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BMW October 27, 2020 posted by

Showroom Stock – 2003 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup with 21 Miles !

Real life is often in the way when an exciting new bike hits the floor, and maybe that was you in 2003, when the signed Randy Mamola Boxer Cup Replica arrived.  Well you could still go there, courtesy of this BMW insider who parked his BCR with just 21 miles.

2003 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replica for sale on eBay

BMW owners wanted a real S-variant and got it with the Replika, the low bars and high seat were great on the track but some owners fitted bar risers for comfort.  The Laser exhaust allowed other riders to actually hear a BMW, and the optional 5.5″ rear wheel looked bad.  Power was the standard R1100S 98 hp, though the lack of bag racks and ABS brought the weight down a bit.  Beside Randy Mamola’s signature, the BCR came with Öhlins dampers, braided brake lines, and carbon fiber lowers.

Though the long-range logic that would park a brand new race-replica is pretty opaque, it sure looks good in hindsight.  Any and all expendables will have to be replaced, but after that a failure would be surprising.  Comments from the eBay auction:

Special Edition Boxer Cup Randy Mamola Signature Series limited production bike with only 21 miles. The bike has not been started or run since 2003. The bike is as new condition as can be if it just came out of factory crating. Bike also comes with center support stand as seen in picture. It has been on display in my man cave and will need to be serviced prior to being ridden.

Randy Mamola was the winningest GP rider never to become champion, but was a great spokesperson and ambassador for the Boxer Cup series, which supported the GP races and came to Daytona for a few years.  The R1100S was BMW’s long-awaited return to S-models, and the signature edition is a fine tribute and great milestone.  This NOS example could resume show duty, but might be looking forward to a riding owner.

-donn

 

Showroom Stock – 2003 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup with 21 Miles !
BMW September 6, 2020 posted by

Featured Listing: 2004 BMW R1100S

This 2004 BMW R1100S is a shining example of the Bavarians at their best. It’s a long-distance sportbike with looks to match its purpose and a distinct lack of pretense. I won’t call it a “sport-tourer,” because I have just decided I don’t like that phrase. It’s trying to be too many things to too many people. Too much sport, you ruin the touring, too much touring you neuter the sport. The big Bimmer just doesn’t go in for watered down anything. So, I shall call it a grand tourer, in the vein of its four-wheeled brandmate, the BMW 8-series.

2004 BMW R1100S for sale on eBay

With 100-ish horsepower from the air and oil-cooled boxer twin, it has enough sauce to keep the four horsemen in the rearview mirror. But its Telelever suspension, luggage worthiness, accommodating ergonomics and high-gravity curb weight don’t scream track day. It is absolutely no slouch on your favorite ribbon of asphalt, but would rather leave lap times to more high-strung beasts.

TL;DR: It’s fast, versatile, comfortable and built around a power system that just will not stop running if you give it the Golden Rule treatment. This 2004 BMW R1100S, from the bike’s second-to-last year, sports a long roster of tasteful upgrades that will all serve to enhance the experience that BMW intended. It also has a full set of luggage that answers to the ignition key, which leaves you no excuse but to head out to find green pastures. The careful list of upgrades is below.

From the eBay listing:

A nice example of a great bike.

Check the pictures , I have a lot more. Almost perfect, some loss of gloss on the carbon hugger, tire changer marks on the rear rim, a small brown patch on the rear swing arm from a fuel drip, a few spots of abraded paint on the fork sliders low down on the leading edge, not through the primer. All items very minor

Many upgrades, Ohlins shocks F/R in the last couple of years, new rear pivot bushings from Rubber Chicken, SS brakes lines with banjos to match the Ohlins, Throttle Meister, center stand, complete factory tool kit, Suburban Machinery peg relocators , a Ram mount and wiring for GPS of your choice. Extra power ports, remote battery post at starter housing.

Sargent seat in brand new condition, wide rear rim, new rear tire, lots of miles left on the front.

Included is an excellent set of System luggage, keyed to the ignition, with a set of City lids and a set of standard lids as well as a nice pair of RKA bag liners.

Clear lenses F/R, pulsing rear light with a blinding Whelan Lin3 brake light stealth mounted right over the rear plate. Carbon TS nacelles in front

In the last year; new fuel pump ,inside lines and filter, metal fuel quick connects, new Beru coils, new injectors matched and flow tested, all filters and fluids changed ,ABS flush, new spark plugs up and down. New brake pads all around. New battery 3 months ago. New BMW alternator drive belt in the last 1500 miles.

