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Brabus Spends 4 Decades To Develop 1st Bike, But Sells All Units In A Jiffy.

Brabus is known throughout the world for transforming Mercedes cars into insane machines. Now, the tuning house has worked its magic on a 2-wheeler and called it the 1300 R.

The Brabus 1300 R was developed in collaboration with KTM and is based on the 1290 Super Duke R Evo. A total of 154 units of the motorcycle will be produced, divided equally between two paint schemes.

Magma Red and Signature Black will be available as only 77 units of each colour will be made in recognition of the year (1977) when Brabus was formed as a company.

Visually, the Brabus 1300 R looks very evocative, although some of the styling elements make 1 wonder how much input Husqvarna had in designing the motorcycle.

That said, the bike comes with lots of carbon-fibre components, a custom headlight cowl, air ducts, CNC-machined parts like triple clamps, adjustable hand levers, reservoirs and oil tank caps and adjustable foot pegs.

It also features lightweight forged wheels, slip-on dual barrel exhaust, a custom-made heated seat, and importantly, limited edition numbering, which will allow the owner of the bike to show off his prized toy.

Power comes from 1301cc V-twin engine, tuned to produce 180 HP at 9500 RPM and 140 Nm at 8000 RPM. There are 5 ride modes, WP Apex semi-active suspension with 6 dedicated damping modes, and even a WP steering damper.

The Brabus 1300 R was available exclusively for Europe through a pre-order web page on KTM’s website. Despite it costing from €51,466 (about Rs. 43.65 lakhs) all 154 units were snapped up by customers in less than 2 minutes.

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