The German tuner Brabus is one of the best in the world, and when it joins forces with KTM, perfection is created. It is a motorcycle based on the KTM 1290 Super Duke R EVO model, an amazing two-wheeler, the Brabus 1300 R Edition 23.
The motorcycle is powered by a 1,301 cc V-twin engine with 177 hp (130 kW) at 8,000 rpm. Brabus has confirmed that only 290 examples of this motorcycle will be produced. This is not the first time that these two companies have collaborated together. Last year they worked on the same motorcycle, and for this year the tuner improved its appearance.
Brabus 1300 R Edition 23 is offered in two special colors, Superblack black and Stealth gray. It is equipped with carbon fiber parts, a twin-pipe exhaust system, and Platinum Black Monoblock Z forged wheels that perfectly match the dark design of the bike. The seat is upholstered and stitched in the Brabus “Crest” style, and has the option of heating.
The latest WP APEX semi-active suspension technology takes care of driving comfort, but also aggressiveness when desired. There are five settings available: Comfort, Street, Sport, Track and Advanced. It is also possible to select Auto mode, in which the motorcycle chooses the best setting.
Only 290 examples of this motorcycle will be produced, 145 each in black and gray. It will cost 42,500 euros, and will not be available in all markets.
After presenting the AMB 001 superbike three years ago, the collaboration between Aston Martin and Brough Superior continued and this time the result is the AMB 001 Pro. It brings improved aerodynamics and more power.
The superbike retained the aggressive look of its predecessor, but received more pronounced aerodynamic components such as a new front spoiler, side wings and rear fin. The result is an increase in downforce and better airflow. It is painted in Verdant Jade color with Photon Lime details. This is the only offer for the AMB 001 Pro which carries Aston Martin’s ultra-lightweight label originally designed for the Valkyrie, which is 99.4 percent lighter than standard.
It is powered by a 997 ccm 2-cylinder engine with 225 hp (165 kW), which is 25 percent more power than its predecessor with 180 hp (132 kW). It has a dry weight of 175 kg and a power-to-weight ratio of 1.28 hp/kg.
The motorcycle was designed by Aston Martin and was inspired by the Valkyrie AMR Pro. It will be manufactured at Brough Superior’s facility in Toulouse, France. Only 88 units will be produced, unlike its predecessor which was produced in 120 units. Companies are already placing orders for the motorcycle, while the first deliveries are expected in the fourth quarter of 2023.
The question was always asked who is faster, a car or a motorcycle? The guys from the YouTube channel Carwow have given an answer at least when it comes to the same manufacturer. They compared the sports sedan BMW M5 CS and the motorcycle BMW M 1000 RR in a drag race.
The BMW M 1000 RR is powered by a 999cc inline four-cylinder engine with 212hp (156 kW) @ 13,000 rpm and 83 lb-ft (113 Nm) of torque @ 11,000 rpm. The motorcycle is homologated for the road and reaches a top speed of 190 mph (306 kph). In the UK, the 50 Years M 1000 RR costs around £35,000.
The BMW M5 CS is powered by a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine with 635 hp (467 kW) and 553 lb-ft (750 Nm) of torque. Power is transmitted to all wheels via an eight-speed transmission with launch control. With a weight of 1,825 kg (less than the standard M5), it reaches 62 mph in 3.0 seconds and 124 mph in 10.3 seconds, with a maximum speed of 189 mph (304 kph). In Great Britain, the BMW M5 CS costs around £141,000.
Back to the race. In the standard 1/4 mile, the M 1000 RR set a time of 10.3 seconds while the BMW M5 CS covered the same distance in 11 seconds. At 1/2 mile at 50 mph, both vehicles in third gear, the motorcycle was far faster. Then they repeated the race but this time the motorcycle started from fourth gear. Again the bike was elusive for the BMW M5 CS. The same thing happened when the motorcycle started from fifth and sixth gear.
In braking at a speed of 100 mph, the M5 CS achieved, as expected, a better result. Massive brakes, massive tires did their job.