Posts by Category: BMW

BMW January 3, 2011 posted by

1938 BMW R51RS Available this week in Vegas

Check out the latest writeup over at our companion site, RareSportBikes.com, on this BMW R51RS available by Bonhams this week at their Vegas auction.

Many thanks to Brian for the guest post and if any of you are going to be at any cool events this year, we'd love to have your first hand accounts and pictures on Rare Sport Bikes. Shoot me an email if you're interested!

dc

BMW October 30, 2010 posted by

2009 BMW HP2 Sport

For Sale: 2009 BMW HP2 Sport

Pity the BMW clientele: Up until 2008 BMW boxers were merely seen as gentlemanly transport. Sure, the bikes made long-distance touring easy, but performance was never on par with other Japanese or Italian hardware.

Enter the DOHC, carbon fiber clad, no excuses, 130 horses, image-changing HP2 Sport:

The HP2 Sport model, made in limited numbers and offered for sale at over $25k MSRP, is the holy grail of the boxer world. Which brings us to our seller's bike:

This example is a 2009 BMW HP2 Sport with low miles on the odometer.

Note the digital dash, providing MotoGP-like functionality and style.

BMW really went all out in an attempt to make this boxer current and competitive against both the Japanese and the Italians. Check out this great single-sided swingarm:

From the seller:
Like New, Never laid down

Never Raced

Clear Title

Low Miles

Sharp looking

Rare Model

Carbon Fiber accessories make it light weight

6-Speed

130 HP

1200cc

0-60 in 3.1 Seconds

There is no indication if this particular bike is optioned with the desirable ABS system, and scouring the pictures did not result in anything obvious. This model does come standard with a factory quick shifter, forged aluminum wheels, carbon fiber bodywork and Brembo radial-mount brakes. In all, it is a BMW tour-de-force

MI

BMW May 10, 2010 posted by

BWM 1100R Boxercup W/1500 Miles #244

BWM 1100R Boxercup  W/1500 Miles

Waiting to be picked up in Oklahoma City is what appears to be a very clean/low mileage BMW 11ooR.

From the ad:

Only 300 of these units were produced worldwide. This numbered 244 bike only has 1500 miles. It’s in showroom condition. Serious inquires only

No model year is stated in the ad.  The bike is listed for $10,500.  Check it out here.

BMW April 27, 2010 posted by

Rare 1990 BMW K1 in Red/Yellow on Ebay

Rare 1990 BMW K1 in Red/Yellow on eBay

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Now just keep telling yourself that. Joking aside these are extremely rare bikes and they grow on you after looking at the pictures for a bit (it was either that or the gin and tonic). Approximately 600 were brought into the U.S. and the production run from 88-93 produced less than 7000 world wide. If you are interested in one of these bikes I'm sure you are up on their history. For the gawkers, the K1 was conceived to change the publics' image of BMW motorcycles. Along the way the vision got a little cloudy and what the world got was a high speed sports tourer with alot of high tech features and styling that was, well, different. The styling actually had a purpose though. BMW had committed to the EU limit of a 1oohp and they saw aerodynamics as the way to get more speed with less ponies.

Enough of the history lesson, here is what the seller has to say:

Mint condition. Collectible. Garage kept and has never seen rain for the last 10 years that I've had the bike. Includes original rider's seat pillion, rear saddle bags, owner's manual, tool kit and both keys.

Aftermarket options lovingly applied include:
- Clear coat paint (to protect the original paintwork)
- Daytime running lights
- Air horn
- Second 12V auxiliary jack (for radar detector, etc.)
- OEM BMW logo reflectors
- High-intensity driver's light
- Bodywork heat shields (dealer installed)

This is just a small portion of what the seller has listed on the Ebay auction, he has a quite a write up on the bike.

Plenty of people are interested in the bike as the bidding looks pretty active so far. The reserve is still on so there is still time to sneak in there and get yourself some rare German engineering.

I include this video for not only the bike but maybe more importantly your dose of Tarzan Boy for the day (you can thank me later). What people listen to in their cars will never cease to amaze me.

