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Old 04-19-2009, 02:20 PM   #1
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What's German for "bargain?" BMW S 1000 RR superbike to be priced close to Japanese c

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The street-going version of BMW's upcoming S 1000 RR is scheduled to debut at the World Superbike race on May 29th at Miller Motorsports Park. That's exciting news in and of itself, but we're especially intrigued after hearing that the German manufacturer plans to price the premium machine within spitting distance of its Japanese rivals.

"We intend to take the four Japanese head-on. We did not intend to build a motorcycle like Ducati does or KTM does. We wanted to build a mainstream motorcycle," says Pieter de Waal, Vice President of BMW Motorrad USA. That would put the price of the BMW well under that of other European superbikes like the Ducati 1198 or KTM RC8.

The figure we've been hearing is that the S 1000 RR will be priced within 10% of the Japanese liter bikes, which would put the German machine at around $15,000, but we're not likely to know for certain for at least the next few weeks. Still, consider our interest piqued.


Gallery: BMW S 1000 RR streetbike


Gallery: BMW S 1000 RR race livery



[Source: Dealernews via Asphalt and Rubber]What's German for "bargain?" BMW S 1000 RR superbike to be priced close to Japanese competition originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 19 Apr 2009 09:34:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.


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