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BMW October 2, 2017 posted by

Land-Speed Record Holder – 2006 BMW K1200S

Giving K-bike riders an S of their own, BMW introduced the K1200S in 2004 and never looked back.  The K1200S was BMW's first transverse inline-4, a development project on the road to the S1000RR, but a great supersport and rival to the Hayabusa and ZX-12.  In late 2005, a stock K1200S famously set records at Bonneville for solo and two-up sportbikes.

2006 BMW K1200S for sale on eBay

 

BMW tweaked the 1157cc engine, tilted forward 55 degrees and running 13:0 compression, it's good for 167 hp.  The angle led to a longer bike, but Duolever front end and Paralever rear keep handling sharp for a heavyweight.  The beginning of the electronic era, the K1200S had ABS, electronically adjustable suspension ( ESA ) and a pushbutton windscreen, all optional along with the rider information display.  The 4-2-1 exhaust appears under the full fairing and enters a right-side muffler, this time updated to Two-Brothers flat-weave carbon fiber.

Unblemished and with limited ungrades, this R1200S appears undamaged and has a neat Sargent seat with cargo pod.  Not sure whether ABS and ESA were ordered for this K1200S, but low miles and new rubber indicate a lot of maintenance-free riding until the chain-driven valve train needs adjustment.   From the eBay auction:

Under 8,600 total miles, but still being minimally ridden
Fixed Price $9,000 or best offer

Upgrades/Mods:
Has Two Brothers Carbon Exhaust: ($700 upgrade) sounds amazing!
Search part number: 005-1280407v

Sargent Seat and Rear Storage POD ($1500 upgrade) 
sargentcycle dot com/Seats-Accessories/World-Sport-Modular-Seat-System-BMW-K1200S-K1300S plus still have original seat too.

New Dunlop Tires ($350), less than 500 miles on them. 

INCLUDED with Asking price:  $650 Bell Star Airtrix Laguna 100% Carbon Race Helmet with $150 Photocromatic shield and zippered carry bag size: L - large.

 

As one would expect, the K1200S is rather too heavy for any road course honors, but a winning and very sporty tourer.  Electronic fuel injection, ABS, and suspension all make for a 21st century ride, and superbike power and torque unreel the mile markers quickly.  The most powerful BMW in the 2006 line-up, a production model BMW K1200S set a world land speed record in the 1000-1350cc stock, partially streamlined, naturally aspirated motorcycle class at Utah's famed Bonneville Salt Flats.  On the strip it was capable of 0-60 in 2.8 seconds and a 10-second quarter, and piloted by Andy Sills of San Francisco, the bike reached an average speed of 173.57 mph, and top speed of 176.89 mph after two runs on the vast white Salt Flats.  He and a pillion also clocked a record speed of 169 mph, riding the K1200S two-up with fearless Erin Hunter...

donn

Land-Speed Record Holder – 2006 BMW K1200S
BMW April 5, 2017 posted by

The Ultimate Boxer: 2009 BMW HP2 Sport ABS for Sale

In the early days of motorcycle design, there were a variety of alternatives to the telescopic forks that have become the standard in an industry evolving towards efficiency but, unfortunately also towards homogeny. Even the S1000RR that followed today’s HP2 Sport as BMW’s flagship sportbike is evidence of this: that striking asymmetrical bodywork is wrapped around an inline four and conventional, if highly sophisticated suspension. Sure, it blew everything into the weeds upon its introduction and has more performance than any mortal can actually use on the road, but it’s kind of… same-y. You certainly can’t accuse the HP2 of that.

It may look like a pair of telescopic forks up front, but that’s actually BMW’s Telelever front end, and the HP2 features a pair of Öhlins shocks: one in the rear, and one controlling the movement of the front wheel. These days, the only real players in the alternative front end game are BMW and Bimota, although there are always a few weirdo independent builders lurking in the wings. Forkless front ends have distinct theoretical advantages, but generally seem to have two problems. One, they’re more complicated to design and manufacture, and multiple linkages in set ups like the one used by Bimota can lead to play and vagueness in the handling, something that should actually be a strong point of the design. But the bigger issue seems to be the fact that the rest of the industry revolves around telescopic forks. They aren’t ideal, but people know how to set them up and make them work, you can buy highly-developed components off the rack from specialists, and riders are familiar with how they feel: Bimotas and BMWs are actually engineered with a bit of dive tuned in, so they don’t feel completely alien to riders used to telescopic forks.