IK

BMW April 13, 2010 posted by

2004 BMW-R Series Boxer Cup replica #209 of 300

2004 BMW-R Boxer Cup Replica for sale and is #209 of 300

A quick search of RSBFS.com tells me that we've only posted 1 BMW on our site. So what better way to kick off a Tuesday morning other than posting this fine BMW BCR. Forwarded to us by viewer Dave (twice now, sorry!) is this low mileage BMW LE complete with Randy Mamola's signature... well, not his real one. Once, again I'll have to admit that I don't know squat about a bike, which is very humbling, but anyone in the know can help me out by making comments 🙂

The first thing that jumped out at me was how clean the bike appears to be. And it also appears that this bike has never had it's cases rubbed on asphalt which is a good thing when street riding a collectible cycle with carbon case covers.

The next thing I noticed was how simplistic BMW made adjusting the pre-load on the rear shock. No more clumsy wrenches eh?

Here's some quotes from the listing:

2004 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replica. Only 4k Miles, #209 of 300 Produced, And This Bike Is Flawless!!!! The only reason I am selling the bike is because I lost my job. Any questions about the bike, shipping, etc... please email me, I will respond right away.

Bike has been garaged is whole life, and you won't fine a nicer more well maintained low mile example of a Boxer Cup Replica anywhere. Recently serviced at the BMW dealership....New battery, new Dunlop Sportmax Qualifier high performance rear tire, also comes with a new BMW power socket (for Battery Tender or heated clothing). Very smooth BMW shaft drive, 6 speed transmission, lots of carbon fiber parts including the valve covers, forged magnesium wheels, adjustable suspension, and very fun to ride, never abused or down, always adult owned.

Prefer German over Italian or Japanese products? This one is ready to roll with new tires, recent service and it looks like a million bucks or maybe $8,500 because that is the . Jump on over and check it out should you be interested. Since it is shaft driven it would make for a great sport tourer or Sunday sport rider. Whichever tickles your fancy, this one is worth a look.

Cheers!

dd

BMW March 19, 2010 posted by

1990 BMW K1 With 4,496 Original Miles

This bike was BMW's original attempt to fight Japan for a share of the large displacement sportbike market.  Located in Willoughby, Ohio is a 1990 BMW K1 with 4,496 original miles.  Believe it or not but, when this bike was released BMW fans found it outrageous and not inline with the traditionalist look of prior BMWs.  Whatever your feelings about the color and bodywork, this bike was a piece of aerodynamic work with the coefficient of drag coming out at 0.38.  BMW chose to make the K1 super-slippery because of the German requirement for all motorcycles to have a cap of 100bph.  BMW got their high speed with the fairing but still lagged behind in acceleration tests due to the lack of horsepower.  Don't be fooled, this is still a BMW at heart; It features an articulated Paralever single sided swingarm with shaft drive, Marzocchi conventional front forks, four piston Brembo calipers in the front, 16-valve inline four, and optional ABS--fitted as standard to U.S. bound models.  This bike weighs in at 569lbs wet and the U.S. spec. bikes are actually reported to only have 95bhp due to emissions equipment.  While the '80's were full-fairing street bikes got their mass introduction, this bike seems to be the super sports bike epitome of '80's excess and flash.  BMW wanted a bike with all the bells and whistles and unfortunately, that came with a weight penalty; combine that with low hp numbers and you have something that is less than spectacular in motion.  However, this bike will appeal to you if you think of it more as a modern VFR: Not the most mundane tourer or best handler but, a civilized sports bike.  The seller only states that this bike is from BMW collection, has been meticulously maintained, and only has 4,496mi.  The asking price is $11,000 with the original MSRP being $13,000.  The only other example I can remember seeing recently was one with ~20k miles and an asking price of $8k; reinforcing that this bike isn't outrageously priced.  If you'd like to have a BMW super sports bike that isn't a S1000RR, see this bike on Craigslist here.

AG