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Dutch go carbon with S1000RR

2009-12-31 11:47

JD van Zyl

As if BMW’s S1000RR isn’t enough to get our engines racing, the Dutch market will be treated to a special version of the German superbike - the S1000RR Carbon Edition.

In addition to several special features like a carbon fibre bodywork, traction control, alarm and ABS, this special edition also gets an Akrapovic exhaust which is said to up the maximum power output from 135kW to 140kW while also smoothing out mid-range power dips.

These improvements, however, don’t come cheap. When the Carbon Edition goes on sales in the Low Countries in 2010 it will set you back nearly €25 000 (about R275 000) – almost 30% more than the standard edition’s price tag.

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