KTM and Brabus are teaming up again to create a limited edition, high-performance motorcycle called the Brabus 1300 R Edition 23. The new model follows the success of their previous collaboration, the Brabus 1300 R, which sold out in just two minutes after its launch in 2020.
The Edition 23 will have 290 units available, with several updates and tweaks to the original design. The Brabus 1300 R Edition 23 boasts a redesigned exterior, with many of its parts replaced or tweaked to give it a fresh look. It features a round LED headlight and shorter handlebars, with mirrors extending from the heated grips instead of hanging below the bars.
The bike’s jewelry bits, including the bar levers, fork triple clamp, foot pegs, and reservoir caps, are all CNC machined, while the fairing is made of carbon fiber that exposes the weave. The black seat has diamond stitched detailing and the Brabus badge, and the upswept tail terminates in a reshaped pillion seat.
The Brabus 1300 R Edition 23 is powered by a 1.3-liter V-twin engine, which produces 180 horsepower and 103 pound-feet of torque. It features a Brabus dual-pipe slip-on and a WP Apex adaptive suspension with five pre-set damping modes plus an Auto mode. The front rotors are clamped by Brembo Stylema monobloc calipers, while the rear rotor is operated by Brembo twin calipers.
The new model will come in two grayscale colorways: Stealth Gray and Super black, with 145 units of each available for purchase. KTM will be taking orders through a dedicated site, and potential buyers must make a €2,500 ($2,680 U.S.) down payment toward the €42,500 ($45,564 U.S.) MSRP to secure their reservation.
The Brabus 1300 R Edition 23 will be released on February 16, 2023, at 3 p.m. Central European Time. Given the success of the previous model, it is expected to sell out quickly.