Like the front suspension, the engine of the HP2 is a bit more than it seems as well. Sure, it uses BMW’s iconic flat-twin engine with its longitudinal crank, shaft-drive, and cylinder heads sticking out where you might find the highway pegs on a Harley Fat Boy. But inside, you’re looking at titanium connecting rods, and the bike debuted new four-valve cylinder heads with radial valves that helped the bike produce a claimed 128hp. Those heads feature skid plates in case you deck them out on track: roadgoing cornering clearance is generous, but track riders are advised to add a bit of rear ride height, and might need to adjust their racing lines slightly if they’re used to dragging elbows in the corners. For the rest of us, this is a very capable mount for road or track.

Elsewhere, the bike was kitted out with the best of everything: monstrous radial Brembos, adjustable ergonomics, and even a quickshifter that was the very first fitted from the factory to a production motorcycle. Carbon fiber is everywhere and includes a self-supporting rear seat unit, and helped the bike weigh in at a relatively svelte 392lbs dry. Keep in mind that those exotic titanium rods will need replacement at the 30,000 mile mark, but that’s a long way off for a collectible like this, and at least you just need two of them…

From the original eBay listing: 2009 BMW HP2 Sport ABS for Sale

This is the ABS version.  One owner bike.  Own the coolest boxer ever. This is number #103.  Only 1987 miles.  Bike is nearly perfect.  There is a small blemish on tail section.  Tires are like new, bike has been maintained at local BMW dealer with full records. Currently has extended warranty until June of 2017.

So the original listing makes the lazy eBay poster move of copy/pasting the bike's manufacturer's specs in place of any detailed information about the bike being offered. Sellers take note: no one cares about the fact that the bike has a three-phase alternator. And just what in the hell is "inner leg curve, unladen weight"? If you've got some sort of wild racing cams in your bike, the people looking to buy it might want to know. Otherwise, it just smacks of "well, I know I should post something here in this section..." It's basically non-information: no one is reading it, and most of it is pretty meaningless even if they did. I'm assuming with just a shade under 2,000 miles it probably hasn't needed anything. And even if this isn't the original owner, I'm sure the "full records" mean that the seller can confidently say "there are no issues" leave it at that.

HP2s are quirky, fast, rare, and actually usable, although they don't seem to be particularly desirable yet. Maybe they're confusing to collectors? Neither fish nor fowl, with decent, but not eyeball-flattening performance and sporty, but not particularly beautiful looks. High-quality, light-weight, race-bred parts attached to a platform ultimately limited by design in terms of absolute performance. But with a whole raft of perfectly fast, competent, and slightly vanilla inline fours out there that can be had by the bucket load, it's hard to put a price on character and individuality. Or maybe you can: the Buy It Now price for this one is $16,999 which is pretty much right on the money for a nice HP2

-tad

The Ultimate Boxer: 2009 BMW HP2 Sport ABS for Sale
BMW December 13, 2015 posted by

Reverential – 2008 BMW HP2 Sport

Living as we do somewhere between the bike and  the post, your editors at RSBFS always appreciate the effort to photograph a bike well.  Though they can try to hide mishaps, a good photograph is better at highlighting the lack of history, illustrating careful ownership.  So much the better if a special bike is shown well.  The pinnacle of BMW boxer development, the HP2 Sport is such a bike, here with a neat short focal-length treatment.

