KTM Brabus 1400 to Utilise New Austrian Engine

The 2023 KTM Brabus 1300 R is set to be followed up by a new 1400 R in 2024, using the new version of the KTM LC8 V-twin engine

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A new KTM Brabus 1400 R is reportedly in the works, and will use the new 1,350cc KTM LC8 V-twin.

The 1,350cc LC8 was introduced last year, and used in the KTM 1390 Super Duke range for 2024, replacing the older, smaller 1,301cc version that was (and is, in the case of the Super Adventures) found in KTM’s 1290 range.

That 1,301cc unit was also the heart of the KTM Brabus bikes until last year. Since those were always based on the Super Dukes, it makes sense that a new KTM Brabus will use the new 1,350cc LC8, which produces 188bhp and 107lb ft in the 2024 1390 Super Duke R Evo.

This was anticipated already, but Motorrad reports that it is confirmed thanks to the application by Brabus to the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) for several product names related to motorcycles.

Specifically, Brabus has registered trademarks for “Brabus 1400 R Tailor Made”, “Brabus 1400 R Rocket”, and “Brabus 1400 R Signature”.
This means that, as well as switching engines in-line with KTM’s development, Brabus’ motorcycle will come in multiple variants in its new form. Exactly how each will differentiate themselves from the others is unclear, although “Rocket” immediately implies outright performance (it’s a name Brabus uses already on its high-performance Mercedes-derived cars), while “Signature” is perhaps something more related to a luxury appearance, and from “Tailor Made” we can infer a made-to-order variant.

Neither KTM nor Brabus has made any official announcements about a 1400 R yet, but Motorrad suggests that the bike could be available before the end of the year.

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