This bike has no leaks anywhere, ever.

Bike is very stock, quiet and smooth. Idles like the tach needle is painted on the tach.

The stock fuel cannister and mounts, and a box of extra parts are included, with the bonus of an extra set of stock mirrors. (used, but usable)

any questions or additional photos requests just ask

I must have communication with you prior to accepting any offer.

This bike is for sale across three or four venues, all at the same asking price.

It is in ready to roll condition and could easily be driven across the US, it needs nothing except a rider.

The Ohlins suspension pieces are a lovely bonus, and the pictures show a machine that has been babied. With under 35,000 miles on the dial, this thing is ready to triple that and ask for more for way less than the cost of newer mounts that won’t give you the same fizz.

Featured Listing: 2004 BMW R1100S
BMW June 28, 2020 posted by

Uber Kollectible – 2004 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replika with 92 Miles !

BMW brought the Boxer Cup to the showroom with the track-oriented Boxer Cup Replika.  This owner invested in all the dealer-installed upgrades and then parked it after just 92 miles, but has photographed it beautifully for the next owner.

2004 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replika #202 of 300 for sale on eBay

BMW had a nice success going in their 1085cc -S, though even with its final twin-spark engine, the original 98 hp was on tap.  The three part chassis used the engine as a stressed component, with Telelever hung out front and Paralever driveshaft aft, both using Öhlins dampers.  Somewhat counter-intuitively, the Cup gained speed using taller suspension to gain ground clearance and allow more lean angle on the race course.  BMW had developed a servo-assisted brake system for early 2000’s road bikes, but used their legacy brakes on the Replika, with 320mm front disks, 4-piston calipers and braided lines.  Just below the carbon valve covers, an optional belly pan shows sponsors from the race series, which was primarily European but ran Daytona in 2003 and 2004.

This Pennsylvania fanatic went all in on blue, adding all the carbon farkles BMW had, replacing the upgraded Öhlins with Racetech shocks, and pulling the Laser exhaust in favor of a Two Brothers titanium system.  Otherwise it’s merely spectacular, and though new rubber and liquids are required, the new owner might hang on to those OEM tires for the next collector.  From the eBay auction:

BMW full carbon kit – headlight surround, front fascia, tank strap, rear hugger and multiple smaller pieces, Two Brothers titanium exhaust, Racetech adjustable suspension…again, the best of the best, in that day. This bike has been in on stands and under cover all of it’s life. It sits on it’s original tires, even. I see this as a collector’s item. If you intend to ride this, you will want to mount new tires and have the fluids changed, at a minimum. My loss is your gain. This is likely the lowest mileage 2004 Boxer Cup Replica on the planet. I also have an entire box of memorabilia and related collectibles that go with the bike, including original CD still in the wrapper, Certificate of Authenticity, numbered badges with location template (never installed), Dealer locator, BMW atlas, key-ring, tire pressure gauge, hard bound BMW motorcycle history book and more.

Sporty as it is, the Replika took demerits for its high seat, stiff suspension ( the owner addressed these issues with bar risers ), and the 500-plus dry weight.  But there were no sportier BMW’s then, and the fan base is deep.  If a time machine is desired, and you’ve been quite successful investing the money you saved not buying a BCR back in the day, this one might have a new rider in a little over six days.

-donn

Uber Kollectible – 2004 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replika with 92 Miles !
BMW June 24, 2020 posted by

Bahnstorming: 2007 BMW R-Series R1200S

BMW’s R1200S is a “sportbike” in the same way Ducati’s 1000SS DS is a sportbike: it’s designed for folks who love the brand and want something fun to ride in the canyons, not the type that are going to be cross-shopping the latest literbikes or ripping the lights and mirrors off to do track days. Let’s be honest: that’s perfectly fine for most people, since both of the aforementioned bikes can certainly cut it on track, and probably show their taped-up taillights to much faster machines when handled by a skilled pilot.

This is the second-generation of what was BMW’s sportiest model, prior to the arrival of the S1000RR that turned the sportbiking world on its ear, and was introduced in 2006. Looks are similar to the earlier model, but a bit more angular and technical looking, a little more svelte. That’s no bad thing, as the original was a little bit porky by sportbike standards and the new version weighed in at a claimed 488 or so wet, down from the 505 of the preceding model. The new trellis frame that replaced the aluminum beam frame of the original certainly looks like it helped to save some of that weight.

