A french C1 fellow found a local manufacturer able to produce a flexible crash element bumper much less fragile than the original one.
The bumper is made entirely of black rubber molded out of the original.
The connectors are molded into the rubber and much more robust than the genuine part.
The actual problem is that the price depends on the number of units to be produced per batch.
A pair of bumpers costs 105 € for a series of 50 pairs, 90 € for 100 pairs.
Keeping in mind that a pair of BMW genuine bumpers costs around 135 €, I think it might be worth the investment. I already committed for 2 pairs ! :)
On the French forum we already have 20 pairs reserved, for more details (in French) you can follow this link: http://forum.bmwc1.free.fr/viewtopic.***?f=4&t=1969&p=13863#p13863
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Who would be interested in this product?