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BMW October 24, 2021 posted by

Index of Performance – 2006 BMW K1200S

BMW turned their re-designed inline four transverse for 2004, leaned it sharply forward and introduced the K1200S.  A new high for BMW, the 167 stock horsepower convinced a west coast dealer to take one right to Bonneville where they set an FIM speed record for 2005.  This suburban NY K1200S has low-ish miles and looks great except for one sad fairing panel.

2006 BMW K1200S for sale on eBay

BMW stacked the 1157cc deck with 13.0-to-1 compression and a 11,000 rpm redline, achieved using dual knock sensors to retard timing, a piston-squirting dry sump oil system, and two balance shafts.  Tilting the cylinder head 55 degrees pushed the center of gravity lower and straightened the intake tracts.  The Z-shaped alloy chassis supports innovative suspension at both ends – anti-dive duolever front and frame mounted paralever out back, both using conventional dampers with optional electronic adjustment.  EVO assisted brakes are standard on the K1200S, which boosts only the front braking power.

The second owner has racked up 15K miles in just a few years, but the bike hardly shows it, except for the off-side fairing which was reportedly scratched during shipment.  Probably a new or used panel could be found to replace, as the factory paint might be a chore to duplicate.  An intermittent ABS fault has been addressed and hasn’t re-occured, but still might.  A nice grouping of updates and maintenance are listed in the eBay auction:

  • The bike has brand new set of Metzeler Roadtec tires (front and rear) less than 100 miles on the new tires. Have receipt, and the new rear brake master cylinder. 
  • The bike has an aftermarket rear rack installed, made by SW-MOTECH. The rack is solid and will accept your top case of choice, but you will need to add the case-specific top rack mounting plate.  The original rear hand grips are not included, but the rack has built-in hand grips that are similar, and also includes the BMW standard luggage mounting lock pins for the BMW factory sport cases. The cases, however, are not included.
  • There is an aftermarket professionally installed radar detector with front/rear looking radar detection. The radar model is K40-2000, and has city/highway settings with audio and led warnings, and the audio volume can be adjusted.
  • The original fuel level sensor strip has been upgraded to the more reliable float type fuel level sensor from a later model K1300S, and works as it should. 
  • The cam chain tensioner has been upgraded to the later BMW K1200S model (with the small oil reservoir), and makes the bike much quieter on start up and at idle speed.
  • The main battery was replaced with the BMW factory battery last year, when the bike had about 8K miles.
  • The bike also has helibars installed. The original bars are included. 
  • Also, you will get two BMW keys, rider manual, and a handful of oil plug crush washers. 
  • The bike has developed an intermittent rear ABS circuit brake fault that has been difficult to pinpoint. When the problem occurs, the rear ABS servo-assist circuit switches to manual braking setting, and lights up a brake blinking red fault light on the dash. The dealer has stated that the ABS pump is working properly, and replaced the rear brake master cylinder about 50 miles ago, and believes the problem is fixed. However, I have not ridden the bike long enough to confirm the problem is completely resolved. When this rear brake fault occurs, the front ABS circuit continues to operate properly, and the bike stops fine with no issues. Rear brake continues to work in non-ABS manual mode.
  • There are some minor scratches on the right hand side of the bike. Unfortunately, these scratches happened during shipping. The bike has never been dropped. 

The Southern California Timing Association runs an event each fall when the salt flats are generally their best, and in 2005 the stock K1200S with Andy Sills aboard made two runs averaging 173.57 mph.  Even discounting the puzzle palace of classes and rules to boast a “land speed record”, 173 mph on a showroom BMW is quite a statement.  Of course the K1200S is better for reeling in far off targets than a dice in the lower gears, but the suspension and brakes are noteworthy.  The engine design went on to be the basis for the S1000RR, which truly committed BMW to the transverse four.  Not much of an ask for a beast like this K1200S, but maybe request a few more pictures before pushing the Make Offer button.

-donn

Index of Performance – 2006 BMW K1200S
BMW October 17, 2021 posted by

Canyon Country Carver – 2008 BMW HP2 Sport

BMW tempered their ultimate flat twin with showy build quality and engineering developed over darn near ninety years ( at the time ).  Like a lot of the HP2’s we’ve seen, this example has low miles, unassailable condition, and a collector’s buy-it-now.

2008 BMW HP2 Sport for sale on eBay

Starting with a new cylinder head design, four valves per cylinder and 130 hp, the HP2 even raised the powerplant in the chassis to provide more lean-ability.  The all stainless exhaust rumbles underneath in the carbon lowers, and exits under the integral carbon seat subframe.  Although dry weight stayed under 400 lbs., there’s room for a load of tech with factory speed-shifter, lap logging LCD dash, and multi-mode ABS.  Componentry wouldn’t be left behind with Öhlins dampers, forged wheels, Brembo monobloc brakes, and full carbon fairings.

Not the slickest presentation in the auction, but additional pictures and history can be requested.  New brake pads are puzzling but not seeing anything untoward, and just a few notes in the eBay listing –

2008 BMW HP2 Sport mint condition
CA bike
New tires
New oil and filter
New brake pads
Solid 9.5 out of 10 bike
4,897 miles
Comes with custom inner fleece bike cover

Occupying a special moment in BMW history, the HP2’s sporty aspirations for a boxer haven’t yet been eclipsed.  Blue and white-clad managers saw the writing on the pit wall, and focused racing developments on the S1000RR.  Privateers have tweaked their own HP2’s, adding slipper clutches and raising the ride height even more.  But like this one, most are un-modified, look excellent, and are just waiting for the right owner to get out more.

-donn

Canyon Country Carver – 2008 BMW HP2 Sport
BMW September 11, 2021 posted by

Featured Listing – 2010 BMW HP2 Sport ABS with 7,908 Miles !

Update 11.20.2021: This bike has SOLD! Congratulations to buyer and seller! -dc

With a long list of “firsts” for BMW, the HP2 Sport was the pinnacle of flat-twin sport generation that began with the R1100S in 1998.  RSBFS reader Bill’s example is immaculate, hiding even its low miles.

2010 BMW HP2 Sport ABS for sale – Asking $20,000

With specs reading like a shopping list for any BMW fan with a racetrack handy, starting with the 1170cc engine.  Four valves were finally aboard each cylinder head, and blueprinted for the HP2 with larger valves and more robust pistons.  133 hp are expected at 8,750 rpm, sent to the rear wheel via close ration gearbox, quick-shifter and paralever shaft drive.  The list continues with Öhlins dampers front and rear, Brembo monoblock brakes with ABS, tuned for the track and even de-selectable.  The all-stainless exhaust is tucked tightly to allow more lean, and warms the integral carbon seat sub-frame.  A run of just a few hundred, with build quality every manufacturer could aspire to.

Bill’s HP2 looks to have been wiped down after every ride, and ridden only on nice days and freshly swept streets.  It’s consigned to EuroCycle in Sonoma, and here are their comments:

2010 BMW HP2 Sport ABS in absolutely pristine condition for the BMW Motorrad enthusiast. This motorcycle is so clean you can eat off the engine! Only 62 of these motorcycles were brought to the US market in 2010. The motorcycle was serviced by San Diego BMW in 2020 where the valves were checked, a complete fluid change, and a new battery was installed. This motorcycle has been garaged, covered, and impeccably maintained since new. Never dropped or down and in perfect mechanical and 100% original cosmetic condition. BMW made an iconic engineering statement with the HP2 Sport by building a very limited production, hand-crafted “factory special” featuring DOHC radial valve heads, exotic internals, and carbon fiber bodywork from an F1 constructor (signed by the technician who built each piece).

The result was the highest performance BMW boxer twin ever made (136bhp), featuring sublime handling, ABS brakes, a factory-installed quick shifter, and the first carbon fiber subframe on a production motorcycle. This bike sparkles with carbon fiber valve covers and tail light assembly, milled-from-billet foot controls/clip-ons/upper triple clamps, Motek MotoGP-style instrumentation (with programmable displays and lap timers), Magura levers, forged aluminum wheels, BMW’s patented telelever/paralever front/rear suspension with fully adjustable Ohlins shocks and Brembo radial-mount monoblock calipers. The best components available were used in constructing these machines. The bike comes with a perfect owner’s manual, tool kit, and the original 2nd set of lower race bars.

Bill asks $20,000 for his HP2 Sport.

The HP2 Sport was delivered ready to drop at the race prep shop, with spares and adjustments galore.  But luckily a few missed their fate and were preserved for an advanced road mission or carpet runner.  Bill’s beauty could go right to the head of the next coffee run or remain a showpiece, hopefully a little of both.

-donn

Featured Listing – 2010 BMW HP2 Sport ABS with 7,908 Miles !
BMW August 14, 2021 posted by

Bavarian Rocket: 2014 BMW HP4 COMPETITION

The BMW S1000RR was an instant hit.  Striking looks, amazing performance and mindboggling technology all wrapped up in a quality package.  Weight was kept under 400 pounds and horse power came ever so close to the then magical 200 mark.  In 2012 BMW upped the ante with the the HP4 editions.   More of everything that made the S1000RR so appealing.  The bike listed here features the competition package as well.  This was as good as it gets for the year.

2014 BMW HP4 Competition for sale on eBay

This example has a couple of small, and more importantly, easily reversible modifications.

A bike like this will appeal to someone that is looking for all the technology.  Something completely different to an analog motorcycle.  The list of things this bike has the ability to control is as follows:  Wheelies, ABS, Track ABS, Dampening, Launching.  It also has selectable engine modes for varying conditions as well as a standard quick shifter.

From the seller’s eBay listing:

This Bike is in perfect condition with some add on’s to enhance the look. 5600. miles. Garage kept and maintained well. The best bike I have ever owned. so much so I have 2 of them.

The starting bid of $16,500 has no takers at this point.  That opening price might be optimistic, but the market is all over the place these days.  With under 6k miles and epic performance, the dollar to fun ratio can not be ignored.   These are teetering on the edge between just used, and sought after connoisseur’s motorcycle.  There should be no doubt that these one day will be coveted collectors.

Bavarian Rocket: 2014 BMW HP4 COMPETITION
BMW July 19, 2021 posted by

Featured Listing – 2004 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replika

Update 8.6.2021: This bike has SOLD! Congratulations to buyer and seller. -dc

The checkered flag is somewhere in the background of every sportbike worth the name, and BMW put their signature blue and white checker right on the R1100S Boxer Cup Replika fairings.  Owned by a veteran rider, this BCR doesn’t have a mark or needless farkle on it.

2004 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replika for sale

2004 was midway through the three year BCR reign, and the special edition had a host of updated components aboard.  Though the 98 hp flat twin was shared, it’s the latest dual-spark engine, with 6th gear was a bit lower, and the light titanium Z-Technik exhaust.  Suspension was also an area of interest, with longer fork tubes and shorter rear torque arm borrowed from the GS model, allowing more lean angle.  Special Cup components like Öhlins dampers, braided brake lines, wider rear wheel, and profiled carbon valve covers – all optimized cornering power.  The upper fairing / tank combo flows to the seat console which hides a small pillion, balanced by the painted carbon engine fairing.

Just from the pictures, it’s easy to see that RSBFS reader Scott is passionate about the BCR, showing beautifully in the Florida sun, without the slightest flaw.  It came with ABS, which might not be the choice for expert rider on a race course, but is worth it if it makes just one save over the life of the R1100S.  Scott picks up the story from here:

This is arguably the best looking BMW motorcycle ever produced – inarguably to me!  And I’m including the R69S and R90S.  Here’s my mint 2004 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replica (BCR) one of 300 imported in 2004, in spectacular immaculate stock condition as it left the Munich factory in April 2003 per the VIN sticker.  This one has just 21.7K miles since new, or just 1,500 pampered miles per year.  It has been garaged since day one.  Unlike most of these, it also has factory ABS brakes which are always a nice safety addition if you plan to install some bags on it and tour.

NOTE:  BMW Boxer Cup Replicas (BCRs) were limited production versions of their popular boxer twin 1100cc 98 HP / 75 Ft. Lbs. torque sport machines with the cool Ducati-esque under-seat Titanium ZTechnik exhaust pipes.  They also had the sports options offered at the time of the higher suspension and beveled carbon fiber valve covers for added ground clearance in the turns, and therefore slightly taller seating position, with other carbon bits such as the front fender, a 5.5″ wide rear rim, and the lovely blue and white custom factory livery on body and wheels. Neither the rear fender has been chopped nor any other part of the bike modified that will detract from the intrinsic value this fine machine possesses.

The factory paint and finish on my BCR are a solid 9.5 out of 10.  You will be astonished at the condition of this bike both visually and technically.  It handles, starts, stops, shifts, and brakes as new.  There are zero issues or concerns with this fine machine, and I welcome anyone local to check it out or have it checked out professionally prior to bidding or purchase.  Of course it has NEVER been dropped or laid down at any stage in its life.

The bike is fitted with sticky Michelin Pilot Sport tires with lots of grippy meat left on them.  I also have the original passenger BMW footrests and mounts in mint condition.  I ride solo and prefer the cleaner looks without them installed – they are very easy to install back in their original positions – I can do it prior to your pickup.  The factory seat is in flawless condition, firm and supportive.  The factory handlebars are mounted above the top triple clamp and therefore provide a more relaxed riding position.  If you need more, the aftermarket can provide handlebar risers and rider footrest lowers to fine tune the fit.

These bikes are only getting harder and harder to find and will go up in value as time marches on.  I’m 63 years old and have been into bikes, mainly BMWs, since I was 11 years old.  I’ve owned over 40 BMW bikes and this is the best of the best that I’ve owned.  I guarantee you will NOT be disappointed with this fine machine.

Scott asks $6995 $5,995

The R1100S had a nice run 1998 through 2005, with Sport, BCR, and Boxer Cup Prep special editions.  The company took the model up-market with the R1200S, HP2 Sport, and the current R1250S.  With all things BMW, there is a very high engineering standard and baseline practicality to the BCR – as Scott says, his R1100S BCR could be very sporty tourer with its ABS and a set or bar risers.  It’s even ready to accept bag mounts and panniers if a longer trip is for you.  Asking $6995 $5,995.

-donn

 

 

Featured Listing – 2004 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replika
BMW May 8, 2021 posted by

By A Knockout: 2003 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replika

Staid and steady BMW sought to shed their stodgy image by featuring their new R1100S in a one-make pro-race series. Part race of champions, part senior legends tour, the the BMW Boxer Cup produced some remarkable racing as a support series for major events (such as GP racing events). With skilled and experienced pilots aboard identical motorcycles, competition was close and fierce; full of the grinding of cylinder heads and madman feats of late braking. If you can find any of these older races on the GoogleTube they are well worth a watch. The outcome of these races was a slow change of image for BMW, and was celebrated by the R1100S Boxer Cup Replika.

2003 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replika for sale on eBay

Primarily consisting of paint and graphics, the base of the Boxer Cup bike is the standard R1100S. Subtle changes were made fitting of the track-day nature of the machine, including upgraded Ohlins suspension, braking improvements courtesy of braided lines, and Laser under-the-seat exhaust. Handling was improved by raising the rear of the bike to quicken steering and increase ground clearance. As the cylinder heads are typically the first hard parts to touch down during spirited riding, carbon fiber valve covers and special cylinder head sliders were fitted. The belly pan is race spec and designed to hold oil should the engine decide to shed itself of its life blood. This was all topped off by Randy Mamola’s signature on the fairing, making the bike look like it is ready to high side while sitting on the side stand. There is a reportedly different engine management chip installed after the first dealer service, but there is no power difference claimed for this model.

From the seller:
This is an incredible 2003 BMW R1100S BoxerCup Replica Motorcycle !!!!!
This 2003 BMW R1100S BoxerCup Replica Motorcycle is LIKE NEW !!!!

THE HISTORY
The 2003 R1100S BoxerCup Replica Motorcycle has only 2,343 miles on it… that’s nothing for a BMW !!! The VIN is WB10432A93ZB52967. It was built in October 2002. We are proud to offer this R1100S BoxerCup Replica Motorcycle for sale here on eBay.

THE CONDITION
The overall exterior condition of the motorcycle is like new. The paint is extremely deep and very glossy. The seating shows no wear. The panels are in good shape. The motorcycle starts right up and rides fine. The Metzler tires on this BMW have a ton of tread life left. This motorcycle has a few extra carbon fiber addons. The motorcycle just had a complete service and a new battery installed. The pitbull stand, original model, and presentation kit with COA are all included.

Today’s example is a 2003 model (these were 2003 – 2005 models), has very low miles and looks to be about as perfect as you could hope. It also appears to come with all of the extra accoutrements, such as the scale model and certificate of authenticity. That is a real plus for the collector. This looks to be a No Reserve auction, which could be a bonus depending on where the interest falls. With bidding slowly climbing over the $5k mark at time of writing and a fair few number of watchers, it could be fun to see where this one goes. Check out all of the details on this gorgeous bike here, and Good Luck!!

MI

By A Knockout: 2003 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replika
BMW May 6, 2021 posted by

Flying Brick – 1987 BMW K100RS with just 21,536 Miles !

BMW wagered heavily on the future with the K-series, and took their water cooled four ( and triple ) into the sunset.  This RS variant is five years into the model’s run and has an understated magnificence.

1987 BMW K100RS for sale on eBay

Bayerischen had been considering the proper successor to its almost universal air cooled flat twin, and settled on the distinctive side-winding inline engine, with Bosch fuel injection.  With four valves per cylinder it made 90 hp for the RS and worked seamlessly with the factory’s shaft drive.  The chassis holds the engine from above, supported by right-side-up forks and the monolever rear end.  Brembo brought their triple slotted disk brakes, and even ABS was optional.  Always thinking longer haul, the Rennsport had a larger 18-inch front wheel, and an almost 6-gallon tank.

This Canadian owner hasn’t owned his RS forever, but chose carefully and took great care with it.  It’s the top model in a premium color and rarely out in the weather.  BMW-specific maintenance is recent, with fuel injection pump and shaft drive taken care of.  New tires, brakes and fork seals, and a nice day-only leather seat.  If exportation paperwork is available then re-importing to USA should be a snap.  Comments from the eBay auction:

Garage kept all its life, meticulously maintained by mature owner. In beautiful rare special order mother pearl white paint with hand painted red pin striping from the BMW factory, this was a substantial higher cost option. You can see gold in the paint when the sun or the light shines on it. 

With 1000cc longitudinal DOHC inline flat 4 cylinder engine, liquid cooled, fuel injected which was very rare on motorcycles in the 1980’s. Super silky smooth, with triple Brembo drilled disk brakes and shaft drive.  New Bosch fuel pump, new fuel screen filter, new rubber mount/vibration damper for fuel pump, new fuel filter, new fuel lines, new fuel cap rubber seal. New spark plugs, new air filter. 

New professionally reupholstered seat with real leather, not vinyl, with custom fitted gel pad in seat for driver for extra comfort and soft rubber grips on handlebars for extra comfort. New coolant, new thermostat, new radiator hose. New rear brake reservoir, new rear brake hose line from reservoir to master cylinder, new rear brake pads. New front and back Pirelli tires. Brake fluid flushed. Recent front fork seals and front brake pads. 

The driveshaft spline was lubed at 16,000 miles. New Battery in July/2018. Oil and filter changed every year regardless of mileage and has now been changed again for the 2021 season. Only use high 94 octane fuel.  Inside the factory aluminum fuel tank looks like new. Comes with extra new fuel cap rubber seal, extra new gear shifter rubber, motorcycle cover, battery tender. 

Also has all original manuals, plus Clymer shop manual, original BMW tire repair kit, original tool kit, also both original keys. 

Like a lot of things BMW, the design and build were quite durable, and the successor K1100 took the RS through 1996.  Sporty for a tourer, the RS was quick but only a long-term threat to a lightweight sportbike.  And the flat twin survived, in oil-cooled then water cooled form, and may outlast all the four-bangers.  Hoping this RS will find the owner to extend its run many more seasons.

-donn

Flying Brick – 1987 BMW K100RS with just 21,536 Miles !
BMW January 5, 2021 posted by

In This Corner: 2004 BMW R 1100 S Boxer Cup Replika #63/300

A short lived model (2003-2005), the BMW Boxer Cup Replika was a celebration of the one-make, VIP racer series that BMW ran with professional racers. Based on the R1100S, the Boxer Cup model can be distinguished primarily via graphics – although there were some subtle changes from the standard model, including an underseat Laser exhaust system, upgraded Ohlins suspension, and some carbon fiber farkles to spice up the image. To aid in cornering clearance, suspension geometry was modified and the rear of the bike was raised. This created some issues with inseam-challenged riders around town, but for track day enthusiasts it was just the ticket – as was the oil-catcher built into the belly pan.

2004 BMW R 1100 S Boxer Cup Replika for sale on eBay

From the seller:
2004 BMW R 1100 S Boxer Cup Replika
#63/300

BMW did not claim any additional power from the R1100S 4-valve motor – despite the exhaust and a dealer-installed fuel management chip. However the Replika did enjoy a full factory warranty, which was a plus. The fact that Randy Mamola’s signature was on the fairing practically threatened a high-side while still on the side stand, but star power never hurts when one is trying to make a name. Each Boxer Cup bike was bestowed with a unique number (just like Ducati limited edition machines), which should theoretically make them more rare and therefore more valuable than a more pedestrian 1100S counterpart.

Prices for Boxer Cup Replikas have been on the rise, but like everything else, condition and mileage will tell the story. The MSRP for these models was nearly $14k when new, but after a dip in the used bike market these have begun to rebound. We’ve seen asks at – and above – the ten grand mark for extremely low mileage examples. Today’s specimen wears a price tag of $7,500 or best offer, although there are not a lot of details from the seller. The pricing is not bad considering the mere 1,365 miles being shown on the clock in the photos. And speaking of photos, the pics show a pretty well-represented motorcycle, ready for the next BMW fan to hoon. Check out all of the details here, and Good Luck!!

MI

In This Corner: 2004 BMW R 1100 S Boxer Cup Replika #63/300