So it was a little bit heavier than a Ducati Supersport, but it also made more power and torque. Displacement was up a little less than the 100cc’s advertised by the name, to 1170cc from 1085cc with twin plugs per cylinder. Power was up to 122hp from 98hp with a torque curve as flat as a tabletop. Power from the longitudinally-mounted flat twin is transferred to the rear wheel via a six-speed gearbox and the expected Paralever shaft drive system. Öhlins shocks were optional at the rear and at the front, since the bike retained BMW’s Telelever system that remains one of the few mass-produced alternative front-ends available in modern times. The R12000S handled well and, unlikely as it seems, you have to work very, very hard to deck out those cylinder heads that stick out awkwardly to the sides.

Given the shaft-drive models’ reputation for being able to rack up big miles with minimal trouble, this example is barely broken in by BMW standards: it’s covered just 2,250 miles so far. The bike includes a nice aftermarket Remus muffler that should make the bike sound a bit sportier, and the wider 6″ rear wheel should mean a wide choice of sporty rubber.

From the original eBay listing: 2007 BMW R1200S for Sale

BIKE IS IN LIKE NEW CONDITION. Oil and filter change done this past winter. 110 miles of riding have been added since. Bike was always stored indoors in a heated office. 
The owner died 2 months ago. He was a close friend of mine. I am selling this for his wife. I have ridden the bike about 15 miles to make sure of its condition. Starts and runs perfectly. He took it on a 60 mile ride the week before he died. I have owned dozens of BMW’s over my 69 years and this is as close to new as you will find. No marks, dings, or scratches on the bike. Always meticulously cared for.
Options include: 
Heated grips
Ohlins shocks front and rear
Full Remus exhaust system
6″ rear wheel
Gowing custom leather seat
ABS -(it was an option)

The bike comes with ABS. I have been told there are 2 versions. I will attempt to find which version is on the bike. 

I also am adding to this auction the large tank bag that is designed for this bike. Also included that is not listed above is a bunch of knick knacks BMW gave to the original owner upon purchase of an R1200S. Send me a message and I can send you pics of the knick knacks. I can’t ad pics to the add. All used up

The options on the bike include ABS so I am assuming it is the lightweight version that can be turned off for track days, tho the bike has  never been tracked. 

Apologize to all. The bike has 2810 miles on it, not 2250. Not sure how I made that mistake. 

Also – This bike has never been down in any way. The tire rubber and kickstand bottom are the only things that have ever touched ground…

I just received this note from a long time owner of a R1200S:

“Just so you know, there is only one ABS available on these bikes. Your bike with Ohlins, heated grips, ABS and probably the wider rear wheel is the Sport Option.
Standard model did not have Ohlins, ABS or heated grips. And yes, the ABS can be turned off.”

The seller also includes a video of the bike starting from cold and being ridden around some country roads, showing off the nice, mellow growl of the Remus aftermarket exhaust. At the time of writing, the listing is up to $7,900, with just 24 hours left on the auction and pretty active bidding. Maybe not the sexiest bike, but a pretty cool machine if you need one bike to do it all, with a bit of Germanic quirkiness thrown in for good measure.

-tad

Bahnstorming: 2007 BMW R-Series R1200S
BMW April 10, 2020 posted by

Ghost Gray Light* – 2007 BMW R1200S

More than ten years since the last one was made, the R1200S was only recently bumped off BMW’s air/oil-cooled throne by the R1250RS.  This stealthy example has been nicely updated by the East L.A. owner.

2007 BMW 1200S for sale on eBay

Beside the 100cc additional displacement on board the hex-head R1200S, the compression ratio was increased to 12.5-to-1.  Thanks to electronic knock sensors and the ECU’s control of ignition timing, premium gas will get you 122 hp.  The chassis was lightened and is more of a trellis affair than the R1100S, though the tele-lever and paralever suspension will be familiar to any BMW fan.  320mm brakes are complemented by factory braided lines, and the dual exhausts feed a common catalyst and underseat muffler.  There’s a big step up to the pillion, which is a nice backstop for the solo rider, but it’s hidden by a body-color cover.

