Introduced in 1999, the BMW R1100S re-introduced motorcyclists to the sportier side of BMW, and inspired a brand race series in Europe, which developed into a support race for MotoGP and the Daytona 200. Signed by spokesman ( and AMA hall of fame member ) Randy Mamola, the BoxerCup Replika is the ultimate version of the oil-cooled BMW 1100cc twin.
Applying evolution to the classic BMW twin, factory designers added a lot of new things to the R1100S - a new rear subframe supports the suspension ( rather than the transmission case ), underseat exhaust, aluminum fuel tank ( under the beauty cover), and clip-ons. Front and rear fenders are carbon fiber, as are the valve covers. Keeping the successful 4-valve heads and shaft drive ensured reliability and a solid 98 hp. The traditional automotive-type dry clutch resides between the engine and the close-ratio six-speed transmission. On a sportbike weighing in at 500 lbs., the 320mm front ( and 275mm rear ) disks will be tested. Nice touches on the BCR optional on the the R1100S are the 5-1/2 inch rear wheel, Ohlins shocks, bellypan, braided brake lines, as well as pillion cover and clear signal lenses.
Almost ready for its first oil change, this BoxerCup Replika has just 1,600 miles over 12 years. No dusty barn find, this one looks basically new. Naturally, not much said about repair or maintenance history, but new fluids and rubber would be expected before a serious ride. The owner states:
As stated I am the original and only owner of the bike. I really hate to part with it. It has been part of my bike family and like any family member I will miss it. Bike has been stored and maintained in a climate controlled environment and I would consider in mint condition.
Though it was succeeded by the R1200S, and eclipsed by the HP2 and eventually the RR1000, the R1100S was a signature all-rounder, which could be ridden to and from a track day. This BoxerCup Replika is a barely broken-in example of one of BMW's best S-bikes...