Posts by Category: BMW

BMW January 7, 2011 posted by

On the touring side of sporty: 1993 BMW R100RS

For Sale: 1993 BMW R100RS

When it comes to selling a bike, presentation is everything. And this, my friends, is what makes this bike RSBFS worthy. Sure, the BMW R100RS models are reasonably rare - especially the final year made, like this one. And sure, this bike leans a little further over to the "tour" side of "sport touring" than most RSBFS posts. But look at the pictures and tell me when you have seen a cleaner motorcycle of this vintage. Original owner, less than 4k miles, and plenty of pictures to peruse - THIS is the way to advertise your bike.

I will readily admit that the 1000cc boxer motor is not the most powerful in the world. They are stone reliable, however, and are well-known to outlast most riders. This one looks clean enough to eat off of - only you might make it dirty!

From the seller:
Rare 1992 BMW R100 RS. 3,949 miles. Bike is all original, except for replaced battery and front tire. Original owner with all documents, manuals, toolkit and battery charger. Everything that came with the bike in 1992 is included. This bike has always been stored indoors in climate-controlled environments. All markings and assembly decals are still on the motorcycle. There are no dents, accidents or scratches on the paint. The few stone chips (maybe three?) were touched up using BMW touchup paint from the dealer. This bike is rare and is the last year for this model style with wind tunnel designed fairing from the mid seventies. The pinstripes are hand painted and in perfect condition. It runs excellently as one would expect from a bike with less than 4,000 miles. Last registered in California in 2004. Originally purchased in Maryland and shipped to California in 1999. It was once ridden in a sudden summer rain shower for about 30 minutes, otherwise never in any foul weather. The saddlebags are rather soft plastic and have a few marks on them. The bike was never dropped or in any accident (unless you consider the unfortunate owl that flew into the bike right in front of my left boot/cylinder head one evening – there are a few small marks where the talons made contact with the bike at the bottom of the fairing – these have been touched up). Bike is guaranteed to be just as I describe here and will not disappoint. It is excellent in every way for an original bike with less than 4,000 miles. E-mail with any questions. I collect and restore vehicles and this bike I have treasured for almost 20 years.

These oilhead BMWs will eat up miles all day long, and get you to your destination relaxed and comfortable. The RS fairing is designed to envelope the rider in a still pocket of air, and the riding position is neutral, with a slight forward cant. Fill up the detachable hardbags (long known as the best in the business), and journey off to points unknown - without ever seeing another rider on the same bike. Not a bad way to go.

To get in on the bidding for this beauty, or to just drool over some of the high-res pictures included by the seller,

MI

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





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