Almost broken in at 22,430 miles, this R1200S presents nicely in its silver and black monochrome.  Though they were available as factory options, this one got the 5.5-inch rear wheel and Öhlins front and rear shock after the fact.  The R1200S had a lightweight ABS system available, not sure if this bike has it – though a front sensor ring is there.  The addition of a rear fender is very unusual, and ceramic coated exhaust looks great.  The comprehensive list of updates from the eBay auction:

Upgrades from stock are pretty minor and in my opinion, in very good taste and all take offs included:

– Remus headpipe and factory muffler both removed and ceramic coated so no blueing…ever. Looks amazing. Remus exhaust is no longer available FYI.
– EVAP canister removed
– Upgraded to wider OEM sport rear wheel
– Rear hugger added to keep tail section clean
– Helibars added, 1″ taller. Originals not included.
– Suspension upgraded to factory Ohlins, rebuilt and springs replaced (180 lbs rider) less than a year ago. Original front and rear suspension included
– Seat replaced with leather Corbin. Two originals included, both with cracked covers.
– Tank grippers added. Tech Spec if I remember correctly.
– Passenger pillion seat is MIA and didn’t come with the bike. Passenger pegs removed but included. Nobody wants to sit back there anyway.
– Puig double bubble clear windscreen. Original is included, but was painted black.
– Front fender pained black instead of factory silver. Looks much better and stays cleaner looking.
– Odyssey battery freshly installed
– Shorty Pazzo adjustable or like new stock levers, whichever you prefer
– Rear factory bags and racks added. I also keyed the lock cylinders to match the ignition. These are insanely expensive, but really make the bike more usable for long trips.

BMW put the R1200S on a diet, and was moderately successful with a wet weight under 470 lbs., and fans will tell you it feels more stable because so much of the engine weight is down low.  Can’t say the same for the factory hardbags, but they can be in the closet until they’re really necessary.  The R1200S is knocking on the door of a cult classic, a booming crescendo to the oil-cooled boxer -S variant that started way back in 1998.  This one does it almost at a whisper.

-donn

 

Ghost Gray Light* – 2007 BMW R1200S
BMW March 14, 2020 posted by

Glad Rarity – 2004 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replika

Despite its /S provenance and signed fairings, this R1100S hasn’t been allowed out much.  The only thing between this BCR and a great day is some new fluids and tires, and a weekend detail.

2004 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replica for sale on eBay

BMW has had the R1100S in their catalog since 1998, and put the Replikas together to capitalize on their investment in the mostly European race series.  But the BCR wasn’t just a cosmetic exercise – the later dual-spark engine made 98 hp available, and the stainless Laser exhaust is both lighter and flows better.  As nice as it is to have that flat twin low CG, the dual-adjustable suspension on the Replika works by raising the ride height to allow more lean angle on the track.  A whopping 5-1/2 inch rear wheel and braided brake lines help manage the 500-lb. ready-to-ride weight.  Carbon belly pan, front fender and head covers contrast with the factory white/blue racing livery.

Seemingly a little young to be a barn find, this R1100S looks good especially compared with its homely storage mates.  Not seeing any mods or damage, though a detailed examination for garage rash can’t be done with the pictures provided.  No belts or water system to worry over, not much to be done but all new expendables and hope the fuel injectors haven’t been affected by their long nap.  The owner acknowledges possible rubs from storage in the eBay auction:

This bike has 569 Original Miles.
It has had only one owner, never track raced.
This has normal ” Shelf Wear “.
It is a good running cycle.
This a very nice collectable especially at this low mileage.

Randy Mamola might be happier to see his signature on a concours contender or neo-café racer, as any AMA hall of fame inductee deserves.  Mamola started racing a generation before the Boxer Cup, but was in their “race of champions” field early in the series.  Without most of the user-friendly bag racks and heated grips this BMW is one for an afternoon blast and back.  The ask is a ways above recent sales, but a low or no-mile BMW is an oddity in its own right – usually they have tens of thousands of miles and look almost as good !
-donn
Glad Rarity – 2004 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replika
BMW December 17, 2019 posted by

Carbon fiber all the things! 2015 BMW S1000RR

Someone absolutely unloaded their wallet at this 2015 BMW S1000RR to encrust every visible square inch of it with carbon fiber. Ilmberger, the company behind this particular coat of boy-racer golden fleece, asks $550 for the front fairing alone. Side fairings are dearer than that. The result of all that expense is an already potent superbike with evil looks to match its time bending pace.