20151213 2008 bmw hp2 sport right front

2008 BMW HP2 Sport for sale on eBay

20151213 2008 bmw hp2 sport left

Holding down BMW's sport corner from 2008-12 ( at least as a figurehead after the S1000RR arrived ), the HP2's air/oil cooled engine brings home 128 hp and 80 ft-lbs. torque.  The HP2 has a chrome-moly trellis frame which uses the engine as a stressed member, and self-supporting seat subframe and fairing.  BMW's Telelever front and Paralever rear each use fully adjustable Ohlins dampers.  With the optional ABS, the rider can depend on the 330mm front disks and 265mm rear.  The design studio squandered their budget on the HP2, the fairing and appointments, like the full-featured LCD dash, are top notch.

20151213 2008 bmw hp2 sport front  20151213 2008 bmw hp2 sport tail fairing

20151213 2008 bmw hp2 sport rear  20151213 2008 bmw hp2 sport front fairing

Professionally photographed with under 4,000 miles,  it's a dreamboat.  Never tracked, a shame for the past owners ( and a benefit to the next owner ).  No damage history, from the eBay auction:

This is an amazing motorcycle!  The HP2 Sport was the first BMW R motor to used radial positioned valves on the historic engine that helped it produce more HP and Torque than any previous R-motor BMW.  Additionally, at the time it was the most expensive BMW motorcycle ever sold and I believe that to still be true.  The bodywork is all carbon fiber, half was painted white and the dark sections remain exposed carbon fiber so you and everyone else will know what it is made of.  The valve covers are even carbon fiber!

20151213 2008 bmw hp2 sport left front  20151213 2008 bmw hp2 sport right rear

There are higher horsepower motorcycles out there but this has as much torque as they do.  And, it comes in low in the rev range and pulls strong all the way to red line.  it is smoother and more comfortable than any other top tier superbike on the market and is a great collector piece.  I believe there were only 235 imported into he US in 2008 and 2009.  The option available we ABS and this bike has it.  Long term values on these make it a great place to put your motorcycle money.

20151213 2008 bmw hp2 sport right front wheel  20151213 2008 bmw hp2 sport right rear wheel

The wheels are made specifically for this motorcycle by OZ racing
The suspension is provided by Ohlins
The radial mounted brakes are from Brembo

20151213 2008 bmw hp2 sport dash  20151213 2008 bmw hp2 sport right rear shock

20151213 2008 bmw hp2 sport right cylinder  20151213 2008 bmw hp2 sport cockpit

Centrally located in Austin, a pre-purchase inspection should be easy to arrange.  A lot of BMW's work went into reducing weight, and the HP2 is under 4oo lbs. fueled, quite amazing when you consider its sport-touring ancestry and robust build.  As with the Porsche 911 flat six, there will likely always be a BMW boxer twin, and this is one of the best...

-donn

Reverential – 2008 BMW HP2 Sport
BMW September 4, 2015 posted by

Blowout: 3 different 2009 BMW HP2 Sports for sale

This is a quick post as it covers multiple listings of a fairly rare bike, the BMW HP2 Sport which was one of BMW's sport efforts before the S1000.   These aren't very common in the USA; from what I have been able to find over its 2008-2010 production lifespan, approximately 2141 were built but only about 216 coming into the USA during the 3 year period.

For anyone not familiar with the HP2 sport, check out the link here.  You can also review some previous posts of these on RSBFS by Tad D by clicking here


Here is the first one, with 3232 miles and some nice carbon pieces

hp21

2009 BMW HP2 (first one)

Here is the second one, located in Illinois.  Mileage on this one is only 1851 miles!

hp sport #2

2009 BMW HP2 (second one)

Here is the 3rd one with even lower mileage of 1034 miles, located in Santa Monica California.  Like the first it seems to have some carbon fiber accents added.  This one seems to be being sold by a dealer.

hp sport #3

2009 BMW HP2 Sport (3rd one)

Previous posts of these seem to indicate a going price of around 11,000 but those were higher mileage.   I have to admit these have grown on me over the last couple of years and I would like to ride one to see what they are like.   IF one of these are something you have been looking for, this seems like a great opportunity.

