duke also alludes to Brabus’ more refined style.

While we’ll have to wait until the 1300 R is introduced to learn the model’s exact features and cost. The photos suggest that Brabus’ first motorcycle will be based on the announced 1290 Super Duke Evo.

ktm-brabus-1300r-22-bodywork
KTM Brabus 1300 R 2022 Bodywork

As a result, many expect the Brabus 1300 R to include an electronically-damped WP Apex front end. An electronically-adjustable WP mono-shock and the Super Duke’s 180-horsepower 1,301cc V-twin engine.

While we expect the Brabus to share many characteristics with its KTM sibling. The special-edition model will have two carbon fiber air intakes on both fuel tank sides.

Lightweight build

Carbon fiber is also a significant element in the new design. The light material made headlamp nacelle, brake caliper cooling ducts, tank trim, and tail unit. Premium features like CNC-milled footpegs and adjustable levers round out the new package.

More information about the 1300 R’s specifications will be revealed when released. But, it appears that Brabus is using the released EVO version of the 1290 Super Duke R as its base model.

KTM Brabus 1300 R Sideview
KTM Brabus 1300 R Sideview

As a result, expect roughly 180hp held in check by a slew of electrical gadgets. It meant to keep the 1300 R in check on and off the racing track. As well as access to the updated WP APEX suspension set-up with electronic damping.

According to early estimates, 77 Brabus 1300 R units will mark the company’s founding in 1977. The bike will be available in Magma Red or Signature Black liveries colors. The more we will know when the bike will hit the market. For more news and updates on this beauty keep visiting BikersInsider.

Andrew Nelson
Andrew Nelsonhttp://www.bikersinsider.com
Andrew Nelson is an Editor at Bikers Insider, He has been a Passionate motorcycle rider since age 10, Andrew has close to a decade of Motorcycle industry experience, initially working in an online, magazine and has now transitioned into a full-time blog writer, Andrew prefers touring-style motorcycles, his favorite motorbike is Africa Twin. He is obsessed with keeping up to date with all the latest tech in the motorcycle industry, Andrew is also a keen swimmer and he can usually be found training in his local swimming pool. Words from Andrew: Beyond my love of adventure and riding a motorcycle, sharing stories and my experience with other fellow riders is another passion of mine, I hope sharing my stories and experience will inspire anyone interested in motorcycle adventures.

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