2015 BMW S1000RR for sale on eBay

All that carbon sits atop what was a bike that was thoroughly revised for 2015. It lost eight pounds over the previous year’s bike, and a series of little engine tweaks pushed claimed crank horsepower to 198. It would be a few more years before 200+ horsepower streetbikes were relatively easy to find, and when this thing landed it caused an audible gasp.

In true BMW fashion, the all-powerful S1000RR came with a murderer’s row of electronic riding aids and a few luxuries to boot. There are four riding modes and a lap timer, as well as cruise control and stock heated grips. Leave it to the Germans.

In addition to acres of the black stuff, this example has frame sliders, break-away levers and an Austin Racing exhaust. As you might expect, blemishes are few and far between. It has recently had a service and new tires, according to the seller.

From the eBay listing:

Selling this 1 of 1 Carbon 2015 Bmw S1000rr. You will not find anything like it anywhere in the US. Want to pull attention literally everywhere you go while also out perform literally any bike on the street? You need this set up.

In Addition to ALL of the extras, this bike is FRESH off a service including all fluids including oil, filter, and brake flush, 2 brand new Michelin Power II’s on front and rear, literally less than 200 miles on them.

This bike has all options including cruise control, heated grips, 4 riding modes, track lap.

This bike has been fully transformed with Genuine llmberger Carbon Fiber, which is the highest grade Carbon Fiber made for Motorcycles. No expense was spared with this beauty.

All carbon fiber fairings include:
llmberger Carbon Full Front Fairing
llmberger Carbon Front Inner Face
llmberger Carbon Side Fairings with upgraded Red S1000rr Graphics
llmberger Carbon Tail Fairing
llmberger Carbon Tire Hugger
llmberger Carbon Chain Guard
llmberger Carbon Front Wheel Fairing

Additional Aftermarket Parts include:
-S1000rr Adjustable AND Break-away levers
-Mirror Block Offs
-Frame Sliders
-Austin Racing Slip On exhaust
-Puig Windscreen
-Engine Casings Sliders kit
-Upgraded black chain
-Rear Integrated Tail Section

You are not going to find another S1000rr like this. You will NOT be disappointed with this badass machine. Message me for additional photos, video walk around, whatever you need.

Trade-in’s are welcomed for other motorcycles and timepieces.

At $15,500 buy-it-now, this pinnacle of German sportbike evolution is still under what a new R1 would cost you, and will certainly not be mistaken for anything else at the next track day.

Carbon fiber all the things! 2015 BMW S1000RR
BMW November 26, 2019 posted by

Tiger ( but not ) Beat – 1999 BMW R1100S

As often happens, the early years of option paint designs for BMW’s R1100S were some of the best.  This striped example has been somebody’s baby, low miles and dealer serviced.

1999 BMW R1100S for sale on eBay

Largely adapted from the earlier R1100RS sport tourer, the R1100S was introduced for the 1998 model year with the 1085cc engine, which used a single overhead cam driving four valves on each side, resulting in 98 hp.  The innovative front Telelever transferred braking force more horizontally than a typical fork, reducing front end dive.  The Paralever rear combines maintenance-free power delivery with a parallelogram-ish linkage which checked a shaft driver’s tendency to push the bike up under acceleration.  Brakes are factory standard 320mm disks, and the optional ABS is present.  The upper-only fairing flows  over the tank and all the way to the seat, which offers a covered pillion.

Not sure this is the original owner, but all service records are apparently available.  Whoever ordered this R1100S went for the nicer paint, ABS, and heated grips.  Not seeing the bag racks but they are still available if you insist.  Looks very stock and undamaged, though I’d keep it on the concrete and out of the rose garden.  From the eBay auction:

RARE Yellow and Silver Combo BMW R1100S in mint condition!  Regularly serviced at Bloodworth BMW all records available!  Heated Grips ! Extremely low miles and pampered it’s entire life!  Absolutely beautiful and runs excellent , no issues!  Not a finer one available this year!  Normal wear on Grips and Pegs !

BMW had a good run with the R1100S and had a few race paint replicas and race-prep limited editions.  The model jumped the 1150 motor and went right to the 1200S, which soon gave way to a more conventional sportbike in the S1000R.  With a stable ride and enough chops for a once-a-week rider to have a blast, but still not be a maintenance hog.  Kind a high starting bid, this one might be for a rider who has to have this livery, or wants a perfect example.

-donn

 

Tiger ( but not ) Beat – 1999 BMW R1100S