-Marty/Dallaslavowner

Blowout:  3 different 2009 BMW HP2 Sports for sale
BMW May 6, 2013 posted by

Tron called and he wants his bike back: 1990 BMW K1

K1_1

This is one of those bikes that really deserves a place among the rare and collectable here on RSBFS. It has all of the elements of a future classic: Styling, performance, low production numbers and initially high price tag. The fact that it looks like it escaped from a sci-fi movie and was subsequently painted by Ronald McDonald does not help make my case, nor does the lack of BMW experience in the "limited edition" motorcycle set. I don't care. And given the activity on this auction, I am clearly not alone.

K1_23

Think of this K1 as BMW's version of the Ducati Paso. Actually, given the public's acceptance of the Paso, it's better that you don't think of it that way. The Germans have never really had the passionate expression of form like the Italians, but when it comes to technical functionality they are unsurpassed. This K1 exudes technical features and innovation you would expect from BWM: 1000cc four cylinder with fuel injection, ABS, aerodynamics to reduce rider fatigue and maximize top speed cruising, and integrated and lockable storage. This was a technically superior machine that simply fell down flat on the showroom floor.

K1_6

From the seller:
The motorcycle that you see in this ad may be one of the most perfect K1s in existence. It is extremely low mileage of 4,261 as you can see from the picture of the odometer that is believed to be correct. The bike looks like it is almost brand new out of the box just after being put together by a dealer. The pictures will show you the high detail and the excellent condition of just about every part on the bike. The bike runs just as it should, stops as it should and sounds phenomenal, especially when accelerating rapidly. This bike has never been abused and has always been somewhat of a trailer queen. It has spent much of its life in the equivalent of somebody’s living room.

This particular bike appears to be one of the cleanest and best preserved examples of the breed, and sports very low miles. Most of the K1 bikes we see have some tip over damage or minor rash (there is a LOT of bodywork on a K1), or have been ridden as they were intended and have very high mileage. Neither condition is good for a collectable - if, in fact, that is what this bike is. Some bidders think so, as the current bid is over $6,000 USD with moderate bidding. There is still a reserve in place, so the seller obviously thinks it is worth more. What does a pristine K1 go for in 2013 dollars? Click the link to jump over to the auction and let's find out!

MI

BMW July 6, 2012 posted by

Best looking bike ever! 1990 BMW K1

For Sale: 1990 BMW K1

What do the Italians know about style? I mean, really. The Ducati 916, the MV Agusta F4, Bimota DB1, Laverda RGS, Moto Guzzi Le Mans - none of these have the sheer presence of a BMW K1.

I'm kidding, of course. Only the Germans could come up with a techno-wonder-rocket bike and then allow Ronald McDonald to dress and paint it. Yup, I'm lovin' it.

From the seller:
FOR SALE BEAUTIFUL AND RARE BMW K1 1990 WITH 35,000 MILES

IF YOU LOOK AT THIS AUCTION, YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING AT, THIS IS ONE OF THE FEW K1 MADE FOR THE USA AND THE HISTORY OF THIS BIKE IS AMAZING.

THE BIKE DRIVES PERFECTLY, SMOOTH AND BEAUTIFUL.

THE TIRES ARE 90% , GEL BATTERY IN PERFECT CONDITION, BIKE STARTS PERFECTLY, ABS IS WORKING

LOOK AT THE PICTURES CLOSELY, THE BIKES NEEDS TLC AND LOVE

In truth, the K1 was a tour de force for BMW, and allowed them to flex their technological muscles. Utilizing brains over brawn, BMW created a high speed touring machine based around a 100 HP limit. The aero work allowed the K1 to reach higher top speeds than other bikes that adhered to the voluntary 100 HP figure, and with ABS (a big deal at the time), integrated trunks and snazzy (depending upon your definition of snazzy) graphics, the limited numbered K1 was a media hit.

Fast forward 20+ years and the K1 looks dated. It is no RC30 in the investment department, but still holds value relatively well. This particular bike is in need of some refreshing - which can be very expensive due to the rare nature of the panels. I sure hope Ronald didn't get any road rash when this one went down.

For your chance to own the best looking bike ever built (or maybe not), click the link and jump over to the auction. It's not often you have the chance to ride something so different that there is no risk seeing yourself coming or going. Now all you need is a tank bag for that run through the Mickey Dees drive through!

MI