Similar to Porsche's flat-six engine, there will likely always be a horizontal twin BMW. Before and well, during the development of the S1000RR sportbike, the company continued to enhance the big twin's sporty prospects, and the R1200S is the penultimate boxer ( bowing only to the HP2 ). This example has over 31,000 miles but is still capable of turning heads.
Based on the 1170cc 4-valve boxer, the R1200S has 122 hp on tap. The engine is an integral part of the chassis, which uses BMW's Telelever front and Paralever shaft-drive rear, each with monoshock. Brakes are 320mm front disks with 265mm rear, and appear to be ABS, though the owner doesn't mention it. Wheels are light-alloy 17's. Weight is the big ( or little ) story of the R1200S, coming in a little over 400 lbs. dry, the trellis seat frame and other enhancements made for a substantial reduction from the preceding R1100S.
Save the windscreen there's no evidence of modifications or damage, and for the mileage this R1200S looks super. The Florida owner seems to be the original. He says in the eBay auction:
2007 BMW R1200S only few imported and hard to find and especially in this particular color, google rare BMW boxers in USA and you will get the exact number sold in USA.
Bike is in very good condition and just serviced , new tires and not single scratch, double bubble windshield, luggage rack installed but I don't have the boxes anymore, all stock and service up to date, new tires now I have around 32000 miles, next service at 36000. Runs perfect and not a problem with the bike, selling because I want to buy a R1200 GS.
Light as any Beemer but still hippy, the R1200S is more comfortable than the average sportbike, sport with a side order of touring. The innovative suspension provides stability even on rough pavement. Possibly a better choice for a rider than an HP2, the R1200S connecting rods don't have an expiration date. Certainly track-day eligible, you could also pick up some bags and go another 30